Ernest Ansah Lartey is the Head of the Conflict and Security (CS) program at the KAIPTC. He also provides teaching support to other Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) training programs and is the author of several publications. Mr. Lartey holds an M.Sc in Humanitarian and Refugee Studies from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, a B.Sc in Development Policy Planning from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana. Prior to joining the KAIPTC in April 2007, Mr. Lartey worked with several organizations and institutions. These include the Institute of Human Settlements Research (IHSR) - KNUST (November 2004 - August 2005), where he was a Research Assistant, and the Centre for Security Sector Management (CSSM), Cranfield University, United Kingdom, where he served as the Program Manager, Africa (November 2007 – April 2008). Mr. Lartey has also worked as a Technical Officer (Project Position) on Security Sector Reform for the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA) from September – November 2008. He also served in another project position as the Elections Security Monitor for the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD – Ghana) from October 2008 – January 2009.