Knowledge Management Center (KMC)
KMC primarily supports the Branch Head by coordinating the internal activities of CRAS, CECS and NECS and ensuring efficient coordination with higher echelons, in particular NATO Headquarters and both Strategic Commands, SHAPE and SACT. KMC also acts as a dissemination point by managing Hub information, distributing our products and making relevant information available, not only to NATO but also, and more importantly, to all civil and military institutions interested in the South.
Comprehensive Research and Analysis Section (CRAS)
CRAS conducts research and produces analytical papers to provide NATO with a greater understanding of the challenges facing NATO and our partners in North Africa, the Middle East, Sahel and Sub-Saharan regions. Our CRAS analysts work in conjunction with researchers and on-site subject matter experts to gain insights from the local perspective, which can then be incorporated to enrich the NATO mindset. CRAS analysis also allows NATO to identify opportunities where it can contribute to the efforts being made by countries and regional organizations to enhance stability in the region.