Outreach

Among our outreach programs are:

The weekly Wednesday Seminar is an extra-curricular information and discussion event for the student population and the interested public. It is flexible in format and can accommodate a broad range of topics on politics, economics and society. By regularly organizing the Seminar, we aim to provide a space for informed and reasoned debate on issues and trends in Liberia and beyond. The event is open to diverse styles of presenting. It takes place every Wednesday during the lecture period.

The extracurricular course “Anthropology of Conflict and Violence” (2 May to 11 July 2019) is attended by members of the security sector, civil society, staff of the Graduate School, and KAICT students. It aims at familiarizing the participants with fundamental concepts, paradigms, and debates that have shaped our understanding of violence. The course is an effort of KAICT’s Security Sector Reform Think Tank (SSRTT) program which seeks to promote civilian participation and ownership of Liberia’s security sector. It is taught by Felipe Neis Araujo (PhD).

The Kofi Annan Living Memorial (KALM) is a pan-African initiative to commemorate and sustain the legacy of the late UN Secretary-General. KAICT participates in the initiative with three projects. The first one among these is a course for “Kofi Annan Young Diplomats for Conflict Prevention”. This will consist of two sets of a 46-hours-certificate program. It targets an educated population segment, i.e. senior high school students; university students; professionals in the security sector; civil society; NGOs; Government and private sector. The first set runs from 24 May to 23 August 2019.

The advanced specialization course “Women, Peace and Security” targets professionals of the security sector and aims at increasing awareness and skills in dealing with gender issues. It is a 39-hours-course taught over a period of three months, for the first time from July to September 2018.

KAICT maintains an extensive engagement program with community activists. In collaboration with the National Association of Community Leaders (NACOLL), KAICT has undertaken three trainings on grassroots development in 2019. KAICT further runs an MA course “Community Development“, as a part of which students and local community leaders work together for an extended period to develop local solutions to community challenges.

KAICT has further been conducting several workshops with community leaders and civil society activists on preventing violence in Monrovia, Bong County and Grand Gedeh ahead of the general elections 2017.