Network Africa

Explore Africa

Welcome to the Network Africa Section of AU Watch. We are committed to the work of the AU and its Member States through multiple mechanisms – from media, communication, education and outreach work, to research on development strategies, programming and even delivering practical humanitarian assistance. This section is a resource portal. Development organizations throughout the world,but especially in Africa, are often in need of knowing how to contact their key constituents, including donors who could provide them services and funding.

Our goal, therefore, is to present information on Africa useful to development and human rights professionals in Africa.It is a list of contacts and websites that provide insights and information on the geographical and programmatic priorities and application procedures of international donors and other key constituents. Website links are provided were available, but we are not able to guarantee that the links will always work. As you well know, in this business organisations update themselves all the time or even cease to exist.

So, please browse the pages linked below to find helpful resources where you can learn more information about the continent, its’ culture, and its’ history. You can also join in the conversation online.We welcome your comments on our postings. Please use our feedback form to leave any suggestion or concern you may have, or even just to assist us update the pages. Thank you.

Our Worldwide NGO Family
African History Resources
Useful African Economy Resources

Useful African Economy Resources

Agenda 2063

AGENDA 2063 is Africa’s blueprint and master plan for transforming Africa into the global powerhouse of the future. It is the continent’s strategic framework that aims to deliver on its goal for inclusive and sustainable development and is a concrete manifestation of the pan-African drive for unity, self-determination, freedom, progress and collective prosperity pursued under Pan-Africanism and African Renaissance.

The African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET

The African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) is an economic policy institute supporting Africa’s long-term growth through transformation. It provides research, policy advice, and institutional strengthening for African countries to develop their economies, reduce poverty, and improve livelihoods for all Africans. We are the pre-eminent African organization advancing African solutions to African transformation challenges.

Harambee Today


This is a non-profit website founded by a students’ union in order to debunk typical myths of African Economy. This may be particularly interesting to someone looking for a perspective on African economy that is unlike anything else that is available on the web.

New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD)

This website represents the New Partnership for Africa’s Development as intended by the African Union to act as a policy-shaping framework. The site allows for first-hand access to the main policy-making bodies of the African Union for direct information and direction of economic policy.

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

This non-profit organization provides information on the development work that is being done, and various policies in place, to evolve Africa’s economy. This source gives access to the United Nation’s databank regarding their work such as the Economic Commision for Africa, so that someone who is interested could navigate to the information available on site.

Ventures Africa

This is an online platform that takes a unique, double-sided approach to analyzing African business, policy, innovation and lifestyle. It may benefit someone who is looking for a more holistic view of African economy.

The World Bank

This site provides a wealth of information pertaining to relevant economic positions of any given country, as well as statistics for a more quantitative look at African economy. The World Bank’s portion on Africa might be particularly interesting to someone looking to understand African’s economic stance in comparison to other countries.

Africa Business Magazine

This online platform offers a unique perspective on African economy from an African vantage point. Because this is hosted by Financial Times, a person who is looking for a more well-rounded and in-depth look at the economy might benefit from this source.

Africa Economic Analysis

This is a non-profit organization that hosts informed and relevant articles regarding the African economy. It provides a perspective of African economy that is not corrupted by conventional media.

African Economic Outlook

This website, launched in collaboration with the UN and the African Development Bank, provides up-to-date information on each African country’s economic status as well as sets annual goals for the African economy. This is a great source for anyone interested in staying current on the African economic priorities.

Africa Progress Panel

This is a comprehensive report on the status of the African economy prepared in 2014. For people who wish to grasp the issues and complexities of the African Economy, this source provides easy-to-understand infographics and quality information.

Grow Africa

This is a program between the African Union, NEPAD, and the World Bank to promote private sector investment. This would be useful for someone looking for insight on a very specific sector of the economy or private investment.

Our Worldwide NGO Family

The following has been culled from “Resources For Mobilizing Development Projects”. It is a document prepared in partnership between the International Youth Foundation and the Small Grants Program of the World Bank.   

  1. Technical Assistance in How to Mobilize Resources

One of the important challenges facing any community-based or nongovernmental organization in Africa is how to keep the good work of the organization going. How can such an organization attract a broad base of support to sustain itself? Where can it go to get technical assistance on how to diversify its sources of support? The following Websites offer online and other technical assistance on resource mobilization methods:

About Nonprofit Charitable Organizations

About contains information on a broad range of topics related to operating an NGO. The site contains information on how to do Web-based fundraising, staff training, donor information, management information, public relations, technology, and managing volunteers.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The Chronicle is a biweekly newspaper with extensive coverage on fundraising, technical assistance, and issues facing NGOs from a U.S. perspective.


Civicusconducts several programs on resource mobilization and corporate philanthropy. It also maintains a database on organizations that work to strengthen and grow civil society organizations worldwide.

The Foundation Center

The FC’s Website contains a broad array of fundraising information, including donor directories, an online librarian to answer questions, proposal writing guides, valuable tips on fundraising, downloadable common grant applications forms from specific donors, training and seminar directories, and a guide to libraries housing the FC’s directories. You can also subscribe to their weekly email newsletter entitled “Philanthropy News Digest.” Just email to the following address: [email protected] with the words SUBSCRIBE PND-L your name in the text.


InnoNet’s mission is to build the skills, knowledge, and processes within public and nonprofit organizations to improve their overall organizational learning and effectiveness.

The International Training and Consulting Institute

The ITCI is a unit of the International Youth Foundation that provides technical assistance and training worldwide to help NGOs diversify their revenue streams and sustain themselves.

Internet Prospector:

The IP provides “donor prospectors” with numerous tips on how to conduct funding research on the Web. It contains numerous links to other useful sources of information on donors, both domestic and international. The IP alsopublishes a monthly online newsletter that contains a section on international prospect research.

INTFUND: A listserve for discussion of issues related to international fundraising. To subscribe, mail to:[email protected] [note: this is a numeral ‘1,’ not a letter ‘l’] in the body of the message, type: subscribe INTFUND<your real name>, messages to the list go to: [email protected]


National Center for Nonprofit Boards

Besides offering technical assistance to NGOs seeking to engage their boards in fundraising, NCNB also offers numerous linkages to other organizations providing technical assistance in fundraising.


Philanthropy Journal

This Website provides hyperlinks to other foundation homepages. You can subscribe to a free email weekly fundraising newsletter entitled “Philanthropy Journal Alert” from the publishers of “Philanthropy Journal.” Send your email address to [email protected].


Philanthropy Search

Sponsored by the US-Based National Society for Fundraising Executives, this portal serves as a gateway to the online world of philanthropy and nonprofits. Very useful is the Website’s “speed search” functions in which one either clicks on a category related to donors or types in a word search for information on a specific fundraising topic.



The Synergos Institute maintains a knowledge base on mobilizing resources and support that includes suggestions on formulating strategies to mobilize resources, building endowments, raising resources from international foundations, fundraising from individuals and the public, creating a financial bridge to the private sector, working with Official Development Assistance Agencies, and generating earned income.


UK Fundraising

This site is an electronic fundraising resource for UK and European nonprofit grantseekers.

  1. Categories of Donors.

There are a wide variety of funding sources that offer support for development projects. Below is a list of donor categories containing a few examples of specific donor organizations within a particular category:

  • Official Development Assistance (ODA) Agencies.

The majority of governments in the Northern Hemisphere operate agencies or departments—often housed in their embassies—that provide financial aid to NGOs and community-based organizations. Apart from these ODA units or agencies, some embassies also manage small grants programs out of the office of the Ambassador or community relations unit. The following are a few examples of such agencies: the Australian Agency for International Development (AUSAID), and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ/Germany), the Department for International Development (DFID/UK), the European Union (EU), the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the Swedish International Development Agency, (SIDA/Sweden), and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

  • United Nations Agencies. Since many governments contribute to the operations of United Nations agencies, these agencies are called multilateral. Often multilateral assistance is frequently directed toward government programs, but many UN agencies work closely with NGOs. Examples of such agencies are the following: the International Labor Organization (ILO), United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA); World Health Organization (WHO); and United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM).
  • Multilateral Development Banks. Multilateral Development Banks are also considered multilateral because many governments contribute to their operations. Such banks may be global or regional in geographical focus. Although their primary business is offering loans and policy advice to client governments, often their local country offices make small grants to NGOs and community-based organizations. Examples of Multilateral Development Banks include: the African Development Bank (headquartered in Cote d’Ivoire), Asian Development Bank (headquartered in the Philippines), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (headquartered in the United Kingdom), the Inter-American Development Bank (headquartered in the United States), the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (headquartered in Japan), and the World Bank (headquartered in the United States).
  • International Foundations. Foundations are independent entities in the business of making grants to NGOs and community-based organizations. Often they derive their income from an endowment, a wealthy benefactor, a corporation, or constant fundraising. Examples of international foundations include: the Asian Development Trust (Japan), W.K. Kellogg Foundation (United States), Kaiser Family Foundation (United States), the Ford Foundation (United States), the Bernard van Leer Foundation (Netherlands), Fundación CODESPA (Spain), the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (United States), the Rockefeller Brothers Foundation (United States), the Wellcome Trust (United Kingdom), Fondation de France (France), Fondation Roi Baudouin (Belgium), the Soros Network of Foundations/Open Society (United States), and the Aga Khan Foundation (Switzerland).
  • Global Corporations. Many global companies demonstrate their social responsibility by supporting projects in communities where they operate. Examples include: ABB ASEA Brown Boveri Ltd., (Switzerland), Aegon NV (Netherlands), Bertlesmann AG (Germany), Robert Bosch (Germany), Citibank (United States), Coca-Cola (United States), Deutsche Bank (Germany), H. B. Fuller (United States), Honda (Japan), Grand Met (United Kingdom), Imetal (France), Levi Strauss & Company (United States), MicroSoft (United States), J.P. Morgan (United States), Odebrecht (Brazil), Shell (Netherlands), and Sony (Japan).
  • International Nongovernmental Organizations. International NGOs are global charities that raise funding from a variety of sources, including the general public, to support projects in the developing world. Sometimes they are specialist organizaitons focusing on health, agriculture, emergency relief, environment, education, community development, or micro lending, or a combination of areas. Examples of such organizations include: ActionAid (United Kingdom), CARE (United States), Concern Worldwide (Ireland), Helvetas (Switzerland) Intermon (Spain), Norwegian People’s Aid (Norway), Groupe Developpment, (France), Medecins Sans Frontieres (France), Oxfam (United Kingdom), PLAN International (United Kingdom), Save the Children (United States), and Terra des Hommes (Swizerland).
  • International Church-Based or Religious Organizations. There are many churches and religious organizations that fund a broad range community development projects. Examples of such organizations include: the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (United States), ChristianAid (United Kingdom), Caritas (Germany), Catholic Relief Services (United States), EvangelischeZentralstellefürEntwicklungshife, EZE (Germany), InterkerkelijkeOrganisatieVoorOntwikkelingssamenwerking (Netherlands), Brotfür die Welt (Germany), and World Vision (United States).

In addition to the above institutions, it is important not to overlook host country sources for your project:

  • Government Sources, such as the ministries or departments of health, education, and public welfare, and provincial and local government sources.
  • Local Businesses, such as banks, real estate companies, service and industrial companies, etc., and local subsidiaries or partners of multinational corporations.
  • Local Independent Foundations and Trusts, such as the Tsao Foundation (Singapore), Fundação Vitae (Brazil), Fundación Amparo (Mexico), Fundación Social (Colombia); CP Foundation (Thai), and the Kagiso Trust (South Africa).
  • Community Foundations. Community foundations are independent, grant making organizations that mobilize resources from a variety of sources, including the general public. Such foundations are dedicated to addressing critical societal needs and on improving the quality of life of specific segments of a community in a limited geographic area. Examples of such foundations include: the Kenya Community Development Foundation (Kenya), the Community Development Foundation (Mozambique), Oaxaca Community Foundation (Mexico), the Rustenberg Community Foundation, (South Africa), and the Healthy City Community Foundation (Slovak Republic).
  • Service Clubs and Membership Associations. Local service clubs and membership organizations are often another source of funding for local projects. Examples of such associations include: Rotary International, Lions Clubs International, chambers of commerce, and trade associations of specific industries.

III.      Researching Donors and Intermediary Organizations.

After you have narrowed down the categories of donors you would like to contact, the next step is to find out as much information as possible on their programmatic priorities, geographical priorities, and application procedures. There are two ways to go about this. One way to go to an embassy, public, or university library and research the various published directories that fund development programs. If you have access to a computer and connection to a phone line, the second way is to research the various portals that provide linkages to the Websites of specific donors.

  1. Published Directories. The following list contains some examples of directories in print and newsletters that are useful for identifying sources of funding for development programs. Contact the publisher directly if you wish to purchase a particular directory.

Canadian Directory to Foundations, Canadian Centre for Philanthropy, 1329 Bay Street, Suite 200, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5R 2C4

Company Giving in Europe, The Directory of Social Change, Radius Works, Back Lane, London NW3 1HL, England

Danish Foundations, Foundation for International Understanding, Nyt Nordisk Forlag, Arnold Busck A/S, 49 Kobmagergade, DK-1150, Copenhagen, Denmark

Directory of Japanese Giving, Corporate Philanthropy Report, 2727 Fairview Avenue East, Suite D, Seattle, WA 98102 USA

Directory of International Corporate Giving in America & Abroad, The Taft Group, 27500 Drake Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48331-3535

Directory of Non-Governmental Organizations in Sustainable Development Parts I & II, Population and Development, Directory of Non-Governmental Organizations in OECD Countries , and Non-Governmental Organizations and Governments: Stakeholders for Development, Head of Publications Service, OECD, 2, rue Andre-Pascal, 75775 Paris CEDEX 16, France

EFC Monitor (quarterly publication), International Guide to Funders Interested in Central and Eastern Europe, Directory of Foundations and Corporate Members of the European Foundation Center (updated yearly) European Foundation Centre, Publications Office, 51 rue de la Concorde, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium

Foundations in International Affiars, ACCESS: An International Affairs Information Service, 1511 K Street, N.W., Suite 643, Washington, D.C. USA 200005

Grants for Foreign and International Programs, Guide to Funding for International & Foreign Programs, The Foundation Center, 79 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003-3076 USA

Grants from Europe, National Council for Voluntary Organizations, Regent’s Wharf, 8 All Saints Street, London N1 9RL United Kingdom

Guide to European Community Grants and Loans, Eurofi plc, Guildgate House, Pelican Lane, Newbury, Berkshire, RG13 1NX, England

Hoover’s Handbook of World Business, The Reference Press, 644 Highway 290 E. Suite E-104, Austin, Texas 78723

Inside Japanese Support, Directory of International Corporate Giving, The Taft Group, 12300 Twinbrook Parkway, Suite 450, Rockville, MD 20852 USA

InterAction Member Profiles, American Council for Voluntary International Action, 1717 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 801, Washington, DC USA 20036

International Encyclopedia of Foundations (1990), Greenwood Press, 88 Post Road West, Westport Connecticut, USA 06881

International Foundation Directory, Europa Publications Limited, 18 Bedford Square, London, EC1b 3JN U.K.

The NGLS Handbook, United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service, Room 6015, 866 UN Plaza, New York, NY 10017

National Directory of Grantmaking Public Charities, The Foundation Center, 79 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY USA 10003-3076

Nederland enOntwikkelingslandenAdreslijst, VoorlichtingsdienstOntwikkelingssamenwerkin, Bezuidenhoutseweg 67, Postbus 20061, 2500 EB Den Haag, Nederland

The Reality of AID, International Council of Voluntary Agencies, Case Postale 216, 1211 Geneva 21 Switzerland

United Nations Handbook, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Private Bag 18902, Parliament Buildings, Wellington, New Zealand

Verzeichnis der DeutschenStiftungen (1991), BundesverbandDeutscherStiftungene.V. Adenaueralle 15  W-5300 Bonn 1 Germany

WFC/International Philanthropy (quarterly), World Fundraising Council Secretariat, 1101 King Street, Suite 700, Alexandria, Virginia, 22314 USA


  1. Electronic Resources for Researching the Web. In addition to the directories mentioned above, consider going online and researching the World Wide Web. The major advantage of obtaining information from the web is one of timeliness—you are likely to find the latest information about a particular donor. Nevertheless, always check the entry dates of Web text to see if the information is current.

The following are some recommended Websites that provide assistance in researching the Web:

A Grant Seeker’s Guide to the Internet: Revised by Grant and Sonenberg is a very readable publication for those not familiar with using the Web to identify funding resources. This document can be accessed at

Guide to Grantseeking on the Web is a print guide to researching the web (The Foundation Center, 79 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003-3076).It contains a toolkit of resources for identifying funding sources, a glossary of common terms, and a bibliography of related resources in the field. This book helps the donor prospector to develop an organized, focused approach to funding research on the Web while saving valuable research time.

  • Web Portals for Donor Websites. The following portals provide direct linkages to hundreds of grantmaker Websites on a regional or worldwide basis:
  • Regional Websites of Donors.

Africa and the Middle East:

African Development Bank

The African Development Bank’s Website  provides information on how it invests in combating poverty and improving the lives of peoples on the continent of Africa.

African Development Foundation

The African Development Foundation’s Website describes how it supports self-help development initiatives of under-privileged people of Africa.


An online resource for information on the Arab world in the Middle East & North Africa, particularly useful in identifying multi-national corporations active in region. For additional information, also see the following Websites:



Southern African Grantmakers Association

SAGA provides professional development and technical assistance to independent, voluntary and nonprofit organizations and individuals involved in funding development projects in Southern Africa.


Asia and the Pacific

Asian Development Bank:

ADB’s Website provides detailed information on its geographical and programmatic priorities and application procedures. See the following page for information on current projects by country and category:

Asia Pacific Philanthropy Information Network

The Asia Pacific Philanthropy Information Network seeks to: make available contemporary information about philanthropy and the third sector within the Asia Pacific region, and  build strong networks between researchers seeking to understand philanthropy and the third sector within the region.   The Asian Pacific Philanthropy Consortium aims to promote the flow and effectiveness of philanthropy in the region.

Indian Centre for Philanthropy

The ICP acts as a clearinghouse of information on national and international philanthropy.

Japan Foundation Centre

The Centre provides authoritative information on Japanese grant-making foundations to grantmakers and grantseekers.

League of Corporate Foundations

The LCF mobilizes the business sector in the Philippines to work with communities and partner institutions on sustainable development programs.

Philanthropy Australia

PA is the national association which represents Australia’s leading private, family, corporate and community Trusts and foundations, some which give internationally or regionally.

Philippine Business for Social Progress

PBSP is a private, national, and non-profit corporate-led foundation that encourages business sector commitment to social development.

Philanthropy New Zealand

PNZ is a membership organization representing private trusts and foundations and those grant-making trusts unique to New Zealand created through the sale of community banks and energy utilities.

Eastern and Central Europe and the Former Soviet Union:


An initiative of the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, numerous charitable foundations, and other donors to provide technical assistance to organizations working the Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

Czech Donors Forum

The Donors Forum is an association of Czech and foreign donors—private, government and corporate—whose members support the development of a civil society in the Czech Republic by encouraging philanthropy and supporting non-governmental organizations. 

Donors Forum

The Donors Forum is an association of Slovak and foreign donors, both private and governmental.

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

This Website provides detailed information on the EBRD’s programmatic and geographical priorities in Eastern and Central Europe and the countries of the Former Soviet Union.


This Website has been created to provide information to, for, and about NGOs in Central and Eastern Europe. The Fundraising Support link includes a guide to a variety of funders supporting projects in this region.

Latin America and the Caribbean:

Centre for Philanthropy


The Centre is the clearinghouse and database for Bermuda’s trusts and foundations.

Centro Colombiano de Responsibilidad Empresarial

The Centro promotes philanthropy and social responsibility among Colombian companies.

Centro Mexicano de Filanthropia

CEMEFI is an association of Mexican foundations and trusts that promotes philanthropy in Mexico.

Grupo de Fundaciónes

GDF is an association of foundations and corporate donors in Argentina.

Grupo de Institutos, Fundacoes e Empresas

GIFE is a membership association that includes institutes, foundations and corporations which are active within the Third Sector in Brazil, making private resources available for public purposes.

Inter-American Development Bank:

Website of the IADB provides detailed information on the Bank’s geographic and programmatic priorities. The IADB also has the web page for the Inter-American Working Group on Youth Development with hyperlinks to other sites.

Inter-American Foundation

The Inter-American Foundation’s Website  provides an overview of its work in Latin America and the Caribbean to promote equitable, responsive, and participatory self-help development. The Website also describes how IAF enters into partnerships with public- and private-sector entities to scale up support and mobilize local, national, and international resources for grassroots development.

Jamaican Foundations and Corporate Donors

The JFCD publishes directories on Jamaican trusts and foundations.

The Synergos Institute

The Synergos Institute maintains a searchable database containing profiles of over 120 foundations and grantmakers operating in Latin American countries.

  1. World-wide:

 Action Without Borders

This is Website contains thousands of links to the homepages of community-based NGOs, international NGOs, grassroots organizations, and international and country-specific donors in 130 countries. Using its search functions, you can identify and provide hyperlinks to the Websites of numerous donors scattered all over the world.

Association of Voluntary Service Organizations (AVSO)

This Website serves as a resource for recruiting volunteers to work overseas and also provides a linkage to EU funding for youth and education.

British Library for Developmental Studies

This Website provides access to detailed information on national/government aid agencies, regional aid agencies and development banks, the World Bank Group, United Nations Agencies, non-governmental organizations as donors, volunteer supplying aid agencies, and other development aid sources.

Charity Village:

This Canadian Website serves as a “information kiosk” for both Canadian and international NGOs. It contains links to online databases and directories of Canadian funding agencies, many of whom fund abroad.

The Communication Initiative

CI’s Website contains links to a number of multi- and bilateral donor agencies and also contains information on strategic thinking, planning models, and monographs on a wide range of development topics.

The Council on Foundations

Primarily directed toward the trustees and staff of U.S.-based donor institutions, this Website provides information, ideas, analysis and commentary relevant to effective grantmaking.

DeutschesSpendeinstitue Krefeld (German Charities Institute)

In German and English, this Website provides information on philanthropy in Germany and more than 5,200 German not-for-profit organizations. It also includes links to the Websites of a number of German donors working internationally.

Development Gateway

The Development Gateway of the World Bank is designed to help communities, organizations, and individuals build partnerships, share ideas, and work together to reduce poverty. Its database contains comprehensive information on a broad variety of development topics. The Website also serves as a portal to a significant number of resource and specialized technical assistance organizations.

Directory of Development Organizations

This Website provides an online guide to micro-finance organizations, small enterprise development organizations, development agencies, private sector organizations, development banks, and government ministries.

European Foundation Centre’s Funders Online

The EFC has incorporated a useful search mechanism for identifying potential foundation and corporate funders active in Europe and elsewhere.

European Forum on International Cooperation:

EUFORIC contains information on official and non-governmental donor agencies in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom.


Eurongos has a search function to identify where the 16 European Official Development Assistance Agencies are working and what areas they are funding.

Fondsen In Nederland

The Association of Foundations in the Netherlands (FIN) provides information on foundations in the Netherlands. The ‘Fondsenboek’, a directory which is published every two years by the FIN, provides information on approximately 600 Dutch foundations.


This gateway Website provides links to the Websites of numerous non-U.S.-based foundations.

Grantmakers Without Borders

Grantmakers seeks to expand international philanthropy and serves as a clearinghouse on giving internationally.


Guidestaris another gateway Website with a search engine that can be used to identify U.S.-based donors interested in specific countries. The site also includes news on the world of philanthropy. Grant seekers can also post funding requests online.

International Chamber of Commerce

This is a “first stop” Website for identifying companies located in any region of the world that could be approached for funding and collaboration.

International Youth Foundation

IYF’s Website contains information about its global network of country partners that provide financial and technical assistance to local youth-led and youth-serving programs.

National Endowment for Democracy

The NED offers a portal to over 80 donors worldwide that fund projects dealing with human rights, democracy building, and conflict resolution.

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development

The OECD’s Website contains linkages to the home pages of the member countries of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC), including Australia, Canada, European Commission, France, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Sweden, and the United States.

United Nations Development Program

The UNDP’s Website contains detailed information on its geographical and programmatic priorities.

United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (NGLS)

This is the Website of the UN agency responsible for coordinating dialogue and cooperation between the UN system and NGOs. Also included is a list of numbers for NGO liaison officers at the various divisions of UN headquarters in New York.

United States International Grantmakers

The purpose of this site is to facilitate international grantmaking by providing access to country reports and laws governing nonprofits and other informational materials and resources. The site serves both grantmakers and grantseekers by supporting and facilitating the process of making grants overseas.

United States Agency for International Development

USAID’s Website provides detailed information on each of the agency’s programmatic and geographical priorities and application procedures.

 The World Bank NGO and Civil Society Unit

This site provides extensive information on how NGOs and Civil Society Organizations can work in partnership with the World Bank. It also provides linkages to the Bank’s priority themes and issues, its policies and guidelines for working with the NGO sector, and contact information of key staff.


This Website is maintained by the Council of Foundations and provides numerous hyperlinks to national and regional grantmaking associations, philanthropic centers, donor consortia, advisory groups, and other types of organizations providing specialized services to grantmakers in specific countries throughout the world.


African History Resources

About Education (

Breaks down African history into interesting topics represented by a trove of links on the left-hand side of the page. Useful for those who want to know many things about Africa in one fell swoop.


The History of Pan Africanism

Pan Africanism can be said to have its origins in the struggles of the African people against enslavement and colonisation” Dr Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem (Pan Africanism: Politics, Economy and Social Change in the Twenty-first Century) And this struggle may be traced back to the first resistance on slave ships – rebellions and suicides – through the constant plantation and colonial uprisings and the “Back to Africa” movements of the nineteenth century.;


An eclectic collection of articles and videos by Dr Gloria Emeagwali (Philips Emeagwali’s wife) – chronicles various aspects of African history. Useful for ordinary and academic research alike.

African Oral History Archive(

Tells African history by words of mouth. Many of the oral telling are excerpts of interviews with renowned African politicians and intellectuals.

Ancient History Encyclopaedia(

Has a section on Africa that is suitable for readers of every age and understanding.

BBC World Service(

Topical rendition of African history, one topic at a time, by the BBC.

Black History Studies(

African history condensed into 100 different aspects.

Black Past(

Research-oriented resources website with many links to different websites for more information on Global African History.


Catalogue of published books on African history; might help those wishing to dig deeper into African history.

The Crawfurd(

Presents African history from an African standpoint. Designed to correct false histories about Africa. Rich in other informational material for someone who wants to explore Africa besides history, such as traveling to Africa, African films, media and culture, to name a few.

Tells the historical development of the Binis, a Nigerian ethnic group in what is now called Edo State.

Fordham University African History Sourcebook(

Collates links to books, webs, and articles on African history. Useful for academic researchers.


The History of Africa(

Brief and straight-forward description of African history: one paragaraph per topic. Has links to other historical topics about Africa.


History for Kids(!)

Much-simplified presentation of African History pages. Although specifically designed for children, adults might take pleasure in the simplicity of narration.


History Today(

Online history magazine dating back to 1951, featuring articles on various historical topics, not just Africa. Among them is an excellent article examining the African component of Brazil’s cultural configuration through the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.


History World(

Contains synoptic descriptions of various phases of African History. This is, by no means, an in-depth history of Africa. Nevertheless, it is a suitable link for people looking for a brief history of any part of Africa. It also has good hyperlinks for terminologies used in the text.


International Slavery Museum(

Anglicized version of the slavery story.

Links to histories on individual countries in Africa, plus a timeline of African history.

Lonely Planet(

Concisely recorded history with links to other interesting facts about Africa.

Mapping History – University of Oregon(

Traces African development from the Berlin Conference up to Independence.

Nations Online Project(

Variety of information on the earth and its inhabitants, organized by continents and countries; includes governance, maps, news, culture, business, tourism, education and history.

Real History World Wide(

History of the world, including Africa, from the Black perspective. Excellent information for people seeking an alternative version of history from the more pervasive Western/colonial perspective.

The history of Timbuktu, one of Africa’s greatest cities.

Time Maps(

Cartographical analysis of Africa’s historical development by timeline.

Anti-slavery resources

Learn how the oldest human rights organisation in the world, is working to end slavery (

Digital Resources for the Study of Global Slavery and the Slave Trade

The pages compile digital resources and projects related to the study of slavery.(

Understanding Slavery Initiative(

Tells African history by supporting the teaching and learning of transatlantic stories and legacies.

World Atlas(

A geo-politically-inclined history of Africa with atlases and maps, suitable for geographers as the website contains pictorial and diagrammatical analysis of African history.

Historical and Political Maps of Africa


The Scramble for Africa

In 1884–5 the Scramble for Africa was at full speed. Thirteen European countries and the United States met in Berlin to agree the rules of African colonisation. From 1884 to 1914 the continent was in conflict as these countries took territory and power from existing African states and peoples. (;;

Forever in chains: The tragic history of Congo

The most blighted nation on earth. In Congo, mass suffering has been a way of life ever since the Belgian King Leopold enslaved millions in the 19th century. Paul Vallely traces the story of a people for whom the horror never let up.

(;; Congo Research Group at New York University:

Congo: A journey to the heart of Africa – Full documentary – BBC Africa

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a vast, mineral rich country the size of Western Europe. Alastair Leithead takes an epic journey from the Atlantic Ocean to the far reaches of the Congo


African News Resources


The Aljazeera News is a local news channel known for informing the public of war and poverty in Africa. This is a good source for staying current on the political and economic happenings within Africa.

BBC News
The BBC has long been known to be an objective source of world news. Its African section is no exception. Here you would gain topical news on important issues in various regions of Africa.

CCTV Africa
CCTV Africa is China Central Television´s news productions center based in Kenya that focuses on African and international news from the Chinese perspective. With a healthy mix of news and propaganda, this is a vast source reporting on the socio-political and economic development of African nations.

CNN Africa
The CNN is a well connected, global news source dedicated to reporting Live news as it pertains to political, economic, and social issues. Here you would find a fixed program, Inside Africa, centered on the cultural and economic development of Africa and its people.

France 24 is popularly-recognized by francophones in Africa as a trusted source dedicated to reporting on the needs of underdeveloped nations.

New York Times
The New York Times is an established and well-known news source catering to global issues. Despite not always providing a detailed, holistic story, this is a trusted source to stay current on political affairs happening in the regions of Africa.

Radio France International
Radio France International is a French radio station dedicated to drawing attention to global injustice, and advocating for the rights of oppressed and marginalized groups. Here is a good source of information for teachers in Anglophone Africa and other language professionals.

TV 5 Monde
TV 5 Monde is a French news station that provides up-to-date news and happenings within Africa and other French regions of the world