H.E. Mr. Jafar Bedru, Executive Director of IFA, and Dr. Fonteh Akum, the Executive Director of ISS, discussed future areas of collaboration on January 9, 2024. Common areas of interest in terms of conducting research, and policy dialogues on regional issues as well as capacity enhancement were the main points of discussion. Both parties agreed to proceed by assigning focal persons to develop a MoU and an action plan. The Institute of Security Studies (ISS) is a think tank that has been working on sustainable peace, development, and prosperity in Africa since 1991. ISS has also been a partner of IFA for stakeholder training and in conducting policy dialogue.