This list is by no means complete, but it is a good place to start to find out information about Africa, the issues associated with extreme poverty and what some organisations are doing about it. This list is far from finished and will continue to develop.

International Organisations and Agencies

United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development 

United Nations Development Programme

United Nations Millennium Development Goals


Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations

The World Bank Atlas on Millennium Development Goals

Plan Australia


Maplecroft Maps – Here you can access interactive maps showing the major indicators of poverty and related issues


Edun Live – Supporting sustainable socio-economic development in Africa

World Bicycle Relief 

ILEIA (Centre for Information on Low External Input and Sustainable Agriculture) See article on Farm Managed Natural Regeneration in Niger 



BBC News – Africa 

All Africa – For up to date news and issues in Africa

Weather – Africa

Association of African Universities

The Africa Guide

African Travel and Bicycle Touring Guide

Tidene – hosting Breaking the Cycle in Niger

Education Specific Sites


Plan UK Learning Centre

Some other expeditions