KAPS Forum 2021

This year, the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre(KAIPTC) and the Kofi Annan Foundation will organise the second edition of the KAPS Forum under the theme ‘Democracy and Governance in the Context of Complex Crises in West Africa’ from 8-9 December, 2021. The two institutions are coming together based on their shared commitment to the values of the late Mr Kofi Annan, whose understanding of peace was founded on a holistic vision of societies based on good governance, democracy, and human rights, especially in Africa.

KAPS Forum 2021 will be dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the ECOWAS Protocol on democracy and good Governance. It will be held at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre, and will adopt a hybrid format - on-site, virtual and on digital platforms, in cognisance of the COVID-19 pandemic. While its maiden edition was held in September 2019, in Accra, the 2020 edition was cancelled due to the outbreak of the pandemic.

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The Forum will bring together over one hundred and fifty (150) high-level delegates including former African Presidents/Heads of State and diplomats from governmental and intergovernmental organizations (including the African Union (AU) and its Regional Economic Communities (RECs), United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU).

Other delegates include security chiefs and representatives from policy and research think tanks, development partners, training institutions and civil society groups.

The Forum is supported by the German Government implemented by GIZ, and the Governments of Norway, Sweden and Ghana.