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

African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute

AFRALTI 1987 Nairobi Kenya E j

African Agricultural Technology Foundation

AATF 2003 Nairobi Kenya D f

African Airlines Association

AFRAA 1968 Nairobi Kenya D

African Centre for Technology Studies

ACTS 1982 Nairobi Kenya E

African Civil Aviation Commission

AFCAC 1969 Dakar Senegal D g

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 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 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 Observatory of Science, Technology and Innovation

AOSTI Malabo Equatorial Guinea F g

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 D

African Scientific Technical and Research Innovation Council

ASRIC Abuja Nigeria E g

African Securities Exchanges Association

ASEA 1993 Nairobi Kenya D y

African Society for Laboratory Medicine

ASLM Addis Ababa Ethiopia D

African Technology Forum

ATF 1988 Sylvania OH USA N

African Technology Foundation

ATF Palo Alto CA USA G f

African Technology Policy Studies Network

ATPS Nairobi Kenya E

African Telecommunications Union

ATU 1999 Nairobi Kenya D g

African Union Convention on Cyber Security and Personal Data Protection

2014 T g

African Virtual University

AVU 1997 Nairobi Kenya F g

African Women in Science and Engineering

AWSE 1999 Nairobi Kenya G

African-European Radio Astronomy Platform

AERAP 2012 Brussels Belgium J


Ebene Mauritius F

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

1948 Rome Italy E g

Agence Panafricaine de la Grande Muraille Verte

APGMV 2010 Nouakchott Mauritania D g

Agencia Centroamericana de Acreditación de Programas de Arquitectura y de Ingenieria

ACAAI 2006 Panama Panama D

Agencia Centroamericana de Navegación Aérea

ACNA 2001 Tegucigalpa Honduras K