Funded by Western donors the mission of IED is to promote democracy through programmes in the electoral process, voter education, research and dissemination programmes. IED seeks to
* contribute towards the realisation of the conduct of free and fair elections,* enhance the creation of an informed voting population,
* develop and facilitate the availability of scientific and technical information relating to the electoral process. ... [editors ilissAfrica; according to site editor's information]
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]
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 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]
IAP works to strengthen democratic structures impacting on corruption and governance and conducts relevant studies and surveys, including devising useful tools which are fed into its campaigns and advocacy programme. The organisation operates at the federal, state and local government levels - where individuals and groups have the opportunity to contribute to the decision making process, thereby contributing to efforts aimed at eliminating or reducing corruption and opaqueness. The organisation actualises its mission through research and surveys into issues germane to democracy, development and good governance in Nigeria, publication and dissemination of governance-related information and employing the findings of such studies as advocacy tools. ... [according to site editor's information]
CLGF works to promote and strengthen effective democratic local government throughout the Commonwealth and to facilitate the exchange of good practice in local government structures and services. CLGF brings together central, provincial and local spheres of government involved in local government policy and decision-making. It works to promote and strengthen democratic local government across the Commonwealth and to encourage the exchange of best practice through conferences and events, programmes and projects, and research and information. CLGF has more than 160 members in 40 Commonwealth countries including local government associations, individual local authorities and ministries dealing with local government.
Some reports are downloadable. ... [according to site editor's information]
The website of Prof. Bolaji Aluko, past chair of Chemical Engineering at Howard University in Washington, DC, and president of the Nigerian Democratic Movement (NDM) serves as a platform to inform and to discuss Nigerian politics. "Originally-written articles, content from popular media outlets, and we give you, our members, the chance to provide your articles too." ... [editors ilissAfrica; according to site editor's information]
Ghana was among the first countries to declare its intention to accede to the African Peer Review Mechanism in the framework of NEPAD. The website explains the APRM ("self-monitoring system which entails a country voluntarily submitting to make its own citizens undertake an internal audit of its political, economic, corporate and socio-economic governance system") and documents the steps undertaken so far. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) was put in place by the Governments of the African Union in order to monitor the implementation of the critical objectives of NEPAD, an integrated strategic framework for the socio-economic development in Africa. The African peer review incorporates both a country self-assessment and an assessment by other people from African countries. The site documents the implementation process in Tanzania. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
Kituo Cha Katiba is a regional non-governmental organisation established in 1997 with a mission to promote multi-disciplinary debate, dialogue and action on constitutionalism, good governance and democratic development in Eastern Africa through research, information dissemination, networking, advocacy and activism. Kituo Cha Katiba compliments individual and national initiatives through constructive engagement and collaboration. ... [according to site editor's information]