Press release: Training Workshop on establishing and managing national mechanisms for mass atrocity prevention

12 July 2022
Geneva/Accra, 12 July 2022 – for immediate release. Leading Resource persons from the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC), in partnership with the National Peace Council of Ghana, will train twenty-five government and civil society agents on mass atrocity prevention. The training, organized with the support of the Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes (GAAMAC), will take place in Accra from 12 to 14 July 2022.

During the workshop, participants will be trained on the establishment and management of national mechanisms to prevent mass atrocities, using the GAAMAC Africa Working Group Training Toolkit on mass atrocity prevention. More specifically, the training will strengthen effective understanding of the concepts, processes and tools of atrocity prevention, and share lessons learned for the promotion of national mechanisms in Ghana. 

The workshop will start with an opening ceremony. Mr. George Amoh, Executive Secretary of the National Peace Council, will deliver welcome remarks, followed by a statement by Mr. Ernest Lartey, Head of Peace and Security Studies at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre. The training will be opened by the Chief Director of the Ministry of the Interior, Mrs. Adelaide Anno-Kumi. 

The Global Action against Mass Atrocity Crimes (GAAMAC) is a global inclusive network of states, civil society and academic institutions that aim to support states in establishing national architectures and policies for the upstream and permanent atrocities prevention. As a platform, GAAMAC convenes its diverse community in-person and online to share good practices, to jointly learn from successes and failures without pointing fingers and to look instead for concrete and feasible solutions. 

For more information, contact: 

Noemi Manco, Communications Manager at the GAAMAC Support Office in Geneva  

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