ACSS To Hold “Managing Security Resources in Africa: Southern Africa Seminar” in Malawi

Lilongwe, June 20 – The Africa Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS), a division of the U.S. National Defense University in Washington, DC, in collaboration with the Malawi Defense Force (MDF), will convene a multilateral seminar focused on implications of resource management in Southern Africa’s security sector to take place June 20-23, 2017 in Lilongwe, Malawi.  Approximately 50 participants from African countries will be present.

The week-long program aims to: (a) reinforce the link between effective resource management and the attainment of national security goals, (b) demonstrate the importance of adopting appropriate, internationally-recognized practices, (c) emphasize the role of appropriate governance and effective oversight in the management of security sector resources, (d) evaluate the opportunity cost of waste and mismanagement in the security sector; and (e) engage with ACSS alumni from the MDF.

“This seminar is another example of the strong relationship between the United States and Africa based on our shared commitment to global security.  I’m particularly proud that security sector leaders from across the region and the United States have chosen to engage each other in this substantive conversation right here in Malawi,” said U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer.

Learn more about the Africa Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS) at:  http://africacenter.org/

For more information contact:

Edward J. Monster – Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy (+265 888 360 172)

Marcus Muhariwa – Information Specialist, U.S. Embassy (+265 882 291 210)

Lieutenant Nkolokosa – PIO, Malawi Defense Force (+265 999 764 893)