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The NSD-S HUB network includes entities from within NATO as well as a wide variety of individuals and organisations from Africa and the Middle East. Our cooperation and interaction with such organisations in the regions provide valuable insights which help achieve the shared goal of promoting security and stability.

 Network news

NSD-S Hub Deputy Director welcomes EUROCORPS. 

On 4th July 2023, we hosted a delegation from #EUROCORPS Civil-Military Cooperation CIMIC Branch (G9).

The meeting was dedicated to familiarization of both organisations' roles and capabilities and to discuss potential cooperation and support to EUROCORPS G9 responsibilities and tasks during the NATO Joint Task Force HQ 2024 and the HQ Force for EU Battle Group 2025 periods. 


NSD-S Hub hosts Women Peace and Security Workshop. 

The workshop organised by WPS expert Dr. Erika Monticone from the NSD-S Hub, and held in Pozzuoli, Naples, Italy on June 29th 2023, and saw the attendance of Lieutenant General Vasco Angelotti, JFC Naples Chief of Staff, and Aydin KILIC, NSD-S HUB Director.

Regional experts and change makers from Libya and Tunisia discussed how to leverage the position of women leaders in the region, and how to better support their contribution to stability and security.

 Event in cooperation with the Union of Mediterranean Universities (UNIMED). 


NSD-S Hub and NATO SFA COE discuss opportunities for collaboration. 

Directors of the NATO Strategic Direction-South Hub director and the NATO SFA COE met to discuss common areas of interest and to identify potential areas for further collaboration. 


 'The Horn of Africa Cooperation' ACSRT & NSD-S Hub hold joint workshop in Algiers. 

A workshop aimed at discussing and improving coordination in the wake of urgent challenges facing the region and impacting the political, military, economic and social domains. 


AFRICA: Climate Change and Safeguarding Human Security 

We spoke with experts and practitioners from the African Union (AU), Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD) and other high-level institutions to know more of the human security implications that climate change will have on Africa, discussing common challenges and their impact on both a local and regional level.


MENA: Space Capabilities Study Day

We organised a hybrid Study Day in Naples on Space Capabilities & Security Challenges in the MENA region, with a specific focus on the application of space-based technologies to disaster management. The study day covered the various phases of the disaster management cycle with a view to improving human security, including: prevention, preparedness, early warning, response and reconstruction. 

Participation from: The Egyptian Space Agency, The Bahrain Space Agency, The UAE Space Agency, The Space Generation Council, The Kuwait College of Science and Technology, Vernewell Management Consultancies, Istanbul University Faculty of Law, the EU Satellite Centre, UNOOSA and others.


Organisations and individuals in our Network

We work with a large networks of experts, from a variety of backgrounds.
Please connect to our network via Linkedin: Data Manager Team NATO Strategic Direction-South Hub | LinkedIn


International Peace Support Training Centre


University of Kent Conflict Analysis Research Centre

NATO Entities 

NATO's partnerships in Africa and Middle East

NATO cooperates with a range of international organisations and countries. In Africa and the Middle East these partnerships are organised throught two forums:

In addition NATO cooperates with the African Union (AU) – a continental body consisting of the 55 member states that make up the countries of the African Continent. The cooperation with the AU has evolved over time. Although primarily based on ad-hoc military-technical cooperation, NATO Allies are committed to expanding cooperation with the AU and to cooperate more closely with partners in tackling security challenges emanating from the south.