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Africa Action [Last verified: Sep 29 07/ Washington DC USA]--Africa Action is the oldest organization in the U.S. working on African affairs. We are a national organization based in Washington, DC. Our work dates back to 1953, the year our oldest predecessor organization was founded in New York. Today, in partnership with activists and civil society organizations throughout the United States and in Africa, Africa Action is working to change U.S. foreign policy and the policies of international institutions in order to support African struggles for peace and development. By changing the policies of our own government, we have proven that we can make a real difference. http://www.africaaction.org/index.php


Africa Center for Strategic Studies [Last verified: Sep 29 07/ Washington DC USA]--The Africa Center for Strategic Studies supports the development of U.S. strategic policy towards Africa by providing a variety of academic programs, fostering awareness of and dialogue on U.S. strategic priorities and African security issues, building networks of African military and civilian leaders, assisting U.S. policymakers in formulating effective African policy, and articulating African perspectives to U.S. policymakers. The Africa Center for Strategic Studies supports the efforts of the Department of Defense and other U.S. agencies to counter ideological support for terrorism, foster regional cooperation on security issues, promote democracy, and assist African nations in improving their security and strengthening their defense establishments by promoting good governance, security sector professionalism, and democratic civil-military relations. The Africa Center also endeavors to foster the development of long-term, mutually beneficial relations between the U.S. and African countries by its open and frank consultations and seminars. http://www.africacenter.org/


Africa Faith and Justice Network (AFJN) [Last verified: Sep 29 07/ Washington DC USA]--The Africa Faith and Justice Network (AFJN) is a community of advocates for responsible U.S. relations with Africa. AFJN stresses issues of peacebuilding, human rights and social justice that tie directly into Catholic social teaching. AFJN works closely with Catholic missionary congregations and numerous Africa-focused coalitions of all persuasions to advocate for USA economic and political policies that will benefit Africa's poor majority, facilitate an end to armed conflict, establish equitable trade and investment with Africa and promote ecologically sound development. AFJN's support base is primarily built on the Catholic missionary community in the USA and in Africa. AFJN is an extension of missionary witness in the difficult yet important arena of USA political decisions that affect African people. http://www.afjn.org/


Africa Humanitarian Action [Last verified: Sep 29 07/ Addis Ababa Ethiopia]--AHA is one of the leading humanitarian assistance and development agencies in Africa. Our work spans the continent, and addresses a wide range of humanitarian issues notably assistance and services to refugees, displaced persons and vulnerable communities in crisis situations and distress. We are expanding our contribution to the fight against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria and other diseases of poverty. We will also address the problem of common injuries so frequent in our continent. AHA’s identity has been shaped by the belief of its founders that alleviating crisis in Africa is chiefly the responsibility of Africans. We strongly emphasise being African and finding African solutions to African problems. AHA has a ten-year record of comprehensive emergency, health and social services for refugees, displaced population and local communities in eleven African countries. Most of its interventions are based on a long-standing cooperative partnership with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). For nine consecutive years, AHA has received a clean bill for all its programmes by its partners and auditors alike. www.africahumanitarian.org/


African Development Foundation [Last verified: Sep 29 07/ Washington DC USA]--The United States Congress established the African Development Foundation (ADF) in 1980 as an independent public corporation with a mandate to promote the participation of Africans in the economic and social development of their countries. For more than 20 years, ADF has helped grassroots groups and individuals in Africa help themselves by providing the resources they need to advance their own efforts to promote economic and social development. ADF provides small grants of $250,000 or less to private and other nongovernmental entities in Africa to: Finance sustainable poverty alleviating initiatives that are conceived, designed, and implemented by Africans and aimed at enlarging opportunities for community development; Stimulate and expand the participation of Africa's poor in the development of their countries; and Build sustainable African institutions that foster grassroots development. http://www.adf.gov/


Justice Africa [Last verified: Sep 29 07/ London UK]--Justice Africa is coordinator of the Civil Project in Sudan, an ambitious program that articulates an agenda including civil rights, social justice, pluralism, tolerance, democracy and peace. "Justice Africa was founded in 1999 in London, building upon a well-established track record of achievement by its Directors. We work with a network of organizations based in different countries in Africa, initiating and supporting civil society activities for human rights, democracy, and peace in Africa." www.justiceafrica.org 


South African NGO Coalition [Last verified: Sep 29 07/ Braamfontein South Africa]--The South African National NGO Coalition, (SANGOCO), emerged in 1995 to coordinate NGO input into the Government policy and ensure that the rich traditions of civil society - forged in the resistance to apartheid - continue to serve the people of South Africa. SANGOCO is the largest single umbrella body of NGOs in the Southern African region with members in every corner of the country and working on all issues affecting South Africa’s development. The government came into office, in 1994, with a mandate to end poverty through meeting basic needs, restructuring the economy, democratising the state and strengthening civil society. It is SANGOCO’s stated aim to support the democratic government in this endeavor. http://www.sangoco.org.za/


The Africa Society [Last verified: Sep 29 07/ Washington DC USA]--The mission of The Africa Society, a direct outgrowth of the National Summit on Africa, is to educate all Americans about Africa and its people, to build bridges of understanding and partnership, and to facilitate the Continent's social development and political transition to more open, democratic societies. A national nonprofit, nonpartisan and diverse, the Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa was officially launched on January 11, 2002 at Discovery Communications, Inc. We will advocate on behalf of Africa and provide a forum for building knowledge about the fifty-four distinct nations of the continent. http://www.africasummit.org/index.html


The Africa-America Institute [Last verified: Sep 29 07/ New York NY USA]--Founded in 1953, The Africa-America Institute is a multi-racial, multi-ethnic, non-profit organization, with offices in New York and Washington, D.C., and a presence in over 50 African countries. For over five decades AAI has worked engage Africans and Americans through training programs and dialogue. AAI's programs aim to encourage greater understanding of Africa among a wide spectrum of Americans and to bring American and African policy makers together to focus on issues of mutual concern. http://www.aaionline.org/ 









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