The Center for Strategic and Defense Studies Africa is a security research and training institution. Established for the study of security issues relating to Africa, CSDS has an unrivaled network of experts in security, Intelligence, Defense and Education, Research and Consultancy. Our expertise is trusted by the government and international organizations. CSDS offers training, research and consultancy services.
CSDS provides training and research in the following areas:
WE’RE LEADING PROVIDERS OF TUITION AND CONTENT
We specialize in security-career mentorship and professional certification for a variety of global security programs. CSDS Africa members are certified members of for example, the World Institute for Nuclear Security (WINS), ASIS International and the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS). We provide tuition, exam clinics and boot-camps throughout the year to mid-career professionals who are interested in joining or enrolling in international professional certification programs. If you are interested in receiving tuition support in any area of LEGAL STUDIES or SECURITY CERTIFICATION we invite you to become a member of CSDS, discuss your issues with us so that we can assist you achieve your dreams as soon as practicable. Speak to us on +233241022964 if you are interested in any of the following international programs:
- World Institute of Nuclear Security’s (WINS) Certified Nuclear Security Professional
- ASIS International’s Certified Protection Professional (CPP), Physical Security Professional (PSP) and Associate Protection Professional (APP) and Professional Certified Investigator
- Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists’ Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS)
- SGI-CSDS’ Certificate in National Security Law, and
- All LL.B, LL.M, B.L. and law-based examination programs
CSDS SEMINARS, EVENTS AND PROGRAMS
- SGI-CSDS National Security Law Program
- CSDS Africa Cyber, Border, Maritime Program
- CSDS Africa Intellectual Property and Anti-Counterfeiting Seminar
- Ghana – U.S. SGI Steering Committee Meeting on Cyber, Border and Maritime Security
- Africa Security and Safety Expo and Awards (ASAS Expo)
- CSDS Africa AML Workshops
- CSDS Africa Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Security Awareness Program
- CSDS Africa Year in Review -CSDS Annual Security Round-Table
QUARTERLY BRIEFING PAPERS
The Kofi Annan Peace Prize
Mr. Kofi Annan was a former Ghanaian international diplomat and Secretary General of the United Nations who devoted his entire life to the pursuit of world peace and development. The Kofi Annan Peace Prize seeks to honor individuals who distinguish themselves in service to humanity in a manner that Mr. Annan did.
An admitted member can apply for an Honors Award. This award is given by the Center under its National Security Program in recognition of a member whose outreach or publication has had the effect of furthering public awareness of the Center and the field of security law .
CSDS Africa members can expect to receive mentorship, job placement information as well as opportunities to participate in local and international security programs, study trips and research to deepen their knowledge and networks.
CSDS AFRICA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The CSDS Africa Scholarship Program is open to the young people aged 18 years and below an enrolled in Senior High School. Applicants must possess excellent communication and research skills.
N.B: The application is FREE and must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
THE DICKSON PRIZE IN SECURITY LAW
From 2019, CSDS Africa will award the Dickson Prize in Security Law. This comprises a cash prize (USD 300.00), a Bronze Trophy, a Dickson Prize Lecture and a CSDS Fellowship to an individual who presents to the Center, an original piece work that advances or shines significant light on the field of security law.
Inspired by the 2016 publication “Dickson on Principles of Security Law” (DOPSL), and internationally by the Dickson Prize in Medicine and the Dickson Prize in Science, established in 1969 by Joseph Z. Dickson and Agnes Fischer Dickson, the Dickson Prize in Security Law seeks to deepen national and international interest in securico-legal issues generally, and topics covered by DOPSL in particular:
General Principles: An Introduction to Security Law (Defining Security Law)
The Ghanaian Securico-Legal System
International Law (International Human Rights, Armed Conflict Law, Use of Force, etc)
Criminal Law and Procedure
Law of Evidence
National Security Law
The Jury Panel :
Professor Emeritus Ofosu Armaah , Former Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Ghana
Professor Kenneth Attafuah Criminologist, Lawyer and Executive Secretary, National Identification Authority
Osei Bonsu Dickson, Esq, Chief Legal Advisor, National Security Council Secretariat
His Lordship Mr. Justice Samuel Sarpong Appiah, Justice of the High Court of Judicature
Dr. Angela Lamptey, Lecturer in Marine and Fishery Sciences, University of Ghana
Dr. Fiifi Edu-Afful, Research Fellow, Deputy Program Head, Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center
COP Beatrice Vib-Sanziri, Commissioner of Police, Ghana Police Service
Applicants are required to submit:
- Send us an Application Letter
- Present a Copy of your Work
- Include two (2) Character Referees
- Enclose your Resume
Send your application letter to email@example.com or please call 0241 022 964