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

Africa Infrastructure Foundation

1995 Lagos Nigeria N f

Africa Leather and Leather Products Institute

ALLPI 1990 Addis Ababa Ethiopia E gj

Africa Top Level Domain Organization


Africa Transport Policy Program

SSATP 1987 Washington DC USA E g

Africa Travel Association

ATA 1975 Washington DC USA F

Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum

AWIEF Cape Town South Africa F

Africa-EU Innovation Alliance for Water and Climate

AfriAlliance Delft Netherlands E y

Africa's Voices Foundation

Cambridge UK G f

African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute

AFRALTI 1987 Nairobi Kenya E j

African Aeronautics & Space Organisation

AASO Dammarie-les-Lys France G

African Agricultural Technology Foundation

AATF 2003 Nairobi Kenya D f

African Airlines Association

AFRAA 1968 Nairobi Kenya D

African ALARA Network

AFAN 2017 Accra Ghana F

African Centre for Technology Studies

ACTS 1982 Nairobi Kenya E

African Civil Aviation Commission

AFCAC 1969 Dakar Senegal D g

African Coalition for Corporate Accountability

ACCA 2013 Pretoria South Africa D y

African Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation

ACDD 2005 Kettering OH USA N

African Commission on Agricultural Statistics

AFCAS 1961 Accra Ghana E g

African Computer and Technology Literacy Awareness Program Charity

ACTLAP Charity 1995 Mississauga ON Canada G

African Cotton and Textile Industries Federation

ACTIF 2005 Nairobi Kenya D t

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

African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services

AFAAS 2005 Kampala Uganda F

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 fgt

African Innovation Foundation

AIF 2009 Zurich Switzerland G f

African Institute for Capacity Development

AICAD 2000 Nairobi Kenya G j

African Institute for Development Policy Research and Dialogue

AFIDEP Nairobi Kenya G j

African Institute of Biomedical Science and Technology

AIBST 2002 Harare Zimbabwe N j

African Laboratory for Natural Products

ALNAP 1997 Addis Ababa Ethiopia F

African Library and Information Associations and Institutions

AfLIA 2013 Accra Ghana D

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

African Network of Social Entrepreneurship Scholars

ANSES 2017 Hatfield South Africa J

African Organisation for Standardisation

ARSO 1977 Nairobi Kenya E g

African Paddling Association

APA 1988 Claremont South Africa N

African Publishers Network

APNET 1992 Accra Ghana F

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

African Regional Centre of Technology

ARCT 1977 Dakar Senegal E g

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


African Regional Institute for Geospatial Information Science and Technology

AFRIGIST 1972 Ile Ife Nigeria E g

African Regional Intellectual Property Organization

ARIPO 1976 Harare Zimbabwe D g

African Road Maintenance Funds Association

ARMFA 2003 Addis Ababa Ethiopia D

African Scientific Technical and Research Innovation Council

ASRIC 2018 Abuja Nigeria E g

African Securities Exchanges Association

ASEA 1993 Nairobi Kenya D y

African Society for Laboratory Medicine

ASLM Addis Ababa Ethiopia D