The Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy is the regulatory and legislative agency which has responsibility for all matters relating to minerals, petroleum, industry and energy supplies. [according to site editor's information]
L’ONAP a pour mission de contribuer à la définition et à la mise en œuvre de la politique d’approvisionnement du pays en produits pétroliers.A cet effet, l'Office a pour tâches entre autres de :
veiller à la disponibilité permanente des produits pétroliers sur le territoire national ;
contribuer à la définition de la politique des prix à la consommation des produits pétroliers ;
proposer les éléments de la politique nationale en matière de constitution du stock national de sécurité. ... [D'après les informations fournies par l'éditeur du site]
PIEA seeks to promote the interest of the petroleum industry in East Africa independent of specific regulatory and commercial interests and to provide a forum for those interested in the Oil and Gas Industry. PIEA's aim is the promotion of professionalism and free enterprise in petroleum business supported by the highest business and operating standards, adherence to environment, health and safety ideals. ... [according to site editor's information]
The AU is Africa's premier institution and principal organization for the promotion of accelerated socio-economic integration of the continent. It is based on the common vision of a united and strong Africa and on the need to build a partnership between governments and all segments of civil society, in particular women, youth and the private sector, in order to strengthen solidarity and cohesion amongst the peoples of Africa. ... [according to site editor`s information]
The e-Africa Commission was created in the framework of NEPAD. It is responsible for developing policies, strategies and projects at continental level as well as managing the structured development of the ICT sector in the context of NEPAD. [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
ATI is a multilateral financial institution providing export credit insurance, political risk insurance, investment insurance and other financial products to help reduce the business risks and costs of doing business in Africa, in partnership with the private and public sectors. ATI was launched in 2001 with the support of the World Bank and the backing of seven African countries. ... [according to site editor's information]
ARIPO was mainly established to pool the resources of its member countries in industrial property matters together in order to avoid duplication of financial and human resources. Thus the preamble to the Lusaka Agreement states that member states are "aware of the advantage to be derived by them from the effective and continuous exchange of information and harmonization and co-ordination of their laws and activities in industrial property matters".
Members are Botswana, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. ... [according to site editor's information]
Patent rights being essentially a factor of development, and the body, which manages it necessarily, has a triple mission
* Issuing of protection titles
Registration and issuing of titles, following a procedure common to all member state, on the basis of the Bangui Agreement and other regulatory texts.
* Documentation and information
The Bangui Agreement makes it an obligation to AIPO to publish by way of information the essential content of the titles which it issues.
* Involvement in development
AIPO puts in place a programme of information, sensitisation, training and of assistance to the promotion of invention and innovation, directed to the different levels of society where there is a need for patent rights law. ... [according to site editor's information]