Americas Society is the premier forum dedicated to education, debate, and dialogue in the Americas. Its mission is to foster an understanding of the contemporary political, social, and economic issues confronting Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada, and to increase public awareness and appreciation of the diverse cultural heritage of the Americas and the importance of the inter-American relationship.
The genesis of BRICS-TERN stems from the Sanya Summit of BRICS leaders, held in April 2011. The following organisations met in Shanghai in November 20911 to launch the network: Fundação Getulio Vargas (Brazil), EcoAccord (Russia), CUTS International (India), Shanghai WTO Affairs Consultation Center (China) and South African Institute of International Affairs (South Africa).
Emerging - or developing - markets include large economies such as the "BRICs" - Brazil, Russia, India and China - and small- to medium-sized economies, such as Vietnam and South Africa. Brookings scholars examine emerging economies in detail and provide recommendations on how to adjust and capitalize on the growth of new economic powers.
Centre for Citizens' Participation on the African Union (CCP-AU) www.ccpau.org
The CCP-AU was established to support African civil society to popularise and integrate key African Union policy standards and legal instruments in national laws, policies and programmes that promote good governance, gender equality, and the realisation of basic economic, political, social and cultural rights, as well as the rights of marginalised groups. It also aims at coordinating, facilitating and encouraging the participation of African civil society organisations in the African Union organs and institutions.
The indispensable resource for tracking on-going processes at the United Nations. Readers can subscribe to daily updates and can also scan daily updates of new document postings. Take time to explore the resource.
Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) www.dfa.gov.za
DIRCO's mission is to promote "South Africa's national interests and values, the African Renaissance and the creation of a better world for all." The website is updated regularly. It contains an extensive set of documentation and links which researchers should find of use.
The International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth hosted the fourth India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) Academic Forum: A Policy Dialogue, on 12-13 April 2010 in Brazilia. Documentation from the Forum can be accessed here. The 2011 Academic Forum was held in South Africa but its documentation is not available. A summary of the discussions, written by one of the participants, can be accessed here.
The virtual centre offers a comprehensive knowledge base of articles, case studies and working papers on governance and public administration. It also offers an interaction platform for exchange of knowledge and ideas among the various actors in the realm of governance and public administration.
This research programme is a multi-disciplinary enterprise between IDS and our BRICS partners – academics, research institutes, and civil society - to establish a conceptual framework and common methodology to study the emergence of what may prove to be a new paradigm for development policy and practice.
The creation of this IBSA news and media portal was one of the recommendations of the 2010 Editors Forum. "Through communication bridges like this, the impetus and understanding of what IBSA can mean and represent moves beyond the political elite and the corporate sector, to involve citizens."
The official website for the 2013 G20 summit to be held in St. Petersburg, Russia, on September 5-6, 2013. It will provide regular updates of preparatory meetings and Russian perspectives on the event.
SAIIA's research on South Africa's regional foreign policy unpacks South Africa's post-1994 Africa policy in three areas: South Africa as a norm setter in the region; the potential for regional co-operation with key African states and other external partners in the region; stabilisation and development on the continent.
This platform offers a space to come together and exchange knowledge, discuss, learn and connect around South-South cooperation and knowledge exchanges. Site content is group generated, so please contribute by commenting, blogging or joining a group discussion.