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
 30
Global average
 31

Social

Likes (2019)
Institute for Security Studies
 40,729
South Africa average
 10,845
Global average
 24,405
Twitter
Followers (2019)
Institute for Security Studies
 29,700
South Africa average
 10,843
Global average
 15,113
Subscribers (2019)
Institute for Security Studies
 1,520
South Africa average
 934
Global average
 5,924
Followers (2019)
Institute for Security Studies
 15,649
South Africa average
 16,711
Global average
 6,912

Data notes

Last updated: 02/03/2020
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): Authenticated
Data sources consulted: NIRA Think Tank Directory, Organisation´s website
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