The Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) is a private operating and grant making Foundation which supports and advocates for initiatives that promote Open Society values in West Africa. It is dedicated to promoting a West African society where transparency and accountability in governance, basic freedoms and the empowerment of citizen prevail. OSIWA’s principal aim/niche is to build capacity of West African civil society and government institutions through support to catalytic and innovative initiatives and to advocate for Open Society ideals. OSIWA’s strategy combines three methodological approaches in its programs: grants to NGOs to execute projects, implementation of internally generated initiatives with partners; and proactive advocacy based on its experience of the terrain, aimed at policy reform at the national and sub-regional level.
The global eRiders.net portal is a great source for technology support tools, resources, news, stories, and general eRider community networking. The shared resources and information here are of interest to anyone involved in civil society technology support and capacity-building.
Ungana-Afrika is an eRider organisation addressing a technology capacity crisis in Africa. And are working hard, building innovative ICT support programs and tools for thedevelopment community, and its service providers.
Media Development Loan Fund is a not-for-profit investment fund providing low-cost financing to independent news media in emerging democracies. At work in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the CIS, and Southeast Europe, MDLF seeks to secure a strong and independent press in countries with a history of media oppression.
Free and Open Source Software Foundation for Africa is the premier African FOSS organization, and was founded under the auspices of the Bamako Bureau of the African Information Society Initiative within the mandate given by African Governments in 1995 to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). The Vision of FOSSFA is to promote the use of FOSS and the FOSS model in African development, and the organization supports the integration of FOSS in national policies. FOSSFA also coordinates, promotes, and adds value to African FOSS initiatives, creativity, industry, expertise, efforts and activities at all levels.
Venture Intelligence Africa foundation supports organisations in Africa with the use and administration of ICT. The starting point for all projects is independent legitimacy in the local context.
Viafrica focuses on the local middle class; the underlying idea is that they will be the drive for future developments.
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