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Webinar on: Africa's Development and Security Nexus

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Study Day on Impacts of Climate Change on Stability in MENA

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North Africa Regional Dynamics

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Water scarcity in the Middle East

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Week 11 Jul 2019

Within the notion under discussion of ‘failed State’, Security Sector Reform is one of the key pillars for the management of de facto division of Libya. Following the fall of the Gaddafi regime in 2011, the over-centralised power framework was disrupted. A large set of non-state armed actors, including tribes, private military security companies and irregular armies, went into competition for control over territories, resources and critical infrastructures.

Week 4 Jul 2019

The Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Regional Report for sub-Saharan Africa offers an in-depth analysis of the region’s progress towards gender equality. The Report draws on SIGI’s 14 indicators that measure gender-based discrimination in social institutions. It highlights the mixed progress across important areas affecting the rights and well-being of women and girls, and the need for long-term, holistic and gender-responsive policy approaches to catalyze social norm change.

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Spanish Chief of the Defence Staff, Army General Fernando Alejandre, visited the NSD-S Hub

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NSD-S Hub staff visited the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS)

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...development of peaceful and friendly relations...promoting conditions of
stability and well-being.

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  • To monitor and assess the dynamics of NATO’s operating environment by being a forum for engagement and information sharing.    

  • To inform operational and strategic leaders by enhancing our collective understanding and proactively shape NATO’s decision-making.    

  • Provide NATO a strategic-level lens to better anticipate, preempt, limit, and overcome challenges.    

  • Be a positive force through confidence-building measures with non-military entities dedicated to long-term stability and prosperity for local populations in NATO’s South.



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