Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Industries, Innovation & Infrastructure


Investments in infrastructure – transport, irrigation, energy and information and communication technology – are crucial to achieving sustainable development and empowering communities in many countries. It has long been recognized that growth in productivity and incomes, and improvements in health and education outcomes require investment in infrastructure

Manufacturing is an important driver of economic development and employment. At the current time, however, manufacturing value added per capita is only US$100 in the least developed countries compared to over US$4,500 in Europe and Northern America. Another important factor to consider is the emission of Carbon Dioxide during manufacturing processes. Emissions have decreased over the past decade in many countries but the pace of decline has not been even around the world.

Technological progress is the foundation of efforts to achieve environmental objectives, such as increased resource and energy-efficiency. Without technology and innovation, industrialization will not happen, and without industrialization, development will not happen. There needs to be more investments in high-tech products that dominate the manufacturing productions to increase efficiency and a focus on mobile cellular services that increase connections between people.

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

African Engineering Education Association

AEEA Lagos Nigeria E

African Engineers Forum

AEF 1995 Midrand South Africa F

African Forestry and Wildlife Commission

AFWC 1959 Accra Ghana E g FAO Bodies, IGOs

African Forum for Children's Literacy in Science and Technology

AFCLIST Durban South Africa G

African Forum for Utility Regulators

AFUR 2002 Pretoria South Africa F

African Industrial Development Fund

AIDF Addis Ababa Ethiopia J gf Funds, IGOs

African Innovation Foundation

AIF 2009 Zurich Switzerland G f Foundations

African Institute for Development Policy Research and Dialogue

AFIDEP Nairobi Kenya G j Institutes

African Institute of Biomedical Science and Technology

AIBST Harare Zimbabwe N j Institutes

African Laboratory for Natural Products

ALNAP 1997 Addis Ababa Ethiopia F

African Maritime Safety and Security Agency

AMSSA 2007 J

African Network for Economics of Learning, Innovation and Competence Building Systems

AFRICALICS 2012 Nairobi Kenya F

African Network of Scientific and Technological Institutions

ANSTI 1980 Nairobi Kenya F UNESCO Bodies

African Organisation for Standardisation

ARSO 1977 Nairobi Kenya E g IGOs

African Paddling Association

APA 1988 Claremont South Africa N

African Radio Drama Association

ARDA 1994 Lagos Nigeria G

African Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education - English

ARCSSTE-E 1998 Ile Ife Nigeria E g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

African Regional Centre of Technology

ARCT 1977 Dakar Senegal E g IGOs

African Regional Cooperative Agreement for Research, Development and Training Related to Nuclear Science and Technology

AFRA T g Treaties, IGOs

African Regional Institute for Geospatial Information Science and Technology

AFRIGIST 1972 Ile Ife Nigeria E g IGOs

African Road Maintenance Funds Association

ARMFA 2003 D Funds, Funds

African School of Meteorology and Civil Aviation

1963 Niamey Niger E g IGOs

African Society for Laboratory Medicine

ASLM Addis Ababa Ethiopia D

African Technology Forum

ATF 1988 Cambridge MA USA N

African Technology Policy Studies Network

ATPS Nairobi Kenya E

African Telecommunications Union

ATU 1999 Nairobi Kenya D g IGOs

African Virtual University

AVU 1997 Nairobi Kenya F g IGOs

African Women in Science and Engineering

AWSE 1999 Nairobi Kenya G

African-European Radio Astronomy Platform

AERAP 2012 Brussels Belgium J

AfriNIC

Ebene Mauritius F

Afro-Asian Philosophy Association

AAPA 1978 Cairo Egypt C

AFWC/EFC/NEFC Committee on Mediterranean Forestry Questions - Silva Mediterranea

1948 Rome Italy E g FAO Bodies, IGOs

Agencia Centroamericana de Acreditación de Programas de Arquitectura y de Ingenieria

ACAAI 2006 Panama Panama D

Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators

ACER 2009 Ljubljana Slovenia E g European Union Bodies, IGOs

Agency for the Safety of Aerial Navigation in Africa and Madagascar

1959 Dakar Senegal D g IGOs

Agreement as to Disposition of Rights in Atomic Energy Inventions

1956 T g Treaties, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

Agreement between the Governments Represented at the Bermuda Telecommunication Conference

1945 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning Acceptance of Aircraft Pilots' and Navigators' Certificates in Lieu of National Passports

1937 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning Cooperation for the Saving of Human Lives and Assistance to Vessels and Aircraft in Distress in the Black Sea

1956 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning Cooperative Research in Reactor Science

1970 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning Helicopter Pilot Training

1977 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning International Direct Goods Traffic by Rail and Water

ITRW 1959 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning Manned Lightships Not on Their Stations

1930 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning Maritime Signals

1930 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning Postal Money Orders and Postal Travellers' Cheques, 1952

1952 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning Postal Money Orders and Postal Travellers' Cheques, 1964

1964 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning Postal Money Orders and Postal Travellers' Cheques, 1969

1969 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning Postal Parcels, 1952

1952 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning Postal Parcels, 1957

1957 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning Postal Parcels, 1964

1964 T g Treaties, IGOs

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