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EISA is non-profit organisation, established 1996 and based in Johannesburg, that strives for credible elections, participatory democracy, human rights culture, and the strengthening of governance institutions. Having field offices in Kinshasa (DR Congo), Antananarivo (Madagascar), Abidjan (Cote d'Ivoire), N'djamema (Chad), Khartoum (Sudan), Bujumbura (Burundi), Nairobi (Kenya) and Maputo (Mozambique) its regional focus is no more on Southern Africa alone. EISA works in a number of programme areas, including
* Democracy, conflict management and electoral education
* Elections and political processes
* Balloting and electoral services
* Governance (political partes, APRM, institutions of governance and local governance)
* Online Democracy Encyclopedia
* Research and information (including a specialised library and in house publications).
EISA's work is supported by local, regional and international funding organisations.
A number of reports is downloadable. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
CAAGLOP's mission is to encourage the involvement of Africans in national and regional development through the use of local knowledge and personal involvement in order to develop mechanisms that will obtain effective and sustainable results in the fight against hunger, poverty, unemployment, human rights abuses and the AIDS pandemic in Africa. Its activities are aimed at providing information to a large number of Africans regarding issues that affect their daily lives and to provide a forum for self-expression as well as interacting with others on various social, political, health, economic and educational issues.
CAAGLOP is an African NGO based in Dakar, Senegal. It receives financial support United Nations Volunteers (UNV). ... [according to site editor's information]
TrustAfrica is an foundation that strives to secure the conditions for democracy and equitable development throughout the continent. Its focus is currently on three areas:
* Securing the conditions for democracy;
* Fostering African enterprise and achieving broadly shared prosperity; and
* Cultivating African resources for democracy and development.
The foundation is supported by the Ford Foundation, but independent and governend solely by Africans. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
The African Good Governance Network (AGGN) comprises a group of highly educated African academics who have either studied in Germany or are still studying in Germany. Due to their qualifications they can be numbered among the future decision makers dedicated to Good Governance principles in sub-Saharan Africa. AGGN fellows promote the ideas of Good Governance and help to further the process of democratization in their home countries. AGGN members consider it their duty to actively promote the values of Good Governance and thus accompany the economic and political transformation process in sub-Saharan Africa. ... [according to site editor's information]
The CDD is a civil society organisation (NGO) funded by the European Union with offices in Abjua, Lagos and London. "Our goal is to serve as the ultimate catalyst in the transformation of the West African sub-continent into an integrated, economically vibrant and democratically governed community that assures holistic security to the population and is capable of permanent peaceful conflict management." ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
The Helen Suzman Foundation believes that a free society is the best guarantor of good governance, stability, economic growth and human development. Established to honour the work of its patron-in-chief, The Helen Suzman Foundation has the aim of strengthening South Africa's relatively new democracy by prompting the principles of liberty, equality of opportunity, individual human rights and respect for the needs of the poor, cultural minorities and the powerless. These principles apply not only in the political sphere, but also in the spheres of development and poverty reduction. Protecting liberty and choice is especially important in counteracting the effects of one-party dominance in emerging democracies like South Africa. ... [according to site editor's information]
The Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) was established in 2000 as a part of the global network of autonomous Soros Foundations. OSIWA promotes open societies where democracy, good governance, the rule of law, basic freedoms and widespread civic participation prevail.
The Foundation covers 18 countries, which include the 15 members of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), as well as Cameroon, Chad, and Mauritania. It supports civil society communities and advocates to governments on issues of governance; law, justice and human rights; public health and development; information, communication technology, and media. OSIWA also seeks a greater commitment to West Africa from wealthier nations. ... [according to site editor's information]
Laboratoire Citoyennetés (LC) est une association de droit burkinabè à vocation régionale (Afrique de l’Ouest) qui travaille sur la gouvernance et la citoyenneté en associant la recherche en sciences sociales à la facilitation et à l’influence du dialogue entre citoyens et gouvernants. Le LC a pour visée de contribuer à mettre en place une gouvernance réconciliée avec ses citoyens, à partir du local. C'est-à-dire une gouvernance dans laquelle, d’une part, les citoyens sont en mesure d’exprimer leurs besoins et de demander des comptes à leurs gouvernants, et d’autre part, les gouvernants sont informés de la nature des besoins réels de leurs administrés et établissent un dialogue constructif avec eux. ... [selon les informations de l'éditeur du site]
The Archival platform is a civil society initiative committed to deepening democracy through the use of memory and archives as dynamic public resources. Established under the auspices of the University of Cape Town and the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the Archival Platform aims to play a catalytic role in the way in which practitioners, theorists and the general public think about the archive and the ways in which the process of archiving is practised in South Africa. [according to site editor's information]Site is organised as a Blog and has sections called "Opinions" with "Ancestral Stories", "News", "Events", "Resources" and "Gallery" ... [editors ilissAfrica]