GRID-Arendal's activities in Africa are in support of the programme of work of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). GRID-Arendal also works with other UN bodies, including the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT).
GRID-Arendal's work in Africa focuses on effective communication of science-based environmental information. Implementation of activities is based on collaboration. In addition to the UN-organizations, GRID-Arendal's collaborating partners and stakeholders include research institutions, non-governmental organizations, inter-governmental bodies, national governmental agencies, as well as community-groups and representatives.