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Index June 2010

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2010-06-01: Ethical Politics Home Page;
2010-06-01: Understanding Uncertainity UU;
2010-06-01: Dictionary of Ehical Politics;
2010-06-02: Vandenberg Witness;
2010-06-02: JustMeans jm;
2010-06-02: UHAI: East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative EASHRI;
2010-06-03: H2O Conserve;
2010-06-03: Family Mediators Association;
2010-06-03: British Association of Anger Management BAAM;
2010-06-04: Community Channel;
2010-06-04: Network for New Energy Choices NNEC;
2010-06-04: US Social Forum USSF 2010;
2010-06-05: Exmuslim.com;
2010-06-05: Islam Watch.org;
2010-06-05: Islam Review.com;
2010-06-06: Notes from the Underground.co.uk;
2010-06-06: Tedworth Trust;
2010-06-06: Center for a Livable Future CLF;
2010-06-07: American Water Resources Association AWRA;
2010-06-07: La Commission des Citoyens pour les Droits de l’Homme CCDH;
2010-06-07: Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility ICCR;
2010-06-08: American Humanist Association AHA;
2010-06-08: REBT network;
2010-06-08: Food and Water Watch;
2010-06-09: Organization for Defending Victims of Violence ODVV;
2010-06-09: Coalition for an International Criminal Court CICC;
2010-06-09: Global March Against Child Labour;
2010-06-10: International Action Network on Small Arms IANSA;
2010-06-10: Conference of NGOs CONGO;
2010-06-10: International Movement for a Just World JUST;
2010-06-11: Safety First Project;
2010-06-11: Drug Policy Alliance;
2010-06-11: Center for Biological Diversity;
2010-06-12: Stop the War Coalition StWC;
2010-06-12: International Institute of Space Law IISL;
2010-06-12: International Institute for the Unification of Privat Law UNIDROIT;
2010-06-13: Youth Action Net®;
2010-06-13: International Youth Foundation IYF;
2010-06-13: AIESEC International;
2010-06-14: Peace Corps;
2010-06-14: International Education and Resource Network iEarn;
2010-06-14: Volunteers for Peace VFP;
2010-06-15: International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications INASP;
2010-06-15: Ford Foundation;
2010-06-15: Science and Development Network SciDev Net;
2010-06-16: IN-DEPTH Network;
2010-06-16: Support for Analysis and Research in Africa SARA;
2010-06-16: AIDS Foundation of South Africa;
2010-06-17: Malaria Consortium;
2010-06-17: Indepth Effectiveness ans Safety Studies INESS;
2010-06-17: African Media and Malaria Research Network AMMREN;
2010-06-18: Social and Economic Policy – Canada;
2010-06-18: Three-Cs.net;
2010-06-18: Reflect and Learn R&L;
2010-06-19: ABC Coaching & Counselling Services;
2010-06-19: Expatica;
2010-06-19: German Development Service DED;
2010-06-20: Peace Resource Center (Documentations);
2010-06-20: Carnegie Council;
2010-06-20: NAFSA Association of International Educators;
2010-06-21: Creative Commons CC;
2010-06-21: The Broker;
2010-06-21: Governance and Social Development Resource Centre GSDRC;
2010-06-22: Slow Food International;
2010-06-22: Lesbian and Gay Hospitality Exchange International LGHEI;
2010-06-22: Hospitality Guide.net;
2010-06-23: World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms – WWOOF International;
2010-06-23: Homeshare International;
2010-06-23: Bristol Refugees Rights (UK);
2010-06-24: Moody’s Mega Math Challenge;
2010-06-24: Namibia’s National Society for Human Rights NSHR;
2010-06-24: Planet Science – Sci-Teach;
2010-06-25: Gun Policy.org;
2010-06-25: Albert Schweitzer Institute;
2010-06-25: Africa Peace Forum APFO;
2010-06-26: Left Coast Events LCE;
2010-06-26: Swedish Fellowship of Reconcilliation;
2010-06-26: Sharklife Conservation Group;
2010-06-27: Africa’s Hope;2010-06-27: Bonn International Centre for Conversion BICC;
2010-06-27: Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue HD;
2010-06-28: American Human Development Project;
2010-06-28: Saferworld;
2010-06-28: Women’s Institute for Alternative Development WINAD;
2010-06-29: Communication Initiative Network CI;
2010-06-29: Institutional Learning and Change ILAC Initiative;
2010-06-29: Measuring the Progress of Societies;
2010-06-30: Dynamics of Migrant Labour;
2010-06-30: Measure Evaluation;
2010-06-30: Evaluation Portal.

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Evaluation Portal

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Are you searching for information about the topic evaluation? – a separat website for a project of Lars Balzar, see also his main website.

At this Evaluation Portal you find hand-picked, human-edited, categorized information about the topic “evaluation” (and a bit about social science methods) I found to be useful during my work in this field … (full text Overview /Homepage Evaluation Portal).

Panel; Calendar; Books;
Link Collection (Home for Lists, another special website): New, Popular, Randoms, Suggest; Advanced Search;
Contact (contactpage of Lars Balzar’s website).

What does a successful evaluation project need? (again on Lars Balzer’s website) – GOALS OF THE STUDY: Continue Reading…

Measure Evaluation

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. – (Found on Weitzenegger’s Newsletter/websites of the moment, June 2010).

MEASURE Evaluation provides technical leadership through collaboration at local, national, and global levels to build the sustainable capacity of individuals and organizations to identify data needs, collect and analyze technically sound data, and use that data for health decision-making … (full text Homepage).

Networks; Employment; Publications; Tools /(Topics); All tools; Training;
Physical Address: MEASURE Evaluation, 206 West Franklin Street, 2nd Floor, Chapel Hill, NC 27516, USA;
Mailing Address: MEASURE Evaluation, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB 8120, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA;
Map and Contact.

Our Work: MEASURE Evaluation works to improve collection, analysis and presentation of data to promote better use of data in planning, policymaking, managing, monitoring and evaluating population, health and nutrition programs.  Continue Reading…

Dynamics of Migrant Labour

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seasonal and casual working in South Lincolnshire – Linked with A prosperous lawyer aids China’s migrant workers.

For Migrant Workers: We would like to welcome you in the UK. As you are starting a new life in the UK, it is important for you to have all kind of information which might help you in various situations. We hope you will be able to find relevant information on this website. The research carried out in South Lincolnshire revealed that migrant workers experience a range of problems associated with working in the UK … (full text For Migrant Workers).

Homepage;
Your Rights; Training, Courses; GMB trade union; Projects; News; Forum; Docs: links in left column of the Homepage;
Employers; Law; GLA; Health, Safety; Partners; Organizations;
Address: South Holland District Council, Council offices, Priory Road, Spalding, Lincs, PE11 2XE, UK;
Contact.

About the dynamics of migrant labour project: Seasonal and Casual Working in South Lincolnshire: The Dynamics of Migrant Labour.   Continue Reading…

Measuring the Progress of Societies

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en françaisThe OECD hosted Global Project on ‘Measuring the Progress of Societies’ seeks to to measure, assess and foster societal progress – going beyond economic measures and investigating what really makes life better, for everyone (found on Weitzenegger’s Newsletter/websites of the moment, June 2010).

Is life getting better? Are our societies making progress? Indeed, what does “progress” mean to the world’s citizens? There can be few questions of greater importance in today’s rapidly changing world.  And yet how many of us have the evidence to answer these questions? … (full text Homepage).

Why; How; Future Events; Partners; Newsletters; FAQs; Network of Networks;
Contact.

What we are doing /Mission statement: Global Project on Measuring the Progress of Societies exists to foster the development of sets of key economic, social and environmental indicators to provide a comprehensive picture of how the well-being of a society is evolving.  Continue Reading…

Institutional Learning and Change ILAC Initiative

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(Found on Weitzenegger’s Newsletter/websites of the moment, June 2010).

The mission of the ILAC Initiative is to strengthen the capacity of collaborative programmes to promote pro-poor agricultural innovation and to ensure that research and development activities are managed more effectively to contribute to poverty reduction. The specific focus of ILAC is on those collaborative arrangements that target and actively engage poor farmers and other poor people. (Mission).

Homepage;
Activities; Resources; Studies, reports; Evaluating capacity; e-learning; Links; Blog;
Address: Institutional Learning and Change (ILAC) Initiative, c/o Bioversity International, Via dei Tre Denari 472a, 00057 Maccarese, Fiumicino RM, Italy;
Contact.

About us: The ILAC Initiative brings together a group of national and international partners who are committed to strengthening the contributions of collaborative applied R&D programs to pro-poor agricultural innovation. Continue Reading…

Communication Initiative Network CI

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(Found on Weitzenegger’s Newsletter/websites of the moment, June 2010).

Our focus, editorially, is on communication initiatives and events, materials, reports, etc. that focus on the use and support of communication to impact development, as well as trends in communication worldwide, regionally and by specific country. We strive to keep the information on our site non-promotional (with the exception of our Classifieds sections). Our policy is to provide informational summaries, with as much contact information as possible for people who seek further details and connection with the implementers/originators/authors/publishers. Very occasionally we will post full documents to the site … (full text CI’s Editorial Policy).

Homepage, Global;
Networks; Classifieds; Policy blogs; Africa; Latin America;
Left column: knowledge sections, e-magazines, CI partners; Events; Training; Vacancies; CI stories;
Address: The Communication Initiative, 5148 Polson Terrace, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada  V8Y 2C4;
Contact.

About CI global: The Communication Initiative (The CI) network is an online space for sharing the experiences of, and building bridges between, the people and organisations engaged in or supporting communication. Continue Reading…

Women’s Institute for Alternative Development WINAD

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  • The Women’s Institute for Alternative Development (WINAD) was founded in 1999 and introduced its Inter-generational Women’s Leadership Programme in the same year.
  • This programme partner girls with mature, conscious women who provide guidance and together they build sisterhood. The Big Sisters are leaders in the media, business, trade unions, politics, law, NGOs, education, culture and social development … (about 1/2).

Homepage;
Events and Campaigns; Newsletter, Job Openings;
Address: WINAD, 11 Meyler Street, Trinidad, West Indies;
Contact online.

About 2/2 … Our Objectives: Continue Reading…

Saferworld

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  • Saferworld is an independent organisation that works directly with local people as well as through governments and international bodies to prevent violent conflict and encourage co-operative approaches to security.
  • We work with governments, international organisations and civil society to encourage and support effective policies and practices through advocacy, research and policy development and through supporting the actions of others … (full text about us).

Homepage; Sitemap;
What; Where; Policy, analysis; Resources; Newsletter; Staff; Support us;
Address (1 of 2): Saferworld, The Grayston Centre, 28 Charles Square, London N1 6HT, UK;
Contact.

Policy: We believe that efforts to prevent violent conflict should be informed by, and responsive to, local needs and realities. We use evidence and experience from our in-country programmes to make recommendations to international policy makers which leads to real changes on the ground. Continue Reading…

American Human Development Project

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Human development is defined as the process of enlarging people’s freedoms and opportunities and improving their well-being. Human development is about the real freedom ordinary people have to decide who to be, what to do, and how to live  … (about Human Development 1/2).

Homepage;
Events; Project; News; Blog; Goals; Interactive maps; Data;
Address: Sarah Burd-Sharps and Kristen Lewis, Co-directors, American Human Development Project, One Pierrepont Plaza, 15th floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201, US;

Contact.

About Human Development 2/2: … The human development concept was developed by economist Mahbub ul Haq. Continue Reading…

Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue HD

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aussi en français

The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD Centre) began operations in August 1999 and is today one of the world’s most influential conflict mediation organisations. From its beginning as a venue in Geneva, Switzerland, where discreet discussions  took place among those who had a practical impact on humanitarian policy and practice, the HD Centre has evolved into an independent global mediation organisation, with a presence in Europe, North America, Africa and Asia. Its aim is to help alleviate the suffering of individuals and populations caught up in both high-profile and forgotten conflicts, by acting as mediators and by providing other mediators with the support they need to work effectively … (about 1/2).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Mediation: projects, support; Publications /Newsletter; Press; Peacemaking topics; Who; Careers; Videos: on YouTube, on Vimeo;
Addresses (1 of 3): Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue HD, Headquarters, 114, Rue de Lausanne, CH-1202 Geneva, Switzerland; Venue;
Contact.

About 2/2: … Our mission: As a neutral and impartial organisation, our mission is to support only those solutions that offer the best prospect for a just and lasting peace, in line with international law.  Continue Reading…

Bonn International Centre for Conversion BICC

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As an independent, non-profit organization BICC is dedicated to promoting and facilitating peace and development … (full text Homepage).

Base Convertion;
Development, peace; Migration and conflict; Resources and conflict; Arms; SALW; Global Military Index GMI;*
Events; Publications; Press; Newsletter; Websites; Staff; Partners; Jobs;
Address, map: BICC, Pfarrer-Byns-Straße 1, 53121 Bonn, GERMANY;
Contact /Impressum.

About 2/2: Facilitating Peace and Development through Research, Advisory Services,
Training: As an independent, non-profit organization, BICC is dedicated to promoting and facilitating peace and development (Flyer: in english, and in german /auf deutsch).  Continue Reading…

Africa’s Hope

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Africa’s Hope facilitates existing African Bible schools. We are dedicated to raising Spirit-empowered, biblically-trained church leaders throughout Africa.

Everything Africa’s Hope is involved with in Africa is the result of a cooperative partnership with our sister churches across the continent. Africa’s Hope began its ministry as “Africa Theological Training Service’ and was mandated by the Africa Assemblies of God Alliance (AAGA). This was just prior to the ‘Decade of Harvest” in 1989 … (full text What we do).

Homepage;
Donate;
Addresses: for mailing: PO Box 6200, Springfield, MO 65801, U.S.A.;
for shipping: 580 W. Central St., Springfield, MO 65802, U.S.A.;
Contact. Phone: 1-417-862-7725, Toll Free: 1-866-330-4896, Fax: 1-417-862-1867, E-mail.

Who we are /our mission is: Continue Reading…

Sharklife Conservation Group

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Maintaining the Balance:The role of the “apex” or top predator in an ecosystem can not be underestimated. The depletion or removal of sharks is likely to destabilise marine ecosystems and effect prey species in ways that cannot currently be predicted … (full text Ecological Importance).

Homepage and latest Shark News;

Shark courses; Dive Map; Master Divers; Events; Projects;Join;Links;Address: Sharklife Conservation Group, Suite 212, Design Quarter – Business Centre, Nicol Grove Office Park, Leslie Road, Fourways, Johannesburg, 2055 South Africa;
Sharklife, Postnet Suite 1, Private Bag X75, Bryanston, Fourways, 2055 South Africa;
Contact.

Who we are: As a registered non-profit organisation, Sharklife addresses the alarming exploitation of both shark populations and ocean fisheries in South African waters. We actively engage the urgent need for research and protection of many marine species.  Continue Reading…

Swedish Fellowship of Reconcilliation

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in svenska, english and espanol

  • In a world where people often react to conflict either by being passive or resorting to violence, we believe that there is a third way, the way of nonviolence.
  • The Swedish Fellowship of Reconciliation has a long history of working for peace and reconciliation through active nonviolence.  We are a Christian, ecumenical member-based civil society organisation, founded in 1919. Our 2 500 members come from all denominations. SweFOR is the Swedish branch of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation, IFOR.
  • We have a range of programs aimed at promoting a peace culture, in Sweden and the world: … (full text english Homepage).

Nonviolence; Disarmament; Inter-religious dialogue; Sudan; Middle East; Swedish Blog;
Address: Kristna Fredsrörelsen, Ekumeniska centret, Starrbäcksgatan 11, 172 99 Sundbyberg, Sweden;
Contact: telefon: 08-453 68 40, e-post.

International Peace Service: The overall goal of the International Peace Service program is to prevent armed conflict, decrease the level of violence and help create conditions for peace and peaceful conflict management in the countries where we work. Continue Reading…

Left Coast Events LCE

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The intent of LCE is to provide a forum for sharing information about upcoming events which are committed to uncovering the various dimensions of social and enviromental justice … (about 1/2).

Homepage and calendar;
Add an event; Subscribe: see Homepage’s right column; Links; Donate;
Mailing Address: Left Coast Events, c/o VIPIRG, po box 3035 stn csc, Victoria BC, Coast Salish Territories, v8w 3p3, Canada;
Contact.

About 2/2: … Events might include workshops, teach ins, rallies, updates from grass roots or non-profit societies, music, art, film and other creative actions.  Continue Reading…

Africa Peace Forum APFO

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Africa Peace Forum APFO was established in 1994 as a Non Governmental Organization based in Nairobi, Kenya dedicated to working for Peace in the Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes Region. APFOs interest lies in the areas of Peace/Conflict Research, Advocacy on Peace and Security issues in the Horn of Africa and supporting community level Peace processes including those within states and cross border initiatives … (about 1/2).

Homepage;
Our people; Staff; Programmes; Achivements; Publications; Blog; News; Gallery; Downloads; Platform/(Map);
Address: APFO Offices, Jamhuri Crescent, off Kabarnet Road, Nairobi, Kenya;
Contacts.

About: … APFO was officially registered as a Non-Governmental Organization on 9th September 1999 under section 10 of Non Governmental Organizations Coordination Act of Kenya.  Continue Reading…

Albert Schweitzer Institute

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  • Based here at the Quinnipiac University, the Albert Schweitzer Institute is a nonprofit organization that conducts US and international programs that link education, ethics and voluntarism.
  • A dynamic presence at Quinnipiac University, the institute has drawn notable humanitarians both to campus and to its board. Here are just a few of its many successes. (full text Homepage).

Programs, conferences; Declaration; News; Photo Galleries; Commentary; Artwork; Links; Support;
Address: The Albert Schweitzer Institute, Quinnipiac University CL-SCH, 275 Mount Carmel Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518, USA;
Contact the Institute.

About Us: The Albert Schweitzer Institute was founded in 1984 as the Albert Schweitzer Memorial foundation and affiliated with Quinnipiac University in 2002. Continue Reading…

Gun Policy.org

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international firearm injury prevention and policy The international bulletin of firearm injury prevention since 1997, Gun Policy News provides daily global and regional bulletins of small arms policy, armed violence prevention and gun control news published in mass media. Feel free to display our news feeds on your Web site or blog … (about 1/2).

Homepage;
Regions: global impact; Latest news; Topics; Privacy;
Contact online.

About 2/2: … The international bulletin of firearm injury prevention since 1997, Gun Policy News provides daily global and regional bulletins of small arms policy, armed violence prevention and gun control news published in mass media.   Continue Reading…

Planet Science – Sci-Teach

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Helping primary and secondary science teachers to teach inspirational science in the classroom is one of the key aims of Planet Science.
There’s no substitute for natural talent of course, but we want to do all we can to assist that teacher-talent by providing resources, ideas and downloadable materials that can all be put to use in creating enjoyable and memorable lessons … (Sci-Teach).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Next steps; Texts; Newsletter; Randomise; Parents;
Contact.

About: coming soon.

Out There: Whatever your interest in science you’ll find it OUT THERE! This is Planet Science’s very own back garden of science delights, where you’ll find activities, experiments and online adventures of all sorts and shapes. From inspirational inventors, and the microwave oven, to deepest space and the spooky science behind all things scooby dooby doooooo! So, what are you waiting for? Get out there: … (full long text out there /{many links})..

Namibia’s National Society for Human Rights NSHR

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tolerance – liberty – happiness – Linked with Is Human Trafficking a Problem in Namibia.

NSHR envisages a world free of human rights violations and aims to stop human rights abuses in Namibia and the rest of the world.
1. Objectives: NSHR’s Aims and Objectives are:

  • to secure due recognition and observance of all human rights and fundamental freedoms, especially those enshrined in the Namibian Constitution and as enumerated in the international human rights and humanitarian treaties and declarations adopted by the UN, its specialized agencies and similar international bodies
  • to promote democracy, respect for the rule of law, justice for all and the independence of the judiciary
  • to promote cultural, social and political tolerance for all
  • to promote accessibility, responsiveness, accountability and transparency in public administration
  • to promote representative political power based on active and informed public participation

2. Core Activities:… (full long text Mission and Vision).

Homepage;
Structures; Independence; HR reports; Shadow reports; News /press; News archive; Links;
Address: National Society for Human Rights, Liberty Center, 116 John Meinert Street, Windhoek-West, P. O. Box 23592, Windhoek, Republic of Namibia;
Contact.

About /NSHR profile – Preamble, Founding Statement:  Continue Reading…

Moody’s Mega Math Challenge

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a contest for high school students – by the Moody’s Foundation of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics SIAM.

  • The Moody’s Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to supporting a variety of nonprofit education, health and human services, civic, and arts and culture programs. Established by Moody’s Corporation in 2001, the Foundation’s primary area of giving is secondary and higher education with a focus on mathematics, economics, and finance … (full text about the Moody’s Foundation).
  • About SIAM.

Homepage;
Recognition; Teacher-Coach; Rules; 2010 Challenge Problem; Participate; Media; 2009 videos; Challenge Archives;
Address: Moody’s Mega Math Challenge, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics SIAM, 3600 Market Street, 6th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA;
Contact.

About the M3 Challenge: The M3 Challenge spotlights applied mathematics as a powerful problem-solving tool, as a viable and exciting profession, and as a vital contributor to advances in an increasingly technical society. Continue Reading…

Bristol Refugees Rights (UK)

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Welcoming Refugees to Bristol

Bristol Refugee Rights was set up as a voluntary organisation in 2005 to uphold and champion the human rights of asylum seekers and refugees. We provide a place of welcome in Bristol where asylum seekers and refugees can meet and be supported to play a full part in the life of the wider community and also campaign for the human rights of refugees and asylum seekers. Bristol Refugee Rights aims to deliver a ‘user-led’ service that addresses the practical, psychological and human rights needs of refugees and asylum seekers by: … (full text about).

Homepage;
News, events; Reports, publications; Petition; Hospitality Network; Links, Partners; Facts; Support;
Map; Address: Bristol Refugee Rights, (FAO A.Edgington), Assisi Centre, St Nicholas of Tolentino, Lawford’s Gate, Easton, BRISTOL, BS5 0RE, UK;
Contact.

Welcome centre: The centre – which opens on 2 days a week at Newton Hall, Easton, receives about 140 service users each week and now has more than 500 registered service users from 34 different countries. About two thirds of these are men and one third women. A large majority are under 30, 50 are children. Continue Reading…

World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms – WWOOF International

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in 9 languages

WWOOF is a world wide network of organisations that allow volunteers to live and learn on organic properties. WWOOF brings together Hosts and volunteers (”WWOOFers”) helping each other to make a healthier world. WWOOF also promotes cultural understanding of the many diverse peoples and cultures around the world through the intercultural exchange that takes place while sharing in the daily life of others … (full long text english Homepage).

Mission; Media; News;
Contacts: links for regions/countries in left column.

History and Beginnings: WWOOF is an exchange network operating in many countries where accommodation, meals and learning are given in return for help to hosts. A WWOOF host invites people to come to their place to work usually about 4 to 6 hours a day in return for their daily food, boarding and the experience of sharing daily life with the people who live and work at the host. Stays of varying lengths are possible. Continue Reading…

Homeshare International

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promoting housing for help worldwide – also in french and spanish

  • … Homesharing is a simple idea. A householder offers accommodation to a homesharer in exchange for an agreed level of support. The support needed may be help with the household tasks, or it may be financial support, or a combination of both. Homeshare is essentially an exchange that recognises that two people have needs and something to offer. This site will be of interest to: … (full long text Welcome).
  • TO ALL HOMESHARE PROGRAMME CO-ORDINATORS, online.

Homepage;
Programmes worldwide; Latest News; Resources; Picture Library; FAQs;
Address: Homeshare International, 11 Divinity Road, Oxford, OX4 1LH, UK;
Contact.

About: Homeshare International was founded in London, UK, in 1999 to forge links between the programmes known to be running in eight countries and to stimulate the development of new programmes.  Continue Reading…

Hospitality Guide.net

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  • Hooking up with locals to sleep in a boat in a canal in Amsterdam, have some beers in Australia, true Italian Pasta in Italy, Sushi in Japan or even at home? Sounds good?
  • That is what Hospitality Exchange Networks have to offer. These Networks help to bring travelers in contact with locals. Thousands of people around the world will meet you, show you their city, have a typical meal together, help you with you travel plans and even let you stay for free.
  • Bringing people from different cultures and social background together can reduce prejudices and intolerance by enhancing intercultural understanding. But above all, they will bring you fun, broaden your horizon and give you the chance to easily meet new interesting people everywhere … (full text Homepage).

Networks; Forum; News; Blogs; Imprint;
Contacts worldwide.

Wiki: The aim of hospitalityguide.net is to help people interested in hospitality exchange, either to use it for a long trip or just for a day trip, to find their way, by presenting the networks, tips and allowing people to discuss experiences.  Continue Reading…

Lesbian and Gay Hospitality Exchange International LGHEI

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also in french, spanish, german, italian

How does LGHEI function? An annual printed directory, available only to members, is published in March and an online directory is available year round. Members who wish to travel use the directory or the website to contact the members they would like to be received by. Members are expected to give their prospective hosts some advance notice before making their visit. Last minute requests for accommodation are not appreciated and can simply be denied. Members are expected to answer all requests for accommodation, whether in the affirmative or the negative. Members are expected to limit requests for hospitality to two nights. This protects hosts from being stuck with a guest with whom they are incompatible and protects the traveller from outright refusals of hospitality because of the hosts’ fear of that possibility. However, hosts are free to offer longer stays at their discretion – and many do after learning how interesting and pleasant their guests are. (About).

Homepage;
Registration online;
Representative Contact online.

Join LGHEI: What to expect? Members offer anything from a guest bedroom to a sofa, to a foam mattress for a sleeping bag. The rest is up to you. Continue Reading…

Slow Food International

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in many languages – Linked with Indigenous Wisdom Speaks.

  • Slow Food is a non-profit, eco-gastronomic member-supported organization that was founded in 1989 to counteract fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world.
  • To do that, Slow Food brings together pleasure and responsibility, and makes them inseparable.
  • Today, we have over 100,000 members in 132 countries. (Homepage – click on english).

Who; Where; Events; Manifesto; Publications; Newsletter; Internat. statute; FAQs; Donation; Join;
Contact: the only link down of the Homepage is not working.

About /our Philo: We believe that everyone has a fundamental right to pleasure and consequently the responsibility to protect the heritage of food, tradition and culture that make this pleasure possible. Our movement is founded upon this concept of eco-gastronomy – a recognition of the strong connections between plate and planet.  Continue Reading…

Governance and Social Development Resource Centre GSDRC

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University of Birmingham, UK

  • The Governance and Social Development Resource Centre GSDRC was established by the UK Department for International Development DFID in 2005 to provide high quality, timely information to support international development project and programme planning, policy-making, and other activities in the field.
  • In July 2009 the GSDRC was also awarded a two-year contract to provide the Australian Agency for International Development AusAID with access to our research services … (What we do 1/2, scroll down to about).

Homepage;
Document Library; Newsletter; Topic Guides; Gateway Guides; Research Helpdesk; Emerging Issues; Consultancy Services; Security sector reform; Partner: The Global Facilitation Network GFN;
Address: GSDRC, c/o International Development Department IDD, Muirhead Tower, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK;
University of Birmingham’s Contacts; The International Development Department’s Contact; GSDRC’s Contacts.

What we do 2/2, since beginning: Staff profile; Consortium; Services; Management and quality control; GSDRC mid-term review.

Our services:  Continue Reading…

The Broker

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connecting worlds of knowledge – Towards a global development strategy.

Linked with Towards a global development strategy.

  • The bimonthly magazine The Broker and its associated website and email newsletter are published by the Foundation for International Development Publications (IDP), Stationsweg 28, 2312 AV Leiden, The Netherlands.
  • The Broker aims to contribute to evidence-based policy making and better formulated research questions in the field of poverty reduction and international development … (about 1/2).

Homepage;
Magazine; Blogs; Archive; Newsletter;
Address: The Broker, Publisher IDP Stationsweg 28, 2312 AV Leiden, The Netherlands;
Contact /send a letter to the editor, online.

About 2/2: … The Broker helps policy makers, practitioners and scientists to make a better use of the results and conclusions of recent and ongoing research and evaluations, in the fields of economics, governance, security and science & technology. Continue Reading…

Creative Commons CC

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nothing is more powerful than shared knowledge

  • Creative Commons is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to making it easier for people to share and build upon the work of others, consistent with the rules of copyright.
  • We provide free licenses and other legal tools to mark creative work with the freedom the creator wants it to carry, so others can share, remix, use commercially, or any combination thereof … (about 1/2).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Projects; International; Case Studies; Developers; News; Events; Directories; FAQs;
Contact online.

About 2/2: … Some Rights Reserved: Creative Commons defines the spectrum of possibilities between full copyright and the public domain. From all rights reserved to no rights reserved. Our licenses help you keep your copyright while allowing certain uses of your work — a “some rights reserved” copyright. Continue Reading…

NAFSA Association of International Educators

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  • NAFSA: Association of International Educators is a member organization promoting international education and providing professional development opportunities to the field. Hundreds of NAFSA members volunteer to serve the association and thousands advocate for international education.
  • Mission, Vision, Values … (full text about).

Homepage;
Regions; Community; Info; Publications; Events, Training; Membership;
Address: NAFSA Association of International Educators1307 New York Avenue, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20005-4701, USA;
Contact.

About /History: NAFSA pioneered the concept of providing professional services for post-secondary exchange students. Early efforts to enhance living and learning environments for exchange students have blossomed into today’s active association of accomplished professionals whose numbers continue to grow worldwide.  Continue Reading…

Carnegie Council

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of Ethics and International Affairs

Founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1914, the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is an independent, nonprofit, educational 501(c)3 institution serving international affairs professionals, teachers and students, and the attentive public … (about /who we are 1/2).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Ethics; Programs; Education; Calendar; Resources; Membership/Support/Join; Newsletters; History; Jobs, Internships; FAQs;
Address: Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, Merrill House, 170 East 64th Street, New York, NY 10065-7478, USA;
Contact.

About /who we are 2/2: … Since its inception, the Council has focused on the enduring importance of ethical values in international relations. Then, as now, the Council aspires to be a worldwide “voice for ethics.”  Continue Reading…

Peace Resource Center (Documentations)

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An old website, last updated 4 November 2000, with Peace Documents for many Issues and their sub-files

The University of Minnesota Human Rights Center, with a generous grant from the Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation and the United States Institute of Peace, presents the Peace Resource Center. The Peace Resource Center hosts documents and links to further the peace movement around the world through action, education, and information.

Homepage;
Peace Docs; War & Peace; Dayton, Bosnia; Law; Crime Tribunals; Activist Links; Public Awareness; Media; Human Rights Education;
Contact /comments.

Named as Partners:

German Development Service DED

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mainly a german Website – Linked with German Development Cooperation GTZ,  (also called German technical aid organization), with Capacity Building International, Germany Inwent,  (also called international capacity-building agency), and with German development agencies to merge.

The German Development Service is one of the leading European development services for personnel cooperation. Since its formation in 1963, DED has assigned over 16 000 experienced and commited technical advisers to improve the living conditions of people in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Together with its local partners DED works towards reducing poverty, achieving self-determined sustainable development and securing natural resources … (full text english Homepage).

Sitemap;
Press; Working Areas; download pdf-Publications /in many languages; Vacancies; Partner countries;
Addresses of 2 DED headquarters in Bonn:
Deutscher Entwicklungsdienst gGmbH, Tulpenfeld 7, D- 53113 Bonn, Germany;
Deutscher Entwicklungsdienst gGmbH, (Civil Peace Service, Education and Returnee Management, Legal affairs), c/o InWEnt gGmbH, Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 40, D- 53113 Bonn, Germany;
Contact.

About /DED in brief: The German Development Service is one of the leading European development services for personnel cooperation. Continue Reading…

Expatica

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Expatica is the international community’s home away from home on the web. It is a must-read for English-speaking expatriates and internationals across Europe. Expatica provides a tailored local news service and essential information on living in, working in or moving to your country of choice. With in-depth features, Expatica brings the international community closer together … (about, left down on the Frontpage).

  • Issues: Mainmenu on the Frontpage for: Moving, Housing, Employment, Health & Fitness, Eduication, Finance & Business, Leisure, Family & Kids, Expat Life, News, Forums & Connect, More … infos are not concerning a specific country;
  • Country links for Belgium, France, Germany, Lucembourg, Moscow, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands, United Kingdom. When you choose a country, all Issues appearing in the left column become infos concerning this specific country.
  • Contact online. When clicking the contact-link down of each page, appears automatically the EXPATICA contact-URL of the country where you are living in.

The Expatica Story: Canadian expat Bram Lebo wondered what was going on. He had been waiting at the tram stop for more than half an hour and still no sign of a tram. In fact, the stop was ominously empty that Monday morning in early 2000 and the only other people waiting seemed to be foreigners like him; they weren’t speaking Dutch anyhow. If only he had known – like half of Holland did– that public transport workers were on strike that day.   Continue Reading…

ABC Coaching & Counselling Services

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If you are looking for help with problems of daily living, would any of the following services help?

  • 1. Manage your anger better…with anger Management Coaching and Counselling.
  • 2. Reduce your social anxiety; your performance anxiety; your interview anxiety; your exam anxiety, etc…with counselling and therapy for all forms of anxiety.
  • 3. Get over your depression and extreme sadness…by getting counselling and therapy help.
  • 4. Improve your communication skills and succeed with people…through coaching and counselling processes.
  • 5. Reduce your stress level…with stress management coaching and counselling services.
  • 6. Develop better relationships with your loved ones…using insights from counselling and therapy, including couples therapy and family therapy.
  • 7. Improve your self confidence, and feel better about yourself …

… through the use of confidence coaching and counselling support. (click the link: seven councelling services).

In a long list of page-links, all show the same URL:  (click on them in the left column).

Contact: Telephone: 44 1422 847 882 (outside UK), or 01422 847 882 (inside UK), Fax: 0800 242 5772, E-mail, or use the online contact-form by clicking on the CONTACT-link in the left column.

What is Counselling? – SOME PRACTICAL DEFINITIONS: In simple terms, counselling involves one person (the counsellor) helping another person (the client) to work through some difficult or painful emotional, behavioural or relationship problem or difficulty.   Continue Reading…

Reflect and Learn R&L

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Learning together about Organizational Assessment OA – also in french

The Foundation of R&L: The Reflect & Learn web site has had several iterations.  During the first stage of the website project, Fundación Acceso, a non-profit organization based in Costa Rica, partnered with IDRC and Universalia to develop the concept and create an initial design. Unfortunately, for organizational reasons they were unable to continue on with the project and asked us to continue.  We want to thank Fundación Acceso for their early support and collaboration … (about History 1/2).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Collaborators; Guide to OA; Frameworks; Tools; Case Studies; Discussions;
Contact online.

About History 2/2: … Today R&L is being supported by IDRC and Universalia.  It is the most comprehensive web based resource regarding Organizational Assessment.  The website is being refreshed every two weeks by adding new material, identifying relevant events and monitoring the use of the existing material in order to keep the site interesting and refreshing to all its visitors.  Continue Reading…

Three-Cs.net

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A platform on evaluating coordination, complementarity and coherence (3Cs) in the European Union’s development co-operation policies and operations.

The Heads of Evaluation for External Cooperation of the EU Member States and the European Commission have initiated a series of evaluation studies with a view:

  • To explore and assess the role played by the Maastricht Treaty precepts, coordination, complementarity and coherence (3Cs), in the European Union’s development co-operation policies and operations;
  • To determine how far these have been applied in practice and with what impact.

… (about 1/2).

Homepage;
Resource Corner; Evaluation Hub; Tools, guidelines; Networking; Studies; 3Cs; Orgs involved; Practise; News, events;
Contact: go to orgs involved and click on the country.

About 2/22: … The series of evaluations is not a goal in itself; it is expected to produce evidence, lessons and recommendations to strengthen the quality and effectiveness of European development assistance.  Continue Reading…

Social and Economic Policy – Canada

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a program of the International Development Research Centre IDRC – also in french and spanish

Picked up on Weitzenegger’s Website for International Development Cooperation and its Newsletters. – Linked on our blogs with the International Development Research Centre IDRC IDRC.

The Social and Economic Policy Program Area focuses on public policies that can help to reduce poverty and enhance social equity in developing countries.  It works to strengthen long-term research capacities, to support policy-relevant research on issues of immediate policy concern, and to facilitate public accountability by helping researchers and civil society organizations participate effectively in policy debates at the local, national, and international levels.

Main Webpage;
Contact.

The Program Area will focus on the following key themes for the 2005-2010 period:  Continue Reading…

African Media and Malaria Research Network AMMREN

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  • Who we are: African Media and Malaria Research Network (AMMREN), was formed in November 2006, and it is a network of African journalists and scientists working together to reduce the burden of malaria, which is endemic in most parts of Africa and the number one killer of children under five.
  • Nineteen print and electronic media journalists from nine African countries formed the network out of a media-training workshop on Reporting on Malaria Research in Africa held in Accra-Ghana in 2006, with sponsorship from the Malaria Clinical Trials Alliance (MCTA).
  • AMMREN now has a membership of more than fifty journalists in ten African countries. The current participating African countries are Burkina Faso, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania and The Gambia … (about 1/2).

Homepage;
Activities; Research; Training; Articles; Archives; Membership; Partners; Jobs; Links;
Address: AMMREN, No. 10 Joe Reindorf St. Parakuo Estate, Dome, Accra, Ghana;
Postal: AMMREN, P.O. Box GP14550, Accra-Ghana, W/A., Ghana;
Contact.

About 2/2 /OUR VISION: The vision of AMMREN is to become the leader in the provision of information for the prevention and control of malaria in Africa.  Continue Reading…

Indepth Effectiveness ans Safety Studies INESS

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of Antimalaria in Africa

  • A standardised process for evaluating the real life safety and effectiveness of current and alternative ant malarial treatments will be developed and implemented.
  • During the initial phase of INESS, the current first-line ACTs in Ghana and Tanzania will be evaluated. This will provide information on their safety and effectiveness, which is still unavailable despite their large scale utilisation.
  • Once a new anti-malarial is registered in a participating country, it will be introduced through the routine public health services in the districts hosting the selected INDEPTH DSS sites. New drugs will be evaluated using standardised systems to generate effectiveness and safety assessments which are comparable to those for currently recommended drugs … (full long text Research Sites).

Homepage;
Gouvernance; Scientific Review; Datas; Costs;
Secretariat; Contacts.

About the INESS project: What is INESS and what is new? Continue Reading…

Malaria Consortium

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  • Malaria Kills: Malaria is one of the leading causes of death and disease worldwide, especially in the developing world Malaria is a preventable and treatable infectious disease transmitted by mosquitoes that kills more than one million people each year, most of them in sub-Saharan Africa, where malaria is the leading cause of death for children under five (RBM)
  • Half the world’s population is at risk of malaria – some 3.3 billion people in 109 countries (GMAP)
  • Malaria perpetuates poverty … (about Malaria).

Homepage;
What; Drug resistance; Resources; News, events; Newsletter; Jobs; Links; Support;
Address: MALARIA CONSORTIUM – INTERNATIONAL, Development House, 56-64 Leonard Street,London EC2A 4LT, UK;
Contact.

About us: Malaria Consortium is the world’s leading not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the control of malaria, we apply our depth of technical expertise and practical experience to develop smarter solutions that improve and save lives. Beyond malaria, we work to control childhood illnesses, with a new focus on treating and preventing neglected tropical diseases.  Continue Reading…

AIDS Foundation of South Africa

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  • Our Purpose Statement: The AIDS Foundation of South Africa mobilises funding to equip community-based and non-governmental organisations with financial resources and appropriate skills to implement primary health care and development programmes that limit the spread of HIV and mitigate the impact of the AIDS epidemic on vulnerable communities in South Africa.
  • Our Vision: To be the leading organisation supporting community-based primary health care and development programmes responding to the challenges of the HIV and AIDS epidemic in South Africa. (About /Purpose Statement, Vision).

Homepage;
HIV/AIDS; Culture, health; Projects; Partners; News; Your help;
Addresses (1 of 4): AIDS Foundation of South Africa, 237 Musgrave Road, Durban, 4001, SOUTH AFRICA;
Contact.

About / brief Overview: The AIDS Foundation of South Africa (AFSA), established in 1988, was the first registered AIDS Non-Government Organisation in South Africa.  Continue Reading…

Support for Analysis and Research in Africa SARA

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Linked on our blogs with Academy for Educational Development AED.

The SARA Project is operated by the Academy for Educational Development AED with subcontractors Tulane University, JHPIEGO, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Population Reference Bureau. SARA is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, Bureau for Africa, Office of Sustainable Development. (Scroll down to bottom on about).

Homepage;
Tech areas; Staff; African partners; Publications;
Address: SARA Project, Academy for Educational Development AED, 1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20009 USA;
Contact.

About: The Support for Analysis and Research in Africa (SARA) project is managed by the Academy for Educational Development. The first SARA contract ran from 1992-1999; the current contract runs through September 2005. Continue Reading…

IN-DEPTH Network

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  • INDEPTH’s Vision: INDEPTH will be an international platform of sentinel demographic sites that provides health and demographic data and research to enable developing countries to set health priorities and policies based on longitudinal evidence.  INDEPTH’s data and research will guide the cost effective use of tools, interventions and systems to ensure and monitor progress towards national goals.
  • INDEPTH’s Mission: … (Vision, Mission).

Homepage;
Coming events; Work Plans; Expert database; Partnerships; Publications; Reports; Newsletters;
Addresss (1 of 5): INDEPTH NETWORK SECRETARIAT, Physical Address: 11 Mensah Wood Street, East Legon, Accra, Ghana;
Postal Address: P. O. Box KD 213, Kanda, Accra, Ghana;
Contact.

INDEPTH’s Strategic Objectives: Continue Reading…

Science and Development Network SciDev Net

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News, views and information about science, technology and the developing world

… SciDev.Net’s vision is to achieve better-informed decisions by individuals and organisations in the developing world on science- and technology-related issues, and thus the better integration of scientific knowledge and technological innovation into policies, programmes and projects intended to achieve sustainable development at all levels of society … (about /Vision).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Activities; Creative Commons; Media; Links; People; Advisors; Supporters; Donate;
Address: SciDev Net, 9–11 Richmond Buildings, London W1D 3HF, UK;
Contacts.

About /Introduction: SciDev.Net – the Science and Development Network – is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing reliable and authoritative information about science and technology for the developing world.  Continue Reading…

Ford Foundation

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Working with Visionaries on the Frontlines of Social Change Worldwide

Linked with Ford Foundation Initiative to Tackle HIV Crisis in United States.

  • We believe all people should have the opportunity to reach their full potential, contribute to society, and have voice in the decisions that affect them.
  • We believe the best way to achieve these goals is to encourage initiatives by those living and working closest to where problems are located; to promote collaboration among the nonprofit, government and business sectors; and to ensure participation by men and women from diverse communities and all levels of society … (full text about /Mission).

Homepage;
Issues; Regions; Grants; Impact; Programs; Employment; Governance; Newsroom; Reports; Special Initiatives;
Addresses (1 of 4): Ford Foundation, 320 East 43rd Street, New York, N.Y. 10017, USA;
Contact.

About /History Overview: The Ford Foundation was established on Jan. 15, 1936, with an initial gift of $25,000 from Edsel Ford, whose father Henry, founded the Ford Motor Company. Continue Reading…

International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications INASP

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INASP comprises a small number of staff, governed by an international Board of Trustees … (full text Who’s who).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Country coorddinators; Partners; Programmes, projects; Researchers;
Publications; Resources; News; Newsletters; Join; Promotional Materials;
Address: INASP, 60 St Aldates, Oxford, OX1 1ST, UK;
Contact.

About: INASP’s work focuses on communication, knowledge and networks, with particular emphasis on the needs of developing and emerging countries.  Continue Reading…

Volunteers for Peace VFP

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Founded in 1982, VFP is a non-profit membership organization. We do not have any political or religious agenda. We are partner to a large network of similar organizations worldwide. Our goal is to work toward a more peaceful world through the promotion of International Voluntary Service (IVS) projects, historically known as International Workcamps, and the exchange of volunteers … (about 1/2).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Project directory; Scholarships; Newsletter; Videos; Photos and Quotes; Join; Links; FAQs;
Address; Volunteers for Peace, Inc., 1034 Tiffany Road, Belmont, Vermont 05730-0202, USA;
Contact.

About 2/2: … Through our international alliances, we work together to help communities meet local needs and some of the goals of the United Nation’s Millennium Declaration.   Continue Reading…