Centre for Security Governance (CSG)

The Centre for Security Governance (CSG) is a non-profit, non-partisan think tank dedicated to the study of security transitions in fragile, failed and conflict-affected states, a process also known as security sector reform (SSR). A registered charity based in based in Kitchener, Canada, the CSG maintains a global network of research fellows from a variety of backgrounds, including practitioners, research analysts and academics, and partner organizations from the public and private sector engaged in SSR issues.

The CSG seeks to enhance the effectiveness of donor assistance and support to SSR programs through its research, events, training and direct policy advice. Committed to innovation, the CSG employs various technological tools to advance its impact and reach, most notably long-distance training and conferencing platforms. Supporting promising analysts and academics as well as advancing new ideas and approaches are also core values of the centre. Through its active engagement with SSR donors and recipients on the ground in fragile and conflict-affected states, the CSG endeavours to translate research, advice and training into tangible improvements in SSR policy and programming.

Telephone: 001-226-241-8744
Email: info@secgovcentre.com
900 Guelph St., Unit 403
N2H 5Z6 Kitchener
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Policy and Research Papers

Making Sense of the White Army’s Return in South Sudan

This paper examines the political and ethnic dimensions of South Sudan’s ongoing civil war and concludes with a number of recommendations to mitigate the potential for future conflict, including a comprehensive disarmament, demobilization and reintegration program, the improvement of state service delivery and the introduction of meritocratic practices to the hiring processes of the government of South Sudan.