Institute for Security Studies: Corruption and Human Security in Africa - An Anti-Corruption Toolkit

Institute for Security Studies

The African Center for Peace and Security Training (ACPST) is mandated to enhance the ability of practitioners to make and implement policies that will improve human security in Africa primarily through short courses and workshops. The ACPST was created by the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) in 2011 with support from the Geneva Center for Security Policy. Established in 1991, the ISS is a leading applied policy research institute with staff from 16 African countries working in offices in South Africa, Kenya, Ethiopia and Senegal.

The ACPST is conducting a course entitled ‘Corruption and Human Security in Africa: An Anti-Corruption Toolkit’ from 24-29 June 2012 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The Course Details:

  • Course Description: Corruption has for long been recognized as a threat to human security in Africa because of its impact on the development and political stability of countries. This course will explore the following questions: What is corruption? What are some of the more innovative forms that it takes? What are its causes? How dangerous is corruption to human security in Africa? How does corruption affect women and youths? How can we imagine African futures with and without corruption? How does corruption interact with emerging threats like electoral violence, drug trafficking, terrorism, maritime insecurity and cyber crime? What are the practical means of fighting corruption that are effective, innovative, rights respecting and sustainable?
  • Goals of Corruption and Human Security in Africa: This course seeks to positively influence policymaking and implementation by giving participants a better understanding of corruption and its impact on human security. It will provide them with the latest practical skills for fighting corruption. It will also help participants create networks that will enable them exchange knowledge and information on combating corruption, and undertake concerted anti-corruption action;
  • Course Participants: Only state and non-state actors, including those from private and not for profit sectors, working on human security issues in Africa will be considered for participation. People working on anti-corruption and in activities under particular threat from corruption like aid delivery and monitoring are encouraged to apply;
  • Language of Instruction: English only. Participants are required to be highly proficient in English;
  • Participants' Obligations: The receipt of a certificate is dependent on full attendance and active participation;
  • Costs and Funding: The ACPST can fund the participation of a few applicants including their travel, accommodation and tuition costs. Awards will be based on need and require a clear motivation in the cover letter. The ACPST will cover lunch for all applicants throughout the course.

To apply, send a short cover letter and CV with your contact information and that of two referees to Golda Keng at by 7 May 2012. Indicate ‘Anti-Corruption Toolkit’ in the subject line. Admission is on a rolling basis so apply early as the course could fill up before the deadline.

Enquiries: Golda Keng, E-mail:

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Event Start Date: 
Sunday, 24 June, 2012
Event End Date: 
Friday, 29 June, 2012
Event Venue: 
ISS Addis Ababa, 5th Floor, Get House Building, Africa Avenue, Bole, Addis Ababa
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