As part of the modules organised under the Master of Science in Defence and International Politics, a two-week course on Conflict and Crisis Management Course was held at GAFCSC from 10 to 21 July 2023. The course was aimed at providing a clear understanding of conflict and crisis management to enable participants to work more effectively, efficiently and cohesively.
During the opening ceremony, the National Security Coordinator, Mr Edward Asomani who was the Guest of Honour, lauded GAFCSC for being one of the leading institutions that run courses and modules that bring together personnel from key national institutions to help achieve the synergy needed for national security and development. He encouraged the participants to ensure that the objectives of the course were well etched on their minds as they go through the course. He added that the objectives would help increase the potential of the various organisations for conflict and crisis management in order to minimize human suffering, loss of lives and properties and ultimately ensure a more resilient, safe, and secure nation.
Mr Asomani also pledged that the Ministry of National Security would sponsor the 2023 Conflict and Crisis Management Course and that of 2024, to facilitate the effective and efficient management of conflicts and crises in the country.
Speaking at the closing ceremony, the Guest of Honour, a Senior Lecturer at the Ghana School of Law, Mr Kwame Gyan commended the participants for their display of dedication throughout the course and charged them to put the knowledge acquired to good use in their various organizations. He stressed that effective collaboration among academia, government institutions and the private sector forms an important connection to the effective management of conflict and crisis, hence the need for collective responsibility.
Participants of the Course comprised students of the Senior Command and Staff Course 44, weekend students of the Master of Science and International Politics and external participants drawn from other Security Services, Ministries, Departments and Agencies.