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Webinar on Africa - Obstacles to Opportunities

Webinar on Africa - Obstacles to Opportunities

Aug 14, 2019

The NATO Strategic Direction – South HUB connects allies, partners, civil society and subject matter experts to better predict and prevent instability and insecurity.


Webinar on: Africa's Development and Security Nexus

Webinar on: Africa's Development and Security Nexus

Jul 2, 2019

The NATO Strategic Direction – South HUB connects allies, partners, civil society and subject matter experts to better predict and prevent instability and insecurity.


Study Day on Impacts of Climate Change on Stability in MENA

Study Day on Impacts of Climate Change on Stability in MENA

Jun 6, 2019

In the framework of its mission, the NATO Strategic Direction-South (NSD-S) Hub continues to organize events to improve NATO’s situational awareness and understanding of the Southern Flank, contributing to NATO’s projecting stability efforts in the South. The NSD-S Hub examines regional perspectives on challenges and opportunities to further NATO’s aim of supporting stability and security for Africa and the Middle East.


North Africa Regional Dynamics

North Africa Regional Dynamics

May 27, 2019

Stability in North Africa (NA) is highly influenced by regional dynamics as well as external factors. Challenges to stability arise from diverse factors such as economic development and unemployment, energy security, migration and demographic pressures, trafficking, radicalization and terrorism.


Water scarcity in the Middle East

Water scarcity in the Middle East

May 26, 2019

Water scarcity poses a global threat, but its effects are more visible in arid or semi-arid regions like the Middle East. Factors like climate change and persistent conflict, as witnessed in the Middle East, significantly exacerbate water scarcity and provoke security risks such as socio-economic instability and migration.


WEBINAR.- Bridging the Human Security Gap: Migrants, IDPs, and Refugees and Their Security Needs

WEBINAR.- Bridging the Human Security Gap: Migrants, IDPs, and Refugees and Their Security Needs

May 14, 2019

To celebrate Africa Day 2019 (formerly African Freedom Day and African Liberation Day), NATO Strategic Direction – South HUB and Three Stones International look forward to discussing with you this year’s theme: "Year of Refugees, Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons in Africa: Towards Durable Solutions to Forced Displacement”.


NSD-S HUB Webinar 2: Perceptions of NATO in North Africa and the Sahel

NSD-S HUB Webinar 2: Perceptions of NATO in North Africa and the Sahel

Apr 15, 2019

On January 29, 2019, the NATO Strategic Direction– South HUB and Three Stones International held an online chat forum to discuss “Perceptions of NATO in North Africa and the Sahel.” The purpose of the forum was to gain key inputs from regional stakeholders to help NATO identify where opportunities exist for positive and mutually beneficial engagement in the region.


Gender Equality & In/Stability in Africa

Gender Equality & In/Stability in Africa

Feb 12, 2019

Save the Date 28 February 2019. Gender Equality & In/Stability in Africa


The NSD-S Hub: Urbanization in Africa and Middle East

The NSD-S Hub: Urbanization in Africa and Middle East

Jan 30, 2019

In Africa, urbanization is projected to continue to increase at an unprecedented pace. In 2015, Africa’s urban population was close to 40 percent. By 2050, more than 60 percent of the continent will live in urban areas. In the Middle East, the rate of urbanization also increased dramatically from the 1960s to 2000s, but has recently slowed down.


The NSD-S HUB: Water Diplomacy as possible driver of stability

The NSD-S HUB: Water Diplomacy as possible driver of stability

Jan 29, 2019

Access to water is essential to human life, yet water is a scarce resource. According to a 2016 World Bank study, 1.6 billion people live in countries that are water scarce, a number that may double in the next 20 years.


NSD-S Hub: Social Media Revolution in Africa

NSD-S Hub: Social Media Revolution in Africa

Oct 11, 2018

Beginning at the turn of the century and gathering force in the last decade, an information and communication technology (ICT) revolution has swept across Africa. Fueled by the expansion of wireless networks, submarine cable connections, and mobile broadband services, this revolution has afforded access to the internet and social media to the majority of Africans.


NSD-S Hub Study Day "Challenges and Opportunities of Population Growth and Demographic change in Africa"

Study Day Thank You Letter

Study Day Thank You Letter

Jul 26, 2018

Thank you letter from NSD-S Hub Director, BGen Roberto ANGlUS, expressing his sincere appreciation and gratitude to you for attending the hugely successful inaugural NSDS Hub study day.


NSD-S Hub and Three Stones Intl: Who Funds Instability in Africa Analysis

NSD-S Hub and Three Stones Intl: Who Funds Instability in Africa Analysis

Jul 25, 2018

On July 17, 2018 The NATO Southern Hub (NSD-S) and Three Stones International held an online chat forum to discuss "Who funds Instability in Africa?" During the hour and a half long event, NSD-S personnel directly engaged with community and civil society leaders from 12 African countries...


NSD-S-HUB The Arab Maghreb Union the forgotten dream

NSD-S-HUB The Arab Maghreb Union the forgotten dream

May 15, 2018

The Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) was established in 17 Feb 1989 when the five founding members Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Libya and Mauritania (currently with an overall estimated population of 96 million), signed the Treaty of Marrakesh.


NSD-S HUB Illicit trafficking in North Africa and Sahel

NSD-S HUB Illicit trafficking in North Africa and Sahel

Apr 18, 2018

The Illicit trafficking’s development that today characterizes North Africa and Sahel is a relevant element in financing terrorist groups in these areas. North Africa and Sahel are populated by nomadic tribes historically characterized by trading activities, including smuggling, as essential part of their economy, culture and means of survival.


Yemen Water Crisis and Cholera Outbreak

Yemen Water Crisis and Cholera Outbreak

Apr 12, 2018

The Republic of Yemen, a country located in a dry and arid region of the Middle East, was already struggling with a severe water crisis before the current armed conflict. Disruptions of the public health system, together with collapsing water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services are worsened by the armed conflict and blockade to the country.


Telecommunications and Internet Revolution in Africa

Telecommunications and Internet Revolution in Africa

Mar 23, 2018

In common with the rest of the world, Africa has experienced a huge increase in internet use and mobile telecommunications in recent years. On average, 35% of the population as a whole is connected to the internet, against a world average of 54.4%.


NSD-S Hub G5 force in SAHEL

NSD-S Hub G5 force in SAHEL

Mar 9, 2018

The increasing influence of ISIL/DAESH and Al Qaeda-affiliated groups in Africa`s Sahel region and the complex web of transnational criminal networks and militant groups who thrive in an environment of weak states pose a serious threat for both regional and international stability.


China Investments in Eastern Africa_Djibouti China's shuttle in Africa

China Investments in Eastern Africa_Djibouti China's shuttle in Africa

Feb 22, 2018

The One Belt and One Road (OBOR) initiative will facilitate China trade with Europe and Africa. China is increasing economic activities in Africa in order to gain new markets and raw materials.


NSD-S HUB Fact Sheet

NSD-S HUB Fact Sheet

Feb 20, 2018

The NSD-S HUB Mission and Comprehensive Approach.


NSD-S Hub Lake Chad Water Crisis

NSD-S Hub Lake Chad Water Crisis

Feb 9, 2018

The Lake Chad region is highly exposed to many domestic and external shocks and stresses. Lake Chad’s dynamic nature is constantly changing due to variations in temperatures and rainfall. Water crisis and related human insecurity is shaped by non-climate interacting factors such as State fragility, displacement and refugee populations, violent conflict and poor regional problem-solving capabilities.


NSD-S Hub Satellite Programs in Africa

NSD-S Hub Satellite Programs in Africa

Feb 9, 2018

The use of the space has become a strategic necessity for today’s development in Africa. Most do not associate Africa with the high-tech sphere of “space”, however, in recent years many countries on the continent have become aware of the potential and usefulness of space technology: meteorology, telecommunications, navigation, resources management, borders security and military and intelligence purposes.




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