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]
ATU provides a forum for stakeholders involved in ICT to formulate effective policies and strategies aimed at improving access to information infrastructure and services. In addition, the Union represents the interests of its members (currently 46 Member States and 16 Associate Members) at global decision-making conferences and promotes initiatives aimed at integrating regional markets, attracting investment into ICT infrastructure, and building institutional and human capacity. ... [according to site editor's information]
The Pan-African Parliament is the legislative body of the African Union. Inaugurated in 2004 it exercises oversight, and has advisory and consultative powers, which will last for the first five years of its existence, after that time period it will exercise full legislative powers. Its 265 Parliamentary representatives are elected by the legislatures of the 52 AU states rather than being directly elected in their own capacity.
Some documents are downloadable. ... [according to site editor's information]
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]
The InterAfrican Coffee Organisation is an intergovernmental organisation composed of 25 African coffee producing countries. Its objective is to take up the challenges associated with the world coffee challenge through a regional and international cooperation. [according to site editor's information]
The objective of the All-Africa Students Union is inter alia
* to promote unity among students organisations in and of Africa, based on common objectives.
* to struggle for equal access to education, for University autonomy and respect for academic freedoms, and for a true reform and democratisation of education.
* to foster the development of students by promoting inter-Africa institutional and cultural exchange programme and extra-curricular activities such as sports and student tourism. ... [according to site editor's information]
FARA is the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa, an umbrella organization bringing together and forming coalitions of major stakeholders in agricultural research and development in Africa. FARA complements the innovative activities of national, international and sub-regional research institutions to deliver more responsive and effective services to its stakeholders. It plays advocacy and coordination roles for agricultural research for development, while the national agricultural research systems (NARSs), advanced research institutions (ARIs) and international agricultural research centers (IARCs) develop improved technologies along the research-to-development continuum in their respective countries and coverage areas. ... [according to site editor's information]
ATI is a multilateral financial institution providing export credit insurance, political risk insurance, investment insurance and other financial products to help reduce the business risks and costs of doing business in Africa, in partnership with the private and public sectors. ATI was launched in 2001 with the support of the World Bank and the backing of seven African countries. ... [according to site editor's information]
Operational in Niamey since 1992 ACMAD is composed of 53 Member States. ACMAD’s mission is the provision of weather and climate information and for the promotion of sustainable development of Africa (notably within the context of national strategies for poverty eradication), in the fields of agriculture, water resources, health, public safety and renewable energy. ACMAD carries out its mission through capacity-building for the National Meteorological Services (NMSs) of its Member States, in weather prediction, climate monitoring (extreme events…), transfer of technology (telecommunications, computing and rural communication) and in research. ... [according to site editor's information]
Le Fonds de Solidarité Africain a pour mission d'accompagner le processus de développement des Etats membres, notamment ceux les plus défavorisés, en facilitant le financement des projets à caractère intégrateur et/ou nécessitant des financements de sources multiples. Pays membres sont Bénin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Centreafrique, Gabon, Maurice, Mali, Niger, Rwanda, RDC, Sénégal, Tschad et Togo. Les fonctions du Fonds sont :
- la garantie financière (métier phare de l'Institution) ;
- l'allongement de la durée des prêts et
- la bonification des taux d'intérêt.
Des rapports annuels sont téléchargeables. ... [selon les informations de l'éditeur du site ; rédaction ilissAfrica]