BIOTA AFRICA has been jointly invented by African and German researchers aiming at the establishment of research supporting sustainable use and conservation of biodiversity in Africa. Due to pragmatic reasons the large project is logistically subdivided into four Regional Networks: BIOTA West Africa, BIOTA East Africa, BIOTA Southern Africa and BIOTA Morocco ("Research Networks"). Participating institutions of each country elect representatives for a national BIOTA steering committee which controls the daily business and enables national strategic discussions and decisions. ... [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]
PAID-WA is one of four regional institutes of the International Association of Pan African Institute for Development (PAID). PAID-WA is a non-profit organisation dealing with capacity building of persons working in the field of development cooperation. It runs training courses in a wide range of development topics, including community management of rural water supplies. It also offers field research and consultancy services. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
L'IPD/AOS est un de quatre instituts régional de l'Institut Panafricain pour le Développement (IPD) qui s'occupe du renforcement des compétences du personnel de développement en Afrique. L'IPD/AOS recouvre le Bénin, le Burkina Faso, le Cap Vert, la Côte d'Ivoire, la Guinée, la Guinée Bissau, le Mali, la Mauritanie, le Niger, le Sénégal, le Tchad et le Togo. Les activités de l'organisation non-gouvernementale sont axées sur
* la formation des agents du développement en particulier ceux du développement rural,
* l'appui/le conseil aux organisations à la base, aux associations et aux ONG,
* la recherche/l´action au profit des structures de développement. ... [selon les informations de l'éditeur du site; rédaction ilissAfrica]
The objective of POSDEV is building an alliance of African NGOs committed to the empowerment of local grassroots movements as the driving force for attaining self-reliant sustainable development and social justice in Africa. It has members in the following countries: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Sao Tome & Principe, South Africa, Zimbabwe. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
IED Afrique est une organisation indépendante, à but non lucratif, basée au Sénégal, qui capitalise une quinzaine d’années d’expérience en Afrique de l’Ouest francophone. Elle intervient sur les problématiques de développement durable et de citoyenneté en Afrique en mettant l’accent sur les innovations méthodologiques et participatives. Mots-clé du travail sont décentralisation, agriculture durable à faibles apports externes, gestion durable de la biodiversité, adaptation aux changement climatiques et recherche sur la pauvreté chronique. ... [selon les informations de l'éditeur du site ; rédaction ilissAfrica]
REFDAF is a network for development in Africa with an effective and consciencious implication in the women’s issues. REFDAF acts as a network regrouping hundreds of grassroots associations in the south-region of West Africa. Goals:
- the full and complete autonomy of women
- the improvement of women’s competence and skills
- the promotion of women’s leadership in community management
- the sustainable management of productive activities
- the effective participation of women in decision-making spheres. ... [according to site editor's information]
Founded in 1996, the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) is an independent non-profit organization based in Geneva, Switzerland.
By empowering stakeholders in trade policy through information, networking, dialogue, well-targeted research and capacity building, the Centre aims to influence the international trade system such that it advances the goal of sustainable development. ... [according to site editor's information]
GBF is a NGO to promote sustainable economic development led by socially responsible businesses via collaboration between businesses, governments and nonprofit organizations. It was set up to be the leading platform for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and economic development in Nigeria through non-governmental and non-profit operations. With operations across 34 States of the Federation, GBF has been able to directly or indirectly impact the lives of over 2 million Nigerians. To attain this goal, GBF has invested in and promoted partners that include, but are not limited to 22 Micro Finance institutions, 576 Cooperatives/CBOs, 4 Micro Finance Banks, and many thousands of entrepreneurs. ... [according to site editor's information]
IIED is an independent, non-profit organization promoting sustainable patterns of world development through collaborative research, policy studies, networking and knowledge dissemination. The IIED works to address global issues such as mining, the paper industry and food systems.
IIED acts as a catalyst, broker and facilitator and helps vulnerable groups find their voice and ensure their interests are heard in decision-making. Environmental sustainability is a core concern but not at the expense of people's livelihoods.
IIED focuses on five big issues: Climate Change, Governance, Human Settlements, Natural Resources and Sustainable Markets. ... [according to site editor's information]