Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

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

Industries, Innovation & Infrastructure

Goal 9 seeks to build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

Economic growth, social development and climate action are heavily dependent on investments in infrastructure, sustainable industrial development and technological progress. In the face of a rapidly changing global economic landscape and increasing inequalities, sustained growth must include industrialization that first of all, makes opportunities accessible to all people, and second, is supported by innovation and resilient infrastructure.

Even before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, global manufacturing – considered an engine of overall economic growth – has been steadily declining due to tariffs and trade tensions. The manufacturing decline caused by the pandemic has further caused serious impacts on the global economy.

This is primarily due to high inflation, energy price shocks, persistent disruptions in the supply of raw materials and intermediate goods, and global economic deceleration.

While LDCs in Asia have made considerable progress, African LDCs would need to change the current trajectory and accelerate progress significantly to attain the target by 2030. However, medium-high and high-technology industries demonstrated robust growth rates.

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

Africa Faith and Justice Network

AFJN 1983 Washington DC USA G

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 2010 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 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