The Economic Justice Network in Southern Africa is a project of the Fellowship of Christian Councils in Southern Africa (FOCCISA). FOCCISA consists of eleven National Christian Councils: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Its objectives are:
* To increase and develop effective advocacy strategies and interventions on a selected number of priority issues affecting the region through joint conferences, seminars and workshops.
* To undertake relevant research on particular issues of concern to the EJN that can be used in advocacy activities of the National Christian Councils, EJN and partner organisation.
* To facilitate information gathering, dissemination and exchange within EJN and with partner organisations on the key priority areas (debt, trade and food security).
* To encourage economic literacy programmes by the Churches at all levels.
* To liaise with similar networks in Southern Africa and the continent and our International partners to collaborate on issues of global concern. ... [according to site editor's information]
MAEF works to identify, support and scale-up rural enterprises that contribute to a functioning market that smallholders can engage with, thereby lifting themselves out of poverty. MAEF builds upon the successes of and lessons learned from its predecessor, the Maendeleo Agricultural Technology Fund (MATF), which provided small-scale farmers in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda with better access to improved agricultural technologies. ... [according to site editor's information]
The African Institute for Capacity Development is an international organization with headquarters in Nairobi. The main goal of the Institute is poverty reduction in the African region through human capacity development. AICAD is an autonomous institute. The Institute is a joint venture between the three East African countries of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania with support from the Government of Japan. ... [according to site editor's information]
The purpose of the Forum for Food Security in Southern Africa, which has operated since 2003, is to provide a platform for improved linkages between food security analysis, policy making and implementation in the Southern Africa region. The outputs of country issues papers, regional theme papers, international electronic discussions and country policy seminars are intended to generate insights and policy options drawing on longitudinal research in the region and comparative international evidence that it is hoped will prove useful to stakeholders.
The platform covers the region as a whole and five specific countries: Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It has brought together those in government, official donors, NGOs, civil society, the private sector, and international and regional researchers concerned with food security.
Related documents are downloadable. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
FANRPAN is a regional policy research and advocacy network with the mission to promote effective Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources (FANR) policies by:
1. Facilitating linkages and partnerships between government and civil society,
2. Building the capacity for policy analysis and policy dialogue in southern Africa, and supporting demand-driven policy research and analysis.
FANPRAN's operations are informed by major regional policy frameworks and processes in Southern Africa. These are currently the SADC's Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan (RISDP), the SADC Heads of State Dar es Salaam Declaration, the Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Programme (CAADP) of the New Partnership for Agricultural Development (NEPAD) and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA Agricultural Plan.
FANRPAN is currently operating in 13 SADC countries (Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe) and operates through an inter-sectoral network platform in each country designated as a Country Node. The node comprises of the following stakeholders:
1. Government ministries responsible for FANR;
2. Policy research institutions such as relevant university departments;
3. Private sector national umbrella organizations which deal with FANR;
4. National farmers' organizations; and
5. Civil Society organizations. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
REFDAF is a network for development in Africa with an effective and consciencious implication in the women’s issues. REFDAF acts as a network regrouping hundreds of grassroots associations in the south-region of West Africa. Goals:
- the full and complete autonomy of women
- the improvement of women’s competence and skills
- the promotion of women’s leadership in community management
- the sustainable management of productive activities
- the effective participation of women in decision-making spheres. ... [according to site editor's information]
PLAAS does research, policy engagement, teaching and training about the dynamics of chronic poverty and structural inequality in Southern Africa, with a particular emphasis on the key role of restructuring and contesting land holding and agro-food systems in the subcontinent and beyond. The focus is on the analysis of marginalised livelihoods in Southern Africa, especially of subsistence and smallholder farmers and farm workers, of coastal and inland artisanal fisheries and fishing communities; and of informal self employment in rural and urban areas. ... [According to site editor's information]
PELUM-Tanzania (PTz) is a network of Civil Society Organizations (NGOs) who are working with Small holder farmers and livestock keepers on sustainable development in rural areas of Tanzania. Its missions are to promote sustaiable ecological land use management and to support the organsational and institutional development of member organisations. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
SPARKNET is an interdisciplinary interactive Knowledge Network focusing on energy for low-income households in Southern and East Africa. Acting as a ’virtual community’ and meeting / publishing through the internet SPARKNET brings together stakeholders from seven countries in Africa (South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique) and three from the European Union around the issue of energy and poverty in low-income households.
SPARKNET is sponsored by the European Commission's 5th Framework Programme for Research under the research and technological development programme Confirming the International Role of Community Research (INCO). ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
SALAN is a network of non-profit, non-governmental organisations in the SADC region that advocate for the rights of the poor, disadvantaged and marginalised through:
* providing legal services
* engaging in public legal education
* participating in law reform and policy change
* undertaking public interest litigation ... [according to editor's information]