Self-Governance in Africa (CSGA)
The Consortium for Self-Governance (CSGA)
is an association of teaching and research centers and research-action
organizations in Africa and the United States. Our mission
is to help the diverse peoples of Africa enhance their own capacities
to govern themselves. Each of our member
organizations strives to realize a shared vision of
democratic governance securely grounded in local culture. We are
convinced that effective institutions of self-governance must
be home-grown and consistently nurtured if these institutions
are to survive and flourish.
CSGA was established to improve communication
and to facilitate collaboration among organizations using different
means to pursue similar goals. Members of the Consortium are committed
to long-term research projects
on Africa's governance challenges and to the development of teaching
and training programs designed to strengthen and enhance
the capacities of the peoples of Africa to design, craft and strengthen
"bottom-up" approaches to the constitution of order.
Specific activities include conferences
and a compilation of relevant resource
materials, including original publications
by Consortium members.
Membership in CGSA is open to other individuals
and organizations who share these goals. For more information,
contact Amos Sawyer (firstname.lastname@example.org).