Rooted in the overall mission of the University of Liberia, which “strive to create an academic environment in which outstanding students and scholars from around the world are continually challenged and inspired to do their best possible work,” KAICT will be a destination designed for academic excellence for policy research and dialogue on gender, equality, social justice, human rights, security, peace and development.
The Department of KAICT is to accomplish student success by developing well informed and creative scholars capable of contributing to a knowledge of research and practice-based transformative society. As a public university accredited to offer baccalaureate degrees and selected Master’s degrees and certificate programs, the institution and its governing board are committed to fostering a learning centred community that celebrates diversity and inclusion by empowering and engaging students, faculty, and staff.
As the nation’s oldest institution of learning the University of Liberia initiated the establishment of a specialized institute the Kofi A. Annan Institute for Conflict Transformation (KAICT)—that will serve as a centre of excellence for producing the appropriate human capital required for national recovery.
The Kofi A. Annan Institute for Conflict Transformation (KAICT) envisions a future where public dialogue and rigorous research and analysis are endemic to policy making and implementation in Liberia. It is a future in which a new generation of Liberians, endowed with abilities for critical and innovative thinking, lead in the definition, reconstruction, and administration of the Liberian state.