Kilba Development Association, Abuja
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Kabissa is a non-governmental organization founded in 1999 and organized in the United States as a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Our mission is to help African civil society organizations to put Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to work for the benefit of their communities.
Our current program is to develop and nurture an online community platform at http://www.kabissa.org, that connects people and organizations working in Africa for networking, information sharing and peer learning. The main features of the platform are a searchable organization directory, community blog and monthly member newsletter. We also use it to organize regular Africa Roundtable networking events.
Until 2007 Kabissa provided Internet services including domain registration and website/email hosting. We also developed an Internet training curriculum for African civil society called Time To Get Online which we delivered through a 100+page manual, end-user training workshops and an indepth training-of-trainers program. Those programs have ended, although we still maintain the domain registrations for about 100 organizations and our Time to Get Online manual is available in three languages (English, French and Arabic).
Kabissa's primary target beneficiaries are the civil society organizations represented in the Kabissa directory. They are working throughout Africa on a range of crucial issues from advocacy and human rights to education and social services, and through Kabissa they are able to take control over their presence on the Internet and build their capacity to use ICT. Secondary beneficiaries are researchers, students, media, and other interested individuals and organizations that read and use Kabissa content to learn about and contribute to the important work being done by African Civil Society.
The organization operates mostly online and boasts volunteers and contributors from all over Africa and the world.
Kabissa's official headquarters are on Bainbridge Island, a short ferry ride from Seattle, Washington tucked away in the northwest corner of the United States.
Our mailing address:
9874 NE Yaquina Avenue
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
To lead and sustain civil society empowerment through development education and communication.
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ICDA is a development education and communication outfit with focus on human fights, HIV/AIDS prevention, the environment and ICT in development.