EISA is non-profit organisation, established 1996 and based in Johannesburg, that strives for credible elections, participatory democracy, human rights culture, and the strengthening of governance institutions. Having field offices in Kinshasa (DR Congo), Antananarivo (Madagascar), Abidjan (Cote d'Ivoire), N'djamema (Chad), Khartoum (Sudan), Bujumbura (Burundi), Nairobi (Kenya) and Maputo (Mozambique) its regional focus is no more on Southern Africa alone. EISA works in a number of programme areas, including
* Democracy, conflict management and electoral education
* Elections and political processes
* Balloting and electoral services
* Governance (political partes, APRM, institutions of governance and local governance)
* Online Democracy Encyclopedia
* Research and information (including a specialised library and in house publications).
EISA's work is supported by local, regional and international funding organisations.
A number of reports is downloadable. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
CAAGLOP's mission is to encourage the involvement of Africans in national and regional development through the use of local knowledge and personal involvement in order to develop mechanisms that will obtain effective and sustainable results in the fight against hunger, poverty, unemployment, human rights abuses and the AIDS pandemic in Africa. Its activities are aimed at providing information to a large number of Africans regarding issues that affect their daily lives and to provide a forum for self-expression as well as interacting with others on various social, political, health, economic and educational issues.
CAAGLOP is an African NGO based in Dakar, Senegal. It receives financial support United Nations Volunteers (UNV). ... [according to site editor's information]
The Helen Suzman Foundation believes that a free society is the best guarantor of good governance, stability, economic growth and human development. Established to honour the work of its patron-in-chief, The Helen Suzman Foundation has the aim of strengthening South Africa's relatively new democracy by prompting the principles of liberty, equality of opportunity, individual human rights and respect for the needs of the poor, cultural minorities and the powerless. These principles apply not only in the political sphere, but also in the spheres of development and poverty reduction. Protecting liberty and choice is especially important in counteracting the effects of one-party dominance in emerging democracies like South Africa. ... [according to site editor's information]
CLGF works to promote and strengthen effective democratic local government throughout the Commonwealth and to facilitate the exchange of good practice in local government structures and services. CLGF brings together central, provincial and local spheres of government involved in local government policy and decision-making. It works to promote and strengthen democratic local government across the Commonwealth and to encourage the exchange of best practice through conferences and events, programmes and projects, and research and information. CLGF has more than 160 members in 40 Commonwealth countries including local government associations, individual local authorities and ministries dealing with local government.
Some reports are downloadable. ... [according to site editor's information]
IAP works to strengthen democratic structures impacting on corruption and governance and conducts relevant studies and surveys, including devising useful tools which are fed into its campaigns and advocacy programme. The organisation operates at the federal, state and local government levels - where individuals and groups have the opportunity to contribute to the decision making process, thereby contributing to efforts aimed at eliminating or reducing corruption and opaqueness. The organisation actualises its mission through research and surveys into issues germane to democracy, development and good governance in Nigeria, publication and dissemination of governance-related information and employing the findings of such studies as advocacy tools. ... [according to site editor's information]
Africa Governance Institute is conceived as a center for high-level political dialogue and advanced studies and training on Governance in Africa. As such, it will be called upon to engage in advocacy for democratic and Developmental Governance in Africa, to develop cutting-edge research and innovative training methods designed to find solutions to the most pressing Governance issues identified in political dialogue sessions. Additionally it is supposed to disseminate/diffuse the relevant information on Governance in Africa. ... [according to site editor's information]
ATPS is a multi-disciplinary network of researchers, private sector actors and policy makers promoting innovative science and technology policy making through research, dialogue and advocacy in 23 African countries.The network provides modest grants to individuals and institutions to carry out research on issues of science and technology policy in sub-Saharan Africa.
The research results are disseminated to policy makers and other end-users through manuscript reports, published books, journal articles, workshops, conferences, policy dialogue and the Internet.
ATPS organizes and implements training activities targeted at policy makers, legislators, mid-level technocrats, researchers, and leaders in the private sector. ... [according to site editor's information]
AfriCASO est un mécanisme de coordination et représente la voix des organisations de la société civile africaine. AfriCASO a pour mission de promouvoir et de faciliter le développement de la réponse communautaire au VIH/SIDA à travers le réseautage et le développement de systèmes organisationnels durables pour les ONG, OCB et Groupes de PVVIH. ... [selon les informations de l'éditeur du site]
AFSUN was established in 2008 as a network of African and international universities, non-governmental and community organizations, and municipal governance networks. AFSUN aims to improve the knowledge base on urban food security in Africa; to build African human resource capacity and expertise in food security policy and management; to develop and advocate policy options to improve the environment within which households make decisions about food security; and to grow the capacity of community change agents to plan, implement and evaluate food security projects and programmes. ... [according to site editor's information]
ANSTI is an organ of cooperation that embraces African institutions engaged in University level training and research in the fields of science and technology. It has 109 member institutions in 35 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The aim of ANSTI is to develop active collaboration among African scientific institutions so as to promote research and development in areas of relevance to the development of the region. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]