The Carter Center, in partnership with Emory University, is committed to advancing human rights and alleviating unnecessary human suffering through:
- International peacemaking
- Promoting democracy
- Disease control and prevention programs, and
- Championing mental health issues.
Founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, the Atlanta-based Center has helped to improve the quality of life for people in more than 70 countries.
Led by the Carters and an independent board of trustees, the Center's staff wage peace, fight disease, and build hope by both engaging with those at the highest levels of government and working side by side with poor and often forgotten people. ... [according to site editor's information]
The African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) is a South Africa-based civil society organisation working throughout Africa to bring creative African solutions to the challenges posed by conflict on the continent. ACCORD's primary aim is to influence political developments by bringing conflict resolution, dialogue and institutional development to the forefront as an alternative to armed violence and protracted conflict. ACCORD specialises in conflict management, analysis and prevention and intervenes in conflicts through mediation, negotiation, training, research and conflict analysis. ... [according to site editor's information]
Created by Nigeria's former President Olusegun Obasanjo ALF's mission is to develop leadership capacities in Africa in order to increase productivity of major actors in government, parliament, business and civil society. A range of high-level conference, seminars, workshops and publications address the quest for effective leadership, efficient management and enhancement of leadership skills. ... [according to site editor's information]
PAID-WA is one of four regional institutes of the International Association of Pan African Institute for Development (PAID). PAID-WA is a non-profit organisation dealing with capacity building of persons working in the field of development cooperation. It runs training courses in a wide range of development topics, including community management of rural water supplies. It also offers field research and consultancy services. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
L'IPD/AOS est un de quatre instituts régional de l'Institut Panafricain pour le Développement (IPD) qui s'occupe du renforcement des compétences du personnel de développement en Afrique. L'IPD/AOS recouvre le Bénin, le Burkina Faso, le Cap Vert, la Côte d'Ivoire, la Guinée, la Guinée Bissau, le Mali, la Mauritanie, le Niger, le Sénégal, le Tchad et le Togo. Les activités de l'organisation non-gouvernementale sont axées sur
* la formation des agents du développement en particulier ceux du développement rural,
* l'appui/le conseil aux organisations à la base, aux associations et aux ONG,
* la recherche/l´action au profit des structures de développement. ... [selon les informations de l'éditeur du site; rédaction ilissAfrica]
Africa Action is a non-governmental US-organization that works for political, economic and social justice in Africa. Through the provision of accessible information and analysis combined with the mobilization of public pressure Africa Action works to change the policies and policy-making processes of U.S. and multinational institutions toward Africa. Campaigns are inter alia on the genocide in Darfur, HIV/AIDS, indebtedness and international finance institutions. Africa Action produces a range of resources on African affairs and Africa policy, including position papers, reports, commentaries, fact sheets and talking points. Many of them are downloadable. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
L'OPALS est une organisation médicale de solidarité internationale à but non-lucratif, indépendante de toute appartenance politique etconfessionnelle. L'OPALS promeut, renforce et développe les capacités humaines et matérielles des différentes institutions sanitaires et psychosociales des pays où elle intervient. L'OPALS élargit son champ d'action en dépassant son appui exclusif aux structures de santé dédiées à la seule prise en charge thérapeutique du VIH/Sida pour promouvoir notamment la santé materno-infantile et la lutte contre d'autres grandes endémies, paludisme et tuberculose notamment. ... [d'après les informations fournies par l'éditeur du site]
SARPN is a non-profit organisation that promotes debate and knowledge sharing on poverty reduction processes and experiences in Southern Africa. SARPN aims to contribute towards effective reduction of poverty in the countries of the SADC contries through creating platforms for effective pro-poor policy, strategy and practice.
SARPN achieves this goal through widening participation, bringing people together across the region to exchange ideas, and disseminating information to deepen understandings of poverty issues and improve policy and practice.
Some publications are downloadable. ... [according to site editor's information]
AHA is a pan-African NGO providing humanitarian assistance to alleviate human suffering. The work spans from protecting internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Darfur, to repatriating refugees in the Democratic Republic of Congo, to raising awareness of HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia. [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
Oxfam International is a confederation of 14 organizations working together with over 3,000 partners in more than 100 countries to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice. With many of the causes of poverty global in nature, the 14 affiliate members of Oxfam International believe they can achieve greater impact through their collective efforts. ... [according to site editor's information]