Membership of the ASSN network is open to individuals and organisations that are actively involved in matters relating to African security. Our members come from NGOs, local and national governments, civil society and academia. They include security and justice practitioners, experts, development professionals, students and native Africans working for international organisations like the African Union and the United Nations.

The basic prerequisite for admission is that prospective individuals must be holders of African citizenship, while organisational members must be formally registered and conducting their activities in an African country or region. Additionally, all prospective members must have a demonstrable background in the areas of security, development or security sector reform.