Who we work with in Africa
Agency for Cooperation in Research and Development (ACORD), an Africa-led international organization, working with people living on the margins of society to exercise their rights and improve their livelihoods. ACORD has program offices in 17 countries across Africa and collaborates with African and Northern organizations to mobilize resources and support for local economic and social development, research and training, as well as advocacy for more equitable relations within and among communities.
COPAGEN (Coalition pour la protection du patrimoine génétique africain, Coalition for the Protection of African Genetic Heritage) is a West African network bringing together farmers, scientists, consumers, unions, women, youth groups, academics and other civil society organizations dedicated to supporting small farmers, the rights of communities to protect their own genetic resources and opposes the introduction of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) into agriculture. Created in 2004, this network is active in nine countries and has become an important voice for farmers in West Africa and a reference point for African leaders with respect to agricultural and biosafety policy.
Fahamu supports the strengthening of human rights and social justice movements in Africa by promoting the innovative use of information and communications technologies, stimulating debate, discussion and analyses, and developing and delivering educational courses, including by distance learning. It also houses Pambazuka News, an award-winning website and newsletter on social justice and human rights in Africa. Pambazuka News connects a community of academics, analysts and activists from across the African continent and diaspora, offering a place where they can discuss, debate, and collaborate in joint advocacy. In doing so, it breaks down the isolation of those working in different countries and sectors, and places their individual struggles within a wider pan-African context.
Salmmah Women’s Resource Centre was founded in 1997 and is an independent feminist resource centre, which provides women and men with information on feminism, violence against women, and sexuality. Its main focus is mobilizing and empowering women and women’s groups in order to influence policy and overcome structural, political and legal obstacles to the achievement of women’s rights. The centre has a leading role in the research, documentation and dissemination of knowledge on women’s rights and human rights in Sudan. Its approach is collaborative, working in alliance with other civil society organizations as appropriate. Salmmah’s youth program focuses on building capacity in Sudan’s younger generation.
Sudanese Organization for Research and Development (SORD) was established in 2007 by Dr. Asha El-Karib, one of Sudan’s foremost feminists and a founder of the Gender Centre for Research and Training. SORD’s principle aim is to work towards empowering the Sudanese people to actively enjoy their rights as responsible citizens. It is an advocacy organization active in the areas of engendering democracy, girls’ education, women and the law, and social exclusion. SORD has a particularly strong gender justice program, which endeavours to change legislation and policy concerning child marriage and rape law in the criminal code and in the area of family law.
Third World Network-Africa collaborates with community-based organizations, trade unions, academics and policy-makers throughout the continent to advocate for economic and social justice. Through its work in policy research, training, public communications and dialogue with governments and international institutions, TWN-Africa has become a leading voice on issues related to trade and investment, environment and gender equality.
In the West African country of Guinea-Bissau, Tiniguena assists people to manage local resources, develop local economic enterprises, and take control over the future of their communities. Tiniguena has developed a national reputation for creative environmental education and leadership, promoting sustainable livelihoods for rural communities, and encouraging citizen action for peace and democracy.
|Reviewed July 15, 2011||Publishing Policies|