PANAFSTRAG was founded in 1992 to provide an in-depth study and analyses of the challenges of political stability, safety and development in Africa and propose policy options and strategies for these issues while synergizing the potentials of its Diaspora for executing these policies.
To carry out action-oriented research and studies for positive impact and change on the above challenges as they affect the African Continent and its Diaspora through its national and regional chapters in the countries of Africa and the Global Africa (Sixth Region).
To provide an in-depth study and analysis of the problems of political and social stability, security and public safety and socio-development in Africa and its Diaspora, propose policy options for their solutions and the implementation strategies.
- To provide a forum for the discussion and exchange of ideas, knowledge, expertise and experience through seminars, workshops, conferences, roundtables and study groups of African and Afro-Descendant scholars, security experts, policymakers and implementors.
- To publish books, monographs, occasional papers, newsletters and such other publications that will support the aims and objectives of PANAFSTRAG, inform policy makers and enlighten the general public.
To create the bridge, bond and the linkage between Africans and Afro-Descendants for sharing best practice in community security and social issues and economic development with respect to small and medium scale enterprises (smes).
To provide research facilities for visiting scholars and practitioners especially from different Afro-Descendant communities of the world in order to enhance the mutual understanding of global strategic issues, common cultural values, and endogenous knowledge.
To undertake collectively and through its chapters with partners such as the UN, the African Union, the Regional economic organizations, business organization, international organizations, industries and specialized agencies with interests in Africa and the Diaspora.
To promote through research and advocacy, policies for conflict prevention and innovation in institutional reforms of political and economic governance at all level for the benefits of Africans and Afro-Descendants Communities.
PANAFSTRAG as an international organization, is managed by a Board, the composition of which reflects regional, linguistic and gender representation. The President presides over the Board.
PANAFSTRAG have national chapters, which are run in line with the Constitution of the organization.
The current International Secretariat of PAN AFSTRAG is in Lagos-Nigeria, and it is run by an Executive Secretary, Programme Officers and Administrative Support Staff.
In the 21st century, civil society movements in favour of stability, safety and development face many challenges: not only wars and arms proliferation climate change but also human rights violations, discrimination, hate and ignorance, emergencies, and abuse of the earth resources. Millions are now mobilizing to oppose the process of globalization and inequality, which breeds conflicts of all kinds. What is needed is a ‘globalisation of safety and stability that promote human values and sustainable solution for political and socio-economic development.
These challenges are:
- African and Diaspora, History and Culture.
- Human Security (freedom from want and freedom from fear).
- Technology and Entrepreneurship.
- Integration – National, Regional, Continental and Diaspora.
- Synergy with the Diaspora.
- Climate Change and its impact on Human Security.
Activities in Africa and the Diaspora
Africa and Diaspora Synergy
African Heritage, History and Culture
Technology, Economy and Trade
Stability, Security and Development
Post – Conflict Reconstruction and Development
Use of Military Assets
Micro Disarmament in Africa
NEPAD (Business Against Small Arms)
Small arms/Light weapons
Institute for Peace and Sustainable Development Studies, Minna, Niger State, Nigeria.
Security Studies and Management
Defence Economics – Resource Management
Civil Security Sector Relations
Security Sector Reforms (including Police and Paramilitary)
Multi-Track Early Response
Peace Support Operations or Stability Restoration Operations including Civilians in PSOs
Restorative justice and Reconciliation
Demobilization, Disarmament, Rehabilitation and Reintegration
Disaster Prevention and Management
The 4 Rs of Refugees, IDPs and Persons of Concern
Use of Military Assets in Epidemics and Pandemics
Climate change and the Environment
Nuclear, Biological & Chemical Weapons
Convention on certain conventional weapons 1980 + Protocols
Governance –Political, Corporate and Social Modern