The IFAANET website is a service provided by IFAA for academics and researchers concerned with African issues and searching for African solutions to Africa’s problems


One of the main IFAA’s mission is to meet the needs of African information users working for sustainable development in the region.The overall purpose of this web site is to provide access to information resources on the Greater Horn of Africa related issues for researchers and scholars by updating user of this web site with current affairs by providing lists of useful linked web resources relating to the Greater Horn of Africa and with the latest IFAA’s publications The web resources which are listed in this website relating to democratization, governance, election issues ; conflicts and peace talks in the Horn of Africa and Great Lakes ; humanitarian crisis, emergency relief ; post-conflicts and sustainable development

The activities and publications of IFAA contribute immensely to the search for solutions to Africa’s problems Salim A.Salim, Secretary General,OAU The Institute for African Alternatives (IFAA) is a network institute for policy research on alternative development strategies for the continent, with links to NGOs in the North and South and grassroots organisations in Africa. It was established in January 1986 in response to the prevailing African crisis. IFAA is in the roster of the UN Economic and Social Council
General aims of IFAA
  • To conduct and facilitate research on the problems of Africa and the processes necessary for social transformation
  • To arrange conferences, workshops and seminars to enable African scholars and personalities from all walks of life to meet, discuss and develop alternative policies for Africa
  • To publish reports, proceedings and occasional papers that facilitate the development of alternative policies
  • To ontinue to develop the existing IFAA centres in Africa and initiate new ones
  • To represent African perspectives within and outside Africa
  • To conduct residential training programmes and adult educational courses
  • To run courses for certification in Africa-related subjects in conjunction with various universities
  • The location of an office in London enables IFAA to undertake activities, which are often not possible in Africa due to lack of necessary resources, or for other reasons. The centre plays a key role in IFAA’s work and Website and is responsible for the following:
    carrying outresearch in ecology politics and conflict in the Horn region publishing books, reports and papers on problems of the African environment
  • Holding educational and training programmes for students, African women, African environmentalists and IFAA personnel
  • hosting IFAA’s e-mail system and disseminating crucial information to the IFAA centres in Africa
  • representing African views and promoting IFAA’s policies to the mass media in Europe
  • IFAA has established co-operative relations with the OAU, OATUU and the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)


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