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Centre for Defence & Security

A nonprofit, non-partisan, non-governmental body dedicated to objective research and policy relevant studies on all aspects of defence and security.

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About Us

Centre for Defence and Security (CDS) is a nonprofit, non-partisan, non-governmental body dedicated to objective research and policy relevant studies on all aspects of defence and security.
To achieve its goals, the Centre undertakes:

Scholarly research

Policy-oriented research

Dissemination of research findings

Training and capacity building

Public education

Our Mission & Core Values

Our Mission

To promote national and international peace and security through the generation and dissemination of knowledge on defence and security-related issues.

Our Core Values

Our Vision of the Future

Centre for Defence and Security (CDS) will be a world class think tank in the domain of defence and security studies, most sought-after in Africa and among the most respected in the world. In order to achieve its goal, the Centre shall develop the following distinctive attributes: We shall be recognized in African and worldwide for the quality and impact of our research and analytical studies. Our scholars will produce research of the highest quality and render the best possible policy advice on security challenges facing the country. We will set the standard for the creation and dissemination of knowledge, insights, information and policy options for the nation’s defence and international security. Our team of scholars and staff will be among the best in Ghana and be recognized as Ghana’s foremost experts in their sphere of work.

The Founding Team

CDS membership come from a diverse range of professional, academic, and personal backgrounds. What brings us together is a desire to make a meaningful contribution to discussions of defence, security and international affairs.

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Yaro Kasambata

Executive Director

(MSc, Defence & International Politics-GAFCSC)

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Albert David Bruce Tagoe

Executive Council Member

(BSc, Political Science, UG)

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Felicia Adukai Ofoliquaye

Executive Council Member

(BSc, HR Management, GIMPA)