Think tank

Institute for Security Studies

ISS

Pretoria, South Africa

ISS is an applied policy research institute active in sub-Saharan Africa with expertise in the research, publication, facilitation, capacity building, and monitoring of most aspects of the human security agenda in Africa. The institute's vision is that of a stable and peaceful Africa, characterized by human rights, the rule of law, democracy, and collaborative security. These issues reflect the core values of ISS and guide its external interactions. ISS seldom takes a common or institutional position on issues but allows differences in opinion and interpretation. Formally, ISS's mission is to conceptualize, inform, and enhance the security debate in and on Africa through independent applied research and analysis, formulating and influencing relevant policy-making, raising the awareness of decision-makers and the public, monitoring trends and policy implementation, and focusing on capacity building. In general, ISS's activities have moved toward capacity building at a senior level as an increasing component of its engagement, interpreting expert workshops and assistance with policy development and the monitoring of policy implementation as part of such capacity building.

Contact details

Website:
https://issafrica.org/

Address:
P. O. Box 1787, Pretoria-South Africa

Country:
South Africa

Sub-region:
Southern Africa

Areas of focus

Geographics of focus
Africa
Operating languages
English

Organisation details

Business model
Non-profit
Institutional affiliations
Independent
Year founded
1991
Age (years)
Institute for Security Studies
 30
South Africa average
 27
Global average
 30
Founded by
Founders: Dr Jakkie Cilliers, Mr PB Mertz
Founder gender: All male
Leadership
Leader(s) (2021): Fonteh Akum (Executive Director)
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2020): Fonteh Akum (Executive Director)
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2020
Institute for Security Studies
 124
South Africa average
 14
Global average
 30
% Female staff
2020
Institute for Security Studies
 49%
South Africa average
 24%
Global average
 17%

Organisational performance

Financials
2019
Institute for Security Studies
 $14,900,000
South Africa average
 $5,416,568
Global average
 $51,084,618

Social

Likes (2021)
Institute for Security Studies
 42,612
South Africa average
 15,948
Global average
 31,343
Likes (2019)
Institute for Security Studies
 40,729
Twitter
Followers (2021)
Institute for Security Studies
 35,371
South Africa average
 19,515
Global average
 18,358
Followers (2019)
Institute for Security Studies
 29,700
Subscribers (2021)
Institute for Security Studies
 2,110
South Africa average
 2,862
Global average
 5,251
Subscribers (2019)
Institute for Security Studies
 1,520
Followers (2019)
Institute for Security Studies
 15,649
South Africa average
 17,702
Global average
 6,628

Data notes

Last updated: 08/06/2021
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): Authenticated
Data sources consulted: NIRA Think Tank Directory, Organisation´s website
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