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The Access to Scientific and Socio-economic Information in Africa (ASKIA) Initiative is under the Public Information & Knowledge Managment Division of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. It defines a framework for bringing together scientific and socio-economic information for the African community, including scientists, researchers, academics, students, economists and, policy-makers, over an interactive online portal acting as a one-stop shop to such knowledge and associated information from/on Africa. The overall goal of the initiative is to strengthen knowledge discovery and access by tapping into global scientific and socio-economic knowledge on and from Africa. [according to site editor's information] ASKIA offers a federated search portal mainly for academic and socio-economic information on Africa from e.g. institutional repositories, Open Access databases. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
"The Development Policy Review Network is a network of development experts and policymakers in the Netherlands and Belgium who aim to reduce the gap between science, policy, development practice and the corporate sector." DPRN offers a whole range of online fulltext publications as well as two databases with access to fulltexts (see table of contents)....
A list of “Guides to resources for African Studies research”. The guides are offered by African Studies Institutions or libraries worldwide.
Website of a network of African Studies scholars in Yorkshire, UK, founded in 2010. The network is open to other African Studies scholars, too. The principles of the network are research beyond the nation-state, research on the relationship between local and global phenomena, and a commitment to engagement beyond strict academy. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Researchers can use the platform to creat a profile of their own including research interests, publications etc. Besides the "African Studies" Group, you can find a menu on the right hand side "Related Research Interests" where you can find other interesting groups, for example simply "Africa", or "African History", "West Africa" or "African Archaeology". ... [editors ilissAfrica]
"The Network of African Science Academies (NASAC) was established on 13th December 2001 in Nairobi, Kenya, under the auspices of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and the Inter Academy Panel (lAP). (...) NASAC provides an independent forum for African science academies to offer authoritative credible advice for policy formulation towards economic, social and cultural development." ... [according to site editor’s information]