ASSN runs an extensive network of organisations from across Africa. Its multidisciplinary networking model embraces both those organisations that are specifically focussed in the area of security and those from other directly relevant fields like peace, justice and development. The networking aspect serves to promote cooperation, exchange of experiences and lesson learning. It also lessens the duplication of efforts, overlap in core competencies, and relegation of certain important aspects of the continent’s peace and security agenda.

The network is coordinated by the central secretariat in conjunction with four Regional Hubs located in Accra, Juba, Mzuzu and Nairobi. Each region has a focal organisation that hosts the regional hub and rallies its fellow member organisations into a regional chapter of the ASSN network.