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ICOS AfghanistanKabul, Afghanistan
ICOS Afghanistan explores the relationships between development, security, governance and counter-narcotics in Afghanistan, formulating innovative and pragmatic policy recommendations to address the complex challenges in these areas. With a research base in Lashkar Gah, the work focus is on the southern provinces at the heart of the conflict. ICOS Afghanistan operates through in-country field research teams assessing the opinions and attitudes of the Afghan people. This field research supports ICOS Afghanistan’s policy reports, which seek to identify ways to address the challenges facing Afghanistan, and ensure lasting security and prosperity for the Afghan people.
Human CapitalGulf Region
The ICOS initiative on Human Capital aims to identify ongoing local challenges of a rapidly changing society and provide research, advocacy and innovative policy analysis to encourage pragmatic responses and cost-effective long-term solutions. The ICOS Centre of Excellence in Human Capital is located in Dubai, UAE.
CitizenshipRio de Janeiro, Brazil
The ICOS Citizenship programme ombines innovative research and policy analysis to promote pragmatic responses to today’s most pressing social challenges. ICOS aims to promote the values of citizenship and empowerment in communities at the grassroots level: processes of social transformation are achieved through multi-sector policy initiatives and joint responsibility. ICOS supports communities to become safer, paving the way for social and economic development.
Global Food SecurityNew Delhi, India
In collaboration with the Sir Ratan Tata Trust and CINI, ICOS is developing a new project examining the intersections between food security, development, and state security. The project currently has its focus on India and Brazil, as two countries that are widely affected by these issues. A component of the project is a Global Food Security Knowledge Management portal that aims to serve as a “one stop shop” for information on food security around the world. The ICOS Centre of Excellence in food security operates out of New Delhi, India.
Rome ConsensusParis, France
The Rome Consensus For a Humanitarian Drug Policy commits 121 National Societies of Red Cross and Red Crescent from Africa, Asia, the Americas, the Middle East and Europe to promote and implement humanitarian approaches to drug use. The Rome Consensus aims to bring drugs and drug use to the forefront of social concerns, focussing drug response formulation and implementation on a public health approach. The Rome Consensus is based in London, UK.
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