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  • "Africa Climate Week," March 18-22, 2019, Accra, Ghana
  • ACMAD: Centre africain pour les applications de la météorologie au développement = African Centre of Meteorological Applications for Development (Niamey, Niger)
  • Africa (PBS Online, Public Broadcasting Corporation, Alexandria, Virginia)
    Promotional site for "Africa" the 8 part television series co-produced by WNET/Thirteen's Nature and The National Geographic Society, which begins airing in September 2001. The site includes excerpted texts, photos, "teacher tools", and other resources. See also, the National Geographic website below.
  • Africa: atlas of our changing environment. -- Nairobi, Kenya: United Nations Environment Program-UNEP, 2008. PDF format in English
  • Africa's lakes: atlas of our changing environment. -- Nairobi, Kenya: United Nations Environment Progam--UNEP, 2006. via Internet Archive
  • Africa mountains atlas. -- Nairobi, Kenya: United Nations Environment Program--UNEP, 2014. 310 pages in PDF format
  • Africa Soil Information Service (New York, USA; Nairobi, Kenya)
    "...funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, with supplemental funding from AGRA, through a grant to the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT). CIAT provides subgrants to the Tropical Agriculture and Rural Environment Program (TropAg) and the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) at the Earth Institute of Columbia University, the World Agro-Forestry Centre (ICRAF), and ISRIC - World Soil Information...AfSIS is developing continent-wide digital soil maps for sub-Saharan Africa using new types of soil analysis and statistical methods, and conducting agronomic field trials in selected sentinel sites."
    --See especially: AfSIS Publications
  • African Academy of Sciences (Nairobi, Kenya)
    'The African Academy of Sciences was conceived on the 6th day of July 1985 when 22 prominent scientists met in Trieste, Italy, at the inauguration of the Third World Academy of Sciences TWAS) and devised the concept of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS). Under the leadership of Prof. Thomas R. Odhiambo as the first elected President of the AAS, membership has grown rapidly from the initial 33 members in 1985 to 107 in 1995, representing 24 African countries and 5 countries overseas.'
  • African Centre for Biodiversity (Emmarentia, South Africa)
    Formerly African Centre for Biosafety
    The site offers briefing papers, reports, press releases, and links related to the question of food sovereignty and genetically modified agricultural crops and organisms or GMOs in Africa---including regional/country information on GMO research and applications.
    --See especially: N2 Africa, the Gates Foundation, and legume commercialisation in Africa. (August 2016)
    30 pages in PDF format
  • African Climate Voices = Afrikanische Stimmen zum Klimawandel (Information Centre on Southern African Countries, Bonn, Germany)
    A clearinghouse website --in German and in English-- for African climate news and information about research projects and publications, with special focus on SADC countries.
  • African Conference of Ministers in Charge of Environment on Climate Change for Post 2012, 19-20 November 2008, Algiers, Algeria: Resource Pack. Produced by the International Institute for Sustainable Development, Reporting Services: African Regional Coverage (Winipeg, Manitoba, Canada)
  • African Conservation Centre (Nairobi, Kenya)
    A clearinghouse website on news about conservation and the African NGO sector. The site includes publications on community-based conservation activities in East Africa, policy reports, conference news, statistical information, and workshop documents.
  • African Conservation Foundation (Africawebsites.Net, UK)
    • A portal site of information about conservation organizations working all over Africa. The site is searchable by country, organization, etc.
  • African Elephants
    • African Elephant Specialist Group (International Union for Conservation of Nature, Gland, Switzerland ; Nairobi, Kenya)
      "This site provides technical resources for elephant conservation and management, developed by the AfESG and partner organizations." See especially:
      -- African Elephant Database (2012)
      "(AED) provides the most complete source of information on the numbers and distribution of the African elephant at the site, national, regional and continental levels."
      -- African elephant status report 2007. -- Gland, Switzerland: IUCN, The World Conservation Union, 2007. PDF format
    • African Parks -- Newsroom (Johannesburg, South Africa)
      "With the largest counter-poaching force in Africa, over 600 rangers are on staff, and the most amount of area under protection for any one NGO in Africa, African Parks manages 10 national parks and protected areas in seven countries covering six million hectares: Malawi, Zambia, Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Chad."
    • Big Life Foundation (Ridgefield, Washington, USA; Caledon, Ontario, Canada; Surrey, UK)
      "Big Life was co-founded in September 2010 by photographer Nick Brandt, award-winning conservationist Richard Bonham, and entrepreneur Tom Hill...Since its inception, Big Life has expanded to employ hundreds of local Maasai rangers—with more than 40 permanent outposts and tent-based field units, 13 vehicles, tracker dogs, and aerial surveillance—protecting 2 million acres of wilderness in the Amboseli-Tsavo-Kilimanjaro ecosystem of East Africa."
    • Elephants Without Borders --- Scientific Publications (Kasane, Botswana; Buffalo, New York, USA)
      "EWB operates its’ projects and activities in the southern Africa region of the contiguous wildlife populations range between Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe under the official endorsement and full support of government authorities...We use state-of-the-art technology, to monitor the movements, status and behavior of wildlife, addressing complex issues regarding wildlife ecology through research studies and sharing the results with decision makers and local communities."
    • Friends of Hwange Trust (Zimbabwe)
      "...formed on the back of the extreme drought of 2005 that severely affected Hwange National Park... Aims: To ensure that FOH does every thing in its power to prevent animal deaths owing to lack of water; to assist National Parks in carrying out their duties in terms of deployment of rangers on anti-poaching patrols; to maintain roads and fireguards in the park; to work towards a situation where there are sufficient well-distributed waterholes in Hwange National Park that pump water through eco-friendly, cost-effective means; and, to expand our efforts in conservation issues such as anti-poaching, animal rescue and research."
    • Great Elephant Census (Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Seattle, Washington, USA)
      "The Great Elephant Census is designed to provide accurate and up-to-date data about the number and distribution of African elephants by using standardized aerial surveys of tens of hundreds of thousands of square miles. Dozens of researchers flying in small planes will capture comprehensive observational data of elephants and elephant carcasses."
      --Final report: "Continent-wide survey reveals massive decline in African savannah elephants." PeerJ  August 31, 2016
    • Save the Elephants --- Projects (Nairobi, Kenya)
      "[A UK registered charity, headquartered in Nairobi] to secure a future for elephants in a rapidly changing world. To battle the current surge in ivory poaching, the STE/WCN Elephant Crisis Fund is identifying and supporting the most effective global partners to stop poaching, thwart traffickers and end demand for ivory. Leaders in elephant science, STE also provides cutting-edge scientific insights into elephant behavior, intelligence, and long-distance movement and applies them to the long-term challenges of elephant conservation.
      --See especially: Research Publications
  • African Marine Atlas (ODINAFRICA Program, International Oceanographic Data and Information Commission, United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris, France)
    This web site --under construction--includes continental and coastline maps--with potential for regional, country, and local areas, various graphs, and numerical data. "The purpose of the African Marine Atlas is to identify, collect and organize available geospatial datasets into an atlas of environmental themes for Africa..."
  • African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) (via United Nations Environment Programme, Regional Office for Africa, Nairobi, Kenya)
  • AMCOW--African Ministers' Council on Water (Abuja, Nigeria)
    • "...formed in 2002 in Abuja Nigeria, primarily to promote cooperation, security, social and economic development and poverty eradication among member states through the effective management of the continent’s water resources and provision of water supply services...AMCOW has also being accorded the status of a Specialised Committee for Water and Sanitation in the African Union."
    • AMCOW publications and related resources from other organizations
  • African Plant Database (Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève, Switzerland; South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria, South Africa)
    A searchable database of statistics, standards of names, distribution maps of plants on the African continent, bibliographic references, and information about publications and links to organizational websites.
  • Africapolis: étude de l'urbanisation en Afrique de l'Ouest (1950-2010) = Urbanization dynamics in West Africa: 2015 Update par François Moriconi-Ebrard, Dominique Harre, et Philippe Heinrigs.  (Paris: Agence française de développement, 2016)  -- via OECD
    A geostatistical study originally produced by a team of researchers at SEDET--Université Paris Diderot for AFD. 95 pages in PDF format --- in English or in French.
  • AfricaRice: Africa Rice Center = Centre du Riz pour l'Afrique (Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire)
    In September 2009, the West Africa Rice Development Association was renamed "Africa Rice Center".
    [The Center] a leading pan-African research organization with a mission to contribute to poverty alleviation and food security in Africa through research, development and partnership activities. It is one of the 15 international agricultural research Centers supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)...created in 1971 by 11 African countries. Today its membership comprises 24 countries, covering West, Central, East and North African regions..."
    --Bibliography of AfricaRice publications, 1991-2015 ; Current news (2017) ; News Briefs (2013)  
  • AFRISTAT: Observatoire économique et statistique d'Afrique Subsaharienne (Bamako, Mali)
    Sur ce site, on peut trouver les données statistiques des états membres de l'organisation: démographie, education, activités économiques, échanges extérieurs, prix, transports, tourisme et environnement, etc. 'AFRISTAT est une organisation internationale créée par un traité signé le 21 septembre 1993 à Abidjan par les pays de la Zone Franc.'
  • Conference and Exhibition on Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa: Fostering Innovation, May 13-15, 2011, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Co-sponsored by Addis Ababa University--Institute for Science and Sustainable Development, Addis Ababa; Harvard University--Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Cambridge, Massachusetts)
  • AGIS-Agricultural Geo-Referenced Information System: South Africa (Pretoria, South Africa)
    This site offers free data and maps of South African agriculture, natural resources, climate, and land use--from the South African National Dept. of Agriculture, Provincial Depts. of Agriculture, and the Agricultural Research Council; information about various projects; and contact information for experts.
  • AIACC--Assessment of Impacts and Adaptations to Climate Change in Multiple Regions and Sectors (Washington, DC ; Nairobi, Kenya) --via START International
    • Eleven of the AIACC projects and a substantial number of reports are on Africa. "AIACC is a global initiative developed in collaboration with the UNEP/WMO Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and funded by the Global Environment Facility to advance scientific understanding of climate change vulnerabilities and adaptation options in developing countries."
    • AIACC Regional Studies -- project summaries
    • AIACC Publications: Final Reports & Working Papers
  • ALIN: Arid Lands Information Network -- Eastern Africa (Nairobi, Kenya)
    • "ALIN--Eastern Africa is a network of Community Development Workers who are involved in drylands development...ALIN members are drawn from government departments, non-governmental organisations and community-based organisations."
      The site includes a few newsletters and information about community center programs.
  • All Africa Foundation: "Sustainable Africa" Internet Channel (AllAfrica Global Media, Washington, DC)
    • A portal site for news stories and public domain documents relating to "sustainable development" issues in Africa: environment, trade, debt, population, water, climate change, forests, agriculture, etc.
    • Directory of organizations (International, regional, national, and community-based)
  • American Museum of Natural History: American Museum Congo Expedition 1909-1915 (New York)
    A multi-media web presentation (photographs, audio narrative, sound recordings, maps, related texts) on the expedition of Herbert Lang and James Chapin begun in 1909 in what was northeastern Belgian Congo. "Five and a half years later, they had collected tons of precious zoological and anthropological specimens representing one of the most comprehensive collections of the day."
  • ARID Afrique: Association Régionale pour l'Irrigation et le Drainage en Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre (Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso)
    • "L'ARID est une association à but non lucratif créée en 1996 pour répondre à la demande des professionnels de l'irrigation du drainage et de la maîtrise des crues, en attendant que des comités nationaux de la Commission Internationale des Irrigations et du Drainage se mettent en place. En effect, elle couvre géographiquement 23 pays qui n'étaient pas représentés sur la scène internationale à la création de l'association."
    • Voir aussi, le site en anglais.
  • Atlas of Natural and Agronomic Resources of Niger and Benin (L. Herrmann et al., "Special Research Programme 308: Adapted Farming in West Africa," University of Hohenheim, Germany)
    At this site, one can read online or download the data. There are full text summaries, map images, and analytical reports. See also, the French version.


  • "Bibliography on the Management of the Environment and Development in the West African Sahel 1985-1999," by Han van Dijk and Elvire Eijkman. (2002) Electronic journal of Africana bibliography. (Online). Vol. 8 (2002) -- Iowa City, Iowa: The University of Iowa Libraries, 2002.
  • Colloque international et interdisciplinaire sur la "Biodiversité végétale et les ressources thérapeutiques dans le Sahel," Université Cheikh Anta Diop II, Dakar, Sénégal, du 10 au 12 décembre 2013 (Observatoire Hommes-Milieux International, Tessékéré (Ferlo), Dakar-Fann, Sénégal)
  • Bioline Publications Abstracts, Full Text, and Document Service (Centro Referência Informação Ambiental, Brazil ; Electronic Publishing Trust for Development, UK)
  • BirdLife International on African Birds (Cambridge, UK)
    "Almost 10% of the bird species in Africa are globally threatened. BirdLife International works to secure a future for birds and people across Africa through the BirdLife Africa Programme. Most of BirdLife’s work entails the identification and conservation of threatened species and IBA sites; and the development of appropriate policies and advocacy plans related to global processes and conventions for priority habitats and ecosystems."
  • Birds of Africa on the Internet (Karen Fung, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California)


  • Cairo Demographic Center, Egypt
    "The Cairo Demographic Center (CDC) is a training and research institute established in 1963 by the mutual assistance between the United Nations and the Egyptian Government ... In January 1992 the Egyptian Government took full responsibility for the Center. CDC is an interregional Center serving the developing countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America."
  • CARPE--Central African Regional Program for the Environment (University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland ; United States Agency for International Development, Washington, DC)
    • "The strategic objective of CARPE is to reduce the rate of forest degradation and loss of biodiversity in the Congo Basin by increasing local, national, and regional natural resource management capacity."
    • CARPE Home Page
    • CARPE Documents
    • CARPE Data/Map Library
  • Centre de Suivi Ecologique pour la Gestion des Ressources Naturelles (CSE) (Dakar, Sénégal)
    "... CSE est créé par les pouvoirs publics sénégalais, avec l'assistance du Programme des Nations Unies pour la Région soudano-sahélienne (UNSO) ... La création de ce Centre entre dans la panoplie de mesures mises en oeuvre depuis les années 70 pour maîtriser les problèmes de la sécheresse et de la désertification ... L'application de techniques de pointe a permis au CSE d'effectuer depuis 1987 le suivi différents paramètres liés à la végétation, aux feux de brousse, à la pluviométrie, à l'agriculture et au sylvo-pastoralisme. De même, le CSE se positionne de plus en plus dans la fourniture de produits et services de systéme d'information géographique basés sur la cartographie de l'occupation du sols, la création de bases de données environnementales, etc."
  • CeSPI--Centro Studi Politica Internazionale on Africa, Climate, and International Migration (Rome, Italy)
  • Chad-Cameroon Petroleum Pipeline Project
  • Federation of African Societies of Chemistry Established in 2006 (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
  • Clean Air Initiative in Sub-Saharan Africa (See The World Bank on Africa (via "International Organizations on Economic Development...", Columbia University Libraries)
  • United Nations Conference on Climate Change, November 30-December 11, 2015, Paris, France
    (See UN Framework Convention on Climate Change below)
  • Climate and Sustainable Development Network of Nigeria (CSDevNet) (Ibadan, Nigeria)
    This site features news, event announcements, and reports by the network and its partners. "With a membership of over 300 organisations cutting across the six geo-political zones in Nigeria...aspires to unify and coordinate isolated civil society efforts on climate change advocacy in Nigeria to ensure that people-centred response mechanisms are accorded desirable attention..."
    --See also: EnviroNews Nigeria below.
  • Climate Information Project: RANET -- African Digital Radio Satellite Broadcast (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration--Office of Global Programs, Silver Spring, Maryland ; US Agency for International Development--Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, Washington, DC)
    • 'RANET is an effort [by NOAA-OGP & USAID-OFDA] to make climate and weather-related information more accessible to rural populations and communities.' This website offers links to impact summaries and other reports in PDF or HTML formats.
    • African country reports
    • CIP Home Page (General)
  • CILSS--Comité permanent inter-états de lutte contre la sécheresse au Sahel (Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso)
    Ce site offre les informations sur les diverses activités du CILSS et par les neuf état-membres de la zone sahelienne, une liste des publications qui ont paru, avec quelques rapports en ligne.
    --Bases de données: pesticides, technologies, et institutions
  • CLIVAR VACS--Climate Variability and Predictability: Variability of the African Climate System
    World Climate Research Programme. (Southampton, UK)
    -- African Climate Atlas
    --See also: CLIVAR publications (All areas)
  • Club du Sahel et de l'Afrique de l'Ouest = Sahel and West Africa Club (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development on West Africa = Organisation de coopération et de développement économiques; Paris, France)
  • Columbia University, The Earth Institute (New York)
  • Congo Basin -- Forests
  • Conserve Africa Foundation (London, UK)
    A non-profit, UK-based NGO seeking to promote "traditional" medical knowledge, conservation, and sustainable development for Africa; with information on conferences and a few downloadable reports.
  • CORDIO--Coastal Oceans Research and Development – Indian Ocean (Mombasa, Kenya)
    "...initiated in 1999 as a response to the El-Niño related mass bleaching and mortality of corals in the Indian Ocean in 1998. It is a non-profit research organization."
    --See especially: Outputs and Results (Publications)
  • Cornell University Geoscience Information System: Cornell Morocco Project (Institute for the Study of Continents and the Department of Geological Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York)
    "The Morocco project is a collaborative effort between Cornell University and institutions in Morocco and Spain to improve the understanding of the geodynamics of the western Mediterranean (Alboran) region and the intracontinental development of the Atlas system, using geophysical and geological methods. On these pages you will find information about the research conducted including abstracts and figures from recent investigations." See also, the larger Cornell GIS web site.
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  • Data Africa (HarvestChoice, IFPRI-International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC. ; University of Minnesota, Minneapolis)
    " open data platform designed to provide information on key themes for research and development such as: agriculture, climate, poverty and child health across Africa south of the Sahara at the sub-national level." Currently, data is provided for the following countries: Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, and, Zambia.
  • Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project: South Africa (New York, USA; Paris, France)
    Reports from the Energy Research Centre at the University of Cape Town. "[DDPP is] ...a global collaboration of energy research teams charting practical pathways to deeply reducing greenhouse gas emissions in their own countries."
    --See also: DDPP Home Page
  • Drylands Research (2008) (Somerset, UK)
    • The website provides summary information and abstracts of on-going research in 4 African countries; order information only for full texts. "[For more than ten years] Drylands Research writes and co-ordinates policy-related research on rural livelihoods and environmental management in semi-arid tropical countries."
    • Kenya
    • Niger
    • Nigeria
    • Senegal


  • Earth Summit 2002, Johannesburg, South Africa (See "Johannesburg Summit 2002" below)
  • Earthquake Information for Africa (via United States Geological Survey--Earthquake Hazards Program, Reston, Virginia ; and National Earthquake Information Center, Denver, Colorado)
    See: "Magnitude 6.8 --Lake Tanganyika Region, Congo-Tanzania" (December 5, 2005) Part of Earthquake news & highlight archives.
  • East African Development Library -- Paris, France: UNESCO Direction de l'Information et de l'Informatique, 1999. --via New Zealand Digital Library, University of Waikato, New Zeland.
    A small archive of digitized documents furnished by the World Bank, FAO, UNDP, and other UN agencies on East African development.
  • ECOFAC: Conservation et utilisation rationnelle des Ecosystèmes Forestiers d'Afrique Centrale (2004)(Programme régional de l'Union européenne, Bruxelles, Belgique)
    • "ECOFAC intervient actuellement dans six pays (Cameroun, Congo, Gabon, Guinée Equatoriale, Republique Centrafricaine São Tomé et Principé). Dans chacune de ses composantes, le programme contribue à la gestion d'une ou de plusieurs aire(s) protégée(s)."
    • Canopée: bulletin sur l'enivronnement en Afrique centrale. (Online)--Archive -- Bruxelles : ECOFAC, 1994-2004
    • Veuillez voir aussi: RAPAC--Réseau des Aires Protégées d'Afrique Centrale ci-dessous
  • ELDIS: Electronic Development and Environment Information System (Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK)
    • An indexing service provided by IDS. Papers are selected from all over the Internet based on topics in African, Asian, and Latin American studies. Documents are produced by research institutes or international organizations. Some documents are electronic versions of printed works, while others are full online documents--with citations and bibliographies. Note: Some documents listed in the search are only accessible at the IDS library, University of Sussex.
    • ELDIS Home Page: select Countries, Topics, or Key Issues...or Search
    • For Sub-Saharan Africa -and- North Africa & The Middle East development news and country profiles:
      Select Countries
    • See Topics, such as: Agriculture and Food ; Climate Change ; Environment
  • African Elephants (See above)
  • Energy in Africa (Compiled by Columbia University Libraries)
    A set of links to reports by international and US organizations, research institutes, e-news, e-journals, and official web sites of African Ministries of Energy and related sectors.
  • EnviroNews Nigeria (Lagos, Nigeria)
    A "portal" news site for environment and development issues from Nigeria and the world. "...a partner organisation with the Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN), and member organisation of the Climate and Sustainable Development Network of Nigeria (CSDevNet) as well as the African Network of Environmental Journalists (ANEJ)."
  • Environment Information Systems in Sub Saharan Africa (The World Bank, UN Environment Program, The Government of Norway, et al.; via Norway)
    • "The Program on Environment Information Systems (EIS) in Sub-Saharan Africa was initiated by the World Bank in conjunction with other donors and international agencies in early 1990. The term 'environment information system' (EIS) is used in the context of this Program to cover any organized system for environmental data management, including geographic information systems (GIS) containing environmental data sets. The objective of the Program is to promote the implementation of effective environmental information systems (EIS) to support the process of sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa."
    • EIS-SSA Home Page
    • EIS News
    • Full text publications: case studies on Zimbabwe & Senegal; and on Africa in general.
  • The Environmental History of Africa -- Library Guide and Course Syllabus--2016 (Gabeyehu Adugna, Africana Librarian ; Beth Restrick, Head of African Studies Library; Prof. James C. McCann, Department of History and African Studies Center, Boston University, Boston, Massacusetts)
    This website includes the course syllabus, thematic maps and photographs, other images, and related research information.
  • Environmental Law Institute: African Environmental Law & Policy (Washington, DC)
    This site offers downloadable research papers and project reports on various African countries, plus country-specific links to environmental law and general information. "...Partnering with activist African NGOs, ELI drafts and advances pragmatic and effective environmental laws and policies, analyzes and identifies options to improve the implementation of existing environmental law, and builds the capacity of local institutions and citizens in Africa to carry out these tasks independently."


  • Festival international de géographie de Saint-Dié-des-Vosges, France (L'Académie de Reims, Reims, France)
    Voir surtout << Les Actes du FIG >> pour trouver les copies des présentations prononcées aux colloques...un certain nombre porte sur l'Afrique.
  • FEWSNET: Famine Early Warning System Network on Africa via USAID on Africa, compiled by Columbia University Libraries.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization (Rome):
    • Aquastat Programme on Africa (2005)
      The site contains water resource profiles for 53 African countries, in English or French, compiled from data for each country up to 2005. "The 'thirst' for water data is ever increasing and there is indeed considerable demand for data on rural water use from national governments and development agencies. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations initiated an activity in 1993 to meet this demand with particular focus on irrigation. This resulted in the AQUASTAT Programme, the objective of which is to generate rural water use data at country level in a systematic manner."
    • FAO Corporate Document Repository = Archives de documents
    • FAO on Sahel Crisis, 2012-2013
    • GIEWS--Global Information and Early Warning System
      • GIEWS Home Page
      • GIEWS Country Briefs
        "...information on current agricultural season and the harvest prospects for main staple food crops and livestock situation."
      • Rainfall Estimates for Africa
      • Sahel weather and crop situation. (2007). -- Rome: FAO/GIEWS, 1995-2007.
        SWCS was issued by the FAO Global Information and Early Warning System every month throughout the growing season (June to October). The report 'describes weather conditions, pest infestations and crop prospects in the Sahel, a drought-prone zone'. Current and back issues.
    • Sustainable Development Dimensions Program on Africa: Environmental Information (Compiled by Columbia University Libraries)
    • FAO information on Africa (All publications) (Compiled by Columbia University Libraries)
  • "Genetically Modified Food in the Southern Africa Food Crisis of 2002-2003". By Steven Hansch ...[et al.]. -- Washington, DC: Institute for the Study of International Migration, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. PDF format
  • Forest Peoples Programme in Africa (UK)
    "...founded in 1990 in response to the forest crisis, specifically to support indigenous forest peoples’ struggles to defend their lands and livelihoods."
    --See also: All FPP Publications
  • Forestry Research Institute of Ghana (Kumasi, Ghana)
    The website provides general and contact information on research and activities of the institute [founded in 1963]. "The Mission of the Forestry Research Institute of Ghana is to conduct high quality, user-focused research that generates scientific knowledge and appropriate technologies which enhance the sustainable development, conservation and efficient utilization of Ghana's forest resources; and also to disseminate the information for the improvement of the social, economic and environmental well-being of the Ghanaian people."
  • COMIFAC--Commission des Forêts d'Afrique Centrale -et- Partenariat pour les Forêts d'Afrique Centrale
    --Veuillez voir Congo Basin
  • FARA--Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (Accra, Ghana; Entebbe, Uganda)
  • FRAMEWeb: Natural Resource Management Communities (USAID--United States Agency for Development, Washington, DC)
    "...a peer-to-peer network of Natural Resource Management practitioners, facilitating knowledge transfer and relationships building, enabling members to grow best practices around development challenges."
    --FRAMEWeb Library
  • Institut de la Francophonie pour le développement durable (Québec, Canada)
    • "...organe subsidiaire de l'Organisation internationale de la Francophonie, est né en 1988..[et] dénommé jusqu'au 31 janvier 2013 l'Institut de l'énergie et de l'enivronnement de la Francophonie.
    • IFDD Publications
  • Friends of the Earth International (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
    • Press release: "Failing the Challenge: The Other Shell Report" (April 2003) [South Africa]
    • FOEI Campaign Home Page
  • FrogMAP -- The Atlas of African Frogs (2013) (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
    A joint project of the Animal Demography Unit, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Cape Town, and...: "...a citizen science project which aims to determine the distribution and conservation priorities of Amphibians on the African continent."


  • Geological Survey of Namibia (Windhoek, Namibia)
    Recent reports and related links on soils, coastline, and environment in southwestern Africa.
  • GCOS--Global Climate Observing System on Africa (Geneva, Switzerland)
  • Global Water Partnership on Central ; Eastern ; Southern ; and, West Africa (In association with the IUCN--The World Conservation Union; Entebbe, Uganda; Yaoundé, Cameroon; Pretoria, South Africa; Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso)
    The website features news and reports from various projects and major conferences on water resource management in the four major regions of Sub-Saharan Africa. "The Global Water Partnership [headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden] is a working partnership among all those involved in water management: government agencies, public institutions, private companies, professional organizations, multilateral development agencies and others committed to the Dublin-Rio principles."
    --See also: GWP on Mediterranean countries (including Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, & Morocco)
  • La Grande Muraille Verte = The Great Green Wall
  • The Green Belt Movement of Kenya (Nairobi, Kenya)
  • GRID-Arendal on Africa A Centre Collaborating with UNEP (Arendal, Norway)
    Recent publications include:


  • HAPEX Sahel Information Service (1996-97) (IRD--L'Institut de recherche pour le développement; CESBIO; and, CNES; Paris)
    "HAPEX-Sahel (Hydrological and Atmospheric Pilot Experiment in the Sahel) is an international land-surface-atmosphere observation program that was undertaken in western Niger, in the west African Sahel region. The overall aims were to improve our understanding of the role of the Sahel on the general circulation, in particular the effects of the large interannual fluctuations of land surface conditions in this region and, in turn, to develop ideas about how the general circulation is related to the persistent droughts that have affected the Sahel during the last 25 years."
  • Le Hub Rural: Appui au développement rural en Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre =
    The Rural Hub: Supporting rural development in Western and Central Africa (Dakar, Sénégal)
    • Ce site met à la disposition du public des bases de données sur le développement rural--en format PDF; un annuaire des agences gouvernementales, des organismes privés, et des centres de recherche; en plus, un recueil des liens aux sites Web.
    • Ressources en ligne = Resources online
    • See also: Sahel point DOC below


  • Institut de la Francophonie Pour le Développement Durable (IFDD) (Québec, Canada)
  • Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD, Paris, France; Dakar, Sénégal)
    Anciennement: ORSTOM
  • ISRA--Institut sénégalais de recherches agricoles (Dakar, Sénégal)
    "[ISRA est un]...établissement public à caractère scientifique, il a été créé en 1974 pour concevoir, organiser et mener à bien toutes les recherches relatives au secteur rural au Sénégal."
    Veuillez voir surtout: Bibliothèque numérique de publications (1974-1999) Greenstone Digital Library Software
  • IAALD--International Association of Agricultural Information Specialists, Africa Chapter (Nairobi, Kenya)
    Established in May 2006, the IAALD Africa Chapter sponsors annual conferences, fora, and a news blog.
    --See also: 2nd Conference, "Towards Opening Access to Information & Knowledge in the Agicultural Sciences and Technology in Africa," 13-17 July 2009, Accra, Ghana
  • International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology (Nairobi, Kenya)
    The site offers information about on-going research by this international organization in human, animal, plant, and environmental health; plus a list of publications. "[Founded in 1970]...ICIPE is a tropical organisation: tropical insect science for development."
  • International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development: Bridges Africa (Geneva, Switzerland)
    This site offers news analysis and selected documents on trade negotiations and related matters -- in English or in French, in PDF format. "With a wide network of governmental, non-governmental and inter-governmental partners, ICTSD [since 1996] plays a unique systemic role as a provider of original, non-partisan reporting and facilitation services at the intersection of international trade and sustainable development."
  • International Institute for Environment and Development on Africa (London, UK)
    General information and reports on various projects are available from this site; plus order information. "IIED is an independent, non-profit organization promoting sustainable patterns of world development through collaborative research, policy studies, networking and knowledge dissemination ... [Founded in 1971 in the United States] the institute comprises a multicultural, multilingual staff of over 70 people from 18 countries ... with offices in Edinburgh, Scotland and Dakar, Senegal."
    • IIED Home Page (General)
    • Haramata. (Online)--Archive (2010) -- London: IIED, 2001-2010. PDF format
      The official bulletin of the IIED Drylands Programme--in English or in French.  Ceased in 2010.
    • Natural Resources Group (Special focus on West Africa/Sahel zones and Eastern Africa; includes former "Drylands Programme")
    • Drylands issue papers (292+ papers in PDF format)
    • Environment and Urbanization Research -- Selected reports (2000--)
    • Forestry and Land Use
    • Regoverning Markets Program (IIED, in association with International Farming Systems Research Methodology Network, and the Royal Tropical Institute--The Netherlands)
      "This collaborative research project analyses the growing concentration in the processing and retail sectors of national and regional agri-food systems and its impacts and implications on rural livelihoods and communities. The project also examines the role of primary producers and their economic organisations in negotiating market access and improving terms of trade in specific agricultural supply chains. The aim is to analyse and improve the strategies..."
      -- Regoverning Markets in East Africa
      -- Regoverning Markets in Southern Africa
    • Africa: up in smoke?. The Second Report from the Working Group on Climate Change and Development (June 2005). By Andrew Simms, with support from Hannah Reid. via Practical Action--Intermediate Technology Development Group (UK). 44 pages in PDF format.
  • International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan, Nigeria (via Lambourn & Co., Croydon, UK and CGIAR--Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, Washington, DC)
    General information, research activities, conferences, and online publications (available in HTML or PDF); see also, full catalog). "IITA aims to enhance the food security, income and well-being of resource-poor people primarily in the humid and sub-humid zones of sub-Saharan Africa by conducting research and related activities to increase agricultural production, improve food systems, and sustainably manage natural resources, in partnership with national and international stakeholders."
  • International Lake Environment Committee (ILEC) Foundation for Sustainable Mangement of World Lakes & Reservoirs (Shiga-ken, Japan)
    • The ILEC is "an international environmental NGO established in February 1986. Its objecive is to promote environmentally sound sustainable management of lakes and reservoirs."
    • ILEC Home Page
    • World Lakes Database --maintained by ILEC, United Nations Environment Program, and the Environment Agency of the Government of Japan-- with links to data files (many with full details, charts, statistics, and bibliographies.).
      Selected Files on African Lakes [Excerpts from "World Lakes Database"] :

    • Lake Albert, Uganda & D.R.C. Aswan High Dam Reservoir, Egypt -and- Sudan Lake Abaya
      Lake Awassa, Ethiopia
      Lake Bogoria, Kenya Cabora Bassa Reservoir, Mozambique
      Lake Chad, Chad, Cameroon, & Nigeria Lake Edward, Uganda Lake Elmenteita, Kenya Lake George, Uganda Lake Guiers, Sénégal
      Hartbeespoort Dam Reservoir, South Africa Lake Kariba, Zambia & Zimbabwe Lake Chivero (McIlwaine), Zimbabwe Lake Naivasha, Kenya Lake Nakuru, Kenya
      Lake Nasser, Egypt Lake Nubia, Sudan Lake Malawi (Nyasa), Malawi & Mozambique Lake Oguta, Nigeria Lake Tana, Ethiopia
      Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania, D.R.C., Burundi, & Zambia Lake Turkana, Kenya & Ethiopia Lake Victoria, Uganda, Kenya, & Tanzania Volta Lake, Ghana Lake Ziway, Ethiopia

  • International Rivers Network: Africa Campaigns and Reports, 1994- (Berkeley, California)
    Reports on Lesotho, Namibia, and Uganda can be found at this site; plus news on river and dam projects in Senegal, Kenya, Ghana, and elsewhere in Africa. "IRN supports local communities working to protect their rivers and watersheds. We work to halt destructive river development projects, and to encourage equitable and sustainable methods of meeting needs for water, energy and flood management."
  • International Union for Conservation of Nature on Africa -- Evaluations (Gland, Switzerland)
  • International Water Management Institute on Africa CGIAR Consortium (Accra, Ghana; Colombo, Sri Lanka)
    • "At a national level, IWMI collaborates with government Ministries, national agricultural research organizations, civil society organizations and the private sector. IWMI's research program aims to support national agricultural development aspirations through agricultural water management (AWM) for improved agricultural productivity, food security and ecosystem health."
    • IWMI Publications on Africa
  • Inter-Réseaux -- Développement Rural (Paris, France)
    • Sur ce site, on peut lire les communications et les rapports de beaucoup des chercheurs qui travaillaient dans le domaine du développement et de la coopération technique en Afrique de l'Ouest et en Amérique latine depuis 1996. Voir surtout le bulletin:
    • Grain de sel. (Online) -- Paris, France: Inter-Réseaux, Développement Rural, 1996-


  • Earth Summit 2002--Johannesburg Summit 2002: World Summit on Sustainable Development, 26 August to 4 September 2002, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa (via The United Nations, New York)


  • African Mammals Databank (Gisbau, Università degli studi di Roma "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy)
    "...The data bank covers the whole African continent excluding Madagascar, and includes a total of 281 species, belonging to 12 orders and 28 families. The two species of rhinos (Diceros bicornis and Ceratotherium simum) were excluded because data on the last few areas in which they are found are being kept from the public and we did not want to interfere with this important decision; the elephant (Loxodonta africana) was also excluded..."
  • Maps of Africa on the Internet (Compiled by Columbia University Libraries.)
  • Miombo Network (Global Environmental Change Lab, Department of Geography, Pennsylvania State University, Penn State, Pennsylvania)
    "A partnership of scientists, natural resource managers and policy makers interested in the sustainable development of the Miombo Ecosystem and region. The Miombo Network was founded in 1995 under the auspices of the IGBP, LUCC and START, and has national level activities in the following countries: Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania & South Africa, with coordination provided through Penn State."
    The web site --still under re-construction-- features project news, data, remote sensing images, links to full text reports and journal issues.


  • Nairobi Convention (UNEP Regional Seas Programme, Nairobi, Kenya)
    "[First signed in 1985, entered into force in 1996]...a partnership between governments, civil society and the private sector, working towards a prosperous Western Indian Ocean Region with healthy rivers, coasts and oceans."
    --See especially: Publications
  • National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) of Uganda (Kampala)
    This site includes general information about NEMA, its activities and downloadable publications, environmental news, and a recent annual report. See also: List of Environmental Practictioners. "[Established in 1995] NEMA is a semi-autonomous institution under the Ministry of Water, Lands and Environment, legally established as the principal agency to implement the national policy for the management of the environment in Uganda."
  • National Geographic. (Online): Views of Africa, September 2005
    -- Washington, DC: The National Geographic Society, 2005.
    A special issue focusing on African reports, in-depth reports, photographs, and Africa Map and Archive of selected articles from previous issues of this popular magazine.
  • National Geographic's "Africa: The Series" (Washington, DC)
    Promotional site about the 8-part television series beginning on public television in September 2001, co-produced by Nature. The site includes text excerpts and photographs; plus, related links to Africa-related resources and a "Kids" section.
  • Network of African Science Academies (Nairobi, Kenya)
    Reports, news, and conference proceedings. "NASAC was established on 13th December 2001 in Nairobi, Kenya, under the auspices of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and the Inter Academy Panel (lAP)."
    --See especially: Impact of and Adaptation to Climate Change in Relation to Food Security in Africa, Conference Proceedings, February 23-25, 2011, Nairobi, Kenya 35 pages in PDF format
  • Network for Environment and Sustainable Development in Africa = Réseau Pour l'Environnement et le Développement Durable en Afrique (Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire)
    "The Network for Environment and Sustainable Development in Africa (NESDA) is a resource and forum of African experts in the management of environment and natural resources."
    See also, Ecoflash: newsletter of the N.E.S.D.A. = Bulletin d'information du R.E.D.D.A.
  • The Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) (NBI Secretariat, Entebbe, Uganda)
    General information about the programme and its committees. "[Launched in Dar es Salaam in February 1999] ... The NBI is a regional partnership within which countries of the Nile basin have united in common pursuit of the sustainable development and management of Nile waters. ... supersedes the disbanded 'Technical Co-operation Committee for the Promotion of the Development & Environmental Protection of the Nile Basin.'" See also, The Nile River Basin -- Maps Nile Basin Water Resources Management.


  • Observatoire Sahara et Sahel = Sahel and Sahara Observatory (Tunis, Tunisie; via UNESCO, Paris, France)
    "L'OSS est une organisation internationale membres sont des pays d'Afrique et d'Europe, quatre organisations sous-régionales, des organisations régionales, des agences du système des Nations-unies et une ONG internationale." Le site comprend une liste d'evénements (avec liens) et la Bibliothèque Virtuelle de l'OSS (avec beaucoup de documents en texte intégral)
  • ODINAFRICA: Ocean Data and Information Network for Africa (International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization--UNESCO, Paris, France)
    This website outlines various programs of the ODINAFRICA--a project involving about 20 African countries. The site includes current and recent news, conference information, and other data about Africa's oceanic resources.
  • Okavango Delta Information System (Maun, Botswana) --via Okavango Research Institute, University of Botswana
    "ODIS is a knowledge management system which brings together scientific data and information (spatial and non spatial) to facilitate research and information sharing about the Okavango Delta and Basin amongst researchers, resource users and managers."
  • Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (Paris, France)
    Anciennement Agence intergouvernementale de la Francophonie
  • OMVS: Organisation sur la Mise en Valeur du Fleuve Sénégal (Dakar, Sénégal)
  • Overseas Development Institute on Africa (London, UK) via Columbia University Libraries
  • Oxfam International: Land rights in Africa (London, UK)
    An archive of policy papers and campaign documents on land rights, organized by region.


  • PACJA--Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (Nairobi, Kenya)
    "Founded in 2008...a continental coalition of Civil Society Organizations from diverse backgrounds in Africa...seeking to conduct interventions across the environment sector to promote stronger people-centered, pro-poor perspectives on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement."
  • PANOS Global South Network--Panos London Archives: At the Desert's Edge: Oral Histories from the Sahel Edited by Nigel Cross and Rhiannon Barker. (London, UK)
    An e-book version of the 1992 book of translated interviews from Sahelian inhabitants across West and Eastern Africa during the 1980s.
  • Project Elgon (Mount Elgon, Uganda-Kenya Border) (University of Leeds, UK)
    Students and faculty from the U.K. and Uganda, assisted by staff from Makerere University, Mount Elgon National Park, and local people, carried out studies in 1996 in and around Mt. Elgon. This website is a compilation of basic information on the people, the wildlife, and the environment of the region, online papers from the project team, images, and useful links.
  • Public Eye: Dirty Diesel: How Swiss Traders Flood Africa With Toxic Fuels. (September 2016). -- Laussane, Switzerland: Public Eye, 2016. --via ; 164 pages.


  • RAPAC--Réseau des Aires Protégées d'Afrique Centrale = Central Africa Protected Areas Network (Libreville, Gabon)
    "[Etabli en 2000]...ce réseau fédérateur se veut une plateforme d'harmonisation, de coordination, d'échange et d'appui entre les acteurs concernés par la gestion des aires protégées et par la valorisation des ressources naturelles."
    --Veuillez voir surtout: Bibliothèque de documents et de rapports (y compris quelques documents de l'ECOFAC en Belgique).
  • ReSAKSS: Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (International Food Policy Research Institution, Washington, DC)
    Launched in 2007, ReSAKSS is an Africa-wide network offering tools and recent data for analysis of African agricultural development. The website features statistical tables and graphs for each African country--to be viewed online or downloaded, plus Africa-wide working papers, reports, and other publications.
  • Réseau d'information pour le développement durable en Afrique centrale (RIDDAC) (Yaoundé, Cameroun)
    << Fondé en 1999, le RIDDAC a pour but de contribuer à la mise en oeuvre du développement durable en Afrique centrale, en mettant en place une plate-forme permanente de diffusion de l'information [surtout sur les ressources forestières, la diversité biologique, et l'environnement], et en favorisant des dynamiques d'échange et de partage de celle-ci, de manière à susciter, faciliter et à encourager les débats constructifs...>>
    -- Veuillez voir surtout: RIDDAC Bibliothèque


  • Sahel point DOC: anthologie du développement au Sahel -- Paris, France: UNESCO, Division de l'Information et de l'Informatique, 1999. --via New Zealand Digital Library, University of Waikato, New Zealand.
    Une petite archive de documents numérisés fournies par la Banque Mondiale, Centre Songhaï, OECD--Club du Sahel, CILSS, FAO, PNUD, et par quelques autres organisations sur la zone sahelienne.
  • Science in Africa. (Online) -- Grahamstown, South Africa : Science in Africa, 2001-
    Current issue and back issues since January 2001. A popular monthly news magazine about scientific research and development on the African continent, plus information about funding and job opportunities and links to organizations.
  • Institute for Security Studies: "The Silent Destruction of Senegal's Last Forests," January 17, 2019. ISS Today  (Pretoria, South Africa)
  • African Snakebite Institute (Johan Marais, South Africa)
    A personal website of South African herpetologist and author, offering information about training courses, free e-books, and related web links.
    --See especially: Atlas and Red List of the Reptiles of South Africa, Lesotho, and Swaziland. (2014) -- Pretoria, South Africa: SANBI, 2014. 512 pages in PDF format
  • Social Conflict in Africa Database The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law, Climate Change and African Political Stability. (University of Texas at Austin, Texas)
    "The Social Conflict in Africa Database (SCAD) includes information on over 7,300 protests, riots, strikes, coups, communal violence, and other types of social unrest. SCAD covers all countries in Africa with a population of over 1 million from 1990 until 2010, and will be periodically updated. The research team compiled the data from Associated Press (AP) and Agence France Presse (AFP) news wires."
  • Société d'Entomologie africaine (Chênée, Belgium)
    Ce site est en français ou en anglais. "S.E.A. est une société entomologique axée sur les Coléoptères et Lépidoptères. La société a été crée en 1994. Depuis 1996, on publiait la revue, Entomologia Africana.
  • Society of South African Geographers (via University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa)
    "The Society of South African Geographers was founded in 1994 when the (then) Society for Geography and South African Geographical Society joined together..."
  • SEDAC--Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (Center for International Earth Science Information Network, The Earth Institute, Columbia University, New York)
    This site features selected research findings, news, free data sets, and maps on poverty, environment, and other development issues in Africa and the rest of the world. "SEDAC is one of the Distributed Active Archive Centers (DAACs) in the Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) of the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. SEDAC focuses on human interactions in the environment."
    -- Data sets
    -- Map gallery
  • SANBI--South African Biodiversity Institute (Silverton and Cape Town, South Africa)
    "The institute provides knowledge and information, gives planning and policy advice and pilots best-practice management models in partnership with stakeholders."
    --See especially: Resources: documents, atlases, databases, and links to libraries and other organizations.
  • SAEON--South African Environmental Observation Network
    This site offers recent news on South African environmental concerns, information on conferences, etc.
    See especially: SAEON newsletter. (Online)
  • South African Society for Atmospheric Sciences (SASAS) (via University of Cape Town, South Africa)
  • START International -- Search for Publications on African Climate (Washington, DC)
    • "START was launched in 1992 under the aegis of the International Council for Science (ICSU) and its four international global change science programs as the capacity building arm of the global change programs’ work in Africa and Asia-Pacific."
    • West Africa: Regional Diagnostic Study -- Summary (2015) -and- Full Report: "Vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in semi-arid regions of West Africa." (April 2015)
    • CORDEX Africa: workshop reports, 2012-2014
      "CORDEX-Africa also creates space where climate data suppliers and users can come together to better understand the decision making context into which climate information is needed..."


  • TAMSAT Research Group Tropical Applications of Meteorology using SATellite data and ground-based observations (Department of Meteorology, University of Reading, UK)
    Data, news, and project information from this research program. "We investigate the use of satellite imagery for estimating rainfall and other surface water budget components mainly in Africa but also in other regions as required. Routine products of the group are a ten-daily (dekadal), monthly and seasonal rainfall estimates for Africa..."


  • United Nations Gateway on Climate Action (New York)
    A portal site on news and reports from UN-sponsored conferences, meetings, and actions addressing the issue of climate change.
    --See especially: Reports

  • UNCCD: United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (Bonn, Germany; International Institute for Sustainable Development, Winnipeg, Canada)
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Africa: Africa Water Development Report 2006  (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) 380 pages in PDF format
  • UNEP--United Nations Environment Programme
  • UNESCO on Climate Change in Africa
  • United Nations Conference on Climate Change, November 30-December 11, 2015, Paris, France
    Official site of the COP21/CMP11
  • United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, 2009--
  • UN-Habitat: United Nations Human Settlements Programme (Nairobi, Kenya)
  • UNU/INRA: United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (Accra, Ghana)
    • "The UNU/INRA is one of the five research and training centres of the United Nations University. It was established in 1986 with a mission to build endogenous African capacity and strengthen national institutions to promote sustainable use of the continent's natural resources for development."
    • GLOWA Volta: Global Change and the Hydrological Cycle (via München, Germany)
  • USAID: United States Agency for International Development: Programs on Environment, Development, & Health in Africa. (Compiled by Columbia University Libraries.)
    This collection includes a link to the USAID FRAME Web Site, a searchable gateway to USAID reports on the African environment and natural resources development.
  • United States Energy Information Administration on Africa (Selected by Columbia University Libraries.)
    "Country analysis briefs" on energy production (oil, gas, electricity, etc.), imports, and exports for only a handful of African countries. Plus, world data sheets (1980-98) -- with some African data.
  • United States Geological Survey (USGS, Earth Resources Observation Systems Center, Sioux Falls, South Dakota)

  • University of Nairobi: Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies (Nairobi, Kenya)
    "...part of the college of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (CAVS) at the University of Nairobi, Kenya. WMI has been established to honor, recognize, celebrate, advance, and immortalize the ideals and works of one of its alumni, the 2004 Peace Nobel Laureate Prof. Wangari Muta Maathai."
    --See especially: E-Resources
  • University of Texas, Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law: Climate Change and African Political Stability Program "Call for Papers" for African Scholars on Environmental Security (Austin, Texas)
    The papers submitted in this competition will be considered for research funding support and publication in a working paper series of the CCAPS Program. The deadline for papers is January 31, 2011!


  • journal panafricain sur le développement durable et l'environnement. (Dakar, Sénégal)
    Depuis le mois de mai en 2016, toutes les actualités sur le développement durable, l'énergie, l'agriculture, et le climat au Sénégal et en Afrique.
  • Volcanoes of the World--By Country Volcano World. (Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon)
    An inventory list of volcanoes and volcano study programs, with photographs and maps.


  • WaterAid: an international development charity (London, UK)
  • "Water in Africa" Web Dossier (2012) -- Leiden, The Netherlands: African Studies Centre and Leiden University Library, Documentation and Information Department, 2012.
    "....compiled by the library of the African Studies Centre to coincide with the international conference ‘Water Management Issues in Africa’, organized by the Network of African Science Academies (NASAC) in collaboration with the Netherlands Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) in Port Louis, Mauritius, 29-31 March 2012."
  • The Water Page -- Incorporating The African Water Page (Len Abrams, Water Policy International, Johannesburg, South Africa)
    • "This is a page dedicated to the water sector in Africa and in other developing regions. Issues addressed include water policy, water resource management, water supply and environmental sanitation, water conservation and demand management, and a variety of other issues." The site contains documents on water resources legislation, development projects, and research, plus links to related sites.
  • Water and Sanitation Program: Africa Programs and Reports (Washington, DC)
    • "[Administered by the World Bank]...The Program focuses on assisting its country clients in implementing sector reform. WSP refines best practice models of rural water supply and sanitation service delivery (decentralized local government, large scale community enterprise or sector agency delivery) and assist clients in devising and implementing new policies." See also: the French version.
    • WSP publications on Africa
  • United Nations Agencies on Water in Africa (See above)
  • Water-Technology.Net (Net Resources International, SPG Media, Ltd., London, UK)
  • For more on Water in Africa, see also:
  • The Working Group on Space Sciences in Africa (South African Astronomical Observatory, Foundation for Research Development, Cape Town, South Africa)
    • "[Since September 1996] The Working Group seeks to promote the development of the space sciences in Africa by initiating and coordinating various capacity-building programmes throughout the region. These programmes fall into a broad spectrum ranging from the promotion of basic scientific literacy in the space sciences to the support of international research projects."
    • WGSSA Home Page
    • African Skies. (Online) -- Cape Town, South Africa: Working Group on Space Sciences in Africa; via South African Astronomical Observatory, 1997- [ISSN 1027-8389]
  • World Agroforestry Centre: Eastern and Southern Africa -and- West and Central Africa (Nairobi, Kenya; Yaoundé, Cameroun)
    Research and project news, with links to open access journal articles and reports. " generate science-based knowledge about the diverse roles that trees play in agricultural landscapes, and to use its research to advance policies and practices, and their implementation, that benefit the poor and the environment."
  • The World Bank on Climate and Africa
  • World Meteorological Organization: WMO E-Library (Geneva, Switzerland)
    Search for Africa: "Conference, annual, statistical and other expert reports as well as publications, working papers, journals, newsletters and information dossiers on meteorology and related topic from WMO and various countries..."
  • World Resources Institute on Africa (Washington, DC)
    This site includes data and maps on African economic and environmental issues--including watersheds, forests, urban-rural demographics and health, and community banks. There are special sections on: Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Niger, & Nigeria.
  • World Summit on Sustainable Development 2002 (See Johannesburg Summit 2002 above)
  • World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) (WWF International, Gland, Switzerland)




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