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  • CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND DEFENCE STUDIES

    AFRICA

  • CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND DEFENCE STUDIES

    AFRICA

  • CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND DEFENCE STUDIES

    AFRICA

  • CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND DEFENCE STUDIES

    AFRICA

Our Values

Promote Rule of Law – We shall promote the rule of law within the security, defense and intelligence communities and avail our expertise to governments, organisations and persons, without regard to race, place of origin, political opinion, color, religion, creed or gender;

Strengthen Global Security – We shall strengthen global security governance by contributing to security sector reform at both regional and national levels;

Work with Clarity – We shall approach stakeholder work in context and with understanding of their relevant economic, socio-legal and political environment. We shall build the best and brightest teams possible, in sync with the requirements of each stakeholder;

Grow through Alliances – We shall partner with like-minded professionals and organisations working in their own jurisdiction, share expertise, and grow our influence through alliances;

Improve National Response Capacity – We shall work to improve capacity for national response through awareness programs, and work with competent authorities to improve detection, prevention and disruption of terrorism, AML, cyber, maritime, border, aviation and CBRNE threats; and

Be the Experts, Gurus, Authorities and Thought Leaders – We shall embrace thought leadership, and stipulate ‘keep learning’ as our mantra. We shall support African states and share our insight through  public affairs, community engagement and publication.

Vision

The vision of CSDS Africa is that of an integrated, peaceful and secure Africa that is able to prevent, detect and respond to threats to its survival.

Mission

The mission of CSDS is to work with national, regional and global partners to strengthen the capacity of African states to better prevent, detect and respond to transnational threats by supporting multilateral activities that strengthen plans, policies, procedures as well as the legal and institutional frameworks of nation states.

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ABOUT CSDS

The Center for Strategic and Defense Studies, Africa (CSDS Africa) is a security-focused organization based in  Ghana with international partners. CSDS Africa partners with Government agencies and international organizations to deepen advocacy, compliance verification, technical training and monitoring of national implementation of international and regional security instruments relating to Terrorism, Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Cyber, Maritime, Border, Aviation, Defense, Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) security in Africa.

CSDS’s programming is oriented towards Policy Research, Technical Training and Compliance Verification which leads to the development of National Action Plans, National Strategies, Legal Instruments, Policy Documents, Guides, Notes and Best Practices

We have access to over 80 highly respected academics, industry and governance leaders who possess skills comparable to the best anywhere in the world.

  • History

    Center for Strategic and Defence Studies (CSDS) was incorporated on the 9th Day of November, 2006 as the Institute of Risk Management (IRM). Headquartered in the bustling city of Accra, IRM was in 2016 renamed CSDS. CSDS is one of the few organizations in the world dedicated to the study of security risk management in its broadest sense.

  • Governance

    CSDS is advised by a governing board with diverse experience and expertise.

    Ms. Esther Appiah

    Esther was Director of the Women and Juvenile Unit of the Ghana Police Service, and previous to that Head of the Special Investigations Unit, Fraud Unit and Homicide Unit of the Ghana Police Service among several others. ..Full List Here

CSDS STATISTICS

10

International Affiliations

91

Leading Experts

24

Institutional Partners

4,343

Students Taught

Management

 Dr. Ebenezer Appiah-Denkyira

Dr. Ebenezer Appiah-Denkyira

Director, Regional Programmes
Esther Appiah

Esther Appiah

AG. Executive Director
 Ravi Darayanani

Ravi Darayanani

Director
 Dr. Angela Lamptey

Dr. Angela Lamptey

Director, Research
Kelvin Gaisie

Kelvin Gaisie

Coordinator, International Programmes
Ridwan Kadri

Ridwan Kadri

Web & Social Media Manager
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