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Our Values

We share values which reflect our Institution. We are global citizens, and we keep our promises; it’s called Trust. We combine knowledge, experience and a love of constant learning; it’s called Expertise. We love what we do, and we work with passion to overcome challenges; it’s called Determination.

Vision

To become one of Africa’s preeminent and largest centers for security and risk management.

Mission

To spread ideas, create leaders, and impact our world through learning and research.

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ABOUT CSDS

Center for Strategic and Defence Studies (CSDS) is a training and research  organization based in Accra. CSDS’s programming is oriented towards:

  • Security, Intelligence and Defense Management
  • Public Health, Trade, IPR and Brand Enforcement
  • Corporate Governance, Regulatory Law and Public Finance

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

Chair and Executive Director
 Ravi Darayanani

Ravi Darayanani

Director
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