African Centre for Peace and Security Training: Emerging Threats to Human Security in Africa

African Centre for Peace and Security Training (ACPST)

With the support of the Geneva Centrer for Security Policy, the African Centre for Peace and Security Training (ACPST) was created by the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) in 2011 to boost practitioners' ability to improve human security in Africa through short courses. Established in 1991, the ISS is a leading applied policy research institute with offices in South Africa, Kenya, Ethiopia and Senegal and staff from 16 African countries.

ACPST is conducting a course on ‘Emerging Threats to Human Security in Africa (ETHSA)’ from 6-18 May 2012 in Ethiopia.

Course description

The decline of warfare in Africa has coincided with the emergence of threats like electoral violence, terrorism, drug trafficking, cyber crime, maritime insecurity and climate change. ETHSA will explore the nature of these threats, why they have emerged, how they threaten human security, specific ways of tackling them, and how they relate to each other and to traditional threats?


To positively influence policymaking and implementation by giving participants a better understanding of emerging threats, practical skills for dealing with these threats, research training for continued learning, and networking skills for knowledge exchange and concerted action against emerging threats.

Only state and non-state actors working on human security issues in Africa will be considered for participation in the course. A high level of English is required for admission.

The receipt of a certificate is dependent on full attendance and active participation.


ACPST will cover the participation costs of trainees from outside of Addis Ababa and provide them with a modest honorarium. Addis Ababa-based participants will have their tuition, lunch and dinner costs covered by ACPST.

To apply, send a CV and short cover letter with your contact details and that of two referees to by 5 April 2012. Apply early as the course could fill up before the deadline.

For more information contact:

Ato Onoma

For more about the Institute for Security Studies, refer to


Event Start Date: 
Sunday, 6 May, 2012
Event End Date: 
Friday, 18 May, 2012
Event Venue: 
ISS Addis Ababa, 5th Floor Get House Building, Africa Avenue Bole, Addis Ababa
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