The Institute for Security Studies is a Pretoria-based Think-Tank with regional offices in Addis Ababa, Nairobi and Dakar. Okapi Consulting’s links with the ISS include commissioned research, especially concerning the Central African Republic; co-sponsored public events, including a discussion on the effectiveness of the African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia, as well as writing on the insurgency in the Lake Chad Basin. Okapi Consulting founding director Stephanie Wolters is head of the Conflict Analysis and Risk Prevention Division.