The 7-member Team from the Ghana Armed Forces during its nationwide sensitisation campaign to some selected universities, paid a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Emmanuel K. Derbile, at his office on Tuesday, May 7, 2024.

Sensitisation Message

Led by Lieutenant Colonel Wendy Boateng, the 7-member sensitisation campaign tour was a collaborative partnership between the Kofi Anna International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) (Women, Youth, Peace and Security Institute) and the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) with funding from the Elsie Initiative Fund for Uniformed Women in Peace Operations to educate the public and potential applicants on career opportunities within the GAF for men and women.  A regional tour of some selected universities in Ghana as its key component, it was meant to “Increasing Women’s Recruitment into the Ghana Armed Forces for Increase Participation in UN Peace Operations.”  Even though the project was targeted at young women for the GAF, it provided a platform to educate participants on various career opportunities within the GAF and inspire them to consider the institution as a viable and empowering career path.


The Vice-Chancellor welcomed the Team and indicated that it was not only a laudable initiative but also a vision in line with the Simond Diedong Dombo University of Business and Integrated Development Studies’ enrolment drive to increase women’s intake yearly.  He noted that the University already has a vibrant cadet core with ladies who will willingly heed the call to take up the opportunity. He, also called for more opportunities for SDD-UBIDS students in such disciplines.

Target Participants

The Team anticipated to have interaction with 100 students but invariably there was an overwhelming attendance of over 130 participants.