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African Security Sector Network (ASSN)
Title: African Security Sector Network (ASSN)
Creator: African Security Sector Network
Abstract: The African Security Sector Network (ASSN) was created at Elmina, Ghana in November 2003, out of a recognition of the need to harmonise the activities of the various African organisations working in the area of security sector reform (or transformation) and governance. [...] the ASSN does not see itself as a ‘civil society organisation’ in the conventional sense, but rather as a multidisciplinary network spanning academics, think-tanks, civil society organisations (CSOs), security practitioners (active and retired), members of parliament, and so on. A principal objective is to bridge the often substantial gap between these stakeholders (in particular, between academics and practitioners, and between CSOs and state-based actors) while harnessing their collective expertise, and enabling experiences from different traditions of security organisation and practice (anglophone, francophone and lusophone) to be shared. [according to site editor's information]
Keywords: Africa south of the Sahara; Networks (institutional/social); Peacekeeping through security policy; Security policy interests; Security concepts; security policy
Countries: Africa. General Resources
Subject areas: Politics » Conflict & Security
Location of the site's editor: Ghana
Resource type: Working Groups;
Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO)
Language: English
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