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AIDS, SECURITY AND GOVERNANCE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA: EXPLORING THE IMPACT
Date: 6 February 2003 - 1 January 1970

AIDS, SECURITY AND GOVERNANCE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA: EXPLORING THE IMPACT


The impact of AIDS in Africa is no less destructive than that of warfare itself. Over the next decade AIDS-related mortality, rather than military conflict, is likely to be Africa`s foremost killer. As Peter Piot, executive director of UNAIDS, argues: ‘HIV/AIDS is devastating the ranks of the most productive members of society with an efficacy history has reserved for great armed conflicts`.

The seminar examines the potential impact HIV/AIDS will have on security and governance in southern Africa – the region where global HIV-prevalence is highest. Specifically, the seminar explores the impact the epidemic may have on state security, governance, economic and social security, and crime.

Martin SchàƒÂ¶nteich
Senior Researcher, Institute for Security Studies
Martin SchàƒÂ¶nteich is the head of the Institute`s AIDS and Security Project focusing on the impact of HIV/AIDS on state security and governance.

Robyn Pharaoh
Senior Researcher, Institute for Security Studies
Robyn Pharaoh is a senior researcher for the AIDS and Security Project with a background in applied health and HIV/AIDS related research.

The seminar will serve as the public launch of the ISS` AIDS and Security Project which examines the future impact HIV/AIDS will have on stability, security and governance in southern Africa. The Project`s first publication, ‘AIDS, security and governance in southern Africa: Exploring the impact`, will be available at the seminar.

Date: Thursday, 6 February 2003
Time: 10h30 – 12h30 (light lunch served afterwards)
Venue: ISS, Brooklyn Court, Block C, Bronkhorst Street, Pretoria (Click here for map)
RSVP: Ms Bilkis Omar at


tel.: (012) 346-9500 or fax (012) 460-0997/8

The seminar is made possible through the generous assistance
of the Ford Foundation.

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