CGG exists to increase citizen participation in governance through advocacy, capacity building and civic education in order to build a more informed civil populace and a democratic State. CGG is a registered NGO in Sierra Leone and belongs to several associations and research communities. [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]...
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]
The Study and Research Group on Democracy and Economic and social Development in Africa is a non-profit-marking Association with an international vocation, which brings together intellectuals and executives. Its aims are:
* to promote reflection on application and reinforcement of democratic ideals and principles in Africa through research and studies;
* to contribute to the economic and social development; the education and information of African populations; through projects, proposals, conferences, discussion and civics-oriented education programmes;
* to promote the defence of citizen's and consumer rights;
* to produce publications of all sorts on democracy and economic liberalism. ... [according to site editor's information]
Laboratoire Citoyennetés (LC) est une association de droit burkinabè à vocation régionale (Afrique de l’Ouest) qui travaille sur la gouvernance et la citoyenneté en associant la recherche en sciences sociales à la facilitation et à l’influence du dialogue entre citoyens et gouvernants. Le LC a pour visée de contribuer à mettre en place une gouvernance réconciliée avec ses citoyens, à partir du local. C'est-à-dire une gouvernance dans laquelle, d’une part, les citoyens sont en mesure d’exprimer leurs besoins et de demander des comptes à leurs gouvernants, et d’autre part, les gouvernants sont informés de la nature des besoins réels de leurs administrés et établissent un dialogue constructif avec eux. ... [selon les informations de l'éditeur du site]
The website of Prof. Bolaji Aluko, past chair of Chemical Engineering at Howard University in Washington, DC, and president of the Nigerian Democratic Movement (NDM) serves as a platform to inform and to discuss Nigerian politics. "Originally-written articles, content from popular media outlets, and we give you, our members, the chance to provide your articles too." ... [editors ilissAfrica; according to site editor's information]
Having worked on peacebuilding and reconciliation in the aftermath of the civil war the Episcopal Commission for Justice and Peace nowadays works on the consolidation of peace through civic education in the light of the social doctrine of the church. The website explains the ongoing activities. [editors ilissAfrica]
The NDT, founded by different civil society organisations (students, churches, trade union movement), exists to strengthen civil society, promote sustainable development and facilitate social change primarily through the enhancement of the organisational capacity of community-based organizations. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
Fahamu (meaning 'understanding' or 'consciousness' in Kiswahili) is a Global Support Fund of the Tides Foundation. It supports the struggle for human rights and social justice in Africa by:
* Supporting social justice advocacy through the innovative use of information and communication technologies
* Stimulating debate, discussion and analysis
* Distributing news and information
* Developing training materials and running distance-learning courses ... [according to site editor's information]
The TRC has been charged with the responsibility of investigating the root causes of the conflict in Liberia, amplifying historical truths and thereby undermining falsehoods that have over time assumed the status of historical truths.
The TRC is also charged with establishing an independent and accurate record of the rights violations and abuses occasioned by the conflict and setting the basis for justice and reconciliation that will foster national repentance, strike the delicate balance between accountability and forgiveness, in order to heal the land and unite the people.
Reports are downloadable. ... [according to site editor's information]
The site provides extensive material (reports, media articles, testimonials) on the work of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). It was set up by the Government of National Unity to help deal with what happened under apartheid. The TRC is no longer in existence. [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]