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Index August 2009

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2009-08-01: International Institute for Environment and Development IIED;
2009-08-01: People &;
2009-08-01: World for World Organization WFWO;
2009-08-02: Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse CCSA;
2009-08-02: Above the Influence, USA;
2009-08-02: The National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign, USA;
2009-08-03: NGO Committee on Disarmament, Peace, and Security NGOCDPS;
2009-08-03: Homeplanet /Homeplanet Alliance;
2009-08-03: Seattle to Brussels Network;
2009-08-04: All India Women’s Conference AIWC;
2009-08-05: FXB International – Association Francois Xavier Bagnoud;
2009-08-05: Foundation of Occupational Development;
2009-08-05: eHealth-Care Foundation;
2009-08-06: Christian Foundation for the Blind India;
2009-08-06: Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India EDI;
2009-08-06: A-Infos;
2009-08-07: Black History Month BHM;
2009-08-07: Centre for World Indigenous Studies CWIS;
2009-08-07: Black Mesa Indigenous Support;
2009-08-08: National Black Women’s Network, England;
2009-08-08: Black Women’s Network BWN, USA;
2009-08-08: LETSLINK UK;
2009-08-09: London Action Resource Centre LARC;
2009-08-09: Neighborhood Schools Alliance NSA;
2009-08-09: Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy IATP;
2009-08-10: Citizens Alliance;
2009-08-10: Association Montessori International /USA;
2009-08-10: Montessori – the international montessori index;
2009-08-11: Teacher’s;
2009-08-11: International Federation Of Non-Government Organisations IFNGO;
2009-08-11: NGO Monitor;
2009-08-12: Community Aid & Sponsorship Programme CASP;
2009-08-12: Federation of Indian Micro and Small and Medium Enterprises FISME;
2009-08-12: Indian Cancer Society;
2009-08-13: German Development Cooperation GTZ;
2009-08-13: Communication for Development and Learning;
2009-08-13: Rural Development Institute RDI;
2009-08-14: Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations ICRIER;
2009-08-14: Indian Institute of Development Management IIDM;
2009-08-14: NGOs;
2009-08-15: BREAKarts;
2009-08-15: Gods Own Children GOC Foundation, Sri Lanka;
2009-08-15: Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited IFFCO;
2009-08-16: Consumer Unity and Trust Society – CUTS International;
2009-08-16: Indian Farm Forestry Development Co-operative IFFDC;
2009-08-16: GREEN Foundation – India;
2009-08-17: Via Campesina;
2009-08-17: Women Trive Worldwide;
2009-08-17: Women’s Environment and Development Organization WEDO;
2009-08-18: Oeuvre suisse d’entraide ouvriere OSEO;
2009-08-18: World Economy, Ecology and Development WEED;
2009-08-18: Trade Justice Movement TJM;
2009-08-19: Center for International Environmental Law CIEL;
2009-08-19: Small Farmers Big Change – a campaign of Equal Exchange;
2009-08-19: Equal Exchange;
2009-08-20: Natural Resources and Sustainable Development NRSD;
2009-08-20: Natural Resources Defense Council NRDC;
2009-08-20: Natural Resources Institute NRI;
2009-08-21: Sierra Club;
2009-08-21: World Wildlife Fund WWF;
2009-08-21: Wildlife watch … for kids;
2009-08-22: The Wildlife Trusts TWT;
2009-08-22: Wildlife Conservation Society WCS;
2009-08-22: National Wildlife Federation NWF;
2009-08-22: wildlife-searches;
2009-08-23: International Civilian Reserve CANADEM;
2009-08-23: Charter Cities (the website);
2009-08-23: Centre for development and population activities CEDPA;
2009-08-24: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research CSIR;
2009-08-24: World 5.0;
2009-08-24: Venezuelan;
2009-08-25: Institute for Citizenship;
2009-08-25: citizED;
2009-08-26: Natural Resources Database NRDB;
2009-08-26: Learning Skills Network;
2009-08-26: American Buddhist Net;
2009-08-27: National Foundation for Educational Research NFER;
2009-08-27: Nuffield Foundation;
2009-08-27: Channel 4 Learning International;
2009-08-28: International Development Law Organization IDLO;
2009-08-28: British Overseas NGOs for Development BOND;
2009-08-29: Citizenship Foundation;
2009-08-29: Time for;
2009-08-29: AccountAbility;
2009-08-30: United for a Fair Economy UFE;
2009-08-30: The Berne Declaration BD;
2009-08-30: Undercurrents – Globalisation and the Media;
2009-08-31: Natural;
2009-08-31: Business of Detention BD;
2009-08-31: crocodyl.


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collaborative research on corporations

Crocodyl is a collaboration sponsored by CorpWatch, by the Center for Corporate Policy and the Corporate Research Project. Our aim is to stimulate collaborative research among NGOs, journalists, activists, whistleblowers and academics from both the global South and North in order to develop publicly-available profiles of the world’s most powerful corporations. The result is an evolving compendium of critical research, posted to the public domain as an aid to anyone working to hold corporations increasingly accountable. (Homepage and latest news).

Directories for Company Profile, and for Industry; Research Inventory; Tools and badges;
Researching and creating a profile; Research tools; Digital records; For Whistleblowers;

Instead of a contac-link: Submit Digital records.

About: Crocodyl is a collaboration between nonprofit organizations such as Center for Corporate Policy, CorpWatch, Corporate Research Project, other contributing organizations and individual contributors from around the world.  Continue Reading…

Business of Detention BD

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cracking down on immigration and locking up profits

The Business of Detention project is a U.S.-based online publication created by reporters Stokely Baksh and Renee Feltz, while graduate students at Columbia University’s Graduate of Journalism. Our desire was to create an innovative way to present the business of privatized detention services — using solid reporting skills and pairing that up with video and interactive info graphics. This was also an experiment for us in creating a platform for a news product, that largely went under reported in mainstream news when we started the Corrections Corporation of America investigative project in late 2007. That project became the first investigative-new media project for the University and has since won the Melvin Mencher Award for Superior Reporting and James A. Wechsler Award for National Reporting, and a finalist at the 2009 SXSW Interactive Awards … (about 1/2).

Reporters; Milestones; Tips; Right column: Links; Archives; Video Highlight;

About 2/2: … Since the launch of the site, we have had thousands of visitors and emails sent to us on our report, and because of this, we remain committed to continuing our immigration detention coverage and expanding the potential of the The Business of Detention platform. We will be rolling out a new interactive, investigative project later this year, with the addition of Asif Baksh, as our Webmaster.

Corrections Corporation of America Investigative Report 2008
When we first began to look at the phenomenon of immigrant detention in the United States, the obvious step to take as investigative journalists was to follow the money. We found that the trail of taxpayer dollars led primarily to the Corrections Corporation of America, a company that had been on the brink of bankruptcy as recently as 2001. Our desire was to present a picture of how the nation’s largest private prison company had partnered with the federal government to detain close to a million undocumented immigrants until they were deported, and in the process fill their empty beds and increase revenue by X percent. CCA now has close to 10,000 new beds under development in anticipation of continued demand.

Our methodology included traveling to Texas to observe detention centers in Laredo, Houston and Taylor, Texas, and talk to a CCA official at the Houston Processing Center. We also spoke with immigrants and their families about being in the facilities, and opponents of the privatization of immigrant detention. We FOIA’d a list of CCA contracts with ICE and the US Marshals Service, and found them to be of minimal use when the financial amounts on the documents were redacted, as were the contracts shared with us by TRAC from a similar FOIA. We read through testimony of ICE and CCA officials before congressional appropriations committees, CCA quarterly and annual reports, 10-K and 8-K filings, DEF 14-A, and transcripts of the CCA executives conference calls with financial analysts. We examined lobbying reports the company filed in the Senate’s disclosure database, and their political connections on the Hill.

Thank You’s in no specific order: Bob Libal, Asif Baksh, Matthew Gossage, Luisanna Santibanez, Judy Greene, Dustin Ogdin, Jose Orta, Tish Stringer, Sheila Coronel, Jim Mintz, John Tarleton, Sean Crowley, Mayra Moreno, Jim Ellinger, Rob Block, Deepa Fernandes, Forrest Wilder, Meredith Kolodner, Susan Long of TRAC, Katherine A. Day of OFDT, Ryan Law of ICE, team, 2008 Stabile Fellows, our parents and everyone else who helped us along the way.


The petition; A Single Voice Project; The Petition;

The blog: National Public Service Council To Abolish Private Prisons;

Google-news results: for Immigration Detention; for Immigration, Customs and Enforcement; for Corrections Corporation of America; and for Detention Report.


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natural health, natural living, natural news
The NaturalNews Network is a non-profit collection of public education websites covering topics that empower individuals to make positive changes in their health, environmental sensitivity, consumer choices and informed skepticism. The NaturalNews Network is owned and operated by Truth Publishing International, Ltd., a Taiwan corporation. It is not recognized as a 501(c)3 non-profit in the United States, but it operates without a profit incentive, and its key writer, Mike Adams, receives absolutely no payment for his time, articles or books other than reimbursement for items purchased in order to conduct product reviews … (about 1/2).

Swine Flu Vaccine song: don’t inject me, 2.15 min, music video by the Health Ranger (on Homepage);
Reference; write for us; Information; Declaration; Reports; Interviews;
Videos; Podcasts; Cartoons; Music; Health Book Library; Reviews; Community Forum Homepage;
Contact online /feedback form.

About 2/2: … The vast majority of our content is freely given away at no charge. We offer thousands of articles and dozens of downloadable reports and guides (like the Honest Food Guide) that are designed to educate and empower individuals, families and communities so that they may experience improved health, awareness and life fulfillment.   Continue Reading…

Undercurrents – Globalisation and the Media

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the news you don’t see on the news

  • Who we are: Undercurrents is an award winning production company specialising in producing and distributing DVD compilations reflecting UK & global counter-culture.
  • We are a non-profit company mostly working with video makers and communities who have been marginalised or overlooked by TV broadcasters. We focus on social and environmental justice issues. While we may support a campaign groups wider aims, we remain entirely independent from any campaign group or political party. You can read a short history of Undercurrents here.
  • Who do we work with? … (contact 2/2, scroll down).

Archive of dissent; Videos; Beyond TV; Blog; ReviewsWishlist;
Training; Events; Equal Opps; the people; Donate; Shop; Freestuff;
Address: Undercurrents, Old Exchange, Pier Street, Swansea, SA1 1RY, UK;
Contact (1/2).

A Brief History of Undercurrents: 1993: A year when the Tory Government embarked on Britain’s largest and most destructive road building plan.  Continue Reading…

The Berne Declaration BD

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en: Berne Declaration BD; fr: Déclaration de Berne; de: Erklärung von Bern; it: Dichiarazione di Berna; es: La Declaración de Berna.

  • Who is the Berne Declaration? We are a Swiss non-governmental organization with more than 20,000 members. We promote more equitable, sustainable and democratic North-South relations since 1968. Our methods to reach our goals are research, public awareness raising and advocacy work.
  • What do they work on? … (full text Start).

english Homepage; Sitemap;
Campaigns; Media releases; bd-report; english publications; Online donation;
Address: Berne Declaration, P.O. Box, CH-8026 Zurich, Switzerland;
or: Déclaration de Berne, Rue de Genève 52, 1004 Lausanne;

About the BD: The Berne Declaration – the Swiss NGO working towards equitable North-South relations.  Continue Reading…

United for a Fair Economy UFE

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also in spanish

United for a Fair Economy is a national, independent, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. UFE raises awareness that concentrated wealth and power undermine the economy, corrupt democracy, deepen the racial divide, and tear communities apart. We support and help build social movements for greater equality. (english Homepage).

Mission, Vision, Goals, and Strategy; Programs, projects; Issues; Resources; Take action;
News; Press; Annual report; Membership; UFE community; Donate; Jobs and Internships;
Address: United for a Fair Economy, 29 Winter Street, Boston, MA 02108, USA;

About UFE: Who We Are: We are a movement support organization, providing media capacity, face-to-face economic literacy education, and training resources to organizations and individuals who work to address the widening income and asset gaps in our country.  Continue Reading…


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promoting accountability innovations for sustainable development – (in espanol, and in chinese)

AccountAbility works to promote accountability innovations for sustainable development.
We are a global, not-for-profit self-managed partnership founded in 1995, with bases in Beijing, Geneva, London, Sao Paulo and Washington D.C. and Country Representatives in Brazil, Canada, China, Jordan, Spain, Sweden and the US. We are a unique global network of leading business, public and civil institutions working to build and demonstrate the possibilities for tomorrow’s global markets and governance through thought-leadership and advisory services. By working together we aim to scale up impacts through:

  • Enabling open, fair and effective approaches to stakeholder engagement;
  • Developing and rewarding strategies for responsible competitiveness in companies, sectors, countries and regions;
  • Creating and developing effective collaborative governance strategies for partnerships and multilateral organisations that are delivering innovation and value, and
  • Setting and influencing sustainability standards.

Our vision is of a world of civil power … (full text about /who we are).

Collaborative Governance; Governance; Advisory Services; Publications; Events;
Membership; People; Leadership; Standards; Professional Development; Newsletter;

About /History /The Beginning: AccountAbility was launched in 1995 as the Institute for Social and Ethical AccountAbility. It’s purpose then, as it is now, was to promote accountability innovations for sustainable development. Continue Reading…

Time for

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the future is yours … look after it

  • Welcome! This is a FREE Primary School resource because it is supported by the HSBC and CSEF. Registration (free) allows you to submit School projects – £100/€100 paid for the first published project (£50/€50 for subsequent projects), and submit entries for the Art Gallery (termly prizes) as well as building up a very valuable resource for all schools to share.
  • We hope that this site will help children to learn to respect themselves, to respect other’s values and beliefs, to repect the environment and to respect the laws of the land in which they live.
  • If you find the site useful, we only ask that you share your best practice with us. Liam McGurrin. (Homepage).

Kids Resources; Parents Resources; Teachers Resources;
School projects; Forum; Citizenship; News;
Address: Time for, 20, Lansdowne Road, Newbold, Chesterfield, S41 8PL, UK;

About: At its simplest, this site operates on three levels:   Continue Reading…

Citizenship Foundation

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We encourage and enable individuals to engage effectively in their communities and in democratic society at large

Linked with Placing Citizenship at the Centre.

It is essential that there are practical ways on offer to raise the quality of teaching and learning in citizenship … (full text resources).

News; Programmes; Competitions; Background; Young People; Teachers; Blogs; Links;
Address: Citizenship Foundation, 63 Gee Street, London EC1V 3RS, UK;

About: The Citizenship Foundation is an independent education and participation charity that exists to encourage and enable individuals to play an effective role in democratic society. Continue Reading…

British Overseas NGOs for Development BOND

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networking for international development

  • The fight against poverty is a continuing struggle in developing countries. BOND aims to contribute to ending poverty worldwide by promoting policies based on equality, human rights and social justice that work for the poor.
  • BOND provides a central point for advocacy and campaigning on development policy issues where member organisations have a common view and can have a strong collective voice.
  • Our aim is to improve the policies that impact on the lives of people in poverty and to achieve long lasting and effective changes. We need to hold the UK government to account for their development efforts by scrutinising their policies and effectiveness.
  • How BOND works on policy … (full text policy).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Events; Learning and Training; Campaigning; Sector; Jobs; Membership; FAQs;
Address and map: BOND, Regent’s Wharf, 8 All Saints Street, London N1 9RL, UK;

About: BOND (British Overseas NGOs for Development) is the UK membership body for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working in international development.   Continue Reading…

International Development Law Organization IDLO

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Organisation Internationale de Droit du Développement

  • THE ASSEMBLY OF PARTIES is composed of all representatives of IDLO’s member states, which are signatories to the Establishment Agreement of IDLO. The Assembly is IDLO’s highest decision-making body and it convenes in Rome at least once a year. The role of the Assembly is to determine the Organization’s policies and oversee the work of the Director-General. Its duties include the adoption of the budget, the action plan and the by-laws for the governance of the Organization and the appointment of the Director-General and members of the Board of Advisers.
  • The Kingdom of The Netherlands is currently the President of the Assembly of Parties and Burkina Faso was elected as one of two Vice-Presidents. The other Vice-Presidency is held by Italy as the host country of the IDLO Headquarters.
  • The Parties to IDLO’s Establishment Agreement are currently: … (full text Governance).

english Homepage; Sitemap;
VisionMissionValues; MicroFinanceProject; Courses;
Publications; Newsletter; Calendar; FAQs;
Addresses (1 of 9): IDLO, Headquarters, Viale Vaticano, 106, 00165 Rome, Italy;

Who we are: IDLO is an international intergovernmental organization dedicated to promoting the rule of law and good governance in developing countries, countries in economic transition and in those emerging from armed conflict.   Continue Reading…


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justice sector reform

Linked with CLEEN internship on promoting police reform in Africa.

We aspire to be the leading civil society organization on public safety, security and justice in Africa.
To promote public safety, security and accessible justice through emperical reseach, legislative advocacy, demonstration programmes and publications in partnership with government and civil society. (Homepage).

Accountability and Justice; Public Safety and Security; Research and Planning;
Affiliations; Publications; Internship;  Links: police service commission; HR Nigeria;
Addresses (1 of 2): CLEEN FOUNDATION, 21, Akinsanya Street, Ojodu, Lagos, Nigeria;
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 15456, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria;

About: The CLEEN Foundation (formerly know as Centre for Law Enforcement EducatioN) is  non governmental organization established in January 1998 with the mission of promoting public safety, security and accessible justice through the strategies of empirical research, legislative advocacy, demonstration programmes and publications, in partnership with government and civil society.     Continue Reading…

Channel 4 Learning International

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  • Channel 4 Learning began in 1993 when the ‘Channel 4 Schools’ television service first began broadcasting. In the subsequent 14 years much has changed in the formal education market, but what has remained a constant is Channel 4 Learning’s commitment to providing innovative, curriculum–focused products and services to motivate and inspire teachers and learners.
  • More than 300 hours of programming broadcast on Channel 4 are enhanced by Channel 4 Learning’s range of interactive resources on CD-Rom, DVD, online and other digital platforms … (about 1/2).

Teacher notes; Programme notes; Interactive; Terms; Interactive resources; Shop; TV;
Address: Channel 4 Learning, PO Box 400, Wetherby, LS23 7LG, UK;

About 2/2: … Our flagship service, called Clipbank was launched in October 2007 to secondary schools across the UK. This cross-curricular digital video library has proven very popular in its first year, covering all major subjects with over 2,000 clips. It supports teachers by bringing the latest & most up-to-date video right into the classroom and engages students with a media that they can relate and respond to.  Continue Reading…

Nuffield Foundation

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Parents of teenagers are doing a good job, and poor parenting is not the reason for the increase in problem behaviour amongst teenagers, a new briefing paper published by the Nuffield Foundation reveals.
Research undertaken by a team led by Professor Frances Gardner from the Department of Social Policy and Social Work at the University of Oxford found no evidence of a general decline in parenting.
The findings show that differences in parenting according to family structure and income have narrowed over the last 25 years. However, the task of parenting is changing and could be getting increasingly stressful, particularly for some groups … (full text Homepage).

Latest news; Archive; Publications; Finances;
Newsletter: in the right column; Grants, Initiatives: in the left column;
Address: Nuffield Foundation, 28 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3JS, UK;
Feedback online; Contact.

About /Introduction: The Nuffield Foundation is one of the UK’s best known charitable trusts which was established in 1943 by William Morris (Lord Nuffield), the founder of Morris Motors.  Continue Reading…

National Foundation for Educational Research NFER

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Making a difference to the lives of children, young people, and learners of all ages, by improving the practice and understanding of those who work with and for them.

Informations; News; Publications; Widening, Summary; we offer;
Leadership report, Governance report, its relation; Researches; Jobs;
Addresses (1 of 3): NFER HEAD OFFICE, The Mere, Upton Park, Slough, Berkshire SL1 2DQ, UK;
Contact and maps.

About: Ever since 1946 we have been working to equip decision makers, managers and practitioners with the most innovative thinking, practical research and responsive assessment programmes to underpin the drive towards excellence in education and lifelong learning.   Continue Reading…

American Buddhist Net

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  • Center for American Buddhist Practice CABP is a non-profit group that seeks to propagate the teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha.
  • CABP is loosely organized in a mini-archical fashion because it is the intention of the founders of CABP to provide information and insights that free people from the hypnotic trance of authoritarian delusions and entrapments, not to create more of the same … (full text CABP).

Homepage; Volunteercontent; forums; books; polls; recent posts;
regions, comments, forum topics, blog posts, links: in the left column (no direct contact or address);

About: This site is dedicated to the furtherance and exploration of American Buddhism (including Canada and Mexico). To this end, we provide:

  • Buddhist news updates from all over the world.
  • Forums on Buddhist practice, psychology, politics, art, philosophy, etc.  Continue Reading…

Learning Skills Network (UK)

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(see also the US Homepage)

  • WHAT DO WE DO? We specialise in the development and delivery of training solutions designed to address the key skills required to keep organisations at the leading edge.
  • HOW DO WE DO IT? By furnishing managers, leaders and employees with a positive, practical and engaging approach to learning.
  • HOW WILL YOU BENEFIT? Our clients are assured of solutions that motivate, energise and inspire, and all leading to increased productivity with measurable results through achievement.
  • … (full text UK Homepage).

RANGE OF COURSES; Management and Leadership; Career and Communication; Sales Training;
Courses A – Z; CUSTOMISED SOLUTIONS; Working with you;

About: The Learning Skills Network: is a growing provider of Learning and Development solutions dedicated to Developing Business Talent:   Continue Reading…

Natural Resources Database NRDB

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NRDB is a free database and mapping application for developing and distributing environmental databases. Its aim is to provide people in developing countries with a powerful yet simple tool to assist in the managing of their own resources … (Homepage).

Class List, GIS: NRDB API Technical Notes, Source;
Description; Forum; Downloads; About:
Contact /Feedback online.

Developers: The following provides a list of resources for programmers interested in further developing the NRDB software:     Continue Reading…


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Citizenship and Teacher Education

citizED is an organisation funded by the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA). It is a collaboration within higher education for all providers of initial teacher education in England … (about 1/2).

Student, Teachers; Research; Conferences; Courses; EPPI; Bibliography; Links;

About 2/2: citizED is organised principally around teacher education in primary, secondary, cross curricular, post 16 and community involvement contexts with outputs in the form of conferences, seminars, workshops, research papers and practical resources for teaching.   Continue Reading…

Institute for Citizenship

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  • Aim: The Institute for Citizenship is an independent charitable trust. Our aim is to promote informed, active citizenship and greater participation in democracy and society through a combination of community projects, research, education and discussion and debate.
  • Challenge: … (full text about us).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Teaching; Education; Resources; Press; Forum; Sponsors; Trustees; Links;
Address: Institute for Citizenship, 20 Old Bailey, London, EC4M 7AN, UK;

About /Speakout;
Welcome to Speak Out! on European citizenship, brought to you by the Institute for Citizenship. This education project aims to develop the notion of a diverse and inclusive European citizenship by bringing together students from across Europe discussion and debate.  Continue Reading…


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Welcome to the New and Improved! We have not only updated the back-end of our site, making posting articles and other materials easier, but we are introducing a number of new features for the site, such as: … (what’s new?).

News brief; News; What’s New; Newsletter; Blog; Analysis;
Features; Letter to Editor online; Get involved; Links; Civil Society;

About: The site’s aim is to provide on-going news about developments in Venezuela, as well as to contextualize this news with in-depth analysis and background information. The site is targeted towards academics, journalists, intellectuals, investors, policy makers from different countries, and the general public.   Continue Reading…

World 5.0

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a new frame for progressive thinking

  • World 5.0 has, at its core, the simple ideas that Now is the only time there is, and our options for Now are fear or Love. With that central truth, we believe the transformation to a World 5.0 paradigm must conform to the general principles of Integrity, Justice and Balance.
  • Beyond that, here’s a top ten list of what could be considered “a principled stance.” We really can’t expect any more from our leaders if we don’t demand prinicpled leadership, whether in political or corporate arenas … (Principles).

Declaration; Transformation; Overview; Ecology; Community; Govs; Commerce; Vision; Top Ten Ways; Commons; Action; Join and Newsletter; Links: on right column of each page;

About: A New Frame:  Our current, highly dysfunctional world and culture are the result of prejudices and power struggles that have existed for centuries. Especially with the conditions arising from the Industrial Age (World 4), we no longer have the luxury of time to heal our culture and world.  Continue Reading…

Council of Scientific & Industrial Research CSIR

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our future through science

The CSIR in South Africa performs multidisciplinary research and technological innovation with the aim of contributing to industrial development and the quality of life of people of this country — and increasingly on the wider continent. We employ people who are experts in their fields and passionate about creating a better future through science … (Profile 1/2). Profile as printable copy in pdf.

Research and Development; CSIR research space; Technology Transfer; Join the CSIR; Publications;

About: The CSIR is one of the leading scientific and technology research, development and implementation organisations in Africa. Constituted by an Act of Parliament in 1945 as a science council, the CSIR undertakes directed and multidisciplinary research, technological innovation as well as industrial and scientific development to improve the quality of life of the country’s people.   Continue Reading…

Centre for development and population activities CEDPA

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CEDPA equips and mobilizes women and girls to achieve gender equality. Their equality is essential to building stronger families, communities, and societies. We envision a world in which women and girls are able to fulfill their dreams free from the constraints of poverty and inequality and in which their full worth is realized and valued. We work so that women can control more resources and contribute meaningfully in decision making at all levels … (full text Mission).

Homepage; Sitemap;
What we do; Where we work; News; Publications; Empowering women; Alumni; Board; Donate;
Address: CEDPA, 1133 21st Street, NW Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036, USA;
Feedback online; Contacts.

About: Founded in 1975, the Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA) is an internationally recognized non-profit organization that improves the lives of women and girls in developing countries.  Continue Reading…

Charter Cities (the website)

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Linked with Charter Cities (a video about) …
… with hereafter 2 more videos on Paul Romer’s homepage:

  • 19 May 2009: A Theory of History, with an Application, min;
  • 13 March 2009: Governance in Developing Countries, min.

(Homepage … inclusive: Upcoming, Media Mentions, recent blog entries).

Charter Cities Blog;
Contact online.

Links:   Continue Reading…

International Civilian Reserve CANADEM

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Established in 1997 with startup funding from the Government of Canada, CANADEM is a non-profit NGO whose purpose is to bolster peace, order and good governance efforts worldwide. CANADEM is comprised of four divisions: … (full text Homepage).

CANDEP; CANADEM GPS; CAN-EVAL; Publications; Roster; Media; FAQs; Post a job; Search a Job;
Address: CANADEM, 1 Nicholas Street #1102, Ottawa, ON, CANADA K1N 7B7;

Who we are: Our Values:

CANADEM, with start-up assistance and funding from the Government of Canada, supports Canada’s determination to strengthen the activities of international organizations, working to advance the universal principles of the UN Charter,  international peace & security, human rights and the responsibility to protect. This includes the UN, OSCE, other inter-governmental organizations, and of course non-governmental partners.    Continue Reading…


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Google-results for WILDLIFE on August 22, 2009:

National Wildlife Federation NWF

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Wildlife Conservation

Help NWF Reach 150,000 Certified Wildlife Habitats. Join our nationwide drive to create 150,000 wildlife-friendly yards through National Wildlife Federation’s Certified Wildlife Habitat™ program. Just provide things that animals need most: food, water, shelter, and places to raise their families. And, when you certify your yard today, you’ll not only be helping wildlife, you’ll also receive some exciting benefits. Get certified now. (Homepage).

Wildlife; Global warming; Outside; Magazines; Jobs; Donate;
Address: National Wildlife Federation, 11100 Wildlife Center Drive, Reston, VA 20190-5362, USA;
Contact online.

About: MISSION: National Wildlife Federation inspires Americans to protect wildlife for our children’s future.
Read more about our work to protect wildlife.  Continue Reading…

Wildlife Conservation Society WCS

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The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide. We do so through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Together these activities change attitudes towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony. WCS is committed to this mission because it is essential to the integrity of life on Earth. (Mission /scroll down).

Learn; Zoo; Partners; Teachers; Take action; Membership; Careers; Donate; Press;
Address: Wildlife Conservation Society WCS, 2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, New York 10460, USA;

About: The Wildlife Conservation Society, founded in 1895, has the clear mission to save wildlife and wild places across the globe. Our story began in the early 1900’s when we successfully helped the American bison recover on the Western Plains.  Continue Reading…

The Wildlife Trusts TWT

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Linked with Wildlife watch … for kids;

The Wildlife Trusts believe that people from all sections of society should have access to wildlife and the natural world for enjoyment, learning and contemplation (Helen Freeston, People & Wildlife Manager, The Wildlife Trusts. (People and Wildlife).

Things to do; Publications; Press; Events; Local;
Membership; Volunteer; Jobs; Legacies; Links; FAQs;
Address and map: The Kiln, Waterside, Mather Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 1WT,  UK;

About: There are 47 local Wildlife Trusts across the whole of the UK, the Isle of Man and Alderney.  We are working for an environment rich in wildlife for everyone.  Continue Reading…

Wildlife watch … for kids

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  • Test your wildlife knowledge with brain teasers from Solar, Buzz & Hedgy and discover just how smart you and your friends are – Are you Solarsavvy, Hedgyhead or Buzzbrain?
  • And if you have your own wildlife questions you would like  answered, check out the Badger Badger page … (full text Fun stuff).

Helping the environment; Wildlife diary; Membership; Local groups; Watch network;
Address: Watch The Wildlife Trusts, The Kiln Mather Road, Newark NG24 1WT, UK;

About (same URL for Contact, Safety-on-the-Internet, Questions-answered, for-groups-ups, for-Kids): Wildlife Watch is the UK’s leading environmental action club for kids.   Continue Reading…

World Wildlife Fund WWF

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Wildlife Conservation, Endangered Species

For more than 45 years, WWF has been protecting the future of nature. The world’s leading conservation organization, WWF works in 100 countries and is supported by 1.2 million members in the United States and close to 5 million globally. WWF’s unique way of working combines global reach with a foundation in science, involves action at every level from local to global, and ensures the delivery of innovative solutions that meet the needs of both people and nature … (about 1/2 /who we are).

Homepage; Sitemap;
What we do; Places; Species; Science; Climate; Act now; Social; History; Terms; Help and FAQs; Gear;
Other websites running under WWF: WWF – for a living planet, – global network;
Addresses: WWF, U.S. Headquarters, World Wildlife Fund, 1250 Twenty-Fourth Street, N.W., P.O. Box 97180, Washington, DC 20090-7180, USA;

About 2/2 /Mission: … WWF’s mission is the conservation of nature. Using the best available scientific knowledge and advancing that knowledge where we can, we work to preserve the diversity and abundance of life on Earth and the health of ecological systems by:   Continue Reading…

Sierra Club

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founded 1892 – explore, enjoy and protect the planet

The Club is America’s oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization. Inspired by nature, we are 1.3 million of your friends and neighbors, working together to protect our communities and the planet. (Homepage).

Online Communities; Youth and diversity; Local; Member Center;
Join-renew-give; News; Goals; Careers; Take action; Newsletter;
Addresses (1 of 2): Sierra Club, National Headquarters, 85 Second Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA;

About: You’re here because, like 1.3 million of your friends and neighbors, you want:   Continue Reading…

Natural Resources Institute NRI

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working for sustainable development

  • NRI is an internationally recognized multi-disciplinary centre for research, consultancy and education for the management of natural and human resources.
  • Our mission statement: “Our mission is to provide distinctive, high quality and relevant research, consultancy, learning and advice in support of sustainable development, economic growth and poverty reduction” … (Homepage).

Themes; Research; Study, Training; Organiziation, Staff; Projects; Publications;
The University of Greenwich-Website;
Address: Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich at Medway, Central Avenue, Chatham Maritime, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TB, United Kingdom;

About: NRI is a specialized Institute and School of the University of Greenwich at its Medway Campus, in the county of Kent, England.    Continue Reading…

Natural Resources Defense Council NRDC

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The Earth’s Best Defense

  • The Natural Resources Defense Council’s purpose is to safeguard the Earth: its people, its plants and animals and the natural systems on which all life depends.
  • We work to restore the integrity of the elements that sustain life — air, land and water – and to defend endangered natural places.
  • We seek to establish sustainability and good stewardship of the Earth as central ethical imperatives of human society. NRDC affirms the integral place of human beings in the environment … (full text about /Mission).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Issues; Policy; News; Take action; Action Center; Green /living, Business;
Audios, Videos; Blogs; Donate; Subscribe;

About /Who we are: NRDC is the nation’s most effective environmental action organization. We use law, science and the support of 1.2 million members and online activists to protect the planet’s wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things.  Continue Reading…

Natural Resources and Sustainable Development NRSD

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NRSD is a public forum for information and communication concerning natural resources and their interface with the economy, the environment and society. Natural resources featured on this website include minerals, oil and gas, biodiversity, energy, and water … (full text Homepage).

Sitemap; Site Index;
Minerals MRF; Oil/Gas; Biodiversity; Energy; Water;
Networking; Events; Links; Help;

Sustainable Development Agenda 21: Agenda 21 is the programme of action for sustainable development adopted at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), Rio de Janeiro, in 1992. Continue Reading…

Equal Exchange

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fairly trades coffee, tea, chocolate and snacks

Linked with Small Farmers Big Change – a campaign of Equal Exchange.

  • Equal Exchange has created Big Change since 1986. Our founders envisioned a food system that empowers farmers and consumers, supports small farmer co-ops, and uses sustainable farming methods. They started with fairly traded coffee from Nicaragua and didn’t look back. Today, we continue to find new and powerful ways to build a better food system. We partner with co-operatives of farmers who provide high-quality organic coffees, teas, chocolates and snacks from farmers all over the world, including here in the United States.
  • We invite you to join us. Together we can create stronger local communities, a more just food system and a healthier planet. (Homepage).

Wholesale; Story; Products; Farmer Partners;
Program; Resources; Get involved; Fundraising; Newsletter; Links; FAQs;
Contacts (and many Addresses).

Our Co-op: Equal Exchange has created Big Change for over 20 years. It all started with an idea: what if food could be traded in a way that is honest and fair, a way that empowers both farmers and consumers? What if trade supported family farms that use organic methods, rather than industrialized agribusinesses that rely on harmful chemicals?   Continue Reading…

Small Farmers Big Change – a campaign of Equal Exchange

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a green and more just food system starts with small farmers – Linked with Equal Exchange and its links.

… Our new campaign, “Small Farmers. Big Change: Creating a Green and More Just Food System,” represents a path to bringing justice to the food system and health to the planet. Through our actions, we can take steps to reduce our environmental footprint, help farmers save their local ecosystems, and advocate for agriculture and trade policies that actually benefit small-scale producers and workers instead of corporations. The positive impact of these actions would indeed represent a powerful change … (about our campaign 1/2).

Homepage and latest articles;
Green Partnership; Take action;
For the rest (Contact, Addresses, etc.), please refer to Equal Exchange.

About our campaign 2/2: … Why are small farmers and their organizations so important? Quite simply, they provide us with really great, high quality, healthy food.   Continue Reading…

The Center for International Environmental Law CIEL

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  • CIEL and other civil society organizations express concerns over the 2004 U.S. model Bilateral Investment Treaty.
  • CIEL calls for greater public involvement in trade policy in congressional testimony.
  • CIEL argues for cooperative approaches to technology transfer to address climate change that maintain intellectual property flexibilities.
  • To mark the July 4th holiday, CIEL proudly joins the Declaration of Independence from Toxic Chemicals and the national campaign for Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, a collaborative effort for a new U.S. federal policy that protects people and the environment.
  • In a dialogue with member states, CIEL urges the Human Rights Council to take action to ensure that climate change does not harm human rights.

CIEL statement available here … (Homepage).

HR and Environment; Financial Institutions; Law and Communities; Trade and Development; Others;
Staff; Join; Announcements; Publications; Support;
Addresses: CIEL (United States), 1350 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20036, USA;
CIEL (Switzerland), 15 rue des Savoises, 1205 Geneva, Switzerland;
Contacts for phone and e-mail: on the Homepage.

About /Mission; The Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) is a nonprofit organization working to use international law and institutions to protect the environment, promote human health, and ensure a just and sustainable society.   Continue Reading…

Trade Justice Movement TJM

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Be a Trade Hero

The Trade Justice Movement is a fast growing group of organisations including trade unions, aid agencies, environment and human rights campaigns, fairtrade organisations, faith and consumer groups … (about 1/2).

Sitemap; Member groups; News; Events; Briefings; Join; Take action;

About 1/2: … The movement is supported by more than 80 member organisations that have over 9 million members, and new organisations are joining every month.    Continue Reading…

World Economy, Ecology and Development WEED

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(german Homepage: Weltwirtschaft, Oekologie und Entwicklung)

Linked with NGO Statement on the World Bank’s Proposed Forest Carbon Partnership Facility FCPF.

Addresses: WEED, Eldenaer Str. 60, 10247 Berlin, Germany;
WEED, Bertha-von-Suttner-Platz 13, D – 53111 Bonn, Germany;

English Homepage: In english all is published on one webpage (for german, scroll down):

30.06.2009, Towards a new Bretton Woods? – NEW! This text is a synopsis which analyzes the positions and proposals of international organizations, civil society and the private sector with regard to the financial crisis. (Publikationen)

21.04.2009, NEW! Alternatives to the Casino? – A Synopsis (Download Alternatives to the Casino.pdf ca. 789 Kb / 51 pdf-pages) – This WEED background paper is a synopsis of the most important governmnental and civil society proposals on reforms of the financial system. (Meldungen)    Continue Reading…

Oeuvre suisse d’entraide ouvriere OSEO

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(deutsch, français)

L’Oeuvre suisse d’entraide ouvrière (OSEO) a été fondée en 1936 par l’Union syndicale suisse et par le Parti socialiste suisse dans l’intention d’apporter aide et assistance aux familles d’ouvriers victimes de la «grande crise», tant en Suisse qu’à l’étranger … (texte entier Infos et Histoire).

Accueil français;
Qu’est-ce que la solidarité? Nouvelles; Thèmes; Médias; Lettre électronique;
Projets; Postes vacants; Histoire; Faire un don;
Adresses, (et 1 sur 10): Oeuvre suisse d’entraide ouvrière OSEO, Avenue Warnery 10, Case postale 1151, 1001 Lausanne, Suisse;
Contacts: Impressum, Contact online.

OSEO /portrait: L’Oeuvre suisse d’entraide ouvrière est engagée depuis 1936 dans la lutte pour une société plus juste sur le plan social, économique et politique.   Continue Reading…

Women’s Environment and Development Organization WEDO

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for a healthy and peaceful planet, economic and social justice, and human rights for all

  • WEDO is an international organization registered in New York. At present, we have one physical location in New York near the United Nations. Our goal is to transition into a multi-locational organization with a continued presence in New York and a stronger presence in the South.  Staff, Board and Partners will contribute to an on-going process of reorganization as we move towards a broader presence in developing countries. We will update you as this process evolves.
  • WEDO works with partners from around the globe. Visit our worldwide map to learn more about our international partners and projects. (Where we work).

Campaigns; Act; Learn; Events; Media;
Donate; Pioneers; Work with us; How we work; Who we are;
Address: Women’s Environment & Development Organization WEDO, 355 Lexington Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10017, USA;

Our story: WEDO was established in 1990 by former U.S. Congresswoman Bella Abzug (1920-1998) and feminist activist and journalist Mim Kelber (1922-2004).  Continue Reading…

Women Trive Worldwide

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formerly the Women’s Edge Coalition

  • … is the leading non-profit organization shaping U.S. policy to help women in developing countries lift themselves out of poverty.
  • Women Thrive develops, shapes, and advocates for policies that foster economic opportunity for women living in poverty. We focus on making U.S. international assistance and trade programs prioritize women. We bring together a diverse coalition of over 50 organizations and 40,000 individuals united in the belief that women are the key to ending global poverty, and empowering them is not only right, it’s also the most effective long-term solution to world poverty … (about 1/2).

AID effectiveness; Economic opportunity; Violence against women; Women and Trade;
How We Work; Press; Take action; Partners; Join, Internship; Donate;
Address: Women Thrive Worldwide, 1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 600, Washington, D.C. 20009, USA;

About 2/2: Why Women? – Worldwide, women are at the greatest risk of being poor. Research and experience have also shown that women in poor countries are more likely to use their income for food, healthcare and education for their children, helping to lift entire communities out of poverty.   Continue Reading…

Via Campesina

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(English, Français, Español)

Who is La Via Campesina: We are the international movement of peasants, small- and medium-sized producers, landless, rural women, indigenous people, rural youth and agricultural workers. We defend the values and the basic interests of our members. We are an autonomous, pluralist and multicultural movement, independent of any political, economic, or other type of affiliation. Our members are from 56 countries from Asia, Africa, urope, and the Americas … (What is La Via Campesina 1/2).

english Homepage and latest news;
Organisation; Actions, events; Main Issues; Conferences; News; Publications;
Address: International Operative Secretariat IOS, Jl. Mampang Prapatan XIV No. 5, Jakarta Selatan, DKI Jakarta, Indonesia 12790;

What is La Via Campesina 2/2: … How was La Vía Campesina created? In May of 1993, the First Conference of La Via Campesina was held in Mons, Belgium, where it was constituted as a world organization, and its first strategic guidelines and structure were defined. The Second International Conference was held in 1996 in Tlaxcala, Mexico; the third in 2000 in Bangalore, India; and the fourth in 2004 in Sao Paolo, Brazil. Continue Reading…

GREEN Foundation – India

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Genetic, Resource, Energy, Ecology, Nutrition

GREEN Foundation is a community based organisation working with disadvantaged groups of small and marginal farmers, backward castes, tribals and dalits, especially women, in the semi-arid regions of South India, towards the conservation of agro biodiversity and the promotion of sustainable agriculture.
GREEN Foundation’s intervention commenced as a modest effort with five women farmers and a handful of seeds in Dharmapuri District of Tamil Nadu in 1996. With its passion, commitment and dedication to conservation of bio diversity and improvement in livelihoods of marginal and subsistence farmers, its activities are currently spread in different district of Karnataka and agroecological regions. (Homepage).

Agrobiodiversity; Virtual Tour; Indigenous knowledge; Networking;
News, events; Vision and Mission; Archives; Publications; Articles; Partners;
Address: GREEN Foundation, P.O.Box No. 7651, No. 30, ‘Surya’, 4th Main, 19th Cross, BTM II Stage, N. S. Palya, Near SMC Kalyana Mantapa, Bangalore – 560 076, INDIA;

About: The Genetic Resources, Ecology, Energy, and Nutrition (GREEN) Foundation is a community-based organization that has been working since the early 1990s with small and marginal farmers in Thally Block, Dharmapuri district, Tamil Nadu and Kanakapura Taluka, Ramanagara district, Karnataka. Continue Reading…

Indian Farm Forestry Development Co-operative IFFDC

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enhancing the socio-economic status of the people through sustainable natural resource management

  • The organisation has in its journey developed immense expertise and a good team of professionals with a unique wise of experiences. With the objective to share and disseminate the knowledge, the Centre for Capacity Building has been created as a separate cell especially dedicated to organising training programmes and provide consultancy inputs. Conducting Impact assessment studies, Evaluation Studies, Process Documentation and Project Formulation for other organisations are some other areas where IFFDC has been providing consultancy services. The centre is managed by a team of highly qualified professionals from diverse backgrounds such as Management, Forestry, Agriculture and Social Sciences.
  • Major areas being covered for providing training and consultancy services horticulture, livestock are enlisted below – Agricultural technology and Extension services: … (full text Services).

Each page of this website has the same URL. Click on the internal links for: IFFDC/(Homepage), Management, Projects, Research and Development, Partners, Services, Marketing, Awards, Contact.

Address Headquarter: IFFDC, 14-15, FARM BHAWAN, NEHRU PLACE, NEW DELHI -110019, India.

IFFDC/ Homepage /Overview: Indian Farm Forestry Development Co-operative Ltd. promoted by IFFCO was registered on 22nd October 1993 under the Multi-State Co-operative Societies Act, 1984.  Continue Reading…

Consumer Unity and Trust Society – CUTS International

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CUTS International (Consumer Unity & Trust Society) began its journey in 1983 in Rajasthan, from a rural development communication initiative, a wall newspaper Gram Gadar (Village Revolution). This monthly is published regularly and has been instrumental in providing a forum for the oppressed classes to get justice. On seeing Gram Gadar, Rubens Ricupero, the immediate past Secretary-General of UNCTAD observed: “It confirmed my view that often the simple lack of awareness lies at the root of so much misery”. (Homepage).

Why a World Competition Day?  Video: CUTS 25th Anniversary Reception, 14.37 min;
Careers; Milestones; Event Archives; Financials;
Addresse: CONSUMER UNITY & TRUST SOCIETY (CUTS), D–217,  Bhaskar Marg,  Bani  Park, Jaipur  302 016,  India;
Contacts (many): by e-mail; Feedback online.

About: CUTS International (Consumer Unity & Trust Society) began its journey in 1983 in Rajasthan, from a rural development communication initiative, a wall newspaper Gram Gadar (Village Revolution). This monthly is published regularly and has been instrumental in providing a forum for the oppressed classes to get justice. Continue Reading…

Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited IFFCO

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IFFCO’s mission is “to enable Indian farmers to prosper through timely supply of reliable, high quality agricultural inputs and services in an environmentally sustainable manner and to undertake other activitities to improve their welfare”. (full text Mission).

english Homepage and internal links;

These Pages have all the same URL. Click on the internal links for: Fertilisers, Bio, Price, Farm Forestry Development, CORDET, Management, IT Services, FAQs, Feedback online, Contact and map.

Address: Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited IFFCO, IFFCO Sadan, C-1, District Centre, Saket Place, New Delhi – 110017, India;
IFFCO Foundation;

About: Indian Farmers’ Success Story: During mid- sixties the Co-operative sector in India was responsible for distribution of 70 per cent of fertilisers consumed in the country. This Sector had adequate infrastructure to distribute fertilisers but had no production facilities of its own and hence dependent on public/private Sectors for supplies.   Continue Reading…