This website supports the policy dialogue on S&T for agricultural and rural development in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. It enables the ACP scientific community - primarily agricultural research and development scientists and technologists, policy makers, farmers and other stakeholders and actors - to share and review results of national and regional efforts and collaborate to harness science and technology for the development of agriculture in their countries. ... [according to site editor's information]
The European Coalition for Corporate Justice (ECCJ) is an initiative from 16 European organisations. ECCJ is led by a steering group composed of Friends of the Earth Europe, SOMO, IRENE, Hivos, CORE UK, Forum Citoyen pour la RSE, Manitese, Germanwatch, GARDE (Environmental Law Service), Observatorio de RSC. It is funded primarily through a European Commission grant, as well as through member contributions. The vision of ECCJ is of a sustainable world in which corporations' drive for profit is balanced by the interest of society at large and respects human, social and environmental rights. To ensure such a vision, ECCJ is convinced that legally enforceable mechanisms based on internationally agreed standards and principles in the areas of human, social and environmental rights are necessary to reverse the unsustainable impacts of business activities. ... [according to site editor's information]
CTA is an institution of the ACP Group of States and the EU, in the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is financed by the EU. CTA has the task of improving the flow of information among stakeholders in agricultural and rural development in countries. The work focuses on three key areas:
* providing information products and services (e.g., publications, question-and-answer services and database services)
* promoting the integrated use of communication channels, old and new, to improve the flow of information (e.g., e-communities, web portals, seminars, and study visits)
* building ACP capacity in information and communication management (ICM), mainly through training and partnerships with ACP bodies ... [according to site editor's information]
Das Projekt hatte das Ziel, die deutsche EU-Ratspräsidentschaft in der ersten Jahreshälfte 2007 kritisch und konstruktiv zu begleiten. VENRO forderte die Bundesregierung u.a. dazu auf, für eine armutsorientierte europäische Entwicklungspolitik einzutreten.
Es entstanden im Rahmen des Projekts eine Reihe von Publikationen und ein "Manifest", die als pdf-Dateien heruntergeladen werden können. ... [Redaktion ilissAfrica]
AfricAvenir is a non-governmental and non-profit organisation engaging in political education and information dissemination both in Africa and in Europe. Its aim is to contribute to the recovery, rehabilitation and imaginative recreation of African civilisation, culture and history in order to devise new ways of thinking, behaving and organising both the African societies and the emerging 'Global Village'.
AfricAvenir has launched an exchange program which aims at fostering a 'Collective Destiny Perspective'. It trains internees and volunteers from Europe who, through their experiences working and living in Africa, develop empathy and understanding for African culture. ... [according to site editor's information]
ST-EAP is a platform for the advancement of EU-sub-Saharan-Africa scientific and technological (S&T) co-operation. The geographical focus is sub-Saharan Africa. ST-EAP aims to heighten awareness of European funding mechanisms and S&T co-operative instruments that support the creation of African/European consortia. In particular, ST-EAP seeks to create an increased awareness of the role of the European Union's Framework Programmes (FPs). ... [according to site editor's information]
ESASTAP is a dedicated platform for the advancement of European - South African scientific and technological (S&T) cooperation. Through enhanced networking and partnering, scientists and institutions from the European Union and South Africa can jointly explore new and emerging scientific and technological areas, anticipate future science and technology needs, and cooperatively seek to resolve major global issues. ... [according to site editor's information]
The EuroAfriCa-ICT project aims at promoting and supporting the development of strategic cooperation on ICT research between Europe and sub-Saharan Africa and between Europe and the Caribbean. It organises "coopertion summits", "awareness workshops", "concertation meetings" and supports the development of strategic partnerships and flagship cooperation projects based in particular on the implementation and development of a EuroAfriCa-ICT database. The project consists of a consortium of 9 partners in Europe, sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
CAAST-Net Plus is a network of more than 20 partner organisations from all over Europe and sub-Saharan Africa, working together to support bi-regional cooperation in research and innovation. Building on the activities and outputs of the CAAST-Net project (2008-2012), CAAST-Net Plus aims to: Encourage more and better bi-regional STI cooperation for enhanced outcomes around topics of mutual interest, and particularly in relation to the global societal challenges of climate change, food security and health. Foster discussion among stakeholders for gathering informed opinion and experience about the bi-regional cooperation process, formulating and disseminating it in such a way as to be admissible to the formal bi-regional STI policy dialogue process and to programme owners. ... [according to site editor's information]
AWEPA is an international non-governmental organisation that supports parliaments in Africa and works to keep Africa high on the political agenda in Europe. It has some 1500 current and former parliamentarians as members from the European Parliament and almost all EU member states, plus Norway and Switzerland. It works in Africa from a development perspective to strengthen the core functions of parliaments: oversight, representation and legislation.
AWEPA has offices in Belgium, Burundi, DR Congo, Kenya, Mozambique, the Netherlands, Rwanda, Uganda, Southern Sudan and South Africa. ... [according to site editor's information]