Grameen Foundation has been working in Sub-Saharan Africa for more than a decade, improving the livelihoods of the region’s poor by building relevant mobile-based solutions and increasing access to financial services. Their current work focuses on delivering financial solutions and information services via mobile technology that target the rural poor, with a specific focus on agriculture, health and livelihoods. ... [according to site editor's information]
NESDA is recognised as the leading African regional NGO promoting environmentally sustainable development in Africa. It provides high quality products and services to members, African institutions, and clients in the areas of environmental strategies and policy, environmental intelligence, and advocacy. NESDA membership broadly reflects the region's wealth of committed and competent experts and activists from public institutions, non-governmental organisations, the private sector, and professional associations. As an organisation, NESDA is on a sound financial footing and is supported by a small and highly motivated professional staff. ... [according to site editor's information]
"The interdisciplinary research project IMPETUS examines since mid-2000 the main aspects of the water cycle on the basis of two river catchment areas in Benin and Morocco. The main objective is to enable to our partner countries a sustainable management of scarce resource 'water'. (...) The implementing of [Spatial Decision Support Systems] as well as the training and further training in the domain of the water management and the food security are ... key duties of the project." The website offers a lot of information and studies (fulltexts) about the results of the projects, as well as two e-books in Engl. and French with the whole report on Benin and Morocco. The e-books also have chapters on society and economy. [according to site editor’s information] ... [supplemented]
Pamoja Tujenge is a non-profit organization with charitable status in Canada, whose goal is to help rebuild rural African communities through programs that will promote health, education and sustainable agricultural practices. Its approach is to respond to locally identified needs and aspirations respecting local culture, knowledge and know-how. Pamoja Tujenge assists the citizens of Katanga province, DRC, to rebuild their communities after years of political upheaval and economic instability [according to the site editor's information, editorial staff ilissAfrica]....
The Africa Portal is an extensive online knowledge resource for policy-related issues on Africa. It is run by institutions in Uganda, South Africa and Canada. You will find a whole lot of fulltexts (analyses, reports, news, ...), an expert directory, information on conferences and other events and much more. [editors ilissAfrica]
Homepage of the Program of African Studies at the Northwestern University, Illinois, USA. The Programme offers Undergraduate and Graduate Studies. You will find broad information on the programme, events, scholarships, the famous Herskovits Library (you will also find some fulltexts about the founder of African Studies in the USA, Melville Herskovits) etc. Furthermore, you will find many fulltext documents under "publications (Working Papers, Newsletter, Conference Reports / Papers). The Programme moreover has two research centres: the Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa (ISITA) and the Research Alliance to Combat HIV/AIDS. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
"The Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies ("the Centre") was established in 1997 by the University of KwaZulu-Natal ("the University"), the South African Medical Research Council ("the MRC"), and the UK based charity, the Wellcome Trust ("the Trust").The Centre was created by these bodies to conduct and support research addressing pressing population and reproductive health questions affecting people in sub-Saharan Africa.MISSION AND SCIENTIFIC STRATEGY• To conduct policy relevant health and population research, in an ethical manner, in partnership with the community in which it works.• To enhance the capacity of the people of sub-Saharan Africa to do research." ... [according to site editor’s information]
The interdisciplinary research group CEPED does research on the relationship between population and development in southern countries. The research focuses on three areas: gender and health; international migration and social dynamics; family and education. You will find many specific Africa related programmes, fulltext publications and more. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Homepage of the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Free University of Berlin. Among others, the institute offers a Master of Arts "Visual and Media Anthropology". You will find information on studying, teaching ans research at the institute. Furthermore, you will find information on publications and some fulltext documents.
With the establishment of Centres of Excellence at leading African universities, the DAAD is pursuing the goal of creating modern educational capacities with supraregional influence. Improving the educational quality and expanding the research capacity at these world-class hubs will enable the next generation of leaders to acquire a training in line with international standards. ... [according to site editor's information]