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Courses at the KAIPTC

The Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) hosts our courses on Humanitarian Assistance in West Africa. If you are interested to participate please apply through the website of the KAIPTC.

HAWA Core Course (CC)

During humanitarian crises and disasters, civilian non-governmental and governmental organisations, the police, and the military often find themselves working side by side. This course addresses the need for coordinated measures and mutual understanding between the different actors in humanitarian assistance. All trainers are regional humanitarian experts (e.g., from ECOWAS, OCHA, IOM, IFRC) and familiarise the participants with a wide range of topics such as humanitarian actors and their mode of operations including the ECOWAS Disaster Risk Reduction Gender Strategy and Action Plan 2020-2030, humanitarian programme cycle, the cluster system, surge capacity, negotiating humanitarian access, refugee camp site planning, etc.
Target group: 
Actors in humanitarian assistance in West Africa from non-governmental organisations, state disaster control authorities, police and military.
Course languages: English & French (with simultaneous translation)

HAWA Training of Trainers (ToT)

The ToT is aimed at graduates of the HAWA Core Course to enable them to provide conflict- and gender-sensitive training on aspects of humanitarian assistance in West Africa, using a variety of different training styles and methodologies, tailored to adult education.
Target group: HAWA CC gradutes
Course languages: courses are held in English and in French
The ToTs are accompanied by an extension component on women’s career advancement for female participants.
Courses are held in English and French.

Spezialisation Course on Gender Responsive Climate Action in Humanitarian Assistance

The effects of climate change can act as a underlying driving force and contribute to conflicts and humanitarian crises. The course will help participants plan for environmentally sustainable disaster management, understand the importance of Climate Action for the sustainability of Humanitarian Assistance, and reduce its environmental footprint in order to do no harm.
Target group: Actors in humanitarian assistance in West Africa from non-governmental organisations, state disaster control authorities, police and military.
Course language: English

upcoming courses

Core Course, February 2023, English/French 
Training of Trainers, March 2023, in French
Women's Empowerment Component, March 2023, in French


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