ASARECA is a non-political organization of the National Agricultural Research Institutes of ten countries (Burundi, DR Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda). It aims at increasing the efficiency of agricultural research in the region so as to facilitate economic growth, food security and export competitiveness through productive and sustainable agriculture. ... [according to site editor's information]
AWIRU is a not-for-profit applied research organisation based at the University of Pretoria, established to develop an African capacity to understand the complexity of African water management and development issues. AWIRU's objective is to generate water management solutions that are politically, socially, economically, environmentally and culturally sustainable in Africa.
Some working papers and reports are downloadable. ... [according to site editor's information]
ANSTI is an organ of cooperation that embraces African institutions engaged in University level training and research in the fields of science and technology. It has 109 member institutions in 35 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The aim of ANSTI is to develop active collaboration among African scientific institutions so as to promote research and development in areas of relevance to the development of the region. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
tralac is a not-for-profit organisation, building trade law capacity in the southern Africa region; in governments, the private sector and civil society. tralac
* monitors trade negotiations, interprets agreements, contributes to debates and stimulates discussion on international law matters, researches developments in international trade law;
* prepares and disseminates a weekly electronic newsletter, Trade Briefs, Working Papers, news articles;
* contributes to discussions in media, collects and makes available an extensive collection of Trade Agreements and related legislation;
* develops and delivers capacity building programmes;
* facilitates Learning Forums. ... [according to site editor's information]
IFRA is a regional research centre financed by the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs. The department in Ibadan has no homepage of its own yet. The information you will find here are provided by the umbrella organisation "Instituts de recherches français à l'étranger". [editors ilissAfrica]
RECTAS is a joint project of Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal. Its aim is inter alia to provide theoretical and practical training in the field of geo-informatics, integrating photogrammetry, remote sensing, geographic information system, cartography and airborne geophysical surveys. ... [according to site editor's information]
Based in Gambia, CIAM is a non-profit organisation placed at the interface between academia, public health decision makers, and providers of disease control interventions. It focuses on public health concerns - malaria and HIV/AIDS and their associated diseases and health problems - that have major effects on the mortality and morbidity (and subsequent loss of economic and social capacity) of the people of West Africa.
Working in close partnership with local, national and international organisations, CIAM undertakes practical on-the-ground research into problem areas affecting the provision of services and health promotion.
(CIAM stands for Centre for Innovation Agaist Malaria.) ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
LASDEL is an independent Research Centre for social sciences. Research is done in the fields of social dynamics / processes and local development. LASDEL was founded in 2001. The links "études et recherches", "publications", "animations scientifiques" on the left side of the page lead you to summaries, the full text documents are not available. Nevertheless, under "Collection Études et Travaux" on the right side, you will find many free full text documents on researches done by members of the centre, among others a whole serie of titles about "Local power in the commune of XY". ... [editors ilissAfrica]
The Africa Center is a unique American institution that fosters professional development of Africa's civilian and military leaders, supports democratic governance in Africa, and facilitates long-term, continuing dialogue with and among leaders from Africa, Europe, and the United States. As a primarily academic organization, the Africa Center is located within the U.S. Department of Defense's National Defense University. Founded on the DoD's Regional Center concept, the Africa Center (and its four counterpart regional centers) represent one way that the United States promotes and reinforces American values and strengthens U.S. national security. The Africa Center achieves these goals by offering rigorous academic programs in civil-military relations, national security studies, and defense economics. A diverse ensemble of leaders have participated in Africa Center programs, including ministers and senior officials from African ministries; generals, chiefs of defense staffs, colonels, and other senior military leaders; ambassadors and diplomats; civil society leaders; directors of international and regional organizations; senior level U.S. government officials; and current and former African heads of state.To ensure academic excellence and policy relevance, the Africa Center philosophy includes eight pillars that serve as the basis for all Africa Center activities. · Consultation· Partnership· Program excellence· Non-attribution and academic freedom · Relevance to African leaders· Significance for U.S. policy· Respect for others· Ethical conduct ... [according to site editor's information]
Africa Up Close is the blog of the Africa Program at the Wilson Center. Its aim is to provide a forum where perspectives on issues affecting Africa are developed and exchanged to promote partnership and create positive change on the continent. Each month features pieces by experts, policymakers, and practitioners working on issues affecting Africa. The Africa Program works to address the most critical issues facing Africa and U.S.-Africa relations, build mutually beneficial U.S.–Africa relations, and enhance understanding about Africa in the United States [according to the site editor's information, editorial staff, ilissAfrica]....