4 September 2017. The fifth edition of the training course for Managing Defence in the Wider Security Context (MDWSC) has been launched by the Minister for Defence, Honourable Dominic Nitiwul at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center (KAIPTC) on Monday 4 September, 2017.
MDWSC course was organized by KAIPTC in collaboration with the British Government and the Cranfield University, UK and aimed at enabling representatives from across the security sector to contribute to the development, implementation and review of National Security and defence policies.
Honourable Dominic Nitiwu noted that, governance and management of defence and security sectors were essential to the consolidation of democracy in developing and transitional democracies with regards to efficiency and effectiveness of the security and defence sectors.
He stated that Ghana had been generally perceived as a stable and peaceful nation in the sub-region surrounded by countries with protracted conflicts and political instability. He however stressed that, beneath this veneer of peace was the fundamental issue of the role of the security and defence sectors in ensuring the continuity of the process.
Hon Nitiwul urged participants to share their professional experiences, stimulate debates and discussions as the course would draw their minds to a torrent ideas, information, interpretations and visions pertaining to the identification of appropriate policies, principles and techniques to advance defence and security sector development in Africa.
The Commandant, KAIPTC AVM Griffiths S Evans noted that, the two weeks course would have diverse discourses around defence and security architecture and lots of information to reflect upon.
AVM Griffiths S Evans expressed gratitude to their partners Cranfield University for their collaboration.