About the AFRICASD-L Mailing List

  • AFRICASD-L is a community announcement list for policy makers and practitioners involved in international sustainable development in Africa. This free knowledge-sharing tool is managed and moderated by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) Reporting Services, as part of the African Regional Coverage Programme (ARC).

    AFRICASD-L is a peer-to-peer service meant to advance understanding of sustainable development in Africa by allowing subscribers to post announcements related to activities with a strong focus on international sustainable development policy and/or practice. AFRICASD-L offers users a tool to better publicize and coordinate their efforts through virtual knowledge exchange.

  • Postings include international sustainable development policy news, announcements of workshops/seminars/conferences, job listings and information on new publications and online resources. Postings also include the African Regional Update, a compilation of items recently posted to the African Regional Coverage knowledgebase, which was also developed by IISD.

      The listserv is moderated by IISD, and only announcements that satisfy the following guidelines will be distributed to subscribers:
    1. All postings should be announcements appropriate for an international audience that have a connection to international sustainable development policy and/or practice in Africa: i.e. application of best practices in sustainable development in the region, announcements or outcomes of sustainable-development-related meetings or sessions/side events held in or regarding the region, job postings relevant to the region, and publications and online resources regarding sustainable development policy and practice as it applies to the region;
    2. No press releases or postings that are commercial in nature, personal statements, news stories, polemic statements or postings intended to create discussion will be cleared for distribution to the list;
    3. Postings should include the internet address for large documents (URLs) rather than including attached files. If possible, do not send file attachments. If you must attach a file, small PDF files under 200 kb are always recommended. Any message larger than 500kb is rejected by our software.
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