The IPCC was established to provide the decision-makers and others interested in climate change with an objective source of information about climate change. The IPCC does not conduct any research nor does it monitor climate related data or parameters. Its role is to assess on a comprehensive, objective, open and transparent basis the latest scientific, technical and socio-economic literature produced worldwide relevant to the understanding of the risk of human-induced climate change, its observed and projected impacts and options for adaptation and mitigation.
Some publications are available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish or Russian. ... [according to site editors' information]
A world wide collaborative of several hundred leading scholars that is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research. It is composed of a number of specialized research networks. Each of SSRN's networks encourages the early distribution of research results by reviewing and publishing submitted abstracts and by soliciting abstracts of top quality research papers around the world.
The SSRN eLibrary consists of two parts: an Abstract Database containing abstracts on over 105,785 scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers and an Electronic Paper Collection currently containing over 78,158 downloadable full text documents in Adobe Acrobat pdf format. The eLibrary also includes the research papers of a number of Fee Based Partner Publications. ... [according to site editor's information]
SAGA was a project of Cornell and Clark-Atlanta Universities for research and technical assistance in Africa, funded by a cooperative agreement with USAID.
SAGA was divided into 3 major components:
- Technical Assistance
- Competitive grants program
The research component of SAGA involved collaborations with African Scholars to research four broad themes:
- Schooling, Education and Human Capital
- Health and Nutrition
- Risk, Vulnerability and Poverty Dynamics
- Empowerment and Institutions ... [according to site editor's information]
OSSREA is a regional research and capacity-building organization which has national chapters and liaison offices in 21 countries in the region. One of OSSREA's objectives is to facilitate dialogue, cooperation and collaboration between researchers, other scholars and policy-makers in Africa with a view to enhancing the impact of research on policy-making and development planning.
Some publications are downloadable. ... [according to site editor's information]
The Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) is a global network of over 2,500 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) advocating for a fair, effective and independent International Criminal Court (ICC).
The ICC is the first permanent international judicial body capable of trying individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes when national courts are unable or unwilling to do so. ... [according to site editor's information]
EQUINET is a network of professionals, civil society members, policy makers, state officials and others within the region who have come together as an equity catalyst, to promote and realise shared values of equity and social justice in health.
EQUINET is governed by a steering committee involving academic, government and civic institutions from Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and from SADC and international level. EQUINET programmes involve institutions from these and other SADC countries.
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Publications are downloadable....
CGIAR a strategic partnership of countries, international and regional organizations and private foundations supporting the work of 15 international Centers. In collaboration with national agricultural research systems, civil society and the private sector, the CGIAR fosters sustainable agricultural growth through high-quality science aimed at benefiting the poor through stronger food security, better human nutrition and health, higher incomes and improved management of natural resources. ... [according to site editor's information]
AfricaRice is an autonomous intergovernmental research association of African member states. It is also one of the 15 international agricultural research Centers supported by CGIAR.
Its mission is to contribute to poverty alleviation and food security in Africa, through research, development and partnership activities aimed at increasing the productivity and profitability of the rice sector in ways that ensure the sustainability of the farming environment. ... [according to site editor's information]
The East African Tea Trade Association is a voluntary organisation bringing together Tea Producers, Buyers (Exporters), Brokers, Tea Packers and Warehousemen, all working to promote the best interests of the Tea Trade in Africa. Currently, membership comprises over three hundred companies extending across the East and Central African borders.
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The web site provides production and auction reports....
Attached to the OECD as a semi-autonomous body and financed essentially through voluntary contributions from OECD members, the SWAC (originally "Club du Sahel") supports, together with governments, regional institutions and civil society/private sector organisations, the development and implementation of action-oriented policies and investments. Its main objectives are to:
* help identify strategic questions related to medium- and long-term development in West Africa;
* contribute to mobilising and strengthening African capacities within a network approach;
* support initiatives and efforts by West Africans to promote medium- and long-term development in the region;
* facilitate exchanges between regional actors and OECD member countries;
* promote constructive debates that lead to innovative decisions within and outside the region aimed at building a better future for the region.
Publications are downloadable. ... [according to site editor's information; Redaktion ilissAfrica]