ACCRA, GHANA — The ISACS Inter-Agency Support Unit today delivered a training on the International Small Arms Control Standards to participants in the “SALW Foundation Course” offered by the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC).
Working with its partners, the KAIPTC undertakes and delivers research and training programmes that contribute to global peacekeeping operations. Since 2003, its researchers and training facilitators have delivered over 230 courses in diverse aspects of peacekeeping operations for over 9,500 individuals and organizations globally.
The KAIPTC offers 4 courses directly related to SALW control — an SALW Foundation Course and courses on SALW Border Security Management, Marking & Recordkeeping, and Stockpile Management. The KAIPTC uses ISACS as a reference point when designing its courses.
This is the second time that the KAIPTC has invited the ISACS Support Unit to contribute to one of its training courses. In June 2013, the Support Unit — together with the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) — delivered a training based on ISACS module 05.60 (Border controls and law enforcement cooperation) as part of the KAIPTC course on “SALW Border Security Management.”