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]
Biowatch South Africa strives to prevent biological diversity from being privatised for corporate gain. It aspires to an environment where people control their food supply systems, where the benefits from commercial use of biological resources are fairly shared and where ordinary citizens are encouraged to help make policy choices about new technologies, such as genetic modification. ... [according to site editor's information]
Biosafe Train is a capacity building project on biosafety and ecological impact assessment of transgenic plants in East Africa funded by the programme on Enhancement of Research Capacity (ENRECA), Danida. The long-term vision of the project is to build up capacity to cope with the challenges of introducing genetically modified crops in East Africa by developing a platform for capacity building on biosafety impact assessment of transgenic plants.
The project is a collaboration with scientists from University of Nairobi and Kenya Agricultural Research Institute in Kenya, Makerere University in Uganda, University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, University of Aarhus and University of Copenhagen, Denmark. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
The BCTF is a collaborative effort of individuals and organizations concerned with the conservation of wildlife populations threatened by the unsustainable hunting and sale of bushmeat in Africa and around the globe. This effort has been established to facilitate communications and cooperation regarding information and activities of member organizations and individuals.
The commercial bushmeat trade is considered by the BCTF to be an immediate threat to local and regional extinction of numerous species, including those that are officially listed as endangered or threatened with extinction, and to the health and well-being of African and global communities and the ecosystems upon which they depend. This bushmeat commerce is recognized as an economically and ecologically unsustainable practice. ... [according to site editor's information]
The ABCG is an initiative of seven US-based international conservation NGOs with field programs in Africa. ABCG explores emerging conservation issues, shares lessons learned, and seeks opportunities for collaboration. Its objective is inter alia to promote networking, awareness, information sharing and experience among conservation non-governmental organizations working in Africa. ... [according to site editor's information]
BIOTA AFRICA has been jointly invented by African and German researchers aiming at the establishment of research supporting sustainable use and conservation of biodiversity in Africa. Due to pragmatic reasons the large project is logistically subdivided into four Regional Networks: BIOTA West Africa, BIOTA East Africa, BIOTA Southern Africa and BIOTA Morocco ("Research Networks"). Participating institutions of each country elect representatives for a national BIOTA steering committee which controls the daily business and enables national strategic discussions and decisions. ... [according to site editor's information]
WIA est une organisation régionale engagée dans la conservation et la restauration des zones humides, leurs ressources et leur biodiversité pour les générations futures. [selon les informations de l'éditeur du site]
GRAIN is an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) which promotes the sustainable management and use of agricultural biodiversity based on people's control over genetic resources and local knowledge. [according to site editor's information]
L'objectif général du RAPAC est d'assurer de manière concertée, par l'échange d'expérience la protection et la gestion de la biodiversité dans chacune des aires protégées du réseau. Le RAPAC s'appuie sur les structures et compétences nationales et sous-régionales (aussi des ONG et du secteur privé). ... [selon les informations de l'éditeur du site; rédaction ilissAfrica]
CARPE est une initiative de USAID qui vise à promouvoir la gestion durable des ressources naturelles du Bassin du Congo. L'objectif stratégique de CARPE est de réduire le rythme de la dégradation forestière et de réduire les pertes de diversité biologique dans le Bassin du Congo en promouvant les capacités locales, régionales et nationales, en matière de gestion des ressources naturelles.
CARPE fonctionne dans le Burundi, le Cameroun, la République centrafricaine, la République démocratique du Congo, la Guinée Equatoriale, le Gabon, la République du Congo, le Rwanda, et le Sao Tomé et Principe. ... [selon les informations de l'éditeur du site]