The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) partners to build knowledge and skills that secure Africa’s future. Our goal is to enhance human security as a means to achieve sustainable peace and prosperity. The ISS uses its networks and influence to provide timely and credible analysis, practical training and technical assistance to governments and civil society. This promotes better policy and practice, because senior officials can make informed decisions about how to deal with Africa’s human security challenges. The ISS head office is in Pretoria, South Africa. Regional offices are located in: Nairobi, Kenya; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; and Dakar, Senegal. In 1991 the former executive director, Dr Jakkie Cilliers and Mr PB Mertz founded the ISS. At the time it was called the Institute for Defence Policy. Specialties Research, Policy Advice, Technical Assistance, and Training.
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