Institute of Security Studies

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The Institute for Security of Studies (ISS) "is a pan-African applied policy research institute headquartered in Pretoria, South Africa with offices in Cape Town, South Africa, Nairobi, Kenya and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The ISS is an established think tank working in the area of African human security...

"The ISS was founded in 1991 by the current Executive Director, Dr. Jakkie Cilliers and P. B. Mertz as the Institute for Defence Policy, which was renamed in 1996 as the Institute for Security Studies. The vision and mission statements, organisational structure, and governance mechanisms of the ISS are depicted below." [1]



Accessed April 2010: [2]

International Advisory Council

Accessed April 2010: [3]

  • Salim Ahmed Salim (President of the Council), Former prime minister of Tanzania, former secretary general of the OAU, member of the AU Panel of the Wise, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Siteke Mwale (Deputy President of the Council), Special Representative to the Great Lakes Region, Lusaka, Zambia
  • Saki Macozoma, Chairperson, STANLIB, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • L. M. Fischer (rtd), Former Commander of the Botswana Defence Force Gaborone, Botswana
  • Jan Mutton, Belgium Ambassador to South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Judy Wakhungu, Executive Director, African Centre for Technology Studies, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Kare Aas, Norwegian ambassador to Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Gerd Linska, Representative, Hanns Seidel Foundation, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Ramesh Thakur, director of the Balsillie School of International Affairs in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  • Deon Fourie, retired, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Agostinho Zacarias, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Thandi Modise, Deputy Secretary General, African National Congress, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Francis Deng, UN Special Representative on the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities, New York, USA
  • Lazaro Sumbeiywo (rtd), Executive Director, Moi Africa Institute, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Leonardo S. Simao, Executive Director, Fundação Joaquim Chissano, Maputo, Mozambique
  • Ahmed Haggag, Secretary General, Africa Society, Cairo, Egypt
  • Scholastica Kimaryo, retired, Johannesburg, South Africa



Resources and articles

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  1. About, Institute of Security Studies, accessed April 10, 2010.
  2. Governance, Institute of Security Studies, accessed April 10, 2010.
  3. Governance, Institute of Security Studies, accessed April 10, 2010.