To undertake a new initiative of study based on geo-strategic and socio-economic realities that will have short-term, mid-term and long-term effects in areas of PSDD:
1. Peace: Conflict resolution (CR) and conflict transformation (CT); and Peacemaking, Peacekeeping, and Peace-building
2. Security: National Security Policy (NSP)/Comprehensive Security; Security Sector Reform (SSR)/Security Sector Transformation (SST); Non-Traditional security (NTS) issues and Human Security
3. Democracy and Human Rights: Rule of Law and Civil Military Relations (CMR)
4. Development: Socio-Economic Development and political stability for a just society
And, expand the institution’s network within and beyond the nation.
Establish the NISS as a premier institution that contributes to the PSDD for a just society and well-being of humanity within the nation and beyond.