Comprehensive database of governmental institutions on the World Wide Web: parliaments, ministries, offices, law courts, embassies, city councils, public broadcasting corporations, central banks, multi-governmental institutions etc. Includes also political parties. Online since June 1995. Contains more than 17,000 entries from more than 220 countries and territories as of June 2002.
AfriMAP, the Africa Governance Monitoring and Advocacy Project, is an initiative of the Soros Foundation Network's four African foundations, and works with national civil society organizations to conduct systematic audits of government performance in three areas: the justice sector and the rule of law; political participation and democracy; and effective delivery of public services.
The Africa Portal is an online knowledge resource for policy-related issues on Africa. An undertaking by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), Makerere University (MAK), and the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), the Africa Portal offers open access to a suite of features including an online library collection; a resource for opinion and analysis; an experts directory; an international events calendar; and a mobile technology component.
"This website, edited by William Minter, features high-quality analysis and progressive advocacy on African issues, with particular attention to priority issues affecting the entire continent. The heart of the website is the AfricaFocus Bulletin produced and distributed one to two times a week to over 5,000 subscribers, including individuals, organizations, and listservs. Current issues are featured on the homepage; a full archive is also available on the site."
The Africa Faith and Justice Network (AFJN) is a Catholic-based community of advocates for responsible U.S. relations with Africa advocating for economic and political policies that will benefit Africa's poor majority, facilitate an end to armed conflict, establish equitable trade and investment with Africa and promote sustainable development.
A premier Africa-focused U.S.-based non-profit, the Africa-America Institute’s (AAI) mission is to strengthen human capacity in Africa. AAI pursues this mission mainly by designing and managing programs, through its African Higher Education and Training (AHET) program pillar, that enable African students to pursue academic degrees and non-degree professional certificates at quality tertiary (post secondary) institutions within and outside Africa.
Open-membership organization that was created in 1997 to promote a widespread appreciation of current social, economic, political and other issues affecting relations between Americans and peoples of African descent around the world. It seeks to mobilize all sectors of the American society, especially regarding U.S. foreign policy and international relations.
OCPA, the Observatory of Cultural Policies in Africa, is an independent pan-African non-governmental organisation aiming to enhance the development of national cultural policies in the region and their integration in human development strategies through advocacy and promoting information exchange, research, capacity building and cooperation at the regional and international level.
The Population Council is an international, nonprofit, nongovernmental organization that seeks to improve the well-being and reproductive health of current and future generations around the world and to help achieve a humane, equitable, and sustainable balance between people and resources. The Council conducts research in three areas: HIV and AIDS; poverty, gender, and youth; and reproductive health.
Boston-based non-profit organization which focuses on the effects of toxins and the deteriorating environment on the health and daily lives of communities in South Africa, and aims to bridge communities in the US with their counterparts in South Africa around environmental justice.