About Us

Human Security Research Centre Ghana  is a Non-Governmental Centre of practitioners and researchers in the field of Security.The Centre seeks to advocate the movement beyond the notion of a world of states where national security is defined solely by threats to the territorial and sovereignty identity of the nation based on interpretations of national interests to a covergence of common ground with the notion of Human Security - a world of peoples in which the rights, needs and vulnerabilties of communities and their individual members to lead lives free of fear or preventable extreme deprivation become the crystal bottomline referent object for security and development policy design.

Our Motivation: Human Security is too important to be left to governments alone.

Our Inspiration: UN General Assembly Resolution 66/290 adopted on 10 September 2012 -  As follow-up to 2005 World Summit on Human Security:

  3. Agrees that Human Security is an approach to assist Member States in identifying and addressing widespread and cross-cutting challenges to the survival, livelihood and dignity of their people. Based on this, a common understanding on the notion of Human Security includes the following: 

  • The right of people to live in freedom and dignity, free from poverty and despair. All individuals, in particular vulnerable people, are entitled to freedom from fear and freedom from want, with an equal opportunity to enjoy all their rights and fully develop their human potential;
  • Human Security calls for people-centred, comprehensive, context-specific and prevention-oriented responses that strengthen the protection and empowerment of all people and all communities;
  • Human Security recognizes the inter-linkages between Human Rights, Peace and  Development and equally considers civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights