Next Generation of African Security Sector Leaders

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The Africa Center conducts an annual three-week program for mid-level African security sector professionals. This program addresses the roles and responsibilities of professional military and other security sector officers in democratic societies, and enhances leadership skills to more effectively address current and future security challenges.

The Next Generation of African Security Sector Leaders program provides future security sector leaders with practical and effective tools upon which they can contribute to their nation’s security and development. Specifically, participants:

  • Discuss professionalism, ethics, and leadership, particularly as they pertain to the security sector
  • Examine Africa’s contemporary and emerging security threats
  • Explore best ways to enhance relationships between civilians and the security sector in order to advance good governance and democracy on the continent

Next Generation of African Security Sector Leaders program archives