UNU-INRA undertakes research, education and information-sharing activities that
* advance food security by challenging African scientists to collaborate with UNU-INRA to: (a) develop new knowledge and validate/disseminate the indigenous knowledge of African farmers, herders and forest dwellers, (b) add value to Africa's primary products through applied science and technology and (c) focus on education and training of young scientists in cutting-edge science.
* Link natural resource knowledge to policy formulation, problem-solving, and long-term planning processes.
* Emphasize the critical role played by African women in the conservation and management of natural resources.
Currently, UNU-INRA's activities focus on four main thematic areas:(1) Climate, water, land, (2) Biodiversity, medicinal plants, (3) Innovations, socio-economics, policy, and (4) Capacity building ... [according to site editor's information]
RCMRD, previously known as Regional Centre for Services in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing (RCSSMRS) is a non-profit intergovernmental organization. Its mission is to promote the development and use of geoinformation in sustainable development of Africa. Therefore it develops harmonized and standardized land resources and urban development digital data and information infrastructure for the region and a regional early warning system for food security, environmental monitoring and disaster management using mainly satellite technology.
It has 15 members: Botswana, Comoros, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. ... [according to site editor's information]
Global Witness exposes the corrupt exploitation of natural resources and international trade systems, to drive campaigns that end impunity, resource-linked conflict, and human rights and environmental abuses. [according to site editor's information]
INFOSA is part of the global Fish Info Network, which comprises seven regional organisations (INFOPECHE in sub-Saharan Africa) and FAO's GLOBEFISH service as the co-ordinating unit in Rome. Having its offices in Windhoek it serves all of the SADC member countries. INOFAS' objectives are
* to contribute to the development and modernisation of the fisheries sector in southern Africa
* to contribute to a more balanced supply of fisheries products in the region
* to make best use of the export opportunities within and outside Africa
* to promote technical and economic co-operation among contracting partner ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
PAN Africa is an information and action network and a member of Pesticide Action Network International, a global coalition of voluntary groups, non-governmental organisations, civil societies, research institutes, scholars, and citizens working towards the adoption of sound ecological practices to replace the use of hazardous chemical pesticides. ... [according to site editor's information]
The African Training and Research Centre in Administration for Development (CAFRAD) is a Pan African intergovernmental organization, established in 1964 by African governments, with the support of UNESCO; making it the first uniquely Pan-African training and research center in the continent for the improvement of public administration and governance systems in Africa. Its headquarter is located in Tangier (Morocco). Membership is open to all African countries: at present, CAFRAD has members. ... [according to site editor's information]
FARA is the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa, an umbrella organization bringing together and forming coalitions of major stakeholders in agricultural research and development in Africa. FARA complements the innovative activities of national, international and sub-regional research institutions to deliver more responsive and effective services to its stakeholders. It plays advocacy and coordination roles for agricultural research for development, while the national agricultural research systems (NARSs), advanced research institutions (ARIs) and international agricultural research centers (IARCs) develop improved technologies along the research-to-development continuum in their respective countries and coverage areas. ... [according to site editor's information]
CORAF/WECARD’s mission is to improve, in a sustainable way, agricultural productivity, competitiveness and markets. Its main objective is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of small-scale producers and promote the agribusiness sector. For that reason, it puts the producers and end-users at the centre of research. The Council has 22 members. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
Africare is a private US organization assissting Africa in partnership with African communities. Africare's programs address needs in three principal areas:
* Health and HIV/AIDS
* Food security and agriculture
* Water resource development
Africare supports also programs in Emergency response, Environmental management, Literacy and vocational training, Microenterprise development, Civil-society development and governance and women’s empowerment .
It works in some 25 sub-Saharan countries. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
The mission of RASCOM is to provide to all African countries, efficient and inexpensive telecommunications facilities and meet their radio and television broadcast requirements, by having recourse to every appropriate technology, including a regional satellite communication system well integrated into existing and/or planned national network with a vie to facilitating the development of the countries of Africa. RASCOM is an intergovernmental commercially run organization whose capital is open to the private sector. ... [according to site editor's information]