Environment and Development Action in the Third World (ENDA-TM) - http://www.enda.sn/ is an international non-profit organisation based in Dakar, Senegal. Founded in 1972, ENDA is an association of autonomous entities co-ordinated by an Executive Secretary. ENDA works to improve the tools of knowledge for initiatives linked to the environment and local development contributing to the search for alternative development possibilities. It is active in 21 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Its approach is to work in close partnership with communities, decision and policy makers and researchers/research establishments. ENDA relies essentially on the initiative and methods of popular action for its impetus. In general, ENDA works to enhance the visibility and value, in practice as well as theory, of the knowledge and tools that exist in local development efforts. This consists of identifying and supporting community development initiatives - especially in terms of local organisations. Enda’s Energy Programme (http://www.endaenergy.org/) focuses on access to energy and climate change.

FARA (http://www.fara-africa.org/) is the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa, an umbrella organization bringing together and forming coalitions of major stakeholders in agricultural research and development in Africa. FARA complements the innovative activities of national, international and sub-regional agricultural research institutes to deliver more responsive and effective services to its stakeholders. It plays advocacy and coordination roles for agricultural research for development, while the national agricultural research systems (NARSs), advanced research institutions (ARIs) and international agricultural research centers (IARCs) develop improved technologies along the research-to-development continuum in their respective countries and coverage areas. FARA aims to reduce poverty in Africa through sustainable broad-based agricultural growth and improved livelihoods, particularly of smallholder and pastoral enterprises.
ICPAC (http://www.icpac.net/) is the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Climate Prediction and Applications Centre. The centre is responsible for seven member countries in the Greater Horn of Africa and aims at providing timely climate early warning information and support specific sector applications for the mitigation of the impacts of climate variability and change for poverty alleviation, management of environment and sustainable development. It enables East African countries to cope better with risks associated with extreme climate variability and change through the provision of climate early warning information. It supports specific sectors to contribute to sustainable development, improving systems to share climate information and expands the climate knowledge-base to enable appropriate responses.
The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is a leading global charity for international development research, teaching and communications. IDS was founded in 1966 and enjoys an international reputation based on the quality of its work and its commitment to applying academic skills to real world challenges. Its purpose is to understand and explain the world, and to try to change it – to influence as well as to inform. IDS led the first phase of AfricaAdapt and handed over the management of the Network to ENDA since March 31st 2011.