Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 4: Quality Education

Quality Education

Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to creating sustainable development. In addition to improving quality of life, access to inclusive education can help equip locals with the tools required to develop innovative solutions to the world’s greatest problems.

Over 265 million children are currently out of school and 22% of them are of primary school age. Additionally, even the children who are attending schools are lacking basic skills in reading and math. In the past decade, major progress has been made towards increasing access to education at all levels and increasing enrollment rates in schools particularly for women and girls. Basic literacy skills have improved tremendously, yet bolder efforts are needed to make even greater strides for achieving universal education goals. For example, the world has achieved equality in primary education between girls and boys, but few countries have achieved that target at all levels of education.

The reasons for lack of quality education are due to lack of adequately trained teachers, poor conditions of schools and equity issues related to opportunities provided to rural children. For quality education to be provided to the children of impoverished families, investment is needed in educational scholarships, teacher training workshops, school building and improvement of water and electricity access to schools.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II Type III

Africa 2000

2004 London UK G

Africa Adaptation Knowledge Network

AAKNet 2013 Nairobi Kenya J

Africa Alliance of Young Men's Christian Associations

1977 Nairobi Kenya E

Africa Asia Development Relief Foundation

ADRF 1994 Seoul Korea Rep G f Foundations

Africa Asia Scholars Global Network

AASGON 2010 Maidstone UK J Alumni and Veterans

Africa Centre for Citizens Orientation

ACCO 2002 Abuja Nigeria G

Africa Centre, London

1964 London UK G

Africa Civil Society for the Information Society

ACSIS 2003 Dakar Senegal D

Africa Club

1980 Lomé Togo F y International Federations, Clubs

Africa Committee

1973 Basel Switzerland E

Africa Community Publishing and Development Trust

ACPDT 1995 Harare Zimbabwe G

Africa Culture Internationale Human Rights

ACI Human Rights 1996 Toubacouta Senegal G Human Rights Organizations

Africa Educational Trust

1958 London UK G f Foundations

Africa for Research in Comparative Education Society

AFRICE Yaoundé Cameroon J

Africa Foundation

1997 Pointe Noire Congo Brazzaville G fy Humanitarian Organizations, International Federations, Foundations

Africa Free Media Foundation

1993 Nairobi Kenya F f Foundations, Human Rights Organizations

Africa Freedom of Information Centre

AFIC 2006 Kampala Uganda F y International Federations

Africa Health Research Institute

AHRI 2016 Durban South Africa D Institutes

Africa Heart Foundation

AHF 2007 London UK N f Foundations

Africa Humanitarian Action

AHA 1994 Addis Ababa Ethiopia G Humanitarian Organizations

Africa Network Campaign on Education for All

ANCEFA 2001 Dakar Senegal F

Africa Network for Animal Welfare

ANAW Nairobi Kenya F

Africa Network of Young Peace-Builders

ANYP 2001 The Hague Netherlands F

Africa Peace Research and Education Association

AFPREA 1985 Lagos Nigeria D

Africa Philanthropy Network

APN 2009 Dar es Salaam Tanzania UR F y International Federations

Africa Platform for Social Protection

APSP Nairobi Kenya F

Africa University, Mutare

1992 Mutare Zimbabwe G

Africa World Press

1979 Trenton NJ USA N

Africa Youth for Peace and Development

AYPAD 1995 Freetown Sierra Leone G

Africa Youth Trust

AYC Nairobi Kenya G

Africa-America Institute

AAI 1953 New York NY USA G j Institutes

Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies

AEGIS 1991 London UK E y International Federations


2000 Brussels Belgium G

African Academy of Languages

ACALAN 2000 Bamako Mali D

African Academy of Sciences

AAS 1985 Nairobi Kenya F v

African Action on AIDS

AAA 1990 New York NY USA G

African Agricultural Economics Education Network

AAEEN Nairobi Kenya F

African Alliance for Women Empowerment

AFRAWE Cairo Egypt N

African and Malagasy Council for Higher Education

1968 Ouagadougou Burkina Faso D gy International Federations, IGOs

African Association for the Study of Religions

AASR 1992 Leiden Netherlands D

African Association of Physics Students

AAPS 2005 Accra Ghana E

African Book Bank International

ABBI Lagos Nigeria N

African Books Collective

ABC 1989 Oxford UK F y International Federations

African Centre for Advanced Studies in Management

1983 Dakar Senegal E g IGOs

African Centre for Advocacy and Human Development

ACAHD 2002 Lagos Nigeria G Humanitarian Organizations

African Centre for Applied Forestry Research and Development

1994 Yaoundé Cameroon G

African Centre for Applied Research and Training in Social Development


African Centre for Aquatic Research and Education


African Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Studies

ACDHRS 1989 Serrekunda Gambia E Human Rights Organizations

African Centre for Empowerment and Gender Advocacy

Nairobi Kenya G