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OCP Policy Centre (OCPPC)

The OCP Policy Center is a Moroccan policy-oriented think tank based in Rabat, Morocco, striving to promote knowledge sharing and to contribute to an enriched reflection on key economic and international relations issues. By offering a southern perspective on major regional and global strategic challenges facing developing and emerging countries, the OCP Policy Center aims to provide a meaningful policy-making contribution through its four research programs: Agriculture, Environment and Food Security, Economic and Social Development, Commodity Economics and Finance, Geopolitics and International Relations. On this basis, the think tank actively engaged in public policy analysis and consultation while promoting international cooperation for the development of countries in the southern hemisphere. In this regard, the OCP Policy Center aims to be an incubator of ideas and a source of forward thinking for proposed actions on public policies within emerging economies, and more broadly for all stakeholders engaged in the national and regional growth and development process. For this purpose, the Think Tank relies on independent research and a solid network of internal and external leading research fellows. The OCP Policy Center receives support from OCP Foundation.

Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE)

ACODE is an independent public policy research and advocacy think tank based in Kampala, Uganda, and registered as a non-Governmental organisation in 1999. The organization is considered a dynamic and robust regional leader in cutting-edge public policy research and analysis in a range of areas including governance, trade, environment, and science and technology.

Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA)

The Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA) was first established in 1960 as a non-profit organization in Pretoria. AISA’s mandate is to produce knowledge aimed at informing sustainable political and socioeconomic development in Africa. AISA’s vision is to be ‘An indispensable African voice on African Affairs’ and our 2011-2015 Research Agenda is “Seeking solutions for Africa’s developmental challenges.”

Africa Research Institute (ARI)

Africa Research Institute aims to reflect, understand and build on the dynamism in Africa today. We are a London-based think tank which looks for practical examples of achievement - by listening to the people who have created that success, often in adversity, and by communicating that experience to organisations, companies and policymakers. We are not guided by ideology and are strictly non-partisan.
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African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF)

Established in 1991, the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) builds human and institutional capacity for good governance and economic development in Africa. To date the Foundation has empowered governments, parliaments, civic society, private sector and higher education institutions in more than 45 countries and 6 regional economic communities. ACBF supports capacity development through investments, technical support, knowledge generation and sharing across Africa. The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) supports capacity building projects and programs submitted by governments and non-state actors across Africa, through investments and technical assistance. ACBF is the ‘go to place’ for capacity needs assessments, capacity profiling and coordination of capacity building projects and programs at national and regional levels in Africa. The Foundation provides tailor made solutions to address capacity challenges across Africa thus supporting the continent’s economic transformation process.

African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS)

The African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS) is a pioneering development research think tank on harnessing applications of science, technology and innovation policies for sustainable development in Africa.

African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD)

ACCORD is a South Africa -based civil society organization working throughout Africa to bring creative 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.

African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)

Established in 1988, AERC is a public not-for-profit organization devoted to the advancement of economic policy research and training. AERC's mission is to strengthen local capacity for conducting independent, rigorous inquiry into the problems facing the management of economies in sub-Saharan Africa.

African Forum and Network on Debt and Development (AFRODAD)

The African Forum and Network on Debt and Development (AFRODAD) is a civil society organisation established in 1996 as a regional platform and organisation for lobbying and advocating for debt cancellation and addressing other debt related issues in Africa. AFRODAD aspires for equitable and sustainable development leading to a prosperous Africa.

African Heritage Institution

The African Heritage Institution (formerly the African Institute for Applied Economics) was incorporated in Nigeria in 2000. It is a not-for-profit, non-partisan and independent organization devoted to economic research, capacity building and networking. Its vision is a renascent Africa that is democratic, prosperous and a major player in the global economy.

African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP)

In 2009, the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP), an African-led, regional non-profit policy think tank, was established to help bridge the gaps between research, policy and practice in the areas of population change, public health, and the environment in Africa. The purpose of AFIDEP’s work is to contribute to sustainable socio-economic development by enabling the formulation of policies and programme interventions that are informed by sound research evidence in these focus areas.

African Migration and Development Policy Centre (AMADPOC)

The African Migration and Development Policy Centre (AMADPOC) is an organisation that aims to undertake and streamline policy-oriented research, training and dialogue on internal as well as international forms of voluntary, forced and irregular migration as they affect and are in turn affected by development within the sub-Saharan Africa and in the region's interrelations with the North and the rest of the South.

African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS)

The ATPS is a trans-disciplinary network of researchers, policymakers, private sector actors and the civil society that promote the generation, dissemination, use and mastery of STI for African development, environmental sustainability and global inclusion. In collaboration with like-minded institutions, ATPS provides platforms for collaborative and innovative policy research to support African governments and STI institutions/stakeholders to build necessary knowledge conditions and infrastructures, policies and incentives, and capabilities for STI knowledge generation, brokerage, circulation, and socialization to ensure effective valorization and commercialization of scientific and indigenous knowledge into new technologies and innovations for sustainable development on the continent.


The Afrobarometer is an independent, nonpartisan research project that measures the social, political, and economic atmosphere in Africa.

Agency for Cooperation and Research in Development (ACORD)

ACORD is one of the oldest and largest Pan-African organisations. We work in 18 African countries to promote social justice and sustainable development.

Amadeus Institut

L’Institut Amadeus est un think tank marocain, indépendant, créé en 2008 et basé à Rabat. Il a été conçu dans le but d’apporter une contribution au débat public marocain et maghrébin et dans la perspective de se mouvoir en porte-voix des sujets de préoccupations des pays du sud.

Biomedical Research and Training Institute (BRTI)

The Biomedical Research and Training Institute (BRTI) was established as a structure through which African scientists could contribute to regional research needs. The development of sound policies for health service delivery depends critically on reliable information. Reliable information, whether it be epidemiological, biomedical, therapeutic, preventative or health service delivery requires research. Support for research is therefore critical to an effective and affordable health service that can address the needs of countries, regions and ultimately the world.

Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA)

The Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA) is a non-governmental research organization established by a deed of trust. The two key areas of BIDPA's mandate are development policy analysis and capacity building. Its aim is to promote policy analysis through research, capacity building, assisting organizations or individuals where appropriate, monitoring the country’s economic performance and disseminating policy research results.

Brookings Institution

The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Our mission is to conduct high-quality, independent research and, based on that research, to provide innovative, practical recommendations.

Center for Conflict Management and Transformation (CCMT)

The Centre for Conflict Management and Transformation (CCMT) works to transform the ways in which societies deal with conflict - away from adversarial approaches and towards collaborative problem solving. Using a multi-faceted approach, CCMT partners with local government, civil society and communities to find culturally appropriate means to strengthen societies' capacity to deal with conflicts constructively.

Center for Research and Development (CRD)

The Center for Research and Development, established in 2006, is a trust that focuses on research and advocacy in resource management, civic education to promote human rights, democracy, peace and sustainable development. CRD’s research informs and strengthens policy advocacy on natural resource governance, management and good governance.
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Center for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR)

The VISION of the CSVR is societies that are peaceful, equal and free of violence. The MISSION of the CSVR is to understand and prevent violence, heal its effects and build sustainable peace at community, national and regional levels. We do this through collaboration with and learning from the lived and diverse experiences of communities affected by violence and conflict to Inform innovative interventions; generate knowledge; shape public discourse; influence policy; hold states accountable; promote gender equality; and promote social cohesion, integration and active citizenship.

Centre D'analyse et de Recherche sur les Politiques Economiques et Sociales du Cameroun (CAMERCAP-PARC)

Cameroon Policy Analysis and Research Center (CAMERCAP-PARC) is the fruit of active cooperation between the African Capacity-Building Foundation (ACBF) and the Government of the Republic of Cameroon through the Ministry of the Economy, Planning and Regional Development. Its main activities are geared towards conducting studies and applied research on topical development issues. It also seeks to disseminate and appropriate for all, economic and social issues and debates. CAMERCAP-PARC

Centre for Development and Enterprise (CDE)

CDE is an independent policy research and advocacy organization. It is one of South Africa's leading development think tanks, focusing on critical national development issues and their relationship to economic growth and democratic consolidation.

Centre for Human Rights (CHR)

The Centre for Human Rights works towards greater education, awareness, and dissemination of publications on human rights across Africa. Based at the University of Pretoria, the Centre has positioned itself in an unmatched network of lawyers, national and international civil servants and human rights practitioners across the entire continent.

Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD Centre)

The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (the HD Centre) is one of the world's most influential conflict mediation organizations. It is an independent mediation organization, based in Geneva, Switzerland, dedicated to improving the global response to armed conflict. It attempts to achieve this by mediating between warring parties and providing support to the broader mediation community.

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

CIGI is an independent, non-partisan think tank on international governance. Led by experienced practitioners and distinguished academics, CIGI supports research, forms networks, advances policy debate and generates ideas for multilateral governance improvements. Conducting an active agenda of research, events and publications, CIGI's interdisciplinary work includes collaboration with policy, business and academic communities around the world.
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Centre for Natural Resource Governance (CNRG)

Centre for Natural Resource Governance (CNRG) is a research and advocacy civil society organisation whose mandate is to promote good governance of natural resources, particularly minerals. CNRG advocates that natural resources should be extracted in a transparent, accountable, community inclusive and bio- sustainable manner. Since its inception in 2012, CNRG holds an impeccable record of tackling difficult issues such as demanding revenue transparency, investigating human rights violations the extractive sector and building the capacity of resource rich communities to speak for themselves. CNRG is a leading campaigner for free, prior, informed and continuous consent of communities regarding natural resource extraction.

Centre for Policy Studies (CPS)

CPS is an independent policy research institution that produces original research on Africa's policies, governance and democratization challenges. Originally established as part of the Business School of the University of the Witwatersrand in 1987, CPS’s work earns wide recognition among foreign scholars and research institutions.

Centre for Population and Environmental Development (CPED)

The Centre for Population and Environmental Development (CPED) is an independent Think Tank organization dedicated to promoting sustainable development and reducing poverty and inequality through policy oriented research and active engagement on development issues. The organisation which is located in Benin City, Nigeria, was formally registered by the Nigeria’s Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in 1999. CPED is a member of different Think Tank Networks among which is the “West Africa Think Tanks Network (WATTNet)” and also a beneficiary of the Think Tank Initiative (TTI), a multi-donor program of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada, dedicated to strengthening independent policy research institutions – or “Think Tanks”- in developing countries, enabling them to provide sound research that both informs and influences policy. CPED core programme areas can be broadly categorized into: Action Research; Policy Engagement, Communications and Advocacy; Intervention programme; and Capacity Building for Policy makers, CSOs and Mentees from allied institutions. CPED research agenda covers (1) Climate change with particular reference to the wetland and coaster regions (2) Gender and development (3) Health Systems and Health Care Delivery (4) Research on Education and Development (5), Growth, Development and Equity (6) Peace Building and Development in Nigeria. CPED’s vision is to be a key non-state actor in the promotion of grassroots development in the areas of population and environment in Africa through knowledge generation, knowledge translation and capacity building of key stakeholders. Centre for Population and Environmental Development

Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa (CSEA)

The Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa (CSEA) is a non-profit think tank that conducts independent, high quality applied research on economic policy issues in Nigeria and the rest of Africa. CSEA was established in 2008 by Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance. CSEA's mission is to enhance development outcomes in Africa through evidence-based research.

Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)

The Climate Development Knowledge Network is managed by an alliance of organisations led by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC), and including Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano, INTRAC, LEAD International, the Overseas Development Institute, and SouthSouthNorth.

Consortium pour la Recherche Economique et Sociale (CRES)

CRES is a research center created in 2004 by a group of teachers-researchers from various disciplines (Economics, Law, Quantitative Techniques, Sociology) of Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar (UCAD). CRES aims to promote quantitative research that can equip political decision-makers, local authorities and civil society organizations in the formulation and implementation of social and economic development policies at both national and international levels.

Development Policy Research Unit (DPRU)

The Development Policy Research Unit is a University-recognized research unit located within the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town. The DPRU specialises in socio-economic research with a core focus on the areas of labour markets, poverty and inequality. Through the application of economic and statistical techniques, our aim is to produce academically credible and rigorous policy analysis.

Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC)

The EPRC was established in 1993 in a period of far-reaching donor-supported economic reforms in Uganda. It was designed to fill fundamental voids in economics research, policy analysis, and capacity building for effective in-country contributions to Uganda's policy processes. In this context, the EPRC was created to provide analytical backstopping for policy dialogue, formulation, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation.

Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA)

The Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA) is a not for profit organization established in 1996 and based in Johannesburg, South Africa. 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.

Energy Research Centre (ERC)

The Energy Research Centre (ERC) is a multi-disciplinary energy research centre, housed in the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment at the University of Cape Town. The Centre conducts high quality, targeted and relevant research as well as offering postgraduate opportunities at the Masters and PhD levels.

Environmental Law Research Institute (ELRI)

ELRI is a non-profit think tank for applied environmental research and an affiliate of Environment and Health in Communities of Africans (ENHICA) International Foundation Inc, an international development organization established in the United States. ELRI came into being create of awareness, protect environmental rights and chart the course for the development environmental law and policy in Nigeria and beyond.

Ethiopian Economics Association (EEA)

Ethiopian Economics Association was established in July 2000 as a non-profit, independent professional organization formally registered with the Ministry of Justice. The association promotes the study of economics in Ethiopia, promotes economic research and assists in its dissemination and facilitating contact with Ethiopian and foreign economists.

Ethiopian International Institute for Peace and Development (EIIPD)

Founded in 1996, EIIPD is a leading institution and center of excellence for credible research and training on the issues of diplomacy, democracy, peace and development in Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa at large.


The Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) is a multi-stakeholder, multi-national policy network that supports the development and implementation of better food, agriculture and national resources (FANR) policies in Africa. Its members include universities, research institutes, the business sector, farmer groups and other civil society organisations that have a stake in FANR policies.

Groupe de Recherche et d’Analyse Appliquées pour le Développement (GRAAD)

GRAAD was established in 2010 by the Centre for studies of documentation, social and economic research at the Ouagadougou II University in Burkina Faso. It is an independent non-profit organization focusing on coaching, training and research in the areas of sustainable development and green economy, employment and rural development and education. Generally, GRAAD studies problems in African development in order to support the policy makers and other actors in decisions with regard to socio-economic progress in different countries.

Initiative Prospective Agricole et Rurale (IPAR)

IPAR is Francophone research institute that focuses on proposals for agricultural and rural policy making in Senegal and the West African region.The initiative was founded in 2005 by specialists in agriculture who were interested in creating permanent spaces for foresight and strategic thinking. The current staff and Executive Directorate of the IPAR consist of a multidisciplinary team of sociologists, economists and agronomists.

Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD)

The Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD) is an independent South African-based foreign policy think tank dedicated to the analysis of, and dialogue on the evolving international political and economic environment and the role of Africa and South Africa. It advances a balanced, relevant and policy-oriented analysis, debate and documentation of South Africa’s role in international relations and diplomacy.

Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR)

The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation was launched in 2000 in the aftermath of South Africa´s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The aim was to ensure that lessons learned in the transition from apartheid to democracy were taken into account as the nation moved ahead. Today, the Institute helps to build fair, democratic and inclusive societies in Africa through carefully selected engagements and interventions.

Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS)

IPSS is a premier institute for peace and security studies in Africa. Its mission is to promote peace and security in Ethiopia and Africa at large through education, research and professional development. The Institute produces skilled professionals in conflict prevention, management and resolution as well as in peace building, and promotes the values of a democratic and peaceful society.

Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS)

Founded in 1995 at the University of the Western Cape, in Cape Town, South Africa, PLAAS has developed a proven track record of high-quality research on land reform, poverty and natural resource management in the Southern African region. PLAAS also undertakes training, provides advisory, facilitation and evaluation services and is active in the field of national policy development.

Institute for Security Studies

The ISS was founded in 1991 as the Institute for Defence Policy by the current Executive Director, Dr Jakkie Cilliers, together with Mr PB Mertz. The Institute’s head office is in Pretoria, South Africa. Regional ISS offices are located in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Dakar (Senegal) and Nairobi (Kenya).

Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA Ghana)

The Institute of Economic Affairs Ghana (IEA) is Ghana’s Premier Public Policy Institute. Established in 1989 by a young Ghanaian economist, Dr. Charles Mensa, the IEA was set up with a view to broadening the debate on public policy; engendering private sector led economic growth, and strengthening the pillars of democracy.

Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)

The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA -Kenya) is a think-tank that provides a platform for informed discussions in order to influence public policy in Kenya. IEA-Kenya was founded in 1994, to provide an open platform for the review of pertinent public policy questions and issues in Kenya. This role has been fulfilled mostly through the facilitation of discussions and exchanges of professional views on policy issues.

Institute of Policy Analysis and Research - Rwanda (IPAR-Rwanda)

The Institute of Policy Analysis and Research is a non-profit, independent think-tank in Rwanda. Guided by a concern for the well-being of all Rwandans, we are dedicated to the promotion prosperity, opportunity and inclusiveness.

International Centre for Tax and Development

The International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD) is a global policy research network, devoted to improving the quality of tax policy and administration in developing countries, with a special focus on sub-Saharan Africa. The centre was established in November 2010, and is based at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), in Brighton.

International Crisis Group (ICG)

The International Crisis Group is generally recognized as the world’s leading independent, non-partisan, source of analysis and advice to governments, and intergovernmental bodies like the United Nations, European Union and World Bank, on the prevention and resolution of deadly conflict.

International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

A key part of Canada’s aid program since 1970, IDRC supports research in developing countries and encourages sharing this knowledge with policymakers, other researchers, and communities around the world. The result is innovative, lasting local solutions that aim to bring choice and change to those who need it most.

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks sustainable solutions for ending hunger and poverty. IFPRI is one of 15 centers supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), an alliance of 64 governments, private foundations, and international and regional organizations.

Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC)

The Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) is an internationally recognized centre of excellence for research into and training for conflict prevention, management and resolution, research and innovative thinking in integrated Peace Support Operations and sustainable delivery of enhanced regional capacity building for Peace Support Operations.

Life & Peace Institute

Since its formation, LPI has carried out programmes for conflict transformation in a variety of countries, conducted research, and produces numerous publications on nonviolent conflict transformation and the role of religion in conflict and peacebuilding. The main focus of their work has been on Africa, with the Horn of Africa Programme being established and well-known in the 1990’s. Currently conflict transformation programmes are being run in the Horn of Africa and Great Lakes regions in partnership with local civil society organisations and universities in Somalia, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Mitigation Action Plans and Scenarios (MAPS Programme)

Mitigation Action Plans and Scenarios (MAPS) is a collaboration amongst developing countries to establish the evidence base for long-term transition to robust economies that are both carbon efficient and climate resilient. Central to MAPS is the way it combines research and stakeholder interest with policy and planning. Our participative process engages stakeholders from all sectors within participating countries and partners them with the best indigenous and international research.
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Nairobi Peace Initiative Africa (NPI)

NPI-Africa is a Pan African peace resource organization committed to the promotion of peaceful transformation of conflict and reconciliation in Africa. Its strategies include direct initiation of processes, capacity building and accompaniment of other organizations, individuals, communities and processes of peace-building. There mission is to initiate and facilitate conflict transformation processes towards the realization of a peaceful, thriving and cohesive Africa. This will be accomplished in collaboration with strategic actors and partners through action-oriented research and training; for participatory engagement in conflict transformation; for building sustainable peace; for healing and reconciliation.

Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA)

The Nigerian Institute of International Affairs was established in 1961, with the aim of providing a nursery of ideas on what direction Nigeria should take on international affairs. Since inception, the Institute has been organizing Conferences, Roundtables and Lectures. These are aimed at addressing current foreign policy issues and anticipating others still on the horizon. The Institute is a specialized instrument of foreign policy formulation in Nigeria. It serves as an intellectual base upon which decision-makers rely for informed opinion and expert advice in order to make rational choices between contending policy options.

Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA)

The Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA) is a regional membership-based and donor-supported research and capacity-building organization whose mission is to promote dialogue and interaction between researchers and policy-makers in Eastern and Southern Africa with a view to enhancing the impact of research on policy-making and development planning.

Partnership Africa Canada (PAC)

Partnership Africa Canada (PAC) is a registered non-profit organization that undertakes investigative research, advocacy and policy dialogue on issues relating to conflict, natural resource governance and human rights in Africa. In 2003 PAC was jointly nominated by the US Congress for the Nobel Peace Prize for its work exposing links between conflict and diamonds in several African countries.

Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR)

Is an independent, non-partisan pan-African not-for-profit organisation working to enhance research excellence in governance and public policy that contributes to the overall wellbeing of women and men. Our vision is ‘a vibrant African social science community addressing the continent’s public policy issues’.In partnership with individual academics and researchers, higher education institutions, research think tanks, civil society organisations, business and policy communities both in the region and internationally, we support the production and dissemination of policy relevant research; design and deliver short professional development courses for researchers and policy actors; and facilitate the development of collaborative higher education programmes.
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Reality of Aid Africa Network (ROAA)

The Reality of aid Africa Network is a Pan African initiative focusing on analysis and lobbying and advocating for poverty eradication policies in the international aid system and development Co-operation. We seek to strengthen the involvement of African civil society organisations in the policy reform on the international aid architecture as well as development cooperation.

Research on Poverty Alleviation (REPOA)

Research on Poverty Alleviation (REPOA) is an independent research institution which creates and utilises knowledge to facilitate socio-economic development, based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. REPOA produces high quality research, provides training, facilitates knowledge-sharing and promotes the use of accurate information in policy development.
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South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA)

SAIIA is an independent, non-governmental think tank whose purpose is to encourage wider and more informed awareness of the importance of international affairs. It is both a centre for research excellence and a home for stimulating public debate. The major research projects within the Institute produce a range of deliverables to policy makers and the wider public in the form of publications, policy briefs, workshops and conferences.

Southern Africa Trust

The Southern Africa Trust was established in 2005 to support civil society organisations in southern Africa to participate effectively and with credibility in policy dialogue so that the voices of the poor can have a better impact in the development of public policies. The Trust supports processes that deepen and widen participation in policy dialogues with a regional impact on poverty. The Southern Africa Trust’s vision is to have a well-integrated southern Africa with policies and strategies that end poverty and make regional integration work for the poor.

Southern African Migration Programme (SAMP)

The Southern African Migration Programme (SAMP) is an international network of organizations founded in 1996 to promote awareness of migration-development linkages in SADC. SAMP conducts applied research on migration and development issues, provides policy advice and expertise, offers training in migration policy and management, and conducts public education campaigns on migration-related issues.
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SouthSouthNorth (SSN) is a non-profit organisation operating from Cape Town, South Africa. SSN assists governments, the private sector and research institutions in understanding the economic, social and environmental choices that climate change represents. We collaborate extensively with partners who share our vision of sustainable development. We capture and share lessons as they emerge, to contribute to global knowledge on achieving climate-compatible development in practice. We are currently engaged in a number of programmes that look at providing an alternative to the business-as-usual development path associated with high greenhouse gas emissions.

Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa

The Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa is a platform for African leaders, key stakeholders, and pro-active strategists to collaboratively engage in exploring and exchanging ideas on African-led solutions to security challenges.

The Horn Economic and Social Policy Institute (HESPI) in Ethiopia

The Horn Economic and Social Policy Institute (HESPI) is an independent, non-profit think tank and consultancy firm established in 2006 for the member countries of the Horn of Africa in particular and developing countries at large. HESPI provides economic and social policy analysis and research on issues of common interest to the sub-region. The Institute undertakes commissioned studies, policy analysis and research for the public and private sectors in areas of regional or country specific interest, and provides institutional and human resource capacity building. HESPI’s mission is to assist with the formulation and implementation of sound economic and social policies, to promote high-quality research and policy analysis, and to provide advisory services to facilitate broad-based economic growth and poverty reduction.


At TrustAfrica, we believe that institutional collaboration across Africa offers the best hope for developing lasting solutions to such intractable challenges as violence, discrimination, and economic isolation. Through agenda-setting workshops, collaborative grants, and technical assistance, we encourage African institutions to work together for a safe, free, and prosperous future.

Uongozi Institute

"Uongozi" means leadership in Kiswahili, and inspiring and strengthening leadership is the core purpose of our organization. Based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, the Uongozi Institute is dedicated to supporting African leaders to attain sustainable development for their nations and for Africa.

Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (ZIPAR)

The Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (ZIPAR) is a semi-autonomous Think-Tank whose mandate is to conduct research and analysis primarily, but not exclusively for policy formulation, implementation and monitoring. Established by the Government Republic of Zambia (G.R.Z) with the support of the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) in 2009, the Institute supports the Government, the private sector, civil society and other stakeholders in Zambia on evidence-based policy through conducting primary and secondary research.