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Acknowledgements, Contact and External Links

Links to sites containing material on African governance and the APRM


Acknowledgements

Ross Herbert is thanked for the creation of this Toolkit and for filming all the interviews. He can be contacted at ross.herbert1@yahoo.com

Thinks Tanks, Civil Society and International Organisations

Africa Governance Institute (AGI): The initiative for the creation of the Africa Governance Institute (AGI) emerged in 2003 from discussions between the Chairman of the Commission of the African Union (AU) and the Regional Director for Africa of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The main idea was to create an AU-recognized center of excellence, responsible for conducting cutting-edge research on all forms of governance, and contributing to the advancement of democratic governance in Africa. View website

African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD): The African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) is a South African-based civil society organisation working throughout Africa to bring creative African solutions to the challenges posed by conflict on the continent. ACCORD’s primary aim is to influence political developments by bringing conflict resolution, dialogue and institutional development to the forefront as an alternative to armed violence and protracted conflict. ACCORD specialises in conflict management, analysis and prevention and intervenes in conflicts through mediation, negotiation, training, research and conflict analysis.
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AfriMap: The Africa Governance, Monitoring and Advocacy Project (AfriMAP) aims to monitor and promote compliance by African states with the requirements of good governance, democracy, human rights and the rule of law. View website

Centre for Democratic Development Ghana (CDD-Ghana): CDD-Ghana is an independent, nonpartisan and nonprofit research-based and policy-oriented think tank in Accra, Ghana. Founded in 1998, it is dedicated to the promotion of democracy, good governance and the development of a liberal political and economic environment in Ghana in particular and Africa in general. In so doing, CDD-Ghana seeks to enhance the democratic content of public policy and to advance the cause of constitutionalism, individual liberty, the rule of law, and integrity in public life. The Center’s mission is to promote democracy, good governance and the development of liberal economic environment in Ghana in particular and Africa in general. View website

Centre for Conflict Resolution (CRR): The Centre for Conflict Resolution aims to contribute towards a just and sustainable peace in Africa by promoting constructive, creative and co-operative approaches to the resolution of conflict through training, policy development, research, and capacity-building. View website

Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA): EISA strives for excellence in the promotion of credible elections, participatory democracy, human rights culture, and the strengthening of governance institutions for the consolidation of democracy in Africa View website

Freedom House: Freedom House is an independent watchdog organization that supports the expansion of freedom around the world. Freedom House supports democratic change, monitors freedom, and advocates for democracy and human rights. View website

Institute for Security Studies (ISS): The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) was originally established as the Institute for Defence Policy by Dr Jakkie Cilliers, and Mr PB Mertz in 1991 and has offices in Pretoria, Cape Town, Nairobi and Addis Ababa. The ISS is a regional research institute operating across sub-Saharan Africa. It is registered as a non-profit trust in South Africa, a research association in Ethiopia and as a company limited by guarantee with no share capital in Kenya. View website

Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA): The Media Institute of Southern Africa is a non-governmental organisation with members in 11 of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) countries. Officially launched in September 1992, MISA focuses primarily on the need to promote free, independent and pluralistic media , as envisaged in the 1991 Windhoek Declaration. MISA seeks ways in which to promote the free flow of information and co-operation between media workers, as a principal means of nurturing democracy and human rights in Africa The role of MISA is primarily one of a coordinator, facilitator and communicator, and for this reason MISA aims to work together with all like-minded organisations and individuals to achieve a genuinely free and pluralistic media in southern Africa. View website

Power and Politics in Africa (APPP): Power and Politics in Africa is a five-year programme of research and policy engagement launched in 2007. It brings together research centres and think-tanks in Africa, Europe and the USA with funding from the UK Department for International Development and the Advisory Board of Irish Aid. It is led by staff of the Overseas Development Institute, London.
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Transparency International: Transparency International, the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption, brings people together in a powerful worldwide coalition to end the devastating impact of corruption on men, women and children around the world. TI’s mission is to create change towards a world free of corruption. View website

APRM, Nepad and AU bodies

African Union: This is the official website of the African Union View website

APRM (official website): This is the official website of the African Peer Review Mechanism
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Nepad (official website): This is the official website of the New Partnership for Africa's Development View website

Pan African Parliament: This is the official website of the Pan African Parliament View website

APRM Partner Institutions

ADB: This is the official website of the African Development Bank View website

UNDP: This is the official website of the United Nations Development Programme View website

UNECA: This is the official website of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, dedicated to the African Peer Review Mechanism View website

APRM and Nepad Country Specific Websites

Ghana - APRM: This is the official website of Ghana's APRM process View website

Kenya - Nepad: This is the official website of Kenya's Nepad process View website

Nigeria - Nepad: This is the official website of Nigeria's APRM process View website

Sudan - Nepad: This is the official website of Sudan's Nepad process View website

Zambia - APRM: This is the official website of Zambia's APRM process View website

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