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Governance and human security in Africa in 2015
Date: 20 - 31 July 2015
Time: 08h00 - 08h24
Venue: Nairobi, Kenya

Rationale for the training course

Governance occupies a central role in discussions of threats to human security and the possibilities for overcoming these threats. This course shared new perspectives and innovative approaches on how governance, development and human security policies can be created and/or influenced.


Course participants came from a various sectors, including ministries of foreign affairs (external relations), the United Nations, peacekeeping missions, government departments, civil society organisations, research centres, think tanks and academic institutions.

Course content and outcomes

The course presented the participants with an opportunity to improve their knowledge, skill and capacity to analyse governance and human security in theory and in practice. Emerging governance issues informing continental, regional and national human security policy and practice were also identified. Emerging non-state actors and norms that advance both global governance and human security were also defined.

Chair: Chrysantus Ayangafac, Senior Governance Advisor, UNDP Ethiopia


  • Golda Keng Ajode, Acting Head, ACPST, ISS
  • Dr Yahia Zoubir, Kedge Business School, Marseilles
  • Ibraheem Sanusi, AGA Secretariat, Political Affairs, AU
  • Njoya Tikum, UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa
  • Celine Bankumuhari, OXFAM
  • Shimels Assefa, UNDP Ethiopia
  • Simon Nyambura, Counter terrorism division, IGAD
  • Dr Jide Martyns Okeke, AU PSOD
  • Dr Samuel Bwalya, UNDP Ethiopia
  • Simon Allison, Senior Research Consultant, PSC Report, ISS
  • Jacob Enoh-Eben, Office of the Chairperson, AU Commission
This training was made possible with support from the government of Netherlands. The ISS is also grateful for support from the following members of the ISS Partnership Forum: Governments of Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the USA.
Nairobi, Kenya
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