The Association of African Universities (AAU) (founded in 1967) is an organization and forum for consultation, exchange of information and co-operation among institutions of higher education in Africa. It represents the voice of higher education in Africa on regional and international bodies and supports networking by institutions of higher education in teaching, research, information exchange and dissemination. At present, there are 212 members from 45 African countries. You can find a list of all member universities with contact addresses and homepages.
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The IUCEA is a regional inter-governmental organization established in 1980 by the three East African Partner States (Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda) with the aim of facilitating contact between the universities of East Africa, providing a forum for discussion on a wide range of academic and other matters relating to higher education, and helping maintain high and comparable academic standards. The IUCEA exists to facilitate, coordinate and promote sustainable and competitive development of universities in the region by responding to the challenges facing higher education, and helping universities to contribute to meeting national and regional development needs through its various activities. ... [according to site editor's information]
CAAST-Net Plus is a network of more than 20 partner organisations from all over Europe and sub-Saharan Africa, working together to support bi-regional cooperation in research and innovation. Building on the activities and outputs of the CAAST-Net project (2008-2012), CAAST-Net Plus aims to: Encourage more and better bi-regional STI cooperation for enhanced outcomes around topics of mutual interest, and particularly in relation to the global societal challenges of climate change, food security and health. Foster discussion among stakeholders for gathering informed opinion and experience about the bi-regional cooperation process, formulating and disseminating it in such a way as to be admissible to the formal bi-regional STI policy dialogue process and to programme owners. ... [according to site editor's information]
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]
The United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) is a new U.S. military headquarters devoted solely to Africa. It is designed to enable US government institutions to work in concert and with partners to achieve a more stable environment in which political and economic growth can take place. Africa Command will focus on war prevention rather than war-fighting. Africa Command intends to work with African nations and African organizations to build regional security and crisis-response capacity in support of U.S. government efforts in Africa. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
The African Security Sector Network (ASSN) was created at Elmina, Ghana in November 2003, out of a recognition of the need to harmonise the activities of the various African organisations working in the area of security sector reform (or transformation) and governance. [...] the ASSN does not see itself as a ‘civil society organisation’ in the conventional sense, but rather as a multidisciplinary network spanning academics, think-tanks, civil society organisations (CSOs), security practitioners (active and retired), members of parliament, and so on. A principal objective is to bridge the often substantial gap between these stakeholders (in particular, between academics and practitioners, and between CSOs and state-based actors) while harnessing their collective expertise, and enabling experiences from different traditions of security organisation and practice (anglophone, francophone and lusophone) to be shared. ... [according to site editor's information]
TransAfrica Forum is a Washington based human rights and social justice advocacy organization promoting diversity and equity in the US foreign policy arena and justice for the African World.
TransAfrica Forum serves as an educational and organizing center that encourages progressive viewpoints in the United States foreign policy arena and advocates justice for the people of Africa and the African Diaspora. The organization promotes solidarity with the oppressed and supports human rights, gender equity, democracy, and sustainable economic and environmental development practices in Africa and other countries where people of African descent reside. ... [according to site editor's information; 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]
FANRPAN is a regional policy research and advocacy network with the mission to promote effective Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources (FANR) policies by:
1. Facilitating linkages and partnerships between government and civil society,
2. Building the capacity for policy analysis and policy dialogue in southern Africa, and supporting demand-driven policy research and analysis.
FANPRAN's operations are informed by major regional policy frameworks and processes in Southern Africa. These are currently the SADC's Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan (RISDP), the SADC Heads of State Dar es Salaam Declaration, the Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Programme (CAADP) of the New Partnership for Agricultural Development (NEPAD) and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA Agricultural Plan.
FANRPAN is currently operating in 13 SADC countries (Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe) and operates through an inter-sectoral network platform in each country designated as a Country Node. The node comprises of the following stakeholders:
1. Government ministries responsible for FANR;
2. Policy research institutions such as relevant university departments;
3. Private sector national umbrella organizations which deal with FANR;
4. National farmers' organizations; and
5. Civil Society organizations. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]