Fellowship programme of the Federal Agency for Civic Education for participants from Germany and Africa. Participants are then working on relevant political and social themes. The portal offers a lot of articles and reports from the different excursions and events during the programme. Moreover you will find their online magazine "JoinMAG - Perspectives on German-African futures". ... [editors ilissAfrica]
According to their own statement, "[t]he Council on Foreign Relations is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher dedicated to being a resource for its members, government officials, business executives, journalists, educators and students, civic and religious leaders, and other interested citizens in order to help them better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries." The website offers a lot of fulltexts (a lot for free, some, like e-books, are subject to a fee), like reports, analyses and others. [according to site editor’s information] ... [supplemented]
This site offers information on information and communication technologies in Africa (for the moment, about 20 African countries are dealt with). You will find many fulltext documents and a database with information on ICT indicators in different African countries. [editors ilissAfrica]"Research ICT Africa! seeks to fulfil a strategic gap in the development of a sustainable information society and knowledge economy on the African continent by building information communication technology (ICT) policy and regulatory research capacity in Africa needed to inform effective governance.
Through a network of African researchers it will generate the information and analysis needed to inform appropriate but visionary policy formulation and effective regulation of ICTs across Africa. It will embark on sustained and rigorous research to provide decision-makers with the data and analysis to make informed decisions in the public interest.
The Research ICT Africa! partners include tertiary institutions and development agencies in Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia." ... [according to site editor's information]
CIPESA is an initiative to help Africans to better understand the policy-making processes that affect them, especially in the area of information and communications technology (ICT) and development. Its objectives are to raise awareness about key issues, provide useful information to assist African participation in policy-making, and stir debate by sparking discussion and convening productive gatherings.
CIPESA's mission is to increase the capacity of East and Southern African stakeholders to participate in international ICT policy-making. The aim is to promote the effective representation of African interests in international policy-making processes. ... [according to site editor's information]
The extensive holdings of the British Library for Development Studies have been built up since 1966 and constitute Europe's most comprehensive research collection on development issues. Subjects include economics, education, environment, gender, health, politics, rural development, social development, and trade. ... [According to the site editor's information]
The German Institute for International and Security Affairs of the Stiftung:
The main issues affecting all three regions include political system change, conflict management, the creation of regional structures, and external relations. German and European policies vis-á-vis these regions constitute another area of interest. Islam and development policies have to be considered issues of particular concern to German and European policy-makers interested in African and Middle Eastern matters. One subject of major interest has been the Elite Change in the Arab World.
Especially the SWP Research Paper and Dossiers concerning current issues are worthwhile looking at
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"The Centre for Advanced Training in Rural Development (SLE) is an organisational unit of the Agricultural-Horticultural Faculty at the Humboldt University of Berlin (...). Its main task is to implement a one-year supplementary training programme. Other areas of work include consultancy and research as well as seminars and workshops on special topics of international cooperation." The Centre cooperates with the University Eduardo Mondlane in Maputo, Mozambique. The website offers information on the training programme as well as many fulltexts. [according to site editor’s information] ... [supplemented]
The Country Studies Series presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world. The series examines the interrelationships of those systems and the ways they are shaped by cultural factors.This Web site contains the online versions of books previously published (1988-98) in hard copy by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Army. Because the original intent of the series' sponsor was to focus primarily on lesser-known areas of the world or regions in which U.S. forces might be deployed, the series is not all-inclusive. ... [according to site editor's information]
The Institute for Security Studies with its head office in Pretoria, South Africa, and offices in Kenya, Ethiopia and Senegal offers a huge range of resources concerning security topics in Africa (e.g. more than 200 e-books since 1996, studies, audio material, journals, news, ....). All of this is available online for free. [editors ilissAfrica]
Several articles by Dr Essono about education, languages and new information and communication technologies in Africa and especially in Cameroon. For more information about the author see: http://www.msha.fr/cemic/grem/cv/onguene.htm. [editors ilissAfrica]