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]
Kituo Cha Katiba is a regional non-governmental organisation established in 1997 with a mission to promote multi-disciplinary debate, dialogue and action on constitutionalism, good governance and democratic development in Eastern Africa through research, information dissemination, networking, advocacy and activism. Kituo Cha Katiba compliments individual and national initiatives through constructive engagement and collaboration. ... [according to site editor's information]
Ghana was among the first countries to declare its intention to accede to the African Peer Review Mechanism in the framework of NEPAD. The website explains the APRM ("self-monitoring system which entails a country voluntarily submitting to make its own citizens undertake an internal audit of its political, economic, corporate and socio-economic governance system") and documents the steps undertaken so far. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
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]
NEPAD is an initiative of the Member States of the African Union which which aims to foster the adoption of policies, standards and practices that will lead to political stability, high economic growth, sustainable development and accelerated regional integration in the continent. [according to site editor's information]
Das Institut Panos Afrique de l'Ouest (IPAO) ist eine Nichregierungsorganisation (NGO). Sie befasst sich vor allem mit den Medien in Westafrika, mit Schwerpunkt auf deren Rolle in den Bereichen Zivilgesellschaft, Good Governance oder Demokratie. [Redaktion ilissAfrica]
HURIPEC is an autonomous Centre in the Faculty of Law at Makerere University. It was set up to provide a focused intellectual and activist space to spearhead the promotion and protection of human rights and peace through a combination of teaching, research, documentation, public debate, seminars, and outreach programmes. It fosters an interdisciplinary approach and collaborates with related institutions and civil society groups.
Publications are downloadable. ... [according to site editor's information]
Es gibt Infos zum Forschungsnetzwerk und zu den einzelnen Forschungsgebieten (siehe Inhaltsverzeichnis). Außerdem gibt es kurze Berichte über Forschungsaufenthalte, Vorträge usw. (zur Rechtfertigung der Finanzierung). [Redaktion ilissAfrica]