Accession Number : ADA557003


Title :   African Security Challenges: Now and Over the Horizon - Voices from the NGO Community


Corporate Author : DEFENSE THREAT REDUCTION AGENCY FORT BELVOIR VA ADVANCED SYSTEMS AND CONCEPTS OFFICE


Personal Author(s) : Broodryk, Amelia ; Bryden, Alan ; Gramizzi, Claudio ; Rendler, Jack ; Weir, Erin A ; Duplat, Patrick ; Perry, Jennifer


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a557003.pdf


Report Date : Nov 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 119


Abstract : The NGO think pieces focused on: weapons of mass destruction, small arms and light weapons, disease (specifically HIV/AIDS due to the specialty of the author), displacement and militancy, and security sector reform. This report offers those think pieces in full. However, readers should bear in mind that they represent the voice of one or two NGO workers on a specific security issue and not the entire community. Think pieces commissioned from other NGO representatives may have offered a different perspective. Each author was asked to consider the following sets of questions in his/her think piece: (1) How is this challenge manifesting itself in Africa today? How is it evolving? Which dimensions of the challenge need to be understood and addressed?; (2) What are some of the analytical and practical dilemmas facing the non-government community, including local civil society representatives, as it addresses the challenge?; (3) What principles should shape any plan to address this challenge over the near and long-term in Africa? Are there principles that apply to multiple African contexts and transcend particular situations?; and (4) What issues must be considered when formulating government (including military)/non-government partnerships to address the challenge? Do such partnerships exist in the African context and what do they entail? What are the benefits and drawbacks of such partnerships? What is needed to make them effective (if they should exist at all)?


Descriptors :   *AFRICA , *SECURITY , ACQUIRED IMMUNE DEFICIENCY SYNDROME , DISPLACEMENT , GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUSES , MASS DESTRUCTION WEAPONS , SMALL ARMS


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Geography
      Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE