International Documentation Network
on the Great African Lakes Region
Réseau documentaire international sur la région des grands lacs africains
The International Documentation Network on the Great African Lakes Region was born in 1994, at the initiative of Africanist scholars who were willing to keep track of, and make public, unpublished documents about this troubled part of Africa – so-called “grey literature”, i.e. texts from local NGOs, political parties, researchers, scholars, local press, individuals etc., most of them produced between 1990 and 2000. The Programme collected original documents in the field and at the institutional level, resulting in the production of 7 CD-ROMs, a total of about 100,000 pages (4,000 documents). The Programme stopped its activities in March 2009, but the CCDP website now hosts the database that still offers the full content of the Programme’s production.