African Studies and African Country Resources @ Pitt: African Organizations
This guide provides selected high-quality resources on the global, political, economic, social and cultural aspects of the continent of Africa and its countries. It features individual country pages as well as sources searchable by topic or country.
This source provides a comprehensive directory of over 1,650 international organizations. Additional types of African organizations not included here can be found in this key resource for global research.
ACHPR was created in 1981 with the adoption of the African Charter on Human and People's rights by the African Union. The secretariat of the African Union, this quasi-judicial body responds to individual complaints of the African Charter. ACHPR's objectives are met to promote and protect human rights and people's rights throughout Africa.
Civicus is an international alliance begun in 1991 by civil society leaders to reinforce citizen participation and civil society in areas of the world where democracy is threatened. The organization is based in Johannesburg, South Africa
Network of community based organizations of the urban poor in Africa, Asia and Latin America. SDI was launched in 1996 to create a global platform to support local initiatives of urban poor communities
Established in 1991, ACBF is sponsored by African governments, the African Development Bank, the United Nations Development Program, and the World Bank. ACBF's mission is to build sustainable human and institutional capacity for sustainable growth and poverty reduction in Africa
African Training and Research Centre in Administration for Development (CAFRAD) was established in 1964 by African governments through support of UNESCO for the improvement of of public administration and governance systems in Africa
CAFRAD was established in 1964 by African governments through support of UNESCO for the improvement of of public administration and governance systems in Africa. The organization works to achieve its mission through research, expert mobilization and partnership building.
research, partnership building and expert mobilization objectives are met toward its mission.
Established in 1975, AADFI is a member of the World Federation of Development Finance institutions. The members of the AADFI are international banking and financial institutions engaged in development finance activities in Africa. The scope of AADFI's work primarily includes providing information and training in the techniques of banking and finance as well as development policy advice to African bankers and finance officers
AARDO was established in 1962 by social and political leaders of Asia and Africa to develop South-South cooperation in rural development. The non-government organization works to improve the quality of life for the rural poor of the Afro-Asian region.
Call Number: Ebrary Ebook or Greensburg: JZ5334.5.A35 A395 2008
The African Union (AU) is a continental organization that comprises every major African state except for Morocco. It was formed in 1991 by the Heads of State and Government of the Organization of African Unity whose ambitious aim is to integrate all member states under the United States of Africa. The AU promotes unity and solidarity among African States and international cooperation within the framework of the United Nations, addressing multifaceted social, economic and political problems