The Acacia Initiative is an international effort to empower sub-Saharan African communities with the ability to apply information and communication technologies to their own social and economic development.
USAID- sub-Saharan Africa
Comprehensive resources on projects in sub-Saharan Africa provided by USAID.
The African Development Foundation
The African Development Foundation is established by the US Congress
as a federal agency and a public corporation to promote broad-based,
sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa. ADF has funded more than
1300 projects over the past fifteen years. ADF maintains a local office,
staffed with African professionals, in each of the countries in which it
Africa: Energy Information (US.EIA)
The Country Analysis Briefs (CABs) provide an overview of the energy situation for some African countries that are of current interest to energy analysts and policy makers.
The Afican Water Page
The page addresses issues of: water resource management, water supply and environmental sanitation, water conservation and demand management, and a variety of other issues relaed to the African continent.
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
The Economic Commission for Africa was established in 1958 when its Terms
of Reference wereadopted by resolution 671A(XXV) of the Economic and
Social Council of the United Nations on 29 April 1958. The main organ of ECA
is the Conference of Ministers responsible for Economic Development and
Planning supported by the Technical Preparatory Committee of the Whole
African Development Dissertation Workshops
Sub-Saharan African students currently enrolled in doctoral programs
in social, behavioral, natural, and biological sciences in U.S. and Canada
are eligible to apply for these workshop. Participants' expenses are fully covered by the
organizing university through a grant to the specific from the Rockefeller Foundation.
African Development Institute Inc.
The African Development Institute Inc., is an independent, non partisan policy research institute aimed at initiating practical solutions to Africa's developmental crisis. Through education, research, and policy analysis the organization hopes to be a
catalyst for developing the human and material potential of Africans. The organization challenges policies that has lead to the stagnation of Africa's development and offers alternative strategies towards continental self sufficiency.
The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) programs in Africa. AFSC
compiled an "Africa Connections" packet of materials - detailing
the work we do and the work we support in & around Africa.
ELDIS is a free directory and gateway to information resources on
development and environmental issues, providing a large collection of
descriptions and links through to databases, WWW and gopher sites,
library catalogues, reports, bibliographies, email discussion lists,
etc. Searchable by keyword, or browsable by subject, country,
organization type, etc.
Rural Women through Small Farmer Groups (John Rouse)
Zambia's People's Participation Project began in 1983. It is implemented by the Zambian Ministry
of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries (MAFF) and executed by FAO with financing from the Government of
FAO: Energy for
Sustainable Development and Food Security in Africa
At the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, 41 African nations endorsed
Agenda 21 as a comprehensive international framework and action programme for sustainable development.
Energy matters are addressed in many sections and trecommendations were made with respect to energy
FAO: Sustainable Rural
Development in Western Africa (Takehiko Uemura)
This paper discusses the role of the inner dynamics of self-reliance of local people by trusting
them as a partner in development programs.
FORUM on Agricultural
The Forum is a competitive grants programme to strengthen, encourage and support training of MSc. students in agriculture through research on the management and husbandry of agricultural resources. The aim is to assist the faculties in the creation of hi
gh quality graduate training programmes.
in Developing Countries
The World Bank: Sub-Saharan Africa
This is a virtul library about the habitat in developing countries.
It is mantained by the "Forum: habitat in developing Countries",
an initiative of the Library "Territorio Ambiente" of the Faculty
of Architecture of the Polytechnic of Torino, Italy.
World Bank project resources on Africa in areas of: gender, poverty, human development, AIDS/HIV, finance, education, and the Internet.
International Cooperation and Development
IICD offers solidarity work and travel programs to countries in Africa and
Latin America. The
programs are 5 to 18 months long and include preparation and follow-up periods
at the Institute in
Massachusetts. After returning to the U.S. participants spent time creating
materials and make presentations to various universities and organizations about their
experiences living and working in developping countries.
IOM: Reintegration of Qualified African Nationals
Implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Return and Reintegration of Qualified African Nationals (RQAN) Programme offers to eligible candidates assistance in returning to employment or self-employment in target or non-ta
rget African countries.
Library of the Royal Tropical
Approximately one third of the book titles in the Library of the
Royal Tropical Institute (the Netherlands) is concerned with Africa. The
library has an on-line catalogue, provides desk-searches, abstract
journals (cd-rom) on agriculture and thematic abstracts and searches on
The mission of the Peace Corps is to promote world peace and friendship by providing qualified volunteers to interested countries in need of trained manpower. It provides people to people development assistance at the grassroots level and cross cultur
al exchange by fielding as many volunteers around the world.
in Ghana - a Post-Project Study of Sustainability
The purpose of this study which was established by FAO was to answer how sustainable and self-
reliant were the organizations formed by the project? ; to what degree was the PPP development
approach institutionalized and replicated in Ghana? ; and what benefits did individuals and their
organizations receive from the project?
Rockefeller Foundation: African Initiatives
This site includes information on the Foundation's Sub-Saharan Africa Dissertation Internship Awards 1997-98, African Development Dissertation Workshop Program, African Science-Based Development Career Awards 1997-98, and Social Science Research Fello
wships in Agriculture
Uganda: National Action
Programme for Rural Youth (William Seiders)
This paper discusses the planning process involved everyone from youth, parents, volunteer leaders
from the villages to representatives of government, NGOs, international agencies and donor groups to
identify priority needs and interests among young people living in rural areas of Uganda.
West Africa Rice Development Association
The West Africa Rice Development Association is an intergovernmental research association with a
membership of 17 countries. Its mandate is to conduct rice research, training, and communications
activities for the benefit of the West African region.
Women, Agriculture and
Rural Development: Tanzania
The study assesses the role of women in Tanzanian agriculture which is the predominant sector of
the Tanzanian economy. In 1992 it contributed 62% of the GDP and employed 79.8% of the labour