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CIPESA is an initiative to help Africans to better understand the policy-making processes that affect them, especially in the area of information and communications technology (ICT) and development. Its objectives are to raise awareness about key issues, provide useful information to assist African participation in policy-making, and stir debate by sparking discussion and convening productive gatherings.
CIPESA's mission is to increase the capacity of East and Southern African stakeholders to participate in international ICT policy-making. The aim is to promote the effective representation of African interests in international policy-making processes. ... [according to site editor's information]
The AfricaConnect project aims to establish a high-capacity Internet network for research and education in Southern and Eastern Africa to provide the region with a gateway to global research collaboration. AfricaConnect seeks to address the findings of the FEAST Study and the objectives and priorities of the ACP Connect Programme, to contribute to the modernisation and development of education and research in Sub-Saharan countries. The AfricaConnect project is coordinated by DANTE (Delivery of Advanced Network Technology to Europe) and partnered by the UbuntuNet Alliance, representing the NRENs of East and Southern Africa. [according to site editor's information]....
The research unit (RU) will investigate resilience, collapse and reorganisation in complex coupled social-ecological systems (SES) in Africa. Contemporary research shows that Africa not only is the continent most comprehensively affected by global climatic change and environmental transformations, but that societies, economies and environments are also massively impacted by forces of internal mobility and differentiation, violent conflict, economic globalisation and global environmental governance. Website informs about members, projects, cooperations, events and offers a project database to archive all research data. Additionally, all pictures, presentations, publications, and reports can be included. All data is provided with accurate metadata for searching and categorization purposes. Depending on the rights and the development process of the data, the access to download the data may be restricted. ... [according to site editor's information, editors ilissAfrica]
The SEALS Digital Commons contains the digital collections of the academic institutions in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Members are: Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (including Archives and Exhibition Centre), Rhodes University (including Cory, ILAM and SAIAB), University of Fort Hare (including NAHECS) and Walter Sisulu University ... [according to site editor's information]
SARPN is a non-profit organisation that promotes debate and knowledge sharing on poverty reduction processes and experiences in Southern Africa. SARPN aims to contribute towards effective reduction of poverty in the countries of the SADC contries through creating platforms for effective pro-poor policy, strategy and practice.
SARPN achieves this goal through widening participation, bringing people together across the region to exchange ideas, and disseminating information to deepen understandings of poverty issues and improve policy and practice.
Some publications are downloadable. ... [according to site editor's information]
The Southern African AIDS Trust (SAT) is an independent regional NGO that supports community responses to HIV and AIDS through community capacity strengthening and in-depth partnerships to enhance community HIV and AIDS competence. Currently SAT is working in partnership with 130 community based organisations and national advocacy and networking partners per annum in five SADC countries (Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe). At the regional level, SAT also partners with emerging regional organisations. ... [according to site editor's information]
The Zimciv database and site is produced and maintained by TARSC (Training and Research Support Centre) to strengthen the dissemination, research, analysis of and debate on civil society in Zimbabwe and on issues and positions taken up by civil society. It is a database of information produced by and about civil society in Zimbabwe. It also includes related information by and about civil society in east and southern Africa. ... [according to site editor's information]
The aim of COMESA is promoting regional economic integration through trade and investment. There is also a peace, security and foreign policy dimension of the venture, seen as preconditions for enhanced development in the region. [editors ilissAfrica]
The Regional Tourism Organization of Southern Africa (RETOSA) is a concept that brings together the 14 fascinating countries of the Southern part of Africa – Angola, Botswana, DR Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe - to offer the opportunity to discover the natural wonders and splendours of the region.
RETOSA is a Southern African Development Community (SADC) body. It is managed by a Board drawn from National Tourism Authorities/Boards and National Tourism private sector umbrella bodies. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]