The United Evangelical Mission is an international communion of 34 churches in Africa, Asia and Germany, and the v Bodelschwingh Institutions Bethel. The UEM has regional offices in Africa (Dar-es-Salaam), Asia (Medan) and Germany (Wuppertal). The aim of the member churches of the UEM is to work together as equal partners between North-South and South-South. Priorities include diaconal work, combating HIV/Aids, working for the rights of women and children, scholarships, development co-operation, intercultural encounter and project promotion. Peace and human rights work is a specific programme priority. ... [according to site editor's information]
ENDA-TM is an international NGO based in Dakar, Senegal. Enda collaborates with grassroots groups in search of alternative development models on the basis of the experience, expectations and objectives of marginalised peoples. [according to site editor's information]
Attached to the OECD as a semi-autonomous body and financed essentially through voluntary contributions from OECD members, the SWAC (originally "Club du Sahel") supports, together with governments, regional institutions and civil society/private sector organisations, the development and implementation of action-oriented policies and investments. Its main objectives are to:
* help identify strategic questions related to medium- and long-term development in West Africa;
* contribute to mobilising and strengthening African capacities within a network approach;
* support initiatives and efforts by West Africans to promote medium- and long-term development in the region;
* facilitate exchanges between regional actors and OECD member countries;
* promote constructive debates that lead to innovative decisions within and outside the region aimed at building a better future for the region.
Publications are downloadable. ... [according to site editor's information; Redaktion ilissAfrica]
The Tanzania Development Information Centre (TDIC) is a partnership initiative of multilateral and bilateral agencies, administered by Tanzania Global Development Learning Centre (TGDLC) and The Institute of Finance Management (IFM). The TDIC has been established to promote the use and access to knowledge in order to improve the effectiveness of development programs in Tanzania. Using the Centre’s resources, the public, students, researchers and policy makers have access to a wide range of information on development.
The overall objective of TDIC is to create a one-stop centre of information on development issues, activities and results from interventions by various actors and partners, including constraints and lessons learnt. ... [according to site editor's information]
IPC is an innovative tool for improving food security analysis and decision-making. It is a standardised scale that integrates food security, nutrition and livelihood information into a clear statement about the nature and severity of a crisis and implications for strategic response. The IPC is ...
* A tool for classifying the severity of food security situations
* A « forum » for reaching technical consensus
* A framework for situation analysis - which can be adapted to different food security contexts
IPC is supported by national governments, international agencies, early warning units and donors. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
"IRIN (Integrated Regional Information Networks) is part of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs; its services are editorially independent. IRIN's principal role is to provide news and analysis about sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and parts of Asia for the humanitarian community." Among others IRIN provides a series of humanitarian films that can be watched online or downloaded for free."Today, in sub-Saharan Africa and Central Asia the need for an accurate picture of events on the ground is being met by the Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN), part of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). IRIN, which was born out of the 1994 crisis in the Great Lakes region of central Africa, pioneered the use of e-mail and web technology to deliver and receive information to and from some of the most remote and underdeveloped places in Africa, cheaply and efficiently. Its reporting focuses on strengthening universal access to timely, strategic and non-partisan information so as to enhance the capacity of the humanitarian community to understand, respond to and avert emergencies. IRIN further supports efforts at conflict resolution and reconciliation by countering misinformation and propaganda."[according to site editors`information] ... [supplemented]
The ZMO is devoted to an interdisciplinary and comparative study of the Middle East, Africa, South and Southeast Asia from a historical perspective. The library catalogue of the ZMO can be browsed online. Furthermore, you can find some fulltext documents under "Publikationen > Internetpublikationen". [editors ilissAfrica]
Le CIDR intervient dans des secteurs clés du développement en Afrique :
- développement local et décentralisation,
- développement d'entreprises en milieu rural et en milieu urbain,
- systèmes financiers décentralisés,
- assurance maladie et prévoyance sociale.
Il a pour objectif la construction et le renforcement d'institutions locales, régionales et nationales durables, au service des populations, participant à la réduction de la pauvreté et à l'amélioration des politiques publiques.
Il est actuellement présent dans une douzaine de pays africains : Bénin, Burkina Faso, Cameroun, Comores, Ethiopie, Guinée, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Ouganda, Rwanda, Sénégal, Tanzanie, Tchad et Togo.
Parmis les principaux partenaires sont entre autres Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst, Ministère de la décentralisation (Bénin), Oxfam, Diakonia (Suède), Agence française de développement (AFD), Fonds International de développement agricole (FIDA), le PNUD et l'Union Européenne. ... [selon les informations de l'éditeur du site ; rédaction ilissAfrica]
Established in May 1992 UDS is a multi-campus university running six faculties, one school and two centres of excellence. The mission of UDS is "promoting equitable and socio-economic transformation of communities through practically-oriented, community-based, problem-solving, gender-sensitive and interactive research, teaching, learning and outreach programmes."
The University's principal objective is to address and find solutions to the environmental problems and socio-economic deprivations that have characterized northern Ghana in particular and are also found in some rural areas throughout the rest of the country. ... [according to site editor's information]
ACORD is an Africa-led international alliance working to promote social justice and lift Africans out of poverty. ACORD is running field operations in 17 countries in Africa, as well as Pan African and international advocacy work. ACORD perceives its role as working in common cause with the poor. Its objectives are:
* Strengthen the livelihoods of marginalised communities and their capacity to advocate for their rights and achieve food sovereignity
* Facilitate an enabling environment where marginalised communities become effective agents of conflict transformation
* Build the knowledge on gender relations and effective ways of addressing gender inequalities
* Promote learning, strengthen capacity and develop effective partnerships so as to influence thinking, policies and practice on HIV and AIDS ... [according to site editor's information]