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WPSI-KAIPTC, GIZ Set To Hold Webinar On ‘Resilience’ For African Women Leaders

The Women, Peace and Security Institute (WPSI) of the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) says it will be holding a webinar on ‘Building Resilience: Bouncing Forward From Adversity’ for selected African women leaders from Cameroon, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The webinar which is scheduled for Thursday, 16th July will have the Independent consultant with Organizational Development and Social Development Expertise Taaka Awori, as its speaker.

In statement released by the KAIPTC, the webinar will form part of the year-long Inspiring African Women Leaders in Peace and Security (IAWL –PS) programme which started in November 2019.

ThinkNewsOnline has gathered that the participants will gain in-depth knowledge on resilience; assess their own levels of resilience and how they might strengthen it; acquire tools to build specific elements of their resilience; and develop strategies to respond to specific challenges they are currently facing.

Participants of the programme comprise personnel from the police, military, governmental departments and grassroots civil society organizations. This is the second webinar, following a maiden one held in May on the topic; Gender Mainstreaming through Digital Networking and Campaigning”

The statement said “The IAWL-PS programme is an offspring of the KIAPTC Women Support Scheme which is facilitated by the Women, Peace and Security Institute (WPSI) of KAIPTC, with financial support from the German Government through GIZ”

It is also emerging that the goal of the programme is to provide fully-sponsored leadership development opportunities for mid-career women working in the peace and security sectors - to enhance their leadership capacities, influence and support in promoting the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda across Africa.

The programme further aims at establishing a network of women leaders who will be positioned to take up senior leadership positions in the peace and security environment and promote the WPS agenda.

ThinkNewsOnline can however confirm that the programme comprises a leadership training course, coaching sessions, webinar sessions and a mentorship training programme.


The Women, Peace and Security Institute (WPSI) is an institute of the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC). The Institute works to support the full implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 and its follow-up resolutions on women, peace and security in the context of Africa and beyond. This is achieved through building technical capacity, research, policy engagement and analysis on women, peace and security in order to better inform the broader security agenda in Africa.

Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith



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