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Partnering for Security in Sub-Saharan Africa
 
Task Force Commander Maj. Israel Mbangwe, 15 Infantry Battalion, Botswana Defence Force, briefs Ambassador Vicki Huddleston, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Africa, on operations in the Chobe Sub Sector of northern Botswana during her first visit to the country  (Photo: LTC Chris Wyatt)  

 

INTERGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA:
PARTNERS FOR SECURITY AND CAPACITY BUILDING

COL John B. Gillis
US Army Reserve

The views expressed in the document are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the U.S. Army War College, the U.S. Department of the Army, the U.S. Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.

 

SUMMARY

Sub-Saharan Africa is emerging as a region of strategic importance. Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs) in Africa should be considered accelerators for implementing US policy objectives aimed at helping Africans solve African problems.

This USAWC resident student paper examines the value of seeing IGOs as key organizations that provide structures, fluid channels of communication, and capabilities to facilitate capacity building and maintaining security in Sub-Saharan Africa and concludes that given the consonance of US and IGO objectives and complementary organization structures for implementing objectives-oriented activities, the US should engage in robust partnerships with the IGOs for effective implementation of activities.


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