OSISA partners

The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens.

The OSF-SA is committed to promoting the values, institutions and practices of an open, non-racial and non-sexist, democratic, civil society. It works for a vigorous and autonomous civil society in which the rule of law and divergent opinions are respected.

OSIWA is dedicated to the creation of open societies in West Africa. We seek to promote inclusive democratic governance, transparent and accountable institutions and active citizenship in West Africa.

The Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa promotes public participation in democratic governance, the rule of law, and respect for human rights by awarding grants, developing programs, and bringing together diverse civil society leaders and groups. Based in Nairobi,...

SARW’s mission is to ensure natural resource extraction contributes to sustainable development; that is, a development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.

SARW related objectives are firstly, to monitor corporate...

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) was launched in 2005 and represents a joint initiative between the International Bar Association (IBA) and the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA).

Based in Johannesburg, SALC promotes human rights and the rule of law primarily...

The Africa Governance Monitoring and Advocacy Project (AfriMAP), is a civil society initiative that aims to promote good governance in Africa. It is a program of the Open Society Foundations. AfriMAP’s vision is of democratic, fair and effective governance in African...

Acção para o Desenvolvimento Rural e Ambiente (ADRA) is an Angolan non-governmental organisation established in 1990. Over the past 20 years, ADRA has been working on strengthening local communities and promoting sustainable development, with a special emphasis on rural areas and poor suburbs of...

Dvv International is the Institute for International Cooperation of the German Adult Education Association of the German Adult Education Association (Deutscher Volkshochschul-Verband e.V.,DVV) which is the federal umbrella association for the 16 regional associations of the Germany’s community...

Behind the Mask (BtM) is a media NGO that publishes a news website, covering news about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people’s affairs in Africa.

It was formed in May 2000 by Bart Luirink, a Dutch journalist living in both South Africa, and Amsterdam.

Luirink...

In what has been described by activists as a significant milestone for the Lesotho Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, transgender and Inter-gender (LGBTI) communities, November 2010 saw the registration of MATRIX support group as a Non-Profit Organisation by the Lesotho Law Office.

The Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) is a network of 30 independent, non-partisan non-governmental organizations that have been observing all aspects of the electoral process in Zimbabwe since 2000.

Its vision is a Zimbabwe where a democratic electoral environment and democratic...

Establishlishing member services based on identified needs and priorities, we research, gather, analyze and disseminate information. Our aim is to have Zambia view Human rights as indivisible and universal - as is enshrined in international law. Rainka aims to protect, advance and promote the...

The Southern African Parliamentary Support Trust (SAPST) is a legal trust duly registered by the Registrar of Deeds according to the laws of Zimbabwe.

ACTION for Conflict Transformation is a global network of individuals and organisations working for sustainable peace. In Africa the ACTION Support Centre, through its Skills and Strategies for Change programme aims to be a resource for African wisdom and expertise able to respond effectively to...

The Inner Circle (TIC) was established by a concerned group Muslims in 1996
as an underground social and support group. It started out at the house
of Imam Muhsin Hendricks in the form halqaat (study circles). These study circles still run on a Thursday night and have proven to be...

The SADC Lawyers Association is the representative body of lawyers, law societies and bar associations in the 15 member SADC region.

The Centre for Social Accountability was officially launched in August 2007. It was established in order to promote the institutionalisation of right to social accountability and the realisation of social and economic rights through the effective management of public resources.

The core business of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) is to conduct large-scale, policy-relevant, social-scientific projects for public-sector users, non-governmental organisations and international development agencies. We do this in partnership with researchers globally, but...

Africa University is an independent pan-African institution of higher learning located in Mutare, Zimbabwe. It received its Charter in 1992 and was established in March of the same year with support from the General Conference of the United Methodist Church. The University was established to...

SEATINI is an African initiative to strengthen Africa's capacity to take a more effective part in the emerging global trading system and to better manage the process of Globalization. We deal specifically with issues and debates around the World Trade Organisation and Africa's relationships to...

The Law Society of Zimbabwe (LSZ) is a statutory body regulating the practice of law by registered legal practitioners in Zimbabwe. It is autonomous and is the body by which the legal profession in Zimbabwe self regulates. With an independent legal profession, the LSZ provides a basis for an...

World Education in Zimbabwe began in 2008 with the implementation of the five-year Children First Project.

World Education-Zimbabwe aims to increase care and support for orphans and vulnerable children and youth. To this end, WEI-Zimbabwe provides financial and technical support to...

The ANCL is coordinated by a secretariat based at the University of Cape Town (the Democratic Governance & Rights Unit), whose responsibility it is to drive the network, organize the annual meeting, the various governance structures and the working committees, as well as...

Urban Trust Namibia (UTN) is registered as a charitable trust (NGO) under the laws of Namibia.

The Coalition, a network of individuals, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and national human rights institutions, was formed during the first conference for the promotion of the protocol to the African Charter establishing the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (African Court) in...

The Centro Cultural Mosaiko is an organization that is part of Roman Catholic Church, which was created and run by the Dominican Missionaries. The Mission of Mosaiko is to contribute to the establishment of culture and education of human rights in Angola, through research and promotion of...

Namibia Women’s Health Network (NWHN) is a organisation of women living with HIV created by 14 women that participated in the Parliamentarians for Women’s Health project in 2005 to 2008. The seeds for NWHN were born out of ICW Namibia, the Namibia branch of the International Community of Women...

The Center of Excellence in Public Policies and Local Governance is a research center that is part of the Faculty of Law of the Universidade Agostinho Neto.

It was created to build the capacity of local government leaders in the field of public policy and planning in order to:

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The Women and Law in Southern Africa Research and Educational Trust (WLSA-Malawi) is a women’s rights non-governmental organization based in Malawi with a regional affiliation to 6 other national offices in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique and Botswana. WLSA-Malawi is the only...

Established in 1994, Southern Africa HIV and AIDS Information Dissemination Service (SAfAIDS) is a regional non-profit organisation based in Pretoria, South Africa with two other country offices in Lusaka Zambia and Harare, Zimbabwe. With support from local partners, SAfAIDS currently...

The Association of Sign Language Interpreters of Zambia (ASLIZ) is a Zambia-based NGO.

It was established with the core objective of offering Sign Language interpretation to needy communities and individuals, training of interpreters and undertaking Sign Language Advocacy.

NADDZ is a Zambia-based NGO.

It was established with a view to promote and encourage mutual and integrated development between the Deaf and the hearing through community participation, teaching Sign Language and training Sign Language Interpreters.

Gender DynamiX is a Human Rights organisation promoting freedom of expression of gender identity, focusing on transgender, transsexual and gender non-confirming identities.

The organisation was founded in July 2005 by Liesl Theron and her partner, and managed on a volunteer basis for the...

The Southern African Liaison Office (SALO) was originally founded in 2004 as the Zimbabwe Liaison Office by Zimbabweans who saw the need for a group of South Africans to advise and assist them in lobbying and opening space for dialogue in South Africa.

SALO is a non-governmental...

The Swaziland National Association of Teachers (SNAT) was formed in 1928.

It is the only embodied educators’ body in the country. Its members are cross cutting; pre-school teachers, primary and high school teachers, head teachers and college lecturers. Even those qualified teachers on...

Bulawayo Agenda is a not-for- profit organization that was founded and registered as a trust in October 2002.

It is based in Zimbabwe’s second largest city, Bulawayo. The organisation was founded mainly to create a platform for the people of Bulawayo and its hinterland to participate in...

 

IAM was founded in 1995 in Cape Town and has gained national and international recognition for its work in the fight...

SCARJOV - Association for the Reintegration of Youth / Children in Social Life - the non-governmental organization created in 2002 by a group of young people with the specific objective of Promoting HIV & AIDS education in the context of human rights. The work of the organization was recognized...
Created in July 5, 2010, the Centre des Technologies Innovatrices et le Développement Durable « CTIDD » is recognized by the Congolese state under Reference No. 17 .077, of Justice Ministry. CTIDD Works in partnership with organizations of international civil society as Forest Peoples Programme,...
ELAEIS is a non-profit association created on February 5, 2007 in Kinshasa, and legally recognized under Ministerial Decree N ° 003/CAB/MIN/ J &DH/2012 of the Ministry of Justice. ELAEIS is one of the pioneer organization in mobilizing the youth in the neighborhood of Kingabwa. It leverages the...
Bulawayo Progressive Residents Association (BPRA) is a community-based and membership-driven organisation established in 2007 with the view of providing a non-partisan platform for effective residents and stakeholder interaction and participation in local governance. The association composed of 19...
Alliance for Development and Promotion of the Commune of Hoji-ya-Henda (APDCH), which is a network of 23 civil society organizations, based in the municipality of Cazenga – Luanda. APDCH was founded in 1998, and it was formally registered in November 2003 under the Law 14/91 - Angola Law...
The Angolan Council of Christian Churches (CICA) is an ecumenical umbrella organization of Christian Churches which was established in 1977. Currently it includes 20 churches and two faith-based institutions working with national and international organizations in the pursuit of spiritual well-...
The Support Centre for Education and Community Development, CEDECO acronym, is a non-profit association for the promotion and defense of human rights. It is endowed with legal personality granted by the Governor of South Kivu province, recorded at the Department of Justice by Certificate No. JUST...
The Support Centre for Education and Community Development, CEDECO acronym, is a non-profit association for the promotion and defense of human rights. It is endowed with legal personality granted by the Governor of South Kivu province, recorded at the Department of Justice by Certificate No. JUST...
The Africa Network Campaign for Education for All (ANCEFA) was established in the year 2000 and exists to champion the cause of quality inclusive education for all in Africa as well as to contribute to the global education agenda, debates and goal-setting.
The Southern African Programme on Access to Medicines (SAPAM) initiated in 2009 as a support programme to SADC Secretariat on implementing the Pharmaceutical Business Plan. SAPAM was designed in consultation with Member States (MS), the SADC Secretariat and other stakeholders, to respond to...
The Sexual Rights Centre is a grassroots organisation that was founded in 2008. SRC is based in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe and seeks to build a culture of human rights through challenging behaviour and attitudes in society, strengthening capacity and empowering vulnerable and marginalised communities to...
Formed in 1989, WLSA (Women and Law in Southern Africa Research and Education Trust) is a regional non-governmental organisation (NGO) that conducts research about women’s human rights in seven countries of Southern Africa: Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe. WLSA...

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