Agence Internationale pour le Développement de l’Information Environnementale (ADIE), Gabon

ADIE (International Agency for the Development of Environmental Information) aims at promoting partnerships among public, private and non-governmental stakeholders in the Central African subregion for environmental data gathering, analysis and assessment to enhance the decision-making process and the dissemination of information. Intending to become a platform for environmental information in the Central African subregion, ADIE has evolved from a non-governmental organization (NGO) in the period from 1997-2003 into an intergovernmental organization (IGO) in 2004, yet maintaining the flexibility of an NGO modus operandi. The overall goal of ADIE is to promote access to and harmonization of data to act as a basis for tracking environmental changes using relevant indicators on national needs.

The specific mission of ADIE in its seven member countries – Cameroon, Chad, Congo, Central African Republic (CAR), Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Republic of Equatorial Guinea and Gabon – is to: collect, process, disseminate, store, develop and exchange environmental information for sustainable development; seek necessary support for enhancing policies geared towards sustainable management of the environment; support all initiatives aimed at enhancing the regional management of the Congo Basin ecosystem; organize and structure a network of centres for environmental information in the seven member countries; build capacities of the network centres; facilitate cooperation in the field of environmental information; identify, design and implement programmes and mechanisms for environmental information management.

ADIE’s capacity building approaches vary according to the subject matter and the concerned clients and groups. Seminars and workshops are predominant. Ministerial meetings are reserved for higher-level policy communications. ADIE has also implemented projects granting scholarships for master level degrees in regional centres.

Contact: Mr. Bambe Dansala
Regional Coordinator
ADIE
Regional H.Qrs.
P.O. Box 796
B.P. 4080
Libreville
Gabon
Tel: +241- 06 68 18 65
Fax:
E-mail:bdansala@yahoo.fr