ACTS is an international intergovernmental science, technology and environmental policy think-tank that generates and disseminates new knowledge through policy analysis, capacity building and outreach. The centre strives to rationalize scientific and technological information to enable African countries make effective policy choices for improved living standards. ACTS works with partners and networks including academic and research institutions, national governments, UN bodies, regional and international processes and NGOs. ACTS' research and capacity building activities are organised in five programmatic areas:
* Biodiversity and Environmental Governance;
* Energy and Water Security;
* Agriculture and Food Security;
* Cross-Cutting Issues; and
* Science and Technology Literacy.
Its members include the the governments of Kenya, Malawi, Malta, Uganda and Ghana, as well as the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS). ... [according to site editor's information]
ATPS is a multi-disciplinary network of researchers, private sector actors and policy makers promoting innovative science and technology policy making through research, dialogue and advocacy in 23 African countries.The network provides modest grants to individuals and institutions to carry out research on issues of science and technology policy in sub-Saharan Africa.
The research results are disseminated to policy makers and other end-users through manuscript reports, published books, journal articles, workshops, conferences, policy dialogue and the Internet.
ATPS organizes and implements training activities targeted at policy makers, legislators, mid-level technocrats, researchers, and leaders in the private sector. ... [according to site editor's information]
BOTEC supports the national development goals by aligning research, science and technology products and services with the Vision 2016 ideals and the National Development Plans. The organization is renowned for successful implementation of energy projects. It operates under the Ministry of Infrastructure, Science and Technology. ... [according to site editor's information]
The CSIR undertakes directed and multidisciplinary research, technological innovation as well as industrial and scientific development to improve the quality of life of the country's people. It is committed to supporting innovation in South Africa to improve national competitiveness in the global economy. [according to site editor's information]
SPII is a government programme designed to promote technology development in manufacturing industries in South Africa through support for innovation of competitive products and/or processes. It currently consists of three schemes: the Product Process Development, Matching and Partnership Schemes. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
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]
COSTECH is a parastatal organization with the responsibility of co-ordinating and promoting research and technology development activities in the country. It is the chief advisor to the Government on all matters pertaining to science and technology and their application to the socio-economic development of the country. ... [according to site editor's information]
The website of the SAIRR "is home to the largest and most comprehensive database tracking trends on South Africa. It provides a wide variety of statistical and other data on South Africa, ranging from education, health, social development and welfare to business, employment, the economy, and politics. Subscribers have full access to this website while non-subscribers have limited access to certain resources."
Trends and policy analysis are made available via a number of monthly, annual, and occasional electronic and hard copy publications:South Africa Survey; Fast Facts; South African Mirror; Special Research Projects.
Some electronic publications are downloadable. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
The IPPR is a NGO with a mission to deliver independent, analytical, critical yet constructive research into social, political and economic issues that affect development in Namibia. It has been established in the belief that development is best promoted through free and critical debate informed by quality research.Numerous documents are downloadable. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
This website supports the policy dialogue on S&T for agricultural and rural development in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. It enables the ACP scientific community - primarily agricultural research and development scientists and technologists, policy makers, farmers and other stakeholders and actors - to share and review results of national and regional efforts and collaborate to harness science and technology for the development of agriculture in their countries. ... [according to site editor's information]