The main role of the Center for Gender Development is to establish, develop, facilitate, coordinate and follow up the strategies and programmes aimed at ensuring that matters related to the disparities between men and women in the integration programmes of the Community as well as women promotion are incorporated within the framework of objectives of the ECOWAS Treaty. Its mission is to:
- Implement the ECOWAS policy and system of gender management;
- Strive for the increase in the performance of women in their fields of activities (seminars, round tables, study trips in order to stimulate the spirit of entrepreneurship and enjoy better exchange of experience);
- Ensure apprenticeship and development of skills needed to execute the Millennium Goals on sex equality in the sub-region and in programmes;
- Build networks and partnership with relevant Agencies and Institutions for financial, technical and statutory support to the activities of the Center. ... [according to site editor's information]
The aim of COMESA is promoting regional economic integration through trade and investment. There is also a peace, security and foreign policy dimension of the venture, seen as preconditions for enhanced development in the region. [editors ilissAfrica]
The EAC is the regional intergovernmental organization of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania. It aims at widening and deepening co-operation among the Partner States in, among others, political, economic and social fields for their mutual benefit. To this extent the EAC countries established a Customs Union in 2005 and are working towards the establishment of a Common Market by 2010, subsequently a Monetary Union by 2012 and ultimately a Political Federation of the East African States. ... [according to site editor's information]
The NBA is an intergovernmental organisation aiming to foster cooperation in managing and developing the resources of the basin of the River Niger. Members are nine states: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Niger and Nigeria. [editors ilissAfrica]
L'OMVS a été créé en vue de gérer le bassin versant du fleuve Sénégal. Elle a comme objectifs de
* réaliser l'autosuffisance alimentaire pour les populations du Bassin;
* réduire la vulnérabilité des économies des Etats membres de l'OMVS * face aux aléas climatiques ainsi qu'aux facteurs externes;
* accélérer le développement économique des Etats membres;
* préserver l'équilibre des écosystèmes dans la sous région et plus particulièrement dans le Bassin;
* sécuriser et améliorer les revenus des populations de la vallée. ... [selon les informations de l'éditeur du site ; rédaction ilissAfrica]
ATU provides a forum for stakeholders involved in ICT to formulate effective policies and strategies aimed at improving access to information infrastructure and services. In addition, the Union represents the interests of its members (currently 46 Member States and 16 Associate Members) at global decision-making conferences and promotes initiatives aimed at integrating regional markets, attracting investment into ICT infrastructure, and building institutional and human capacity. ... [according to site editor's information]
The Pan-African Parliament is the legislative body of the African Union. Inaugurated in 2004 it exercises oversight, and has advisory and consultative powers, which will last for the first five years of its existence, after that time period it will exercise full legislative powers. Its 265 Parliamentary representatives are elected by the legislatures of the 52 AU states rather than being directly elected in their own capacity.
Some documents are downloadable. ... [according to site editor's information]
The Regional Tourism Organization of Southern Africa (RETOSA) is a concept that brings together the 14 fascinating countries of the Southern part of Africa – Angola, Botswana, DR Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe - to offer the opportunity to discover the natural wonders and splendours of the region.
RETOSA is a Southern African Development Community (SADC) body. It is managed by a Board drawn from National Tourism Authorities/Boards and National Tourism private sector umbrella bodies. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
The InterAfrican Coffee Organisation is an intergovernmental organisation composed of 25 African coffee producing countries. Its objective is to take up the challenges associated with the world coffee challenge through a regional and international cooperation. [according to site editor's information]
The objective of the All-Africa Students Union is inter alia
* to promote unity among students organisations in and of Africa, based on common objectives.
* to struggle for equal access to education, for University autonomy and respect for academic freedoms, and for a true reform and democratisation of education.
* to foster the development of students by promoting inter-Africa institutional and cultural exchange programme and extra-curricular activities such as sports and student tourism. ... [according to site editor's information]