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.
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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