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ISS Africa


África do Sul

The Institute for Security Studies is a leading African organisation that enhances human security to enable sustainable development and economic prosperity in Africa. It works across the continent, doing authoritative research, providing expert policy advice and delivering practical training and technical assistance.

The ISS has established a niche in Africa. It provides a unique package of services to governments, intergovernmental organisations and civil society by combining research with an ability to convene key decision makers to discuss policy options and partner on capacity building. The ISS invests in a collaborative approach to fulfil its vision of a peaceful and prosperous Africa for all its people. 

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.

Institute for Security Studies Africa Resources

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Library Resource
Janeiro, 2010
Sudão do Sul, Sudão, África subsariana

This report explores the major factors underlying the violent conflict in Abyei. It aims to contribute to policy relevant knowledge of the link between resources and conflict and to propose a general framework for action.

Library Resource
Janeiro, 2010
África subsariana, Norte de África, Sudoeste Asiático

Africa is among the most likely vulnerable regions of the world that are to be negatively impacted by climate change. The continent’s vulnerability to climate change arises from a combination of many factors, including extreme poverty, high rate of population increase, frequent natural disasters such as droughts and floods, and agricultural systems that are heavily dependent on rainfall. Under-development in some African states has also been a function of existing protracted natural resource conflicts and climate change worsens the situation.

Library Resource
Junho, 2005

This case study, based on interviews in Rwanda and an extensive review of secondary material, builds on previous analysis, and examines proposed land reforms as articulated in the National Land Policy. However, it does not attempt to be a comprehensive review of the land policy – more in-depth studies have already been conducted. Instead, it situates the policy and the process involved within the wider debates about governance and conflict resolution in the country.

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