National Security Strategy Development and Implementation

National Security Strategy Development (NSSD) and Implementation

National Security Strategy Development and Implementation is a key element in addressing regional, sub-regional and national security challenges. It is also a central component of security sector governance, supporting effective oversight of and accountability within African security sectors.

The National Security Strategy Development (NSSD) review is a one-week program for senior African security sector professionals. This multilateral program provides an opportunity for participants from across the continent to share lessons learned, socialize best practices, and develop key skillsets in support of NSSD within their respective states.

This program aims to:

  • Review the elements of NSSD and the NSSD process with participants
  • Offer examples and case studies of NSSD processes in various states, including African states, to inform Workshop discussions
  • Facilitate the development and launching of an NSSD process in those states which do not currently have one in place, and support the improvement of NSSD processes where they already exist
  • Assist participants in reviewing and assessing progress in the development and implementation of a national security strategy in each of their respective countries

January 2017: National Security Strategy Development Workshop

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