The Africa Portal is part of the Africa Initiative project.
The Africa Initiative (AI) is a multi-year, donor-supported program, with three components:
a research program,
an exchange program, and
an online portal.
An undertaking led by The Centre for International Governance Innovation, the Africa Initiative aims to contribute to the deepening of Africaâ€™s capacity and knowledge in five thematic areas - conflict resolution, energy, food security, health, and migration, with special attention to the cross-cutting issue of climate change.
By incorporating field-based research, strategic partnerships, and online collaboration, the Africa Initiative is undertaking a truly interdisciplinary and multi-institutional approach to Africaâ€™s governance challenges. Work on the core areas of the initiative focus on supporting innovative research and researchers, and developing policy recommendations as they relate to the programâ€™s core thematic areas.
A key feature to the Africa Portal is the online library collection holding over 4,000 books, journals, and digital documents related to African policy issues. The entire online repository is open access and available for free full-text download. A portion of the digital documents housed in the library have been digitized for the first time as an undertaking of the Africa Portal project. Facilitating new digitization projects is a core feature of the Africa Portal, which aims to improve access and visibility for African research.