SASAKAWA PEACE FOUNDATION (SPF): Non traditional Security Issues

Deadline: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 00:00
Discipline: 
Social Sciences
Region: 
Asia

The concept of nontraditional security refers to security against threats that cannot be addressed by the military-centered security systems of the past. Although this concept is not yet well defined, SPF recognizes the urgent need to deal with nontraditional threats that pose serious dangers in Asia, such as avian influenza and other infectious diseases, as well as natural disasters. While efforts must, of course, be made at the national level, SPF contributes to the establishment of effective crisis-management systems for Asia and other developing regions by supporting fieldwork, research, and experimental initiatives at the private nonprofit-sector level.