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Africa is the world's second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. At about 30.2 million km² (11.7 million sq mi) including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of the Earth's total surface area and 20.4% of the total land area.[2] With 1.0 billion people (as of 2009, see table) in 61 territories, it accounts for about 14.72% of the world's human population.

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The overarching objective of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group is to spur sustainable economic development and social progress in its regional member countries (RMCs), thus contributing to poverty reduction.


The Bank Group achieves this objective by:


  • mobilizing and allocating resources for investment in RMCs; and
  • providing policy advice and technical assistance to support development efforts.
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ITOCA (Information Training & Outreach Centre for Africa) is a capacity building organisation aimed at enhancing information and communications technology (ICT) skills for African librarians, information specialists, scientists, researchers and students in Sub-Saharan Africa.


 

The Water Utility Partnership (WUP) for Capacity Building is a partnership organisation founded by the Union of African Water Suppliers (UAWS) and the International Training Network Centers in Africa – CREPA and TREND. Following a consultative meeting on institutional reform in the Water Sector held in Johannesburg in 1996, WUP was established to address key challenges facing utilities and their partners in the region. The primary constituency for WUP is the Union of African Water Suppliers (UAWS), a membership association of utilities in Africa.

Women's Land Link Africa (WLLA) is a joint regional partnership project that was launched in 2004. The WLLA was founded on the principal that all who are truly dedicated to improving the situation for women's land and housing rights (and to doing so in a manner which is both sustainable and stakeholder-driven) can and must link in complementary ways. The WLLA supports and strengthens linkages between regional stakeholders focused on improving women's access to, control over and ownership of land and housing in Africa. Working in isolation has rarely improved situations.

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O Observatório do Meio Rural (OMR) é uma pessoa colectiva de direito privado sem fins lucrativos, dotada de personalidade jurídica e com autonomia administrativa, financeira e patrimonial.

Registada na Conservatória do Registo das Entidades Legais sob o Número Único de Entidade Legal 100274736, com sede na cidade de Maputo, República de Moçambique.

Kindernothilfe (German for "Supporting children in need") was founded in Germany in 1959 as a Christian organisation to support vulnerable and marginalized children and youth to develop their full potentials. Kindernothilfe Austria was founded in 1996, followed by Kindernothilfe Switzerland in 2004 and Kindernothilfe Luxembourg in 2009.

We partner with local non-governmental organisations to implement 609 projects in 32 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean; most of them are faith-based and ecumenically Christian.

L’Organisation Panafricaine des Agriculteurs (Pan-African Farmers’ Organization – PAFO) est une organisation continentale ayant une base de membres composée de Réseaux paysans régionaux. Son Assemblée Constitutive s’est tenue sous le parrainage de l’Union Africaine à Lilongwe, Malawi, du 27 au 29 octobre 2010. 

La PAFO est reconnue comme l’organe représentatif des organisations paysannes africaines au plus haut niveau continental. 

The Future Agricultures Consortium is an Africa-based alliance of research organisations seeking to provide timely, high-quality and independent information and advice to improve agricultural policy and practice in Africa.


Through a network of over 90 researchers across the region and around the world, we are showing how agricultural policy in Africa can help to reduce poverty and strengthen agricultural growth.


The WAD (Women's Action for Development) project focused on improving the socio-economic situation of vulnerable, rural women in the Kunene, Kavango and Oshikoto regions of Namibia. The objective of the project was to contribute towards poverty alleviation and to empower young, marginalised Namibian women. This was achieved by enhancing the income generating capacities of 2819 San and Ovahimba women. Interventions included training on social issues and women’s rights, vocational skills training in a myriad of vocations varying from computer skills to welding.

Resource Equity

Resource Equity is a women-run and women-centered nonprofit organization that focuses exclusively on legal issues specific to gender equity in land and natural resources around the world.


The Cameroonian Network of Human Rights Organizations (RECODH) is a legalized associative network, made up of associations and collectives of associations working for the promotion and protection of human rights and governance. Its members and supporters, scattered throughout the national territory, work for a single goal: the culture of human rights in Cameroon.

RECODH was born from a recommendation of the National Governance Program of the Republic of Cameroon for the period 2006-2010 which, in its component “Improvement of the participation of citizens and civil society in the management of public affairs”, planned an axis “Strengthening the capacities of human rights NGOs”, with the main activity of creating a coordination network of human rights NGOs. This recommendation was then implemented by the Commission on Human Rights and Freedoms (CNDHL) with the financial support of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), which in this regard had consulted various human rights organizations , thus leading to the convocation of the constituent assembly on January 6, 2010.

RECODH is therefore the result of the convergence of a triple desire: that of public authorities, civil society and technical and financial partners (PTF).

RECODH now enjoys special consultative status with the United Nations.

Likewise, at the national level, the NGO Accreditation Commission of September 30, 2022 gave a favorable opinion for the accreditation of RECODH to NGO status. The Minister of Territorial Administration confirmed this status by Order No. 000126/A/MINAT/SG/DAP/SDLP/SONG/BA of December 27, 2022.

MISSIONS, GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

Purpose of RECODH

The NGO RECODH aims to contribute to the culture of human rights and peace through the promotion and protection of citizens' freedoms, social cohesion and governance.

Assignment

The mission of the NGO RECODH is to contribute to the emergence of a civil society resolutely committed to the promotion and protection of the well-being of citizens.

Aim

The NGO RECODH aims to serve as a framework for information, communication, reflection, orientation, exchanges, actions and mutual support between civil society organizations working in the field of promotion and the defense of Human Rights, for the culture of human rights in Cameroon.

Goals

The RECODH aims to:

Strengthen the capacities of civil society organizations working in the field of Human Rights;

Carry out joint advocacy and lobbying actions for the ratification and implementation of legal instruments in favor of Human Rights and fundamental freedoms enshrined in national, regional and international instruments;

Inform, raise awareness and educate citizens on their rights and duties;

Ensure the protection and defense of defenders of Human Rights and fundamental freedoms enshrined in national, regional and international instruments;

Support advocacy and actions to improve the conditions of vulnerable people such as women, young people, indigenous peoples, people in detention, people living with disabilities and people affected by pandemics and other illnesses degrading;

Contribute to improving the quality of life through initiatives to protect the environment and combat climate change;

Prepare general or thematic reports on the Human Rights situation in Cameroon;

Establish a citizen observatory for Human Rights in Cameroon;

Collaborate with public authorities, decentralized local authorities and national, regional and international organizations for the promotion and protection of Human Rights and fundamental freedoms in Cameroon.

Kujenga Amani facilitates the exchange of ideas and information between researchers, practitioners, and policymakers working on diverse aspects of peacebuilding in Africa. It is a digital forum for conversations about the critical challenges confronting peacebuilding in conflict-affected regions of the continent, as well as exploring the connections between African and global peace.