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]
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]
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]
he West African Health Organisation (WAHO) was formed in 1987. The Protocol grants WAHO status as a Specialised Agency of ECOWAS and describes the organisation's mission as follows:
"The objective of the West African Health Organisation shall be the attainment of the highest possible standard and protection of health of the peoples in the sub-region through the harmonisation of the policies of the Member States, pooling of resources, and cooperation with one another and with others for a collective and strategic combat against the health problems of the sub-region." ... [according to site editor's information]
The "African Charter on Human and People's Rights" (1986) provided for "mechanisms to promote and protect the rights of the African people". This gave birth to the African Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Studies. Its activities so far have not been very far reaching. Last website update 2004. [editors ilissAfrica]
The APPA is an intergovernmental organisation created to serve as a platform for African petroleum producing countries to cooperate, collaborate, share knowledge and competences. It aims to promote common policy initiatives and projects in all facets of the petroleum industry with a view to maximising the developmental and welfare benefits accruable from petroleum exploitation activities in the Member Countries in particular and in Africa in general. Its members are Algeria, Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, South Africa, Libya and Nigeria. ... [according to site editor's information]
Les missions de l'OCEAC sont entre autres
* la surveillance épidémiologique intégrée des maladies pour un meilleur contrôle de la situation sanitaire de la sous région;
* la complémentarité dans les actions afin d'optimiser les résultats;
* l'harmonisation des politiques de santé dans le respect des responsabilités nationales;
* la synchronisation des campagnes de lutte contre les maladies pour une meilleure couverture.
Les pays membres sont le Cameroun, le Congo (Brazzaville), le Gabon, Guinée Equatoriale, Centrafrique et le Tchad. ... [D'après les informations fournies par l'éditeur du site]
The AACC is an ecumenical fellowship representing more than 120 million Christians in 39 African countries working to make a difference in the lives of the people of Africa through ministries of advocacy and presence on the continental, regional and local levels. [according to site editor's information]
AfWA (formerly Union of African Water Suppliers) aims to enhance co-operation between public and private bodies concerned with water supply and sewage management. It advances the study of economic, technical and scientific matters relating to the water industry.
Newsletters are downloadable. [editors ilissAfrica]