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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]
The registered German association KOSA is a nation-wide affiliation of organizations, groups and individuals involved in development policy, working locally but also across the country on Southern Africa. Since the end of August 2001, KOSA has also been the successor to the association "Afrika-Süd Aktionsbündnis" (AAB) [Alliance for action on Southern Africa], the former Anti-Apartheid movement in Germany.
Over the last years, KOSA has focused on the economic relations between the region of Southern Africa and the European Union. For two years now, KOSA has been actively involved in the "International Apartheid Debt and Reparations Campaign in Southern Africa" as well as topics like "water and privatisation" and HIV/AIDS are given priority.
The present focus is on the planned "Economic Partnership Agreements" between the EU and ACP-Countries with special attention on implications on Southern Africa. ... [according to site editor's information]
The objective of the Centre is to promote South-South civil society cooperation on trade and development and create long-term capacity of civil society representatives to address the issues of equity and accountability. The Centre has been entrusted with the responsibility to consolidate and expand activities of the organisation on south-south civil society co-operation in the areas of trade, economics and environment. ... [according to site editor's information]
tralac is a not-for-profit organisation, building trade law capacity in the southern Africa region; in governments, the private sector and civil society. tralac
* monitors trade negotiations, interprets agreements, contributes to debates and stimulates discussion on international law matters, researches developments in international trade law;
* prepares and disseminates a weekly electronic newsletter, Trade Briefs, Working Papers, news articles;
* contributes to discussions in media, collects and makes available an extensive collection of Trade Agreements and related legislation;
* develops and delivers capacity building programmes;
* facilitates Learning Forums. ... [according to site editor's information]
WLSA is an action-oriented research organization working in Malawi, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe, with a regional office in Lusaka, Zambia. The development objective of WLSA is to improve the legal status of women in Southern Africa. This is done through:
* Developing the research skills of women's law researchers in the network countries;
* Conducting research on gender issues in Southern Africa, particularly those related to legal rights;
* Providing information on gender and the law and influencing policy and law reform in each country;
* Networking and exchanging information between the seven countries;
* Conducting training and planning seminars on research and producing materials in the seven countries;
* Exploring and developing new methodologies and new perspectives for the study of gender and the law in the seven countries;
* Co-operating and liaising with other organisations in each country, in the region and internationally which are interested in issues relevant to women and law. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
The GBV Prevention Network website is a virtual community for member organizations in the Horn, East and Southern Africa working to prevent gender-based violence (GBV). It is a resource for activists and practitioners in Africa and beyond. The site offers member profiles and a database of regional program approaches, communication materials, publications, reports, tools and resources. ... [according to site editor's information]