Action Aid: www.actionaid.org
Alternative Information and Development Centre (AIDC): www.aidc.org.za
Bilaterals is a collective effort to share information and stimulate cooperation against bilateral trade and investment agreements that are opening countries to the deepest forms of penetration by transnational corporations.
This website was initiated by several organizations and activists who felt the need for an open space on the Internet to share information and action ideas about bilateral deal-making. However, all organizations, networks or individuals active on these issues or wanting to get more involved are welcome to participate.
Center for Research on Multinational Corporation (SOMO): www.somo.nl
Established in 1973, the Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO) is a Dutch non-profit research and advisory bureau. SOMO investigates the consequences of Multinational Enterprises' (MNE's) policies and the consequences of the internationalisation of business particularly for developing countries
Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD) www.cafod.org.uk
CAFOD is the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development, the official overseas development and relief agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales. CAFOD believes that all human beings have a right to dignity and respect, and that the world's resources are a gift to be shared equally by all men and women, whatever their race, nationality or religion.
Christina Aid www.christianaid.org.uk
Coopération Internationale pour le Développement et la Solidarité www.cidse.org
Corporate Europe Observatory: www.corporateeurope.org
European EPA Campaign Network: www.epa2007.org
EPA Watch: www.epawatch.net
EpaWatch is a NGO website meant as an instrument to monitor the trade negotiations between the EU and the ACP. Topic(s): Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs)
Econews Africa: www.econewsafrica.org
EcoNews Africa is a non profit making regional Non-Governmental Organisation registered in the Republic of Kenya under the Non-Governmental Organisations Coordination Act 1990. The purpose of the Organization is to enhance the role of East Africa's NGOs and Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) to influence policy-making on issues of sustainable development, in particular on trade and information. In this regard, EcoNews Africa supports the policy implementation and experience sharing among NGOs and CBOs in order to influence policy formulation and review.
Forum des Peuples: www.forumdespeuples.org
Friends of the Earth: www.foeeurope.org
International Gender and Trade Network: www.igtn.org
IGTN (International Gender and Trade Network) is a network of feminist gender specialists who provide technical information on gender and trade issues to women's groups, NGOs, social movements and governments. IGTN acts as a political catalyst to enlarge the space for a critical feminist perspective and global action on trade and globalization issues.
It is a Southern-led network that builds South/North cooperation in the work of developing more just and democratic policy from a critical feminist perspective; currently organized in seven regions: Africa, Asia, Central Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Gulf, and North America.
Oxfam International: www.oxfam.org
Réseau des organisations paysannes et de producteurs de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (ROPPA): www.roppa.info
Seattle to Brussels Network: www.s2bnetwork.org
Southern and Eastern African Trade Information and Negotiations Institute: www.seatini.org
SEATINI is an African initiative to strengthen Africa's capacity to take a more effective part in the emerging global trading system and to better manage the process of Globalization. It become an institute through the resolution of the Board of Trustees at their meeting on the 4th of August 2001, which was held in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Stop Epa Campaign: www.stopepa.org
Tearfund's page on Economic Partnership Agreements: www.tearfund.org/Campaigning/Trade/Introducing+EPAs.htm
Tearfund is joining with other members of the Trade Justice Movement and campaigners across the world to speak out and ensure EPAs work for the world's poorest. Region(s): ACP, Europe
Topic(s): TRADE AGREEMENTS, Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs)
Third World Network: www.twnside.org.sg
The Third World Network is an independent non-profit international network of organizations and individuals involved in issues relating to development, the Third World and North- South issues.
Its objectives are to conduct research on economic, social and environmental issues pertaining to the South; to publish books and magazines; to organize and participate in seminars; and to provide a platform representing broadly Southern interests and perspectives at international fora such as the UN conferences and processes.
Third World Network Africa, Ghana www.twnafrica.org:
Research and Advocacy on issues of social and economic policy that advances the needs and interests of peoples of African and other third world countries (especially marginalized social groups), a fair distribution of world's resources, and forms of development which are sustainable and fulfil human needs.
TWN-Africa was established in 1994 under Ghanaian law as a non-profit company limited by guarantee. It is the autonomous Africa section of Third World Network (TWN), an independent non-profit coalition of organizations and individuals engaged in advocacy on issues related to development, environment and North-South affairs.
Transnational Institute (TNI): www.tni.org
The Transnational Institute (TNI) is an international network of activist-scholars committed to critical analyses of the global problems of today and tomorrow, with a view to providing intellectual support to those movements concerned to steer the world in a democratic, equitable and environmentally sustainable direction. In the spirit of public scholarship, and aligned to no political party, TNI seeks to create and promote international co-operation in analysing and finding possible solutions to such global problems as militarism and conflict, poverty and marginalisation, social injustice and environmental degradation.
Trade Justice Movement: www.tjm.org.uk
The Trade Justice Movement is a fast growing group of organisations including trade unions, aid agencies, environment and human rights campaigns, fairtrade organisations, faith and consumer groups.
Our mission is to fight poverty through trade, practising and promoting approaches to trade that help poor people in developing countries transform their lives. Established in 1979 as a Christian response to poverty, we combine a trading company and a development charity. We build lasting relationships with producers, support people to trade out of poverty and work to bring about trade justice.
Beati i costruttori di pace: www.beati.org/wto
Campagna EuropAfrica: www.europafrica.info
Campagna per la riforma della Banca mondiale (CRBM): www.crbm.org
Centro Internazionale Crocevia (CIC): www.croceviaterra.it
Rete Lilliput: www.retelilliput.org
ACP-Eu Trade Web Site: www.acp-eu-trade.org
African Trade Policy Centre: www.uneca.org/ATPC
European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM): www.ecdpm.org
The Centre was created in 1986 as an independent foundation legally constituted in the Netherlands. Our main funding is provided by the Dutch Government; the Belgian, Finnish, Portuguese, Swedish, Luxemburg, UK, Irish and Swiss governments provide regular institutional support for the Centre's annual work plans and for specific programmes and activities. Some 45 staff and associates work from offices in Maastricht and Brussels; 37 staff members in Maastricht Head Office and 11 staff members in Brussels branch office; the Board of Trustees has representatives from European and ACP countries.
European Research Office: www.erodoc.be
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development: www.ictsd.org
Overseas Development Institute: www.odi.org.uk
Trade Law Centre for Southern Africa: www.tralac.org
Trade and Development Studies Centre – Trust: www.tradescentre.org.zw
Trade and Development Studies Centre Trust [TRADES CENTRE] formerly known as Lome Trade Research Unit [LOTRU] is an independent research and training Centre incorporated and registered with the Deeds Register in Zimbabwe. It is a non-profit making organisation controlled by a Board of Trustees whose members are eminent persons drawn from various sectors in Southern Africa.
ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly: www.europarl.europa.eu/intcoop/acp
The ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly was created out of a common desire to bring together the elected representatives of the European Community - the Members of the European Parliament - and the elected representatives of the African, Caribbean and Pacific states ("ACP countries") that have signed the Cotonou Agreement: it is the only institution of its kind in the world.
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa: www.comesa.int/index_html/view
Commonwealth Secretariat: www.thecommonwealth.org
Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS): www.ecowas.int
European Centre for Development Policy Management: www.ecdpm.org
Fondazione indipendente finanziata da vari governi europei, ha lo scopo di creare e rafforzare le relazioni economiche e di sviluppo tra Unione Europea e paesi ACP tramite il sostegno di attori governativi e non dei paesi ACP. Tre tematiche principali: Politiche di sviluppo e Relazioni Internazionali; Cooperazione Economica e Commerciale; Governance. Una sezione è dedicata a reports ed approfondimenti sugli EPAs.
European Commission Documents: http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/cfm/doclib_section.cfm?order=date&sec=148&lev=2&sta=1&en=20
Southern African Development Community: www.sadc.int
South Centre: www.southcentre.org
The South Centre (the Centre) is an intergovernmental organization of developing countries established by an Intergovernmental Agreement (Treaty) which came into force on 31 July 1995 with its headquarters in Geneva.
The South Centre has grown out of the work and experience of the South Commission and its follow-up mechanism, and from recognition of the need for enhanced South-South co-operation. The Report of the South Commission -- emphasized that the South is not well organized at the global level and has thus not been effective in mobilizing its considerable combined expertise and experience, nor its bargaining power. The South Centre is therefore intended to meet the need for analysis of development problems and experience, as well as to provide intellectual and policy support required by developing countries for collective and individual action, particularly in the international arena.
The Courier ACP-EU: ec.europa.eu/development/icenter/publications_courier_en.cfm
The Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States: www.acpsec.org
Afrol News: www.afrol.com
African Executive: www.africanexecutive.com
The African Executive previously known as The IREN Kenya Newsletter, is a weekly online opinion magazine published by the Inter Region Economic Network (IREN), an independent and non-partisan think tank which promotes policies geared towards the creation of a free Africa.
The African Executive offers an in depth, incisive, and informative coverage on development issues hence promoting ideas that contribute to the development of Africa at the same time pointing out factors that impede growth of business in Africa.
Internet Press Service News Agency: www.ipsnews.net
Pambazuka news: www.pambazuka.org/en
Pambazuka News is supported by contributions from:
Christian Aid, Fahamu Trust, Ford Foundation, Oxfam GB, New Field Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, HIVOS, Open Society Initiative, and TrustAfrica and many individual donors. The French edition is supported also by New Field Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation and Open Society Institute of West Africa.
Civil Society Agriculture Network of Malawi: www.cisanet.org
CISANET by definition is a group of civil society organisations in the agriculture sector promoting sustainable livelihoods for the rural poor by influencing policy, practices, attitudes of the government, donors and civil society through advocacy and networking.
CISANET has a current membership of 36 Civil Society organisations working in the agricultural sector. Out of these 17 are international organisations and 19 are local organisations.
Kenya National Federation of Agricultural Producers (KENFAP): www.kenfap.org
The Kenya National Federation of Agricultural Producers (KENFAP) formerly known as the Kenya National Farmers Union (KNFU) is a registered non-political, non-racial, non-religious democratic federation of all Kenyan farmers. As the legitimate voice of all the Kenyan farmers, its key role is to articulate issues affecting farmers and the sector in general, and seek relevant redress with the concerned entity, organization or the government. Besides having grass root to the national mandate, KENFAP enjoys regional and international recognition as a key advocate of farmer empowerment.
Environment and Development Action in the Third World (ENDA-TM) www.enda.sn/index.html
Environment and Development Action in the Third World (ENDA-TM) is an international non-profit organisation based in Dakar, Senegal. Founded in 1972, ENDA is an association of autonomous entities co-ordinated by an Executive Secretariat.
African Industrial Association (AIA): www.africanindustrial.org
The African Industrial Association (AIA) is an initiative which gathers important stakeholders in the industrial sectors of African economy.Through a concerted strategy, the AIA is aimed at defending the interests of the African industrial sector, in the multilateral trade decision-making process. The AIA also encourages the development of an economic environment favorable to the strengthening of the African industry.
Ethiopian Leather Industries Association: www.elia.org.et
Ethiopian Leather Industries Association. To provide quality service based on the state of the Art and to contribute to the sustainable development, competitiveness and integration of the African leather sector.
World Association of Industrial and technological Research: www.waitro.org/modules/news
Network mondiale di istituti su di ricerca e tecnologia; riporta una serie di istituti paese per paese
International Network for Sustainable Energy (INFORSE): www.inforse.org/africa
INFORSE- Africa is one of the 7 regions of the International Network for Sustainable Energy (INFORSE). This worldwide NGO network was formed at the Global Forum in Rio in 1992. INFORSE has more than 140 member organisations worldwide. INFORSE works for implementation of sustainable energy solutions by exchange of information, awareness creation, formulation and implementation of strategies, and lobbying of international forums. The network is a meeting place for NGOs working at the grassroots level as well as at national, regional and international levels. The member organisations are all united on a common strategy for long-term sustainable development that phases out nuclear and fossil energy use.
Mining, Minerals and Sustainable Development (MMSD): www.iied.org/mmsd
Mining, Minerals and Sustainable Development (MMSD) was an independent two-year process of consultation and research with the objective of understanding how to maximise the contribution of the mining and minerals sector to sustainable development at the global, national, regional and local levels. Through this process, MMSD has proposed a clear agenda for global change in the minerals sector, that is based on careful analysis, that is understood and supported by many key stakeholders, and that identifies mechanisms for moving forward.
MMSD was managed by the International Institute for Environment and Development in London, UK, under contract to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). The project was initiated by WBCSD and supported by the Global Mining Initiative (GMI).
African Network for Strategic Communication in Health and Development (AfriComNet): www.africomnet.org/index.php
The African Network for Strategic Communication in Health and Development (AfriComNet) is an association of HIV and AIDS, health and development communication practitioners who reside, work, or have a primary interest in Africa. Formerly known as the Regional HIV and AIDS Behaviour Change Communication Network (BCC Network), AfriComNet was established in October 2001 in recognition of the severity of the continent’s HIV and AIDS pandemic and the need for high-quality strategic communication to respond to the crisis. AfriComNet’s mission is to strengthen capacity in, and commitment to strategic communication for health and development in Africa.
African Network for Health Knowledge Management and Communication: www.afriafya.org
AfriAfya (African Network for Health Knowledge Management and Communication) is a leading agency in the knowledge management and communication with rural and other marginalised communities. Established in Kenya in April 2000, AfriAfya was set up to explore harnessing modern information and communication technologies (ICTs) for community health and development.
AfriNIC is a non-government, not-for-profit, membership based organization, based in Mauritius to serve African Internet Community. AfriNIC is the Regional Registry for Internet Number Resources for Africa. Membership is open to anybody.
Association for Progressive Communications - Internet and ICTs for social justice and sustainable development: www.apc.org
A global network of civil society organisations whose mission is to empower and support organisations, social movements and individuals in and through the use of information and communication technologies to build strategic communities and initiatives for the purpose of making meaningful contributions to equitable human development, social justice, participatory political processes and environmental sustainability.”
International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD) www.iicd.org
The International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD) is a non-profit foundation that specialises in information and communication technology (ICT) as a tool for development. IICD creates practical and sustainable solutions using both modern media (such as computers, Internet, email and multimedia) and traditional media (such as radio and television) to connect people and enable them to benefit from ICT, thereby contributing to the Millenium Development Goals. Together with partners from the public, private and non-profit sector, IICD puts knowledge, innovation and finance to work. Currently, IICD is active in Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Ecuador, Ghana, Jamaica, Mali, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia in the sectors education, environment, governance, health and livelihoods (agriculture).