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SAGA was a project of Cornell and Clark-Atlanta Universities for research and technical assistance in Africa, funded by a cooperative agreement with USAID. SAGA was divided into 3 major components: - Research - Technical Assistance - Competitive grants program The research component of SAGA involved collaborations with African Scholars to research four broad themes: - Schooling, Education and Human Capital - Health and Nutrition - Risk, Vulnerability and Poverty Dynamics - Empowerment and Institutions ... [according to site editor's information]
ACORD is an Africa-led international alliance working to promote social justice and lift Africans out of poverty. ACORD is running field operations in 17 countries in Africa, as well as Pan African and international advocacy work. ACORD perceives its role as working in common cause with the poor. Its objectives are: * Strengthen the livelihoods of marginalised communities and their capacity to advocate for their rights and achieve food sovereignity * Facilitate an enabling environment where marginalised communities become effective agents of conflict transformation * Build the knowledge on gender relations and effective ways of addressing gender inequalities * Promote learning, strengthen capacity and develop effective partnerships so as to influence thinking, policies and practice on HIV and AIDS ... [according to site editor's information]
CMI is an independent development research institute in Bergen, Norway. They generate and communicate research-based knowledge relevant for fighting poverty, advancing human rights, reducing conflict and promoting sustainable social development. CMI’s research focuses on local and global challenges and opportunities facing low- and middle-income countries and their citizens. The geographic orientation is towards Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. ... [according to site editor's information]
Third World Network-Africa is a research and advocacy NGO based in Accra, Ghana. It is the autonomous Africa section of Third World Network (TWN), an independent non-profit coalition of organisations and individuals engaged in advocacy on issues related to development, environment and North-South affairs. Programme areas are political economy, gender and environment. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
ODI is Britain's independent think-tank on international development and humanitarian issues. The mission is to inspire and inform policy and practice which lead to the reduction of poverty, the alleviation of suffering and the achievement of sustainable livelihoods in developing countries. The ODI does this by locking together high-quality applied research, practical policy advice, and policy-focused dissemination and debate. ... [according to site editor's information]
"It is our goal that Africa in Focus provides deeper insight and analysis into the daily African stories, events, and current affairs that are grabbing headlines and people’s attention, both good and bad. There will be regular posts from me and my colleagues from the Africa Growth Initiative. In addition, we will have regular contributions from AGI’s partner think tanks based across the continent since one of the core missions of AGI is to raise the African voice in global policy debates on Africa."[according to site editor's information] (en)...
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