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2010-07-01: All Things Pass;
2010-07-01: Nonviolence International;
2010-07-01: Risk-Education;
2010-07-02: Open;
2010-07-02: Real Climate RC;
2010-07-02: Atomic;
2010-07-03: H-AfrPol;
2010-07-03: H-Net;
2010-07-03: African Politics Portal;
2010-07-04: Science Communication Network SCN;
2010-07-04: Governance Assessment Portal GAP;
2010-07-04: Keystone;
2010-07-05: Inside NGO;
2010-07-05: Project Censored International;
2010-07-05: Media Freedom International MFI;
2010-07-06: Observatoire Français des Think tanks OFTT;
2010-07-06: African Community of Practise AfCoP;
2010-07-06: Managing for Impact MfI;
2010-07-07: African Medical and Research Foundation AMREF;
2010-07-07: Africa Fighting Malaria ARM;
2010-07-07: Roll Back Malaria RBM;
2010-07-08: Forfeiture Endangers American Rights FEAR;
2010-07-08: Educators For Sensible Drug Policy EFSDP;
2010-07-08: Flex Your Rights;
2010-07-09: Association of Secretaries General of Parliaments ASGP;
2010-07-09: Inter-Parliamentary Union IPU;
2010-07-09: Ridester;
2010-07-10: Vision of Humanity;
2010-07-10: Body Intelligence Training;
2010-07-10: Campaign for the Accountability of American Bases CAAB;
2010-07-11: Sri Lanka: Consortium of Humanitarian Agencies CHA;
2010-07-11: Poverty Portal;
2010-07-11: Center for Poverty Analysis CEPA Innovation Funds;
2010-07-09: Association of Secretaries General of Parliaments ASGP;
2010-07-09: Inter-Parliamentary Union IPU;
2010-07-09: Ridester;
2010-07-10: Vision of Humanity;
2010-07-10: Body Intelligence Training;
2010-07-10: Campaign for the Accountability of American Bases CAAB;
2010-07-11: Sri Lanka: Consortium of Humanitarian Agencies CHA;
2010-07-11: Poverty Portal;
2010-07-11: Center for Poverty Analysis CEPA Innovation Funds;
2010-07-12: (USA);
2010-07-12: Open College – open learning courses (UK);
2010-07-12: Whizz-Kids;
2010-07-12: Sujet: Incorrect and defamatory article about our client;
2010-07-13: Oregon Peace Institute;
2010-07-13: One Million Taxpayers for Peace OMTFP;
2010-07-13: National War Tax Resistance Coordinationg Committee NWTRCC;
2010-07-14: North West Therapeutic Riding Center NWTRC;
2010-07-14: North American Riding for the Handicapped Association NARHA;
2010-07-14: Yorkshire Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament;
2010-07-15: Colombo Knowledge Centre CKC;
2010-07-15: No Nukes North Net;
2010-07-15: Committee For Nuclear Responsibility CNR;
2010-07-16: Forum of Federations;
2010-07-16: Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador CONAIE;
2010-07-16: Nebraskans for Peace NFP;
2010-07-17: Academy for Peace and Development APD, Somaliland;
2010-07-17: Working Group on Development and Peace FriEnt;
2010-07-17: Forum for Social Studies FSS;
2010-07-18: Women Association for Social Protection and Justice;
2010-07-18: Economic and Social Research Council ESRC;
2010-07-18: Watershed Organisation Trust WOTR, India;
2010-07-19: Weaker Section Development Society;
2010-07-19: German Development Institute GDI;
2010-07-19: Sustainable Development Policy Institute SDPI;
2010-07-20: Civil Society Network on Information Sharing CSNIS;
2010-07-20: Institute for Cooperation in Space ICIS;
2010-07-20: Akiba Uhaki Foundation;
2010-07-21: Renegate;
2010-07-21: International Cultic Studies Association ICSA;
2010-07-21: Trade Knowledge Network TKN;
2010-07-22: International Union for Land Value Taxation theIU;
2010-07-22: School of Cooperative Individualism;
2010-07-22: Center for the Study of Economics CSE –;
2010-07-22: CAP Droits de l’Homme – site remanié;
2010-07-23: La Muse;
2010-07-23: Pakistan Research Group;
2010-07-23: Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research North-South NCCR N-S;
2010-07-24: Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa COMESA;
2010-07-24: Truth and Reconciliation Commission TRC;
2010-07-24: Alpine Medicinal Herbs and Rural Welfare Organization AMHRWO;
2010-07-25: German Institute for International and Security Affairs;
2010-07-25: Law and Society Trust LST, Sri Lanka;
2010-07-25: CUTS International;
2010-07-26: Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance CHRAGG;
2010-07-26: Medico International;
2010-07-26: Monterey Institute of International Studies MIIS;
2010-07-27: Destination Innovation;
2010-07-27: Change Facilitation;
2010-07-27: Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes CSPO;
2010-07-28: Hector Kobbekaduwa Agrarian Research and Training Institute HARTI;
2010-07-28: Projects by key words: Free, Evaluation, Resources, Developing Countries;
2010-07-28: SOURCE – International Information Support Center;
2010-07-29: Peace Research Institute Frankfurt PRIF;
2010-07-29: Knowledge Management for Development;
2010-07-29: Helvetas – Swiss Association for International Cooperation;
2010-07-30: International Organisation for Cooperation in Evaluation IOCE;
2010-07-30: International Initiative for Impact Evaluation 3IE;
2010-07-30: International Development Evaluation Association IDEAS;
2010-07-31: International Association for Impact Assessment IAIA;
2010-07-31: International Association of Facilitators IAF;
2010-07-31: National Welfare Foundation = the Netzkraft Movement.


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National Welfare Foundation – the Netzkraft Movement

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in english, french, spanish, german – International network of persons and groups who commit themselves – socially, politically, ecologically or spiritually;
Is based on the willingness to meet other net participants and to support them if possible: principle of solidarity;
Basic consensus of three common objectives:

  • International body for peace, human rights and environment within the United Nations,
  • Sustainable ecological-social economic development,
  • Decentralization of political power. (english Homepage … see also Homepages in german, in french and in spanish).

Objectives; Usere’s instructions; We offer; Member’s list: de.Teilnehmer, en.Participants, fr.Participants, es.Participantes;
Address: Jo Becker und Gertrud Sivalingam, Netzkraft Movement, Marsstraße 70, D-46509 Xanten, Germany;

Konzept: The decentralized – autonomous concept of the Netzkraft Movement: Socially committed citizens and groups usually concentrate their work on a single, particularly important issue in ecological, social, political and spiritual fields – such as the fight against a plant endangering the environment; the defence of minorities’ rights or actions against armament and war. Continue Reading…

International Association of Facilitators IAF

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The International Association of Facilitators (IAF) has met the need for standards in facilitator certification. In 1990, an international team of IAF members identified the core competencies required to facilitate group interaction. This team’s efforts resulted in the IAF competency model and assessment process … (full text IAF’s Facilitator Certification Program).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Calendar; Find a Facilitator; Resources; Join; FAQs;
Mailing address: IAF, 14985 Glazier Avenue, Suite 550, St. Paul, MN 55124, USA;

Training: Welcome to the IAF Training Directory. If you’re looking for ways to enhance your facilitation skills, the Training Directory provides quick access to a host of training vendors with associated information about courses, values, and locations that will make your decision easier.  Continue Reading…

International Association for Impact Assessment IAIA

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IAIA is a forum for advancing innovation, development, and communication of best practice in impact assessment. Our international membership promotes development of local and global capacity for the application of environmental, social, health and other forms of assessment in which sound science and full public participation provide a foundation for equitable and sustainable development. (Homepage).

Special Projects; Publications; Calendar; Join; Membership Flyer; Sponsoring; FAQs;
Address: International Association for Impact Assessment IAIA, 1330 23rd Street South, Suite C; Fargo, ND 58103-3705, USA;

Mission, Vision, Values: Professional Code of Conduct, and Ethical Responsibilities – IAIA is an organization with a voluntary membership of professionals from a diverse array of interests and organizations, all of whom are concerned with environmental stewardship and sustainability. Collectively, our goal is to protect, not harm, the earth and its environments and peoples. Continue Reading…

International Development Evaluation Association IDEAS

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knowledge, capacity building, networking

  • IDEAS is an independent association of evaluation professionals, those interested in evaluation, and those who seek to bring credible information and knowledge to the development agenda.
  • IDEAS was established in September of 2002 in Beijing, China. It is open worldwide to membership of both individuals and organizations. The mission of IDEAS is to: “improve and extend the practice of development evaluation by refining knowledge, strengthen capacity, and expanding networks for development evaluation, particularly in developing and transition countries” … (full text about /Overview).

Current Projects; Upcoming; Resources; News; Conferences; Documents; Membership; FAQs;
Address: IDEAS Administrator, PostNet Suite #84, Private Bag X12, Cresta, Johannesburg 2118, South Africa;

History: A Brief History of the International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS). IDEAS was  conceived to help build a community of development evaluators through a professional association that would be:  Continue Reading…

International Initiative for Impact Evaluation 3IE

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3ie is seeking international impact evaluation expertise to evaluate development programs – ranging from credit guarantees to HIV/AIDS interventions – in Burundi, China, Fiji, Mexico, Mozambique, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and Uganda … (Homepage 1/2).

What; Database; Experts; Advocacy; Archive; Grants; Joining; Workshops, conferences; Blog; Members;
Addresses: 1. -3ie Inc/GDN, Suite 1210, 1875 Conecticut Avenue, NW Washington DC 2009, USA; 2. -GDN 3ie Program, 2nd Floor, West Wing, ISID Complex, Plot No. 4, Vasant Kunj Institutional Area, New Delhi – 110070, India; 3. – 3ie, London International Development Centre, 36 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PD, UK;

Homepage 2/2: … Launched in April, 3ie’s innovative Policy Window invited governmental and non-governmental agencies from around the world to submit proposals of interventions that needed to be evaluated.  Continue Reading…

International Organisation for Cooperation in Evaluation IOCE

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

IOCE is a loose alliance of regional and national evaluation organisations (associations, societies and networks) from around the world that collaborate to:

  • build evaluation leadership and capacity in developing countries,
  • foster the cross-fertilisation of evaluation theory and practice around the world,
  • address international challenges in evaluation, and
  • assist the evaluation profession to take a more global approach to contributing to the identification and solution of world problems … (Overview 1/2).

Members; News; Events; Resources; Jobs; Links;

Overview 2/2: … We invite all regional and national professional evaluation associations, societies and networks to join us!  We also invite everyone interested in evaluation to make use of our resources, to participate in our initiatives and to contribute to our goals through your evaluation organisation.   Continue Reading…

Helvetas – Swiss Association for International Cooperation

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together for a better world – also in german, french and italian

  • VISION: We want a world in which all people can live self-determined lives in dignity and safety while respecting the environment.
  • MISSION: We help disadvantaged people and communities in developing countries to actively improve their living conditions. (head of Frontpage).

english Welcome Page;
Programmes, projects; Professional Competences; Jobs; Membership; Donations; Major donors;
Addresses (1 of 3): Helvetas – The Swiss Association for International Cooperation, Weinbergstrasse 22a, P.O. Box, CH 8021 Zurich, Switzerland;

About: Helvetas was founded in 1955 as the first private organisation for development co-operation in Switzerland. Helvetas is a denominationally and politically independent association, supported by approximately 38’000 members, more than 40’000 sponsors and 15 regional volunteer groups.  Continue Reading…

Knowledge Management for Development

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(Found on Weitzenegger’s Newsletter/websites).

  • KM4Dev is a community of international development practitioners who are interested in knowledge management and knowledge sharing issues and approaches, and who seek to share ideas and experiences in this domain.
  • The community traces its origins back to two face-to-face workshops held respectively in February and June 2000. Participants from the two workshops wanted to continue discussing among themselves and asked Bellanet/IDRC to create an electronic forum where this could take place. The KM4Dev mailing list and website came to be in the summer of 2000. To subscribe to KM4Dev, send a blank email to … (about 1/2).

Events; Groups; Core Group; Members; Community Knowledge; Workshops; Resources; Docs, Links; We on wiki;

About 2/2: … A volunteer Core Group was created in May 2004 to further support the community and help respond to its needs. Continue Reading…

Peace Research Institute Frankfurt PRIF

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Hessische Stiftung für Friedens- und Konfliktforschungsite mainly in german

  • The Peace Research Institute Frankfurt PRIF was founded in 1970 by the government of the state of Hesse as an independent foundation. Its constitution guarantees PRIF full academic freedom. PRIF does not carry out any commissioned research. With more than 70 members of staff PRIF is the largest as well as the oldest peace research institute in Germany.
  • PRIF´s work is directed towards identifying the causes of violent international and internal conflicts, carrying out research into the conditions necessary for peace, understood as a process of decreasing violence and increasing justice, and spreading the concepts of peace … (full text PRIF).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Peace Education; Programmes; Press, events; Newsletter; Links; Member of the Leibniz Association;
Address: PRIF, c/o Hessische Stiftung Friedens- und Konfliktforschung HSFK, Baseler Str. 27-31, D-60329 Frankfurt am Main, Germany;

What is Peace Research: The hope that the end of the Cold War would bring about a peaceful period in world history has not been fulfilled. Instead, this period has seen numerous conflicts, previously suppressed by the Communist regime, confrontation with the Eastern Bloc and the fear of nuclear war.  Continue Reading…

SOURCE – International Information Support Center

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Source is an International Information Support Centre designed to strengthen the management, use and impact of information on health and disability

  • Vision: Source will be a key point of access to up-to-date, relevant information on international health and disability. It will be composed of a well-maintained, comprehensive, catalogued physical collection and regularly reviewed electronic material.
  • Mission: … (about 1/2 /left column).

Homepage; Sitemap;
News, projects; Add Resource; Publications; Newsletter; Supports; Partners; Librarty;
Address: Source International Information Support Centre, 2nd Floor, Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH, UK;
Contact and map.

About 2/2: Source is a collaborative venture of the Centre for International Health and Development (formerly CICH), a department within an academic institution; Healthlink Worldwide, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) working to strengthen information and communication on health and disability; Handicap International, a disability and development NGO; and Exchange, a networking and learning programme on health communications for development. Continue Reading…

Projects by key words: Free, Evaluation, Resources, Developing Countries

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Goal: To work with a coalition of evaluators and evaluation organizations to provide evaluation, consulting or training resources to organizations and evaluators in developing countries … (on one of many websites found by above key words).

By the URL Best use; Progress; Classes; Resources; People and Organizations; … with a link leading to a page about /who we are : … //


More websites by the keywords “free, resources, evaluation, developing countries”. You may find these few links of about 2,710,000 results: Continue Reading…

Hector Kobbekaduwa Agrarian Research and Training Institute HARTI

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  • Vision: Be the leader for generating and disseminating knowledge for sustainable agrarian and rural development.
  • Mission: To strengthen agrarian and rural sector through conducting research and training activities.
  • Goals: … (about /Overview 1/2).

english Homepage;
Divisions; Publications; Newsletter; Facilities; Hot Topics; many downloads in english: Retail Market Situation, … and many more … ;
many downloads in Sinhala: Retail Market at a Glance, … and many more … ;
Address: Hector Kobbekaduwa Agrarian Research and Training Institute HARTI, 114, Wijerama Mawatha, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka;

About /Overview 2/2: … Goals:   Continue Reading…

Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes CSPO

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The Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes operates on multiple scales. CSPO is an independent unit in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University, with university-wide faculty appointments, faculty affiliates, staff, programs and projects, as detailed on this website. CSPO also collaborates with an array of other units at ASU, including: the Biodesign Institute; the Global Institute of Sustainability; the Center for Biology and Society; the Center for Cognitive Ubiquitous Computing; and the Center for the Study of the Law, Science, and Technology … (full text The Consortium).

Projects; Education, outreach; Library; People;
Addresses (1 of 3): Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes, Arizona State University, 1834 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA;

About /who we are: The Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes is an intellectual network aimed at enhancing the contribution of science and technology to society’s pursuit of equality, justice, freedom, and overall quality of life. Continue Reading…

Change Facilitation

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  • The Change Facilitation Associates Network (CFAN) is a global network of more than 60 people from around the world who enjoy exploring, creating, and celebrating change.
  • CFAN’s Mission: We aim to refine and co‐create change facilitation and share the knowledge with change makers around the world.
  • CFAN’s Vision: CFAN is a global community of people who explore and advance change facilitation collaborative to collectively create profound change in a profit and non for profit manner. This connects us deeply, both within ourselves and within this changing world.
  • CFAN’s Identity: … (Global Network).

News; Cases; Network;
Address: Change Facilitation s.r.o., Galvaniho 7/D, 821 04 Bratislava, Slovak Republic;

About Us: Change Facilitation s.r.o. was established in 2005 to facilitate the formation of a network composed of international experts and teams for consulting and training assignments, focusing on organizational and individual change processes. Continue Reading…

Destination Innovation

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Do you want to improve the creativity and innovation of you and your team?  We can help.  Paul Sloane, the UK’s leading speaker on innovation, can provide these services:

  • Keynote and after-dinner speeches
  • Leadership and Strategy Workshops
  • Meeting Facilitation
  • Ideas Workshops
  • Link Presenter at Conferences … (Homepage 1/2).

Speaking; Workshops; Videos; Testimonials; Products; Laterals; Downloads; Test;
Address: Destination Innovation, Darroch House, 3 Castle Road, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 2DS, UK;

Homepage 2/2: … At Destination Innovation we help improve lateral thinking for leaders.  This results in better creativity, more ideas and successful innovation.  Our talks and workshops help you to find better ways to do things – saving money and giving you competitive advantage. Continue Reading…

Monterey Institute of International Studies MIIS

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a graduate school of Middlebury College – in 9 languages

Established in 1955 as the Monterey Institute of Foreign Studies, founders Gaspard Weiss, Remsen Bird, and Dwight Morrow Jr. envisioned a learning institution that promoted international understanding through the study of language and culture. While the institute’s name has evolved into the Monterey Institute of International Studies its core identity as an innovative leader in international education continues to define professional, global learning … (about 1/2).

Offices, Services; Giving; Admissions; Academics; Community; Careers;
Address: Monterey Institute of International Studies, 460 Pierce St Monterey, CA 93940, USA;

About 2/2: … Over the decades the Institute has grown, adding new programs, faculty, and students to expand its global reach and educational mission. Continue Reading…

Medico International

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also in german, in spanisch.

  • The assistance provided by Medico is more than the supply of relief goods in emergency situations. We see our work as an element within comprehensive social action that aims at the implementation of the right to health.
  • In this effort we are not focused on short-term “interventionist aid missions”. Our concern is to cooperate in a spirit of solidarity and trust with people who are our autonomous partners and anything but mere recipients of aid … (about 1/2 /Medico works … with partners).

english Homepage;
Health; Health Projects; Human Rights; War, violence; Psycho Social Work; Emergency Relief; Network; Publications; Donations;
Address: Medico International, Burgstr. 106, 60389 Frankfurt am Main, Germany;

About 2/2: … Our common point of departure is marked by the political and social aims that we share with our partner organizations in the South. The continuous exchange of experiences, openness in our interactions with the partners and a constant reflection of existing dependencies and individual interests also form part of these aims.  Continue Reading…

The Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance CHRAGG

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Tume ya Haki za Binadamu na Utawala Bora – Linked with Request for Information: 05 – 18 July 2010.

The Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance (CHRAGG) is an independent government department, established as the national focal point institution for the promotion and protection of human rights and duties as well as good governance in Tanzania. CHRAGG was established under Article 129(1) of the Constitution of the United Republic of Tanzania of 1977 as amended by Act No. 3 of 2000 … (Homepage 1/2).

News; Documents; Tenders, Vacancies; Gallery; Links; FAQs;
Address: Head office, Executive Secretary, Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance CHRAGG, Plot No.8, Luthuli Street (Haki House), P.O.Box 2643, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania;

Homepage 2/2: … The Commission became operational on the 1st July 2001 after the coming into force of the Commission the Human Rights and Good Governance Act No7 of 2001 as amended by Act No 16 of 2001 and Government Notice No. 311 of 8th June 2001. Continue Reading…

CUTS International

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Consumer Unity & Trust Society

CUTS filed the first unfair trade practices (UTPs) complaint in the Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Commission (MRTPC) in August 1984, which stopped the misleading sales of a hosiery dealer, forced matchbox manufacturers to ensure 50 sticks in a match box and exposed the double branding of cigarette manufacturers. The last action led to a change in the excise policy … (about Milestones 1/2).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Events; Capability; Projects; Financials; Careers;
Address(1 of 7): CUTS-London, Tamar Lordkipanidze, London Resource Centre, Gordon House, 6 Lissenden Gardens, London NW5 1LX, UK;
Contacts (worldwide).

About CUTS (12 pdf-pages).  Continue Reading…

Law and Society Trust LST, Sri Lanka

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  • Vision: A society free from war, discrimination and social injustice and based upon human dignity for all
  • Mission: To utilize rights-based strategies in research, documentation and advocacy promoting the full realization of the rule of law, justifiability of rights and public accountability.
  • Mandate: … (full text about the Trust).

Infos, docs; Reports; Publications; Jobs; Internship; Events; Our Founder;
Address: Law & Society Trust, No. 3 , Kynsey Terrace, Colombo 8, Sri Lanka;

State of Human Rights: This is a detailed account of the state of human rights in Sri Lanka focusing on the period January to December 2006.
Sri Lanka: State of Human Rights 2007 contains the following chapters:  Continue Reading…

German Institute for International and Security Affairs

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(in german: Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik SWP, und als solches schon auf diesem Blog per 2. Oktober 2006).

The German Institute for International and Security Affairs of the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) is an independent scientific establishment that conducts practically oriented research on the basis of which it then advises the Bundestag (the German parliament) and the federal government on foreign and security policy issues. The analyses and publications produced by SWP researchers and their participation in national and international debates on key issues help to shape opinion in their respective domains … (about, and /Tasks 1/2).

english Homepage;
Research: Divisions, and Papers; Products; News; Newsletter; Links;
Address: Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Ludwigkirchplatz 3-4, 10719 Berlin, Germany;

About, and /Tasks: … The German Institute for International and Security Affairs of the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) is an independent scientific establishment that conducts practically oriented research on the basis of which it then advises the Bundestag (the German parliament) and the federal government on foreign and security policy issues. Continue Reading…

Alpine Medicinal Herbs and Rural Welfare Organization website AMHRWO

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Securing Farmers Rights to Livelihood in Hindu Kush Himalayan Region: Launched in July 2001, the three-year programme, Securing Farmers’ Rights to Livelihood in the Hindu-Kush Himalaya (HKH) Region, is being implemented by SAWTEE in collaboration with International Centre for Integrated Mountain  Development (ICIMOD), Kathmandu. The major objective of FRP is to protect and promote farmers’ rights in the HKH region in the context of liberalisation, globalisation and the World Trade Organization ( WTO ) Agreements. This programme is being conducted in five South Asian countries, namely Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Ford Foundation, New Delhi and ActionAid, Bangkok are proud supporters of FRP … (about 1/2).

Medicinal herbs; Projects; Achievements; Photo Gallery; Links;
Address (1 of 4): AMHRWO Center, Jamatkhana Bazar Gilgit, Pakistan;

About /Securing Farmers Rights to Livelihood in Hindu Kush Himalayan Region  2/2: … The Hindu-Kush Himalayan (HKH) region, which is afflicted with poverty, resource degradation, lack of research and investment, and low productivity, is facing three mountain-specific problems, namely inaccessibility, vulnerability, and marginality.  Continue Reading…

Truth and Reconciliation Commission TRC

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Linked with Tutu, 78, to bow out of public life.

The South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was set up by the Government of National Unity to help deal with what happened under apartheid. The conflict during this period resulted in violence and human rights abuses from all sides. No section of society escaped these abuses … (full text Homepage).

Amnesty Hearings; Special Hearings; Human Rights Violations; Media; Reparation, Rehabilitation; Report; Links;

Legal Background: The Truth and Reconciliation Commission is based on the final clause of the Interim Constitution of 1993 and passed in Parliament as the Promotion of National Unity and Reconciliation Act, No 34 of 1995.  Continue Reading…

Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa COMESA

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en Français

  • Vision: COMESA’s Vision is to “be a fully integrated, internationally competitive regional economic community with high standards of living for all its people ready to merge into an African Economic Community”
  • Mission: Its Mission to “Endeavour to achieve sustainable economic and social progress in all Member States through increased co-operation and integration in all fields of development particularly in trade, customs and monetary affairs, transport, communication and information, technology, industry and energy, gender, agriculture, environment and natural resources”, the Secretariat was guided to develop its specific Mission Statement as follows: … (full text).

english Homepage;
Institutions; Employment; Tenders; Procurement; Publications; Blog; Links;
Address: COMESA Secretariat, Ben Bella Road, Lusaka, Zambia;

About /general, … /about /overview: COMESA’s Priorities and Objectives: The history of COMESA began in December 1994 when it was formed to replace the former Preferential Trade Area (PTA) which had existed from the earlier days of 1981. COMESA (as defined by its Treaty) was established ‘as an organisation of free independent sovereign states which have agreed to co-operate in developing their natural and human resources for the good of all their people’ and as such it has a wide-ranging series of objectives which necessarily include in its priorities the promotion of peace and security in the region.  Continue Reading…

Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research North-South NCCR N-S

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University of Berne – Linked with Pakistan Research Group.

The NCCR North-South is one of twenty National Centres of Competence in Research implemented by the Swiss National Science Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. (Homepage of the Public Website NCCR North-South).

Programme; Regions; Partnership Actions; Publications; People; News; Events;
Address: North-South Management Centre NCCR, c/o Centre for Development and Environment CDE, Institute of Geography, Hallerstrasse 10, 3012 Bern, Switzerland;

About /Overview: The NCCR North-South is an innovative research programme in the fields of global change and sustainable development. Continue Reading…

Pakistan Research Group

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Linked with its Partner, the NCCR N-S.

The NCCR Pakistan Research Group is a partner of the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research North-South (NCCR N-S), financially supported by Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC), and Swiss universities … (Homepage 1/2).

Capacity Building; Research; Policy Dialogue; News; Publications; Links;
Addresses: – Dr. Abid Suleri, Sustainable Development Policy Institute SDPI, Diplomatic Enclave, UN Boulevard, P.O. Box 2342, Islamabad, Pakistan;
- Dr. Urs Geiser, Development Study Group, Department of Geography, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstr. 190, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland;

Homepage 2/2: … NCCR North-South has three main objectives:  Continue Reading…

La Muse

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Espace d’émergence – coworking – foundation

La Muse, c’est une fondation, c’est aussi un espace coworking de 300 m2 en plein cœur de Genève, c’est aussi un nombre croissant de groupes d’émergence, et plein de projets à concrétiser. La Muse est observée par un Comité scientifique international d’experts,  MIT, Insead, EPFL … (à propos).

Emergency; Fondation; Observateurs; Pique-nique; Talent;
Addresse: La Muse, Espace de la Muse, 2, rue de la Muse, 1205 Genève, Switzerland;
Contact online.

Coworking: L’Espace d’émergence de la Muse, c’est aussi une communauté de coworking, composée de porteurs de projets, créatifs, travailleurs nomades, étudiants et startups. Intéressés? Venez un lundi midi au pique-nique pour faire connaissance, et Stephanie ou les Musekeepers vous expliqueront volontiers comment procéder! Continue Reading…

CAP Droits de l’Homme – site remanié

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Notre présentation du 12 juillet 2009 a été entièrement remaniée.

Center for the Study of Economics CSE –

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The spirit of philanthropy lies at the foundation of the Center for the Study of Economics (CSE), a research affiliate of the Henry George Foundation of America.  CSE was established through the generosity of a few visionaries, including Marion Sapiro, Mary Davis,Natalie Munk and others in the 1980s.  Gifts of all sizes advance CSE’s mission – a world that rewards initiative without privilege and yet never forgets that there are those who have been left behind that must be helped, and our commitment to educate each generation of outstanding elected officials to the benefit LVT will provide within their communities … (full text contribute).

News; Events; Policy; Research, studies; Newsletter;
Address: Center for the Study of Economics, 413 S. 10th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA;
Contact. Telephone: 215-923-7800, Fax: 215-923-7801, e-mail.

About: The Center for the Study of Economics is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit educational foundation established in 1980.  Continue Reading…

School of Cooperative Individualism

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where the idea of liberty thrives

Linked on our blogs with On the necessity of a land tax.

“The grey heads and bald heads are in the majority. The problem that confronts those of us who want the torch held up in the future, is to fill up the ranks. In order to do that many things must be done, but we must not depend on the old or middle-aged. Somehow or other we must devise a way to reach the minds of the young people – when their minds are open, when they are ready for new truths” … (full text A Biographical History of the Georgist Movement).

Next; Political Economy; Inquiry; Principles; Land Questions; Philosophders; Links; Forum;

WELCOME to the School of Cooperative Individualism: (excerpts): … The School was established in January 1997 as a place where thoughtful persons would find meaningful — and sometimes new — insights into the long and tireless search for a socio-political philosphy that, if implemented, would nurture the development of just societies … // Continue Reading…

International Union for Land Value Taxation theIU

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The International Union was founded to promote permanent peace and prosperity for everyone by re-establishing mankind’s natural relationship with land. (IU Mission – right column of any page).

Homepage; (on wikipedia);
Learning; Membership; Philosophy; UN Petition; Moral Economy Netwwork;
Postal Address: Studio 5, St Oswald’s Studio’s, 82 Sedlescombe Road, London, SW6 1RH, UK;
Contacts and Links.

Philosophy: The International Union maintains that, to end the great inequities in the world and the trouble they cause, people need Economic Equal Rights of access to the values of Nature and Society.  Continue Reading…

Trade Knowledge Network TKN

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The Trade Knowledge Network (TKN) is a global collaboration of research institutions across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas working on issues of trade, investment and sustainable development. Coordinated by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), the TKN links network members, strengthens capacity in areas of research, training and policy analysis, and also generates new research to assess and address the impact of trade and investment policies on sustainable development … (about TKN 1/2).

Trade and SD; Research: by region, by Theme; Events; Partners;

About TKN 2/2: … The TKN brings together institutions and individuals working on common concerns, strengthening each others’ research and communication capacity and knowledge bases, and developing solutions to share with others outside the network.  Continue Reading…

International Cultic Studies Association ICSA

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Lié avec L’ICSA VISE LA BONNE CIBLE, et avec CAP Droit de l’Homme, leur Page d’Accueil et .
Voir aussi: Miviludes : Liaisons dangereuses – I: La Miviludes et la Chine, mai 2010.

  • ICSA’s mission is to apply research and professional perspectives on cultic groups to educate the public, and help those who have been harmed.
  • Founded in 1979, the International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA) is a global network of people concerned about psychological manipulation and abuse in cultic groups, alternative movements, and other environments …  (full text about).

Conferences, workshops; News; Articles; Membership; FAQs;
Snail Mail: ICSA, P.O. Box 2265, Bonita Springs, FL 34133, USA;

What is ICSA? Founded in 1979, the International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA) is a global network of people concerned about psychological manipulation and abuse in cultic groups, alternative movements, and other environments.  Continue Reading…


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Linked with Poor in UK dying 10 years earlier than rich, despite years of government action.

The Renegade Economist is a band of renegade thinkers who challenges the misinformation being purveyed by once trusted political and financial institutions … (about 1/2).

News; Blog; Books; Media; Workshop; Ask; Submit article;
Right column: latest video … recent comments, archives, links,
Contact online.

About 2/2: … Governments and central bankers are scrambling to understand how they allowed the global financial crisis to occur. Continue Reading…

Akiba Uhaki Foundation

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the human rights and social fund

Akiba Uhaki, the Human Rights and Social Justice Fund, is an emerging grant-making organization dedicated to supporting and accompanying Human Rights and Social Justice related organizations in East Africa i.e. Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda … (Homepage 1/2).

about/Who; Social Justice; Research, advocacy; Leadership; Governance; Grants; Publications; Forum; Careers; Partners; e-Donation;
Address: Akiba Uhaki Foundation, Wing 3C, K Rep Center, Kilimani, Box 27611-00100, Nairobi, Kenya;

Homepage 2/2: … What does Akiba Uhaki do? Akiba Uhaki was established as a fund for Human Rights and social justice in February 2006, in response to the need to fill the critical gap that existed within the sector, with regard to developing capacity for sustainably addressing social injustice and Human Rights violations.  Continue Reading…

Institute for Cooperation in Space ICIS

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ICIS Mission is to serve as a platform for:

  • Transformation of the permanent war economy into a sustainable, cooperative, peaceful, New Energy-based Space Age economy.
  • Achieving interactive cooperation with other intelligent civilizations in the Universes … (about 1/2 /Mission).

Education; Space preservation; Publications; Background; Support;
Address: ICIS North America, Inst. for Cooperation in Space, 3339 West 41 Avenue, Vancouver, B.C., V6N 3E5, CANADA;

About 2/2 /Vision: … Transformation Of The Permanent War Economy: ICIS supports global cooperation in the development of a space economy where all the nations of the world can benefit from enhanced communication, shared information, and from the R&D of safe and clean New Energy, space age technology, products and services that can be applied directly to solving urgent and potential global problems such as health, poverty, education, pollution, global warming, sustainable development, environmental degeneration, etc.   Continue Reading…

Civil Society Network on Information Sharing CSNIS

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The Civil Society Network on Information Sharing was set up towards sharing publications and dissemination of current, accurate and relevant information to its members and users. We aim to strengthen an effective and sustainable network through the CSNIS web site and regular meetings of members … (about 1/2).

Members; Calendar; Feedback; Newsletter; Links;
Address: c/o Consortium of Humanitarian Agencies, No. 86, Rosmead Place, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka;

About 2/2 … /VISION: To be the leader in sharing current and accurate information on relevant issues towards empowering civil society. Continue Reading…

Sustainable Development Policy Institute SDPI

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  • The Sustainable Development Policy Institute provides the global sustainable development community with representation from Pakistan as well as South Asia as a whole.
  • The Institute’s mission is to catalyse the transition towards sustainable development, defined as the enhancement of peace, social justice and well-being, within and across generations. (Mission Statement).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Research; Advocacy; Training; Membership; Partners; Reports; Feedback Form;
Address: Sustainable Development Policy Institute SDPI, Postal Code: 44000, 20, Hill Road, F-6/3, Islamabad, Pakistan;

About: Brief History Updated March 2009: SDPI was founded in August 1992 on the recommendation of the Pakistan National Conservation Strategy (NCS), also called Pakistan’s Agenda 21.  Continue Reading…

German Development Institute GDI

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Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik DIE

The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) is one of the leading Think Tanks for development policy world-wide. The unique research profile of the DIE is the result of the cooperation between research, consulting and professional training. DIE is building bridges between theory and practice and works within international research networks … (Welcome to the GDI, Homepage).

Training; Events; Publications; Press; Staff;
Address: German Development Institute, Tulpenfeld 6, 53113 Bonn, Germany;

Research and Consulting at the DIE: The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) is one of the leading Think Tanks for development policy world-wide. Continue Reading…

Weaker Section Development Society

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No own Website found, but named:

on Click India: Weaker Section Development Society is basically working for the upliftment of widows, poor and aged women. It gives shelter to the victims of dowry system and provides them training in cutting and tailoring enabling them to be self dependent.

Solicits: Entire World, Contact: A Roy, Phone: 044-22349107
Address: Weaker Section Development Society, 23 Jeevan Nagar, I I I Street, Chennai-600088, Tamil Nadu, India.

Watershed Organisation Trust WOTR, India

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  • Philosophy: WOTR believes that land degradation and water scarcity are the most intense and commonly felt needs of a village community that can bring different groups of people together to begin their development process. Community restoration of the natural environment makes sustainability happen. Such community-led efforts help combat and adapt to climate change and mitigate the impacts.
  • Vision: Communities, especially the poor wthin, are empowered to live in dignity and secure their livelihood in sustainable eco-systems.
  • Mission: To provide committed development support that motivates, energizes and empowers communities, groups, other organizations and individuals, for self-help through integrated watershed development and enhancement of well being on a sustainable basis. (Philo and Vision).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Watershed Development; Water and Food Security; Projects; Training; Grassroutes; Careers; Publications; Newsletter;
Address (1 of 2): Watershed Organisation Trust WOTR, 2nd Floor, The Forum, S.No. 63/2B, Padmawati Corner, Pune Satara road, Parvati, Pune – 411 009, India;

About: It is believed that wars in the future will be fought over water. Continue Reading…

Economic and Social Research Council ESRC

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Society today

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funds research and training in social and economic issues. We are an independent organisation, established by Royal Charter, but receive most of our funding through the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. Our planned expenditure for 2009/10 is £204 million, which funds over 2,500 researchers in academic institutions and policy research institutes throughout the UK. We also support more than 2,000 postgraduate students … (about 1/2).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Research; Funding; Press; Forums; FAQs;
Address: Economic and Social Research Council, Polaris House, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1UJ, UK;

About 2/2: … The ESRC began in 1965 as the Social Science Research Council, comprising social science committees covering 14 disciplines ranging from anthropology to statistics. Continue Reading…

Women Association for Social Protection and Justice

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No own website found, but named:

on Click India: The association provides various services to the oppressed women in the rural and urban sectors through imparting education. It organizes a team of social workers to work at the grassroots level and endeavours to bring about change in the social structures.

Solicits: Entire World, Contact: Ira Ispa, Phone: 011-23975682
Address: 1705 Sohan Ganj, New Delhi 110007, India.

Forum for Social Studies FSS

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a new initiative in Ethiopia

FSS was legally registered in 1998. At the beginning, its supporters were small in number but thanks to its successful programs it has attracted a good number of supporters and wide interest among the public since then … (about /Institutional History 1/2).

Publications; News; Library; Debate; Outreach; Bulletin;
Address: Forum for Social Studies, P.O. Box  25864 code 1000, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia;

About /Institutional History 2/2: … Over the past years it has held numerous public policy debates, produced a large body of publications, including the quarterly newsletter called Bulletin, and several specialized studies and monographs, and helped to enhance greater awareness among civil society groups about the need to participate in public policy issues.  Continue Reading…

Working Group on Development and Peace FriEnt

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The Working Group on Development and Peace (FriEnt) is an association of eight German governmental and non-governmental organisations working in the field of development cooperation and peace building. The group was founded on 1 September 2001 with the following objectives:

  • promoting the role of peace building in the members’ strategies and activities,
  • capacity building,
  • promoting joint learning against a backdrop of different perspectives and approaches
  • supporting its members in networking and co-operation … (full text about).

english Homepage;
Members; Topics; Countries; Publications; News;
Address: Working Group on Development and Peace FriEnt, c/o BMZ, ahlmannstr. 4, 53113 Bonn, Germany;

Structure: A Steering Committee sets the political guidelines and is responsible for the overall strategic governance of the Working Group. It comprises one representative of each FriEnt member organisation. Continue Reading…

Academy for Peace and Development APD, Somaliland

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Akaademiga Nabadda iyo Horumarka

  • … APD’s participatory methods encourage consensus building among key actors with respect to strategic political, social and economic issues, leading to practical, policy-oriented recommendations and guidelines.
  • Mission: Sustaining peace, promoting development.
  • Vision: The Academy is a center for excellence and leadership dedicated to the achievement of a more peaceful, just and prosperous society through: Research, Training, Dialogue and Documentation … (about /Introduction 1/2).

Projects; Calendar; Partners; Publications; Docs; Issues; Forum;
Address (1 of 3): Academy for Peace and Development, c/o Interpeace, P.O. Box 28832, 00200 Nairobi, Kenya;

About /Introduction 2/2: Introduction: The Academy for Peace and Development (APD) was established in 1999 as a research institute in collaboration with the War-torn Societies Project (WSP) International (now Interpeace). Continue Reading…

Nebraskans for Peace NFP

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A statewide grassroots organization working nonviolently for peace with justice for community-building, education and political action. (Mission Statement).

Priorities; Get involved; Join us; Who; Report; Events; Links; Donate;
Address: Nebraskans For Peace, 941 ‘O’ Street, Suite 1026, Lincoln, NE 68508, USA;
Contact: see on Chapters for each state.

About: As the oldest statewide Peace & Justice organization in the country, Nebraskans for Peace is the acknowledged voice on peace and social justice issues in Nebraska politics.  Continue Reading…

Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador CONAIE

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Find in spanish an updated website: La Confederación de Nacionalidades Indígenas del Ecuador.

Since its formation in 1986, CONAIE has led the Indigenous peoples of Ecuador from relative isolation to a position at center stage of Ecuadorian society. CONAIE is the representative body that guarantees Indigenous people the political voice that has too long been denied them, and that expresses their needs and goals within a rapidly changing world.(Homepage and link for spanish articles).

Documents in english;  CONAIE on the english wikipedia;
Address: CONAIE, Av Granados 2553 y 6 de Diciembre, Casilla 17-17-1235, Quito, Ecuador;
Contact: Phone: 248930, Fax :(5932)442271, e-mail one, and e-mail two.

Introduction: Representing the Indigenous Voice in a Modern World: Since its formation in 1986, CONAIE has led the indigenous peoples of Ecuador from relative isolation to a position at center stage of Ecuadorian society. CONAIE is the representative body that guarantees indigenous people the political voice that has too long been denied them, and that expresses their needs and goals within a rapidly changing world. Continue Reading…

Forum of Federations

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the global network of federalism

  • Governance: The Forum collaborates with local partners in a host country to run learning events and share information on a wide range of governance issues … (more).
  • Development Assistance: The Forum’s Development Assistance program includes training programs, courses, workshops and technical advice in those countries that are in transition to federalism or considering a transition to federalism … (more).
  • (full text what we do).

Homepage and Sitemap (scroll down);
Federalism; Where; by Country; Coming events; Educational; Publications; Reports; Newsletter; Partners;
Address: Forum of Federations Headquarters, 325 Dalhousie Street, Suite 700, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1N 7G2;

About Us:
The Forum of Federations is an independent organization that was initiated in Canada and is supported by many countries and governments.  Continue Reading…