Current working groups

Current working groups in AK

South Africa Group
- Current project: CISU - Workers not Slaves – 499.704 DKK
- Strengthening union and working conditions of South African agricultural workers and their community
- Partner(s): TCOE and CSAAWU (Union)
- Strategic focus(es) according to AK strategy: Power & democracy,  resourcegrabbing, and global trade structures

Gastivists
- Current project: CISU - Fighting the gas rush in Mozambique  - 457.529 DKK
- Aims to challgenge the impunity of the gas industry in the Cabo Delgado province
- Partner(s): JA! Justica Ambiental – Friends of the Earth Mozambique
- Strategic focus(es) according to AK strategy: Power & democracy, resourcegrabbing, global trade structures and climate justice

Climate Group
- Current project: CISU – Pathway to Climate Justice – 3.368.765 DKK
- Capacity strengthening of La Via Campesina as a social movement in its efforts to attain the just representation of indigenous peoples, rural communities and smallholders in the face of climate change
- Partner(s): ZIMZOFF, LVC
- Strategic focus(es) according to AK strategy: Climate justice

Ocean Grabbing Group
- Current project: CISU – Putting the “O” in environmental injustice – 478.288 DKK
- Strengthening the Mauritius based CARES’ work with vulnerable coastal communities, and supporting two complimentary events: The 4th School of Ecology and the first Indian Ocean Conference
- Partner(s): CARES Mauritius
- Strategic focus(es) according to AK strategy: Climate justice

Mozambique Group
- Current project: CISU – Dziwani II – 1.567.021 DKK
- Aims to mobilise local communities in Tete and educate them on their rights in regards to transnational corporations natural resource exploitation
- Partner(s): AAAJC
- Strategic focus(es) according to AK strategy: Power & democracy, resourcegrabbing and global trade structures

Mozambique Democracy Group / Moz Dem
- Current project: CISU – Platform for Democratic Debate – 499.738 DKK
- Platform for Democratic Debate aims to counteract self-censorship and the monopoly of media outlet in Mozambique.
- Partner(s): Forum Mulher
- Strategic focus(es) according to AK strategy: Power & democracy

Health Rights Group / Uganda Group
- Current project: CISU – Powerful Flower Workers – 394.369 DKK
- Aims to promote labor and health rights in the floriculture industry in Uganda
- Partner(s): Solidarity Uganda and UHISPAWU (Union)
- Strategic focus(es) according to AK strategy: Power & democracy, global trade structures

Zimbabwe Group / “The Institute Group”
- Current project: CISU – United Against Patriarchy – 1.400.000 DKK
- Strengthening IYWD, a democratic, feminist women’s movement working for women’s rights and against the patriarchy in Zimbabwe
- Partner(s): Institute For Young Women’s Development, IYWD
- Strategic focus(es) according to AK strategy: Power & democracy

Swaziland Group
- Current project(s): CISU – Push for a People’s Government – 1.406.230 DKK
- Fighting against the regime in Swaziland, working towards democratic structures
- Partner(s): Swaziland United Democratic Front, SUDF
- Strategic focus(es) according to AK strategy: Power & democracy

Development for Whom? Campaign Group
- Current project: CISU – Southern African Right 2 Say No Campaign – 498.032 DKK
- Campaign group working on highlighting the skewed discourse of developmental work and investments, both in a Danish context and in the Global South.
- The subgroup Right 2 Say No focuses specifically on extractivism and transnational corporations – R2SN partners with: AIDC and TCOE in South Africa
- Strategic focus(es) according to AK strategy: Power & democracy, resourcegrabbing, global trade structures, climate justice

Western Sahara Political Group
- Current project: None currently
- Aims to spread awareness and information on Africa’s last colony, Western Sahara. Lobbying in Denmark and internationally.
- Partner(s): Western Sahara Resource Watch, WRSW
- Strategic focus(es) according to AK strategy: Power & democracy and resourcegrabbing

The Labor action group
- The group focus on working conditions in the global tactile industry.
- This is a campaigm group.

Western Sahara “Marathon Group”
- Current project: None currently
- Aims to strengthen the relationship between Sahrawi and Danish activists, and to create greater awareness and a bigger activist intervention in DK. Centered around visits to the refugee camps around the yearly Sahara Marathon
- Partner(s): Sahrawi Campaign Against the Plunder, SCAP
- Strategic focus(es) according to AK strategy: Power & democracy, resourcegrabbing

Trade Group / Solidarisk Handel (Ethical trade)
- Current project: GF (Global Fokus) – Global Handel – 400.000 DKK
- A resource and educating group, focusing on trade and working against free trade, impunity of transnational corporations and alternatives.
- Partner(s): Makes up “Netværk For Solidarisk Handel”/Network for Trade Justice with the organisations: Mellemamerika Komitteen, COLSOL and NOAH
- Strategic focus(es) according to AK strategy: Global trade structures

The Research Collective
- Current project: Continuous Research work within our focus areas, funded by AK
- A resource group, researching for campaigns and themes relevant to AKs political and campaign work. Most recently launched the IFU report as a part of the Development for Whom?
Strategic focus(es) according to AK strategy:Them all.

Food Sovereignty Group / The “Food Festival Group”
- Current project: GF – Forum For Food Sovereignty – 400.000 DKK
- Will in 2019 hold a Food Sovereignty Festival, focusing on the current food system, targeting inequality and unsustainability
- Partner(s):
- Strategic focus(es) according to AK strategy: Resource grabbing, global trade structures, climate justice

Zero Coal (Mozambique) group
- Campaign group working to get invertings out of the coal industry in Mozambique.

The Podcast group
- Group producing Podcasts on relevant topics for Afrika Kontakt.

The Secretariat
- Consists of the employees, Interns and others who are daily in Afrika Kontakt.

The Board
- Elected at our general meeting. Has set up a Policy Committee and an Organizational Committee.
- Their meetings are open to anyone who is a member of the association.

Other projects in AK

Europanævnet
- Current project: Europanævnet – 685.000 DKK
- Debating and informing on the European community and EU with focus on critiquing EU’s trade- and climate policies
- Currently has no working group
- Strategic focus(es) according to AK strategy: Power & democracy, global trade structures, climate justice