Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre
Based in Ghana, the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) provides training and research in peacekeeping and peaceoperations. Established in 1998, it formally began operations in 2002. KAIPTC commenced its first full annual training and education cycle in March 2004, and has since expanded its curriculum to over twenty different courses.
The Centre announces its broad objectives as:
To provide mission oriented training at the operational level in Peace Operations for selected participants prior to deployment into areas of operation.
To provide the operational focus that will link the basic tactical Peace Operations training provided at Koulikoro in Mali under French sponsorship with the high level strategic training provided at the War College in Nigeria.
To improve the ability of participants to operate in multinational environments and to cooperate with contingents from other countries.
To keep participants abreast of the nature and complexities of contemporary inter- and intrastate conflicts.
To conduct research into the various facets of peace operations.