The Africa Center’s academic programs aim to generate strategic insights and analyses that can inform practitioners and policymakers on Africa’s security challenges. Participants include military, civilian, and civil society security sector professionals from Africa and their international counterparts. Drawing on practical experiences and lessons learned, the Center’s academic programs provide seminar-style venues for candid exchanges on priorities and best practices.

The thematic focuses of the Africa Center’s academic programs include:

Countering Trafficking and Transnational Organized Crime

Maritime Safety and Security in Africa

  • National Maritime Strategy Development
  • Regional Responses to Maritime Insecurity
  • Strategic Integration of Maritime Security Law and Best Practices
  • Inter-Regional Cooperation Centers
Senegalese commandos receive maritime training

African Peace and Security Architecture

AU peacekeepers