The Observatoire de l’Afrique consists of a network of members and partners organisations. Members designate the four founding organisations:
EGMONT – The Royal Institute for International Relations is an independent think-tank based in Brussels. Its interdisciplinary research is conducted in a spirit of total academic freedom. Drawing on the expertise of its own research fellows, as well as that of external specialists, both Belgian and foreign, it provides analysis and suggests international policy options that are meant to be as operational as possible.
The European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) is an agency of the European Union, operating under the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP). Its goals are to support CFSP, to develop a common security culture for the EU, and to enrich Europe’s strategic debate. The board of the EUISS, composed of the 27 EU Member States, is chaired by the European External Action Service (EEAS).
The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) is a pan-African applied policy research institute headquartered in Pretoria, South Africa. It seeks to mainstream African human security perspectives into public policy processes and to influence decision makers within Africa and beyond. Its objective is to provide timely, empirical research and contextual analysis of relevant issues to policy makers, area specialists, advocacy groups, and the media.
The Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael acts as a think-tank as well as a diplomatic academy that aims to identify and analyze emerging political and social developments for the benefit of governments, international organizations and the general public. Within the Institute, the Conflict Research Unit (CRU) forms a multidisciplinary team focusing on policy research on the security/development nexus, with special attention for the Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes region.