ACPST course: Governance and human security in Africa 2016

This course helped improve knowledge, skills and capacities on governance and human security in Africa.

The African Centre for Peace and Security Training (ACPST) organised a short course on Governance and Human Security in Africa from 11 – 22 January 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya. The course brought together participants from a variety of sectors, including officials from ministries of foreign affairs (external relations), the United Nations, peacekeeping missions, government departments, civil society organisations, research centres, think tanks and academic institutions.

The 10-day course combined plenary discussions, debates, brainstorming sessions and group work, and was an opportunity for participants to improve their knowledge, skills and capacities to analyse governance and human security.

Discussions on key thematic issues enabled participants to share new perspectives and innovative approaches on how they can craft and/or influence governance, development and human security policies in difficult and challenging political contexts. Themes included analytic and applied development; recognising and incorporating emerging governance issues to inform continental, regional and national human security policy and practice; identifying and defining emerging non-state actors and norms that advance both global governance and human security.

Development partners
This training was made possible with support from the governments of the Netherlands and Japan, and the UNDP. The ISS is also grateful for support from the following members of the ISS Partnership Forum: Governments of Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the USA.
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