The SecDev Foundation is a Canadian think-do tank that works at the cross-roads of security and development – because you can’t have one without the other.
We work with local stakeholders in countries and regions affected by conflict, insecurity and fragility in the Middle East, Latin America, Eurasia, Africa and Asia. We use evidence-based research to extend and empower local knowledge and resilience. Our banner image arose from a partner’s, Dawlaty Syria, video project.
Our aim is to build a better world through open intelligence and empowerment.
Our work has been supported by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Freedom House, The Open Societies Foundation, the Global Peace and Security Fund (DFATD), and the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies. We have partnerships and projects in Latin America, the Middle East, the CIS, Sub-Saharan Africa, South East Asia, Western Europe and the United States.
We use technology and open intelligence to anticipate events in the world’s hotspots.
We apply proven analytical methods to data and events in the development of actionable intelligence.
We offer technological solutions to communities at risk to enhance safety and increase opportunity.
We constantly assess our own efforts as well as those of others to help the vulnerable as much as we can.
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