Press Release: Launch of the ISS Nairobi Office
The Institute for Security Studies has recently opened an office in Nairobi, Kenya and will be holding a cocktail function on 2 March 2006 from 6:00pm at the Serena Hotel in Nairobi to celebrate the event.
This will be preceded by an information briefing on the ISS at the ISS offices in Nairobi at 11:00am on the same day. The Guest of Honour for the cocktail function is Ambassador Bethuel Kiplagat, Special Envoy for the IGAD Peace Process for Somalia (pictured here with Dr Jakkie Cilliers, Executive Director of the ISS).
The opening of the ISS Nairobi office endeavours to support the realisation of the Institute`s mission and vision of human security in Africa. The vision of ISS is that of a stable and peaceful Africa, characterised by human rights, rule of law, democracy and collaborative security. The mission of the Institute is to conceptualise, inform and enhance the human security debate in Africa through independent applied research and analysis and to inform policy decisions, create awareness, monitor trends, support capacity building and provide implementation support.
Currently, the ISS Nairobi office engages on issues relating to organised crime, conflict analysis, arms management, money laundering, and terrorism in close collaboration with the ISS offices in South Africa. In future, the Nairobi office will expand its engagement to other matters related to human security.
The extension of the ISS to Nairobi emphasises the endeavour of the Institute to work in collaboration with other institutions in the region and build on existing partnerships.
Issued by the Institute for Security Studies
28 February 2006