Accession Number:

ADA557003

Title:

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

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

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

Report Date:

2010-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

119.0

Abstract:

The NGO think pieces focused on weapons of mass destruction, small arms and light weapons, disease specifically HIVAIDS 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 hisher 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 militarynon-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

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