SANPAD is a collaborative research programme financed by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Since 1997 SANPAD has facilitated and financed research projects, search capacity building and research support. In Phase 3 (2008-2013) SANPAD will fund research and development projects under the following themes:
1. New approaches to Economic Development
2. Social and Human Development
3. Natural Resources and their Governance
4. Politics, Governance, State and Society
5. Identities, Cultures and Societies
6. Science and Technology for Social development
In Phase III the promotion and enhancement of research at the national and international level, research capacity building initiatives and training of human resources for research endeavours within and outside of the academic sector will be prioritised. Poverty reduction will continue to occupy a central focus of the SANPAD programme in Phase III. ... [according to site editor's information]
The website of the SAIRR "is home to the largest and most comprehensive database tracking trends on South Africa. It provides a wide variety of statistical and other data on South Africa, ranging from education, health, social development and welfare to business, employment, the economy, and politics. Subscribers have full access to this website while non-subscribers have limited access to certain resources."
Trends and policy analysis are made available via a number of monthly, annual, and occasional electronic and hard copy publications:South Africa Survey; Fast Facts; South African Mirror; Special Research Projects.
Some electronic publications are downloadable. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
AngoNet is a repository for information on humanitarian NGOs and projects operating in Angola. The selection of themes was made by "Development Workshop". The project aims to increase the capacity of non-profit, civic and development organisations working in Angola, through improved communications and information exchange. It is funded by UNDP. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
Project that tries to visualise part of African history 1879 - 2002. The visualisation shows the changing political status of African countries (colour code) and armed conflicts (crosses). [editors ilissAfrica]
Online exhibition which is based on the material of the collaborative research unit on Arid Climate, Adaptation and Cultural Innovation in Africa (University of Cologne). Furthermore, you can find information about and some samples of the "Atlas of Cultural and Environmental Change in Arid Africa". [editors ilissAfrica]
Homepage of the West African Research Center (WARC) in Dakar. The Center belongs to the West African Research Association (WARA). WARC is a center for academic exchange between American and West African scholars that encourages research on the region of West Africa. WARC promotes scholarly research on West Africa and the Diaspora and works to foster cooperation between American and West African researchers, students and artists. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Tracking Development was a multilateral, international research project (October 2006 to September 2011) on the comparative development trajectories of Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa over the last 50 years. The project was funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The objectives were inter alia
* To seek answers to the question of why Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa have diverged so sharply in development performance in the last 50 years
* To compare in detail the developmental records of a number of case study countries (Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and Cambodia), establishing the main trends, processes, and junctures of decision-making.
* To give decision-makers in the study countries the opportunity to explain what strategic decisions they made, and why, during the decades since 1955. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
The project African Collections in Zürich deals with the relationships between the city of Zürich and Africa on the basis of several scientific collections and one art collection. The collections constitute the material basis upon which knowledge about Africa and African peoples was generated, systematized and popularized.Our interest is not so much aimed at the single objects, images and plants as such but on the knowledge and classification systems they are embedded in. The systems become evident through the mode in which the collections were stored, classified and documented. Moreover, they define the forms and venues of presentation and contribute to the popularization of distinct images of Africa. Metarchive is not a comprehensive catalogue of all the African collections held in Zürich, instead it creates virtual links between selected pieces from the various collections and places them in a new meaning context. ... [according to site editor's information]