The Centre for Policy Studies is one of Britain's leading think tanks. The CPS develops and promotes policies to limit the role of the state, to encourage enterprise and to enable the institutions of society – such as families and voluntary organizations - to flourish.
Cranfield University Centre for Defence Management and Leadership - Security Sector Management (SSM)
Our Mission is to promote the development and effective management of security sectors for enhanced peace and security
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Saferworld is an independent non-governmental organisation that works to prevent and reduce violent conflict and promote cooperative approaches to security.
The organisation works with governments, international organisations and civil society to encourage and support effective policies and practices through advocacy, research and policy development and through supporting the actions of others.
Established in 1989, they work in Africa, Asia and Europe. Staff are based in offices in London and Nairobi, and in all the regions in which the organisation operates.
Saferworld receives funding from a range of donors including governments, the European Commission, trusts and individuals. Find out more about funders on the funding page and how you can support them.
Saferworld believes that everyone should be able to lead peaceful fulfilling lives, free from insecurity and violent conflict.
Saferworld contributes to the achievement of this vision by fulfilling their organisational mission:
Saferworld works to prevent and reduce violent conflict and promote cooperative approaches to security. It works with governments, international organisations and civil society to encourage and support effective policies and practices through advocacy, research and policy development and through supporting the actions of others.
- Saferworld is an independent organisation that strives for accountability, transparency and integrity.
- Saferworld brings about long-term sustainable change by bringing together and working with international, national and local partners.
- Saferworld strives to be a diverse organisation working inclusively and respecting the views of others.
For more visit www.saferworld.org.uk
The Stabilisation Unit is a UK government centre of expertise on conflict, security and justice. Unique within the UK government, it is comprised of civil servants, military personnel, police officers and civilians. The unit deploy these experts to help partners de-escalate conflict and solve complex policy challenges in fragile and high-risk environments. It provides programme support across the UK government, and leads on learning lessons from current and past conflicts.