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About Us

The Institute for Intelligence and Strategic Security referred to as “IISS” or “The Institute” is a non-profit non-governmental organization dedicated to addressing contemporary intelligence and national security challenges, facilitating public discourse on the role and value of intelligence for national security, and advancing the intelligence field as a career choice. The Institute’s scope is to promote the development of professionalism and professionalization within the field of intelligence and National Security.

IISS seeks to proactively play a leading role in advancing the course of professionalizing the practice of intelligence and national security, with the objective of building confidence and recognized standards of competence in conduct of national security intelligence. The Institute aims to champion the agenda of building highly skilled and trained intelligence and national security professionals for the public good.

The Institute does not engage in espionage, covert, clandestine or subversive activity or any intelligence operation in support of any person or organization both within and outside Ghana in furtherance of the political objective of that person, government or state except research, training, public education, and advocacy in line with applicable domestic and international laws governing the conduct of intelligence and national security affairs and operation of civil society organizations in general. The Institute may however engage in collection and analysis of open-source intelligence (OSINT).


IISS started operation in 2018 and formally inaugurated in 2021 with the objective of;

(a) promoting the scholarly and professional study of security and intelligence affairs, especially among professionals and upcoming practitioners and, 

(b) engaging the broader community in discussions about intelligence and national security matters of local, national, and global importance.

Our Mission

To build a center of excellence in national security intelligence training and education.

As a specialized institute, IISS:

  • Promotes and shares knowledge and expertise relevant to intelligence and national security issues at national and international level.
  • Develops and promotes awareness about intelligence and national security issues.
  • Pursues and promote high quality security products through research, training and professional development in intelligence and national security disciplines.
  • Educates current and future professionals on intelligence and national security related topics.
  • Forms affiliations and partnerships with national and international professional agencies and academic institutions, to establish joined efforts towards enhancing intelligence and national security through knowledge, awareness and professionalism for the prevention and detection of threats against societies, the states’ infrastructure, and private entities.
  • Encourages multi-disciplinary responses to issues related to intelligence and national security.

Our Vision

A professional national security community.

Our Values

  • Objectivity
  • Independence
  • Integrity

Our Mission

To build a center of excellence in national security intelligence training and education.

As a specialized institute, IISS:

  • Promotes and shares knowledge and expertise relevant to intelligence and national security issues at national and international level.
  • Develops and promotes awareness about intelligence and national security issues.
  • Pursues and promote high quality security products through research, training and professional development in intelligence and national security disciplines.
  • Educates current and future professionals on intelligence and national security related topics.
  • Forms affiliations and partnerships with national and international professional agencies and academic institutions, to establish joined efforts towards enhancing intelligence and national security through knowledge, awareness and professionalism for the prevention and detection of threats against societies, the states’ infrastructure, and private entities.
  • Encourages multi-disciplinary responses to issues related to intelligence and national security.

Our Team

Our team consists of the best security experts in Ghana.

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John Doe
Vancouver
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Jessica Smith
Toronto
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Steve Rogers
Montreal

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