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					                               Development Diplomacy Programme

                   Training Course on Regional and International Cooperation
                             in the field of Security and Peace Policy
                                             ID 9912400200

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Development Diplomacy Programme (DDP)
Over 2,500 participants from more than 125 developing and transition countries have already attended
practice-oriented advanced training courses under InWEnt’s Development Diplomacy Programme (DDP).
Large numbers of participants have moved on to a successful career. Many of them are now high-ranking
officials in their ministries, including over 40 who are currently ambassadors, high commissioners or
consul generals.
The DDP essentially consists of three pillars: i) Training courses in Germany aimed at participants from
developing and transition countries and focusing on international development cooperation and local and
regional crisis prevention. ii) Training courses in regional and international cooperation focusing on
security and peace policy in sub-Saharan Africa. This is the subject of the present course announcement.
iii) Alumni programme to maintain contact with DDP’s former participants and to promote professional
exchange via its knowledge portal “Global Campus 21” ( The overall objective of DDP is to
enhance the capacity of developing and transition countries to engage confidently in international
cooperation, to strengthen their ability to enter into substantive dialogue, and to enhance and deepen
participants’ key soft skills.

DDP training course on "Regional and International Cooperation in the field of Security and Peace
Policy in Africa"
Violent conflicts are among the greatest threats to human security in Africa. Wars in Africa have inflicted
massive destruction upon the continent’s infrastructure, displaced millions of people, disrupted livelihoods
and seriously damaged the environment. As a response, significant institutional changes and policy shifts
have taken place, such as the transformation of the Organisation of African Unity into the African Union
and the gradual establishment of an African Security Architecture including the Peace and Security
Council and the Africa Standby Force. The African Union and sub-regional organisations are increasingly
assuming conflict prevention, conflict management and peacekeeping responsibilities.
This new role entails an increased need for capacity building in terms of conflict prevention, regional
security cooperation and peace-building skills. InWEnt, in close cooperation with the Kofi Annan
International Peace Keeping Training Centre (KAIPTC), aims to contribute to addressing this need by
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establishing a new series of development diplomacy courses focused on regional cooperation for peace
and security starting in 2008.
The Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Centre (KAIPTC), Ghana, and InWEnt - Capacity
Building International, Germany, are to implement this new course for middle-level executives of relevant
government departments and regional organisations on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for
Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The course objective is capacity building to strengthen
the resilience of African nations to internal and external conflict factors through regional and international
The ambitious goal of regional and international cooperation for peace and security in Africa requires the
transition to a culture of joint learning. This face-to-face exchange is expected to contribute to sustainable
strategies and new networks across African institutions that facilitate security and development
cooperation on the continent.
The DDP training course is both knowledge-oriented and practice-oriented. It consists of a series of
targeted modules and takes place in Accra, Ghana, over a period of five weeks. The training is framed by
in-service preparation and a follow-up section in the home country.
The first DDP training course on "Regional and International Cooperation in the field of Security and
Peace Policy in Africa" will take place from 1 September to 3 October 2008 at the Kofi Annan
International Peace Keeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) in Accra. The training course includes a study tour
to a neighbouring country, in-service preparation from 4 August to 31 August 2008 and in-service follow-
up from 6 October to 31 October 2008 in the participants' home countries.

Course objectives
The DDP training course has the twofold aim of i) imparting knowledge on the political, legal, economic,
social and ecological conditions of regional and international security cooperation and the respective
institutional set-up required to ensure those conditions, and ii) improving professional working skills in
bilateral and multilateral development diplomacy. The overall goal of the course is to enable the
participating countries and regional organisations to address the long-term factors of conflict, build
successful conflict management systems within their areas of responsibility and fully utilise and expand
their potential in the field of security cooperation at the regional and global level. This is to be achieved by
imparting knowledge and skills and by creating a network of leading actors in government and regional

Expected outcomes
                                                               •   have enhanced their communication, facilitation and
By the end of this course, participants should
                                                                   negotiation skills in the context of international diplomacy
 •   be able to apply key concepts of crisis prevention,
                                                               •   have applied key insights from the course to a practical
     conflict management and post-conflict recon-
                                                                   problem facing their employer and developed practical
 •   be able to participate effectively in the institutional
                                                               •   engaged in dialogue and networking on an individual and
     framework for security cooperation in Africa
                                                                   institutional level.
 •   be able to deal with key issues relating to peace and
     security (governance, role of the security sector,
     social and economic dimensions of conflict)

Course contents
The course explores the contribution of regional and international cooperation to addressing the political,
economic, ecological and social dimensions of conflict in Africa and develops practical skills for
intervening in conflict situations. Its particular focus will be the role of governments and regional
organisations in strengthening the resilience of African societies against external shocks and internal strife
by promoting social integration and building legitimate and effective institutions. The curriculum of this
training course centres on these challenges by considering African and international institutional
frameworks for security cooperation, the responses of various actors at national and regional level, key
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approaches to conflict management in Africa, as well as the needs of participants for deepening soft skills
for analysis, communication/mediation and strategy development.

Course topics
                                                         •   Governance and conflict
•   Definitions and theoretical concepts of conflict
                                                         •   Civil-military cooperation (CIMIC) and the role of the
    prevention, conflict management and human
                                                             security sector
•   Global governance, international relations and the   •   Economic and social dimensions of conflict
    African security architecture                        •   Gender and conflict
                                                         •   Cross-cutting skills: political analysis, communication,
•   Regulatory foundations of international peace and
    security cooperation (international humanitarian         facilitation, negotiation in the context of international
    law, responsibility to protect)                          diplomacy

An essential part of this course is the individual practical project, which allows participants to apply key
concepts of the course to specific challenges faced by their organisations. As a complement to the
theoretical approach, practical modules on cross-cutting skills are offered.

Target group
The training course is aimed at middle-level executive staff of sub-Saharan central governments and
regional organisations / regional economic communities dealing with development and security-related
aspects of regional and international cooperation. Relevant departments include foreign relations, security
cooperation, planning, peacekeeping, and conflict prevention and management.
Candidates will be nominated by their employers and selected by InWEnt and KAIPTC.

Overall course design and training concept
The five-week training course is based on a problem-based learning approach and taught by experienced
resource persons. Content and exercises are focused on typical work situations and combine theoretical
concepts with their practical application in real-life scenarios. Simulation exercises enhance particular
problem-solving, negotiating and communication skills. Interactive and experience-based learning
methods require a high degree of commitment from participants to define and achieve their learning
In addition, participants are required to elaborate an individual practical project in consultation with the
employer, and to present and implement it within their professional duties during the follow-up period of
the course. Short-term study trips to institutions dealing with security cooperation in West Africa will
complement the training course.
The course will take place at the Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) in
Accra, Ghana.
The working languages are English and French, with English the language of common communication;
the language of presentations should also be English. Either French or English may be used for drafting
practical project documents. The course documents will be handed out in both languages.
The training course will be continuously evaluated and monitored on the basis of participants'
Participants will be awarded a certificate from KAIPTC and InWEnt attesting the successful completion of
the programme.

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Course Phases

4 – 31 August 2008                Preparation in home country

1 September – 3 October 2008      Training course at KAIPTC, Ghana, including study trip

6 – 31 October 2008               Follow-up in home country

Preparation in home country (4 weeks)
The preparation in the home country consists of conceptualising and preparing proposals for individual
practical projects, which participants are expected to realize during their time at KAIPTC. The e-learning
platform “Global Campus 21” will enable participants to get to know each other, to discuss their project
proposals amongst themselves, to provide material, and to prepare themselves for the training course in
The proposal should be at least two to three pages in length, it should function as the nucleus for a
presentation during the course and it should be further developed during the course into a project report of
eight to ten pages. It is a prerequisite for receiving the official certificate on the last training day. The
proposals must be submitted prior to the course. Specialists, either the lead-trainer of the particular
thematic module or the course director, will provide participants with feedback and advice via the e-
learning platform “Global Campus 21” before the course starts.

Training course in Ghana (5 weeks)
The training course in Ghana consists of three elements:
Thematic modules introduce participants to key peace and security issues such as global governance,
African security architecture, human security, governance and conflict, civil-military cooperation, security
sector reform, war economies, the role of the private sector and climate change. Interactive teaching
methods and extensive group work on concrete cases proposed by the participants ensure an
entertaining and effective learning process.
Additional cross-cutting modules allow participants to enhance relevant practical skills such as effective
communication, facilitation, negotiation and dialogue skills.
During a study tour, participants will have the opportunity to visit relevant institutions in one neighbouring
West African country and gain first-hand experience of their work.
The presentation of the preliminary results of individual practical projects will be integrated into the
relevant thematic modules with a view to exploring the practical dimensions of the concepts presented in
the course. For participants, the presentations are an opportunity to receive feed-back on their projects,
which they are expected to incorporate in the final report.
The e-learning platform “Global Campus 21” will be used during the course to provide course material,
and to share updates of project documents amongst trainers and participants.

Follow-up in home country (4 weeks)
During the four-week follow-up period in their home countries, participants are expected to i) apply the
skills and knowledge acquired during the training course, ii) present and implement their individual
practical project, and iii) continue their dialogue and networking with their fellow participants via Global
Campus 21.

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Tentative training schedule
                                                  Training content                               Location   Duration

                      Submission of an individual practical project (minimum 3 pages) 2
                      weeks before the course
     In-service                                                                                   Home
                      Preparation / coaching of individual practical project via the InWEnt e-              4 weeks
    preparation                                                                                  country
                      learning platform “Global Campus 21” / fine-tuning with the help of the
                      trainer / management team.

                      Introduction of trainers and participants                                  Accra      1 day

                      Basic concepts: integrated perspective, multi-actor, multi-issue and
                      multi-level approaches to crisis prevention and conflict management

                      Module 1 Global Governance, International Relations, and the
                      African Security Architecture
                      Global governance and local political challenges
                      Global security governance
 Training course at
  KAIPTC, Ghana       UN peacekeeping and peace support operations                                Accra     4 days
                      African security architecture
                      International relations and preventive diplomacy
                      Early warning (CEWS, ECOWAS, CEWARN)
                      Presentation of individual practical project

                      Module 2 Communication and Facilitation Skills
                      Active listening
                      Making presentations                                                        Accra     2 days

                      Facilitating dialogue
                      Presentation of individual practical project

                      Module 3 Human Security, International (Humanitarian) Law,
                      Gender and Conflict
                      From national security to human security
                      International Humanitarian Law
                                                                                                  Accra     3 days
                      The Responsibility to Protect
                      UN Resolution 1325 regarding Women, Peace and Security and other
                      Gender-Relevant Issues
                      Presentation of individual practical project

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                      Module 4 Governance and Conflict
                      The constitution and basic rights

 Training course at   Functioning democracy as a conflict transformation mechanism
  KAIPTC, Ghana       Role of the media in (post-)conflict situations                              Accra     4 days
                      Role of civil society
                      Dealing with corruption
                      Presentation of individual practical project

                                                                                                   West        3-5
                      Study Tour
                                                                                                   Africa     days

                      Module 5 Negotiation and Mediation Skills
                      Negotiation and mediation
                      The problem-solving process
                                                                                                   Accra      3 days
                      Simulation of international negotiation processes
                      Combining track 1 and 2 mediation
                      Presentation of individual practical project

                      Module 6 Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC) and Security Sector
                      Reform (SSR)
                      Security sector assessment and security sector reform
                                                                                                   Accra     4 days
                      Capacity building for security sector reform
                      Civil-military cooperation (CIMIC)
                      Presentation of individual practical project

                      Module 7 The Economic and Social Dimensions of Conflict
                      War economies, regional and international regulatory regimes
                      Role of the private sector in conflict                                       Accra     3 days
                      Climate change and conflict
                      Presentation of individual practical project

                      Course evaluation
                                                                                                   Accra      1 day
                      Preparing for networking
                      Award of course certificates

                      Application of the new skills and results of the individual practical
                      project in practice
                      Feedback questionnaire on the application/presentation of the practical       Home
                                                                                                             4 weeks
                      project within participants’ professional duties                             country
                      Direct alumni contacts and publication of results of practical projects on
                      Global Campus 21

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Application procedure
Application documents have to be submitted to InWEnt in Bonn, Germany, by 16 May 2008 at the latest.
Please use the set of application forms included.
Decisions on admission are based on an evaluation of these documents. Selection decisions are made
with a view to achieving language-balanced representation. Applications from qualified women will be
treated preferentially.
Twenty applicants will be admitted.

Admission requirements
•   Successful completion of an academic degree (Master, Bachelor or equivalent)
•   Relevant work experience of at least two years
•   Nomination and leave of absence by partner organisation
•   Working knowledge of the English language. This includes the ability to follow a presentation in
•   Access to internet and e-mail facilities is essential both during the preparation phase and the follow-up
•   Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word), internet, e-mail programmes.
•   Preparedness to use the online platform “Global Campus 21” (GC-21), which will be introduced by the
    trainers, for the preparation of the course, during the course and for feedback and continued
    exchange afterwards.

Financial support
InWEnt will take charge of the following costs:
•   Accommodation and full board at the KAIPTC during the five-week training course in Ghana
•   A daily allowance for the participants
•   Programme-related travel expenses in Ghana and for the study trip to a neighbouring country
•   Programme-related costs of social and cultural events

The partner organisations are requested to take charge of:
•   The international return flight between the participant's home country and Ghana, including the visa
•   An international health insurance
•   Participants are requested to book their flights themselves and to inform KAIPTC accordingly.

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InWEnt - Capacity Building International, Germany
Division 2.03: Administrative Policy / Security Policy
Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 40
53113 Bonn, Germany

Senior Project Manager
Ms Johanna Eisele
Phone: +49 (0) 228 - 44 60 - 1687
Fax: +49 (0) 228 - 44 60 - 1829

For further information on the DDP programme please visit our website and do not
hesitate to contact us.

                                  InWEnt is part of the official German aid community and promotes human resource and
                                  organisational development in international cooperation. We work with policymakers,
                                  executives, and experts in governments, politics, administration, business and civil society in
                                  developing, transition and industrial countries. Each year some 55,000 persons participate in
                                  our programmes. To learn more about InWEnt please visit

                                  The Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) is West Africa's
                                  Operational Level Focus for Conflict Prevention and Peace Studies. The Centre delivers
                                  training courses to military and civilian personnel involved in Peace Support Operations in
                                  West Africa and the rest of the world. It also leads in original and challenging research into the
                                  causes and management of conflict and the promotion of peace.
                                  Since its inception in 2004, the KAIPTC has delivered over 100 training courses and other
                                  related policy seminars and workshops in which more than 2,500 individuals from more than
                                  90 countries have been trained.