The EAC is the regional intergovernmental organization of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania. It aims at widening and deepening co-operation among the Partner States in, among others, political, economic and social fields for their mutual benefit. To this extent the EAC countries established a Customs Union in 2005 and are working towards the establishment of a Common Market by 2010, subsequently a Monetary Union by 2012 and ultimately a Political Federation of the East African States. ... [according to site editor's information]
The AU is Africa's premier institution and principal organization for the promotion of accelerated socio-economic integration of the continent. It is based on the common vision of a united and strong Africa and on the need to build a partnership between governments and all segments of civil society, in particular women, youth and the private sector, in order to strengthen solidarity and cohesion amongst the peoples of Africa. ... [according to site editor`s information]
AHA is a pan-African NGO providing humanitarian assistance to alleviate human suffering. The work spans from protecting internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Darfur, to repatriating refugees in the Democratic Republic of Congo, to raising awareness of HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia. [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
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]
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 Carter Center, in partnership with Emory University, is committed to advancing human rights and alleviating unnecessary human suffering through:
- International peacemaking
- Promoting democracy
- Disease control and prevention programs, and
- Championing mental health issues.
Founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, the Atlanta-based Center has helped to improve the quality of life for people in more than 70 countries.
Led by the Carters and an independent board of trustees, the Center's staff wage peace, fight disease, and build hope by both engaging with those at the highest levels of government and working side by side with poor and often forgotten people. ... [according to site editor's information]
Patent rights being essentially a factor of development, and the body, which manages it necessarily, has a triple mission
* Issuing of protection titles
Registration and issuing of titles, following a procedure common to all member state, on the basis of the Bangui Agreement and other regulatory texts.
* Documentation and information
The Bangui Agreement makes it an obligation to AIPO to publish by way of information the essential content of the titles which it issues.
* Involvement in development
AIPO puts in place a programme of information, sensitisation, training and of assistance to the promotion of invention and innovation, directed to the different levels of society where there is a need for patent rights law. ... [according to site editor's information]
ARIPO was mainly established to pool the resources of its member countries in industrial property matters together in order to avoid duplication of financial and human resources. Thus the preamble to the Lusaka Agreement states that member states are "aware of the advantage to be derived by them from the effective and continuous exchange of information and harmonization and co-ordination of their laws and activities in industrial property matters".
Members are Botswana, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. ... [according to site editor's information]
The NBA is an intergovernmental organisation aiming to foster cooperation in managing and developing the resources of the basin of the River Niger. Members are nine states: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Niger and Nigeria. [editors ilissAfrica]
The e-Africa Commission was created in the framework of NEPAD. It is responsible for developing policies, strategies and projects at continental level as well as managing the structured development of the ICT sector in the context of NEPAD. [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]