Held at: Accra, Ghana | On: 6/30/2014


30th June - 11 July 2013

The DDR Advanced Course on Reintegration is a 2-week course ran by KAIPTC with the support of UNDP, DPKO, Transition International and some international consultants.  The course covers the linkages between reintegration and broader peace processes, approaches and key elements of reintegration, reintegration assessments and analysis, Reintegration programming and its operationalization, andcoordination and institutional mechanisms for reintegration.  It also include a number of modules dealing with specific issues under economic, social and political reintegration as well as other critical issues such as psycho-social counselling, transitional justice, advocacy and resource mobilization, special needs groups and a simulation exercise among others. The course is funded through a project of the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ).

Course Aim

The course aims to equip DDR practitioners with enhanced technical capacity on key reintegration issues.  At the end of the course, participants should have the ability to effectively plan and implement reintegration programmes under the guidance of a team of experienced subject matter experts.

Target Group

The target group of this course will be planners and implementers of ex-combatant reintegration programmes in Africa, including personnel from the following organisations:

  • National DDR Commissions.
  • UN country missions, UN IAWG-DDR.
  • ECOWAS and AU.
  • Development organizations working on ex-combatants/ Community reintegration.
  • Line ministries/government departments/agencies involved with reintegration programmes.
  • Relevant NGOs/Civil Society Organisations actively participating or supporting DDR programmes in conflict-affected or post-conflict African countries.

Entry Requirements

This course mostly targets personnel who are involved in reintegration processes of DDR.  Applicants are required to have at least one of the criteria listed below:

  • Possess at least one year experience in DDR or DDR related work.
  • Must be currently involved in DDR practice work.
  • Must be working closely with DDR practitioners in any conflict-affected or post-conflict African country.
  • Has attended a DDR foundation basic course is an advantage.

All applicants are to have a working knowledge of the English language, both written and oral skills since the course will only be delivered in English. In addition the application form must be completed in English Language.


The Problem-Based Learning approach, suitable for adult learning, will be used in the delivery of the course and participants will play an active role under the guidance of an experienced team offacilitators.  The course content will thus be delivered using a combination of tools such as lectures, case study, small group work, exercises and simulation among others.

 Relevant Facts

  • Course capacity – 30 participants.
  • KAIPTC residential accommodation for all participants.
  • Facilitation team will be composed of resource persons from KAIPTC, UNDP, DPKO, ILO and Transition International among others.                                                         
  • Estimated budget cost will be covered by the GIZ support project at the Centre. 
  • Successful applicants will be expected to pay a commitment fee of USD 500 at least 3 weeks before the course assembles. (This fee is non-refundable).
  • Participants will be responsible for their travel expenses.
  • Participants coming from UN/AU missions will be required to make a 15-20 minutes presentation on the reintegration programme in their missions.


All completed application forms should be sent to the Course Services Officer Marylyn.Akabutu@kaiptc.org  or the Course Director Augustine.Owusu@kaiptc.orgapplications closes Friday 16 May 2014



Organizers: Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center
Contact: Augustine Owusu, Course Director