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Africa Action

Created in 1953, Africa Action is the oldest organization in the U.S. working on African affairs. Their mission is to change U.S. Africa relations to promote political, economic and social justice in Africa. They provide accessible information and analysis and mobilize popular support for campaigns to achieve this mission.

Address : 1634 Eye Street, NW, #810, Washington, DC 20006 - USA
Phone: (202) 546-7961
Fax: (202) 546-1545
Email: africaaction AT


AfricaFiles was launched 2002 and is a network of volunteers committed to the promotion of human rights, economic justice, African perspectives and alternative analyses. The group produces the online mazine At Issue Ezine, which aims to publish well-researched, provocative and insightful original articles on important current themes in sub-Saharan Africa, such as AIDS, ecology, economic justice, etc.

Address: AfricaFiles, 99 Kimberley Avenue, Toronto ON M4E 2Z4 - Canada
Email: info AT

African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS)

The African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS) is a Nairobi-based 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; Human Health; and Science and Technology Literacy. Its members include the the governments of Kenya, Malawi, Malta, Uganda and Ghana, as well as the International Centre for Research in AgroForestry (ICRAF) and the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS).

Address : CRAF Campus, United Nations Avenue, Gigiri, P.O.Box 45917 Nairobi - KENYA
Phone: (254-20) 7224700/7224000
Fax: (254-20) 7224701/7224001
Email: acts AT

African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD)

ACCORD is an institute committed to the prevention, management and resolution of conflicts in Africa. ACCORD’s primary aim is to influence political developments across the continent by encouraging conflict resolution and dialogue as an alternative to armed violence and protracted conflict. ACCORD runs intervention, training and education, research and communication programmes in key sectors on the continent.

Address : 2 Golf Course Drive, Mount Edgecombe (near Durban) - SOUTH AFRICA (Physical Address) / Private Bag X018, Umhlanga Rocks, 4320 - SOUTH AFRICA (Postal Address)
Phone: +27 (31) 5023908
Fax: +27 (31) 5024160
Email: info AT

AFRODAD (African Forum and Network on Debt and Development)

AFRODAD, The African Forum and Network on Debt and Development, is a regional civil society organisation which seeks to secure lasting solutions to Africa’s mounting debt problem. The organization works through research, lobbying and advocacy organisation in order to secure positive policy changes to redress Africa’s debt and development crisis and subsequently to achieve equitable and sustainable development. Its secretariat is based in Harare, Zimbabwe and the group has affiliates/debt coalition partners in ten African countries.

Postal Address: Box CY 1517, Causeway, Harare - Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 4 778 531
Fax: 263 4 747 878
Email: afrodad AT

Aid Transparency

AID TRANSPARENCY (AT) is a regional non-governmental organization based in Dakar, Senegal. Its aims are to monitor development assistance and contribute to the observance of transparency, fairness and the principles and ideals of democratic development in Africa; to build the capacity of African non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society organizations (CSOs), researchers and advocates to participate in social and economic policy and governance issues through research, training, information dissemination and advocacy; and to publicize violations of people’s rights to a fair delivery of international development assistance and access to relevant information on and independent evaluation of aid, amongst other things.

Address: Route de l’Aéroport X Rue Banque BST, Yoff Layène. Dakar - P.O. Box 5409 Dakar/Fann, SENEGAL
Phone: +221 820.36.60
Fax: +221 820.36.67
Email: at (at)


AllAfrica Global Media is a multi-media content service provider, systems technology developer and the largest electronic distributor of African news and information worldwide. It gathers information from more than 125 african medias and more than 200 other sources of news and information.

Address : 920 M St. SE, Washington DC Washington DC 20003 - USA
Phone: (202) 546-0777
Fax: (202) 546-0676
Email: ans AT

DAWN Africa

Created in 1984, DAWN is a network of women scholars and activists from the economic South who engage in feminist research and analysis of the global environment and are committed to working for economic justice, gender justice and democracy.

Email :
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Justice Africa

Justice Africa was founded in 1999 in London. It works with a network of organizations based in different countries in Africa, initiating and supporting civil society activities for human rights, democracy, and peace in Africa. It publishes books and papers, mainly about Sudan.

Address : 1C Leroy House, 436 Essex Road, London N1 3QP - UK
Phone: +44 (0) 207 354 8400
Fax: +44 (0) 207 354 8736
Email: enquiries AT


PANAPRESS is an international news and information network on issues in the African continent. PANAPRESS is committed to providing an accurate, objective yet fresh view of African peoples, politics and business culture.

Address: Marketing Department, B. P. 4056, Dakar - SENEGAL
Phone: (221) 869 12 34
Fax: (221) 824 13 90
Email: feedback AT

Partnership Africa Canada

Partnership Africa Canada (PAC) works in partnership with organizations in Africa, Canada and internationally to build sustainable human development in Africa. Partnership Africa Canada works to :

  • strengthen African and Canadian efforts in research and policy dialogue relating to sustainable human development in Africa
  • facilitate, among African, Canadian and international decision-makers, the adoption and implementation of policies that foster sustainable human development in Africa
  • promote greater understanding of and commitment to sustainable human development in Africa

Partnership Africa Canada was created in 1986 with the support of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and Canadian and African non-governmental organizations (NGOs). PAC funded hundreds of innovative projects that supported sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa. In 1996, PAC changed its mandate to focus on policy work.

Address : Partenariat Afrique Canada
323, rue Chapel, Ottawa (Ontario)
K1N 7Z2 Canada
Phone : (+1) 613-237-6768
Fax : (+1) 613-237-6530
Contact :
Website :

Southern African Regional Poverty Network (SARPN)

The Southern African Regional Poverty Network is a non-profit organisation that promotes debate and knowledge sharing on poverty reduction processes and experiences in Southern Africa (SADC). SARPN works through widening participation, by bringing people together across the region to exchange ideas, and disseminating information to deepen understandings of poverty issues and improve policy and practice. SARPN was originally established as a project of the Human Sciences Research Council in 2001. In 2004 it became an independent regional entity, supported by a board of 20 regional policy makers, academics and civil society members. The organization is run through a secretariat based on Pretoria and drawn from the SADC region.

Postal Address: PO Box 11615, Hatfield 0028 - South Africa
Phone: +27 (0)12 342 9499
Fax: +27 (0)12 342 5636
Email: info AT

Women in Law and Development in Africa (WiLDAF)

WiLDAF is a pan-African network of organisations and individuals working in the area of women’s rights. It was established in 1990 with the aim of promoting and strengthening action-strategies that link law to the development and empowerment of women. WiLDAF has membership in thirty-one countries in Africa.

Address : 2 nd Floor Zambia House, Kwame Nkrumah, Box 4622 Harare - ZIMBABWE
Phone: 263-4-751189/752105
Fax: 263-4-781886
Email: msodzi AT

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