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Press Release: ISS and CSPS Sign MOU
18 May 2012

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ISS Press Release: ISS and CSPS Sign MOU to Formalise Relations

Pretoria, South Africa 18 May 2012 - The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) and the Center for Strategic and Policy Studies (CSPS-South Sudan) have reached agreement to sign a Memorandum of Understanding at the ISS Pretoria Office.


Pictured left to right: Mr. John Yoh (Centre for Strategic and Policy Studies) and
Dr. Jakkie Cilliers (Institute for Security Studies)

The ISS is a well-established Institute with mature systems, capacity and a solid reputation for the constant delivery of quality results and desirous to contribute to the building of African capacity, particularly in South Sudan which is in great need of indigenous assistance and advice.  To this end the ISS has committed itself to assist and build the capacity of the newly established CSPS-South Sudan

This effort will be undertaken in various phases, commencing with the offering of internships at the ISS, the establishment of an ISS presence and collaborative projects in South Sudan and eventually culminate in the establishment of an autonomous and capacitated CSPS-South Sudan, able to partner with the ISS and others in service of peace and security in South Sudan and the larger region.

The purpose of this agreement to define the basis for collaboration between the parties to undertake joint projects, initially under the management of the ISS but eventually as full partners to conduct research, training, and capacity building.

About The Center for Strategic and Policy Studies:

Center for Strategic and Policy Studies is an independent research center dully registered with the government of South Sudan and aims to build a democratic state of well-informed citizenry.

About The Institute for Security Studies:

The Institute for Security of Studies (ISS) is a pan-African organization that undertakes applied policy research, provides teaching and training as well as technical assistance.  The Institute is head quartered in Pretoria, South Africa with offices in Cape Town, South Africa, Nairobi, Kenya, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Dakar, Senegal. The ISS works for the advancement of sustainable human security in Africa. It seeks to mainstream human security perspectives into public policy processes and to influence decision makers within Africa and beyond. The objective of the Institute is to add critical balance and objectivity by providing timely, empirical research, teaching and implementation support on sustainable human security issues to policy makers, area specialists, advocacy groups, and the media.

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