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Picture taken in 2010 at the Kings Cruiser wreak, South of Phuket, Thailand.

Index July 2011

2011-07-01: Global Urbanist GU;
2011-07-01: Freakonomics;
2011-07-02: Above Top Secret ATS – deny ignorance;
2011-07-02: National Farmer’s Union NFU;
2011-07-03: Comité Catholique contre la Faim et pour le Développement CCFD;
2011-07-03: CIDSE – together for global justice;
2011-07-04: Planetizen – Urban Planning, Design and Development Network;
2011-07-04: Spiritualité 3G;
2011-07-05: Owen abroad – Owen’s thoughts on development and beyond;
2011-07-05: Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom;
2011-07-06: aidinfo – better info, better aid;
2011-07-06: Development Initiatives – engage, empower, eliminate poverty;
2011-07-07: Canadian Alliance for Development Initiatives and Projects CADIP;
2011-07-07: Avocet Services Limited;
2011-07-08: Sprungtuch – Anlaufstelle für Gewaltopfer;
2011-07-08: Voluntary Legal Organisation;
2011-07-09: Websites for Telugu People;
2011-07-10: World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts WAGGGS;
2011-07-10: Bulgarian Gender Research Foundation BGRF;
2011-07-11: Global Footprint Network;
2011-07-11: Foundation for International Community Assistance FINCA;
2011-07-12: General Social Care Council GSCC;
2011-07-12: Center for Sustainable Economy;
2011-07-13: Nusantara Development Initiatives;
2011-07-13: Food for the Hungry;
2011-07-13: Fêtes de Genève;
2011-07-13: last entry on this blog.


See also our pages:

(Sorry, but the different pages for the NGO-blog have crashed … but IF a website is published on my NGO blog, Google Blog-search or Google Web-search will show it on its first pages).

Fêtes de Genève

Cette année du 4 au 13 août 2011 (et les pré-fêtes du 21 juillet au 12 août).

Avec près de 200 spectacles et concerts tous gratuits, le programme des Fêtes de Genève offre encore cette année au public un éventail artistique très varié. Tous les soirs, dès le 21 juillet, la scène des Clubs accueillera des groupes musicaux et des DJs. A partir du 4 août d’éblouissants ensembles musicaux se produiront chaque soir sur l’ensemble des quatre scènes des Fêtes de Genève. Du 4 au 14 août, au cœur du Jardin Anglais, le Village de l’Inde, pays hôte d’honneur des Fêtes de Genève, nous éblouira en exposant ses richesses, ses traditions, son artisanat, sa gastronomie. Chaque soir, la Scène des Clubs au Jardin Anglais proposera en lever de rideau des spectacles musicaux et dansants du folklore indien. (Programme /2011).

Pratique; Organisation; Presse; Billetterie;
Adresse: Bureau des Fêtes de Genève, c/o Genève Tourisme et Congrès, Rue du Mont-Blanc 18, Case postale 1602, CH – 1211 Genève 1, Suisse;

Accès et circulation /Horaire de fermeture des rues:  Continue Reading…

Food for the Hungry

meeting physical and spiritual need worldwide – (in distinguishion to: Food for the Hungry International FHI, = site under construction)

  • Food for the Hungry (FH) is an international relief and development organization working in more than 26 countries around the world.[1] Food for the Hungry was founded in 1971 by Dr. Larry Ward.[1] FH’s stated mission is “to walk with leaders, churches and families in overcoming all forms of human poverty by living in healthy relationship with God and His creation”[2] which was taken from Psalm 146:7 “He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry”.[1]
  • Food for the Hungry is a charter member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, since February 1, 1980.[3] … (full text on en.wikipedia).

Homepage; Sitemap;
What; Where; Learn; Compassionate Care; Get involved; Short-term Missions; Jobs; Ways to Give; Donate;
Address: Food for the Hungry, 1224 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85034-1102, USA;
Contact online.

Who we are: Since 1971, Food for the Hungry has served and spoken out for the poor. By the power and grace of God, our organization sends men and women to help impoverished communities achieve lasting and sustainable transformations.  Continue Reading…

Nusantara Development Initiatives

…  It is the concept of sustainability and rigorous research that distinguishes NDI from other community service projects. Unlike many one-off community service projects, NDI concentrates on the long-term sustainability of the area before moving on to the next phase. One of the key goals of NDI is to promote cooperation between the different nationalities working and studying in Singapore. Hence, NDI accepts participants from all nationalities and currently comprises members from Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, PRC and India.
What is our Mission? Our mission is to research, develop, and implement long-term sustainable developmental projects that accurately and effectively improve the lives and livelihood of rural dwellers … (full text about).

Projects: Light I, Light II; Gallery; Videos; Team; Get involved; Donate;
Contact: link not activated.

Find on en.wikipedia: Nusantara Development Initiatives NDI is an independent committee that focuses on rural development projects in Indonesia. Continue Reading…

Center for Sustainable Economy

analysis solutions advocacy

CSE works to speed the transition to a sustainable society through rigorous analysis of policy, programs, and projects, by developing creative solutions for government agencies, businesses, non-profits, and educators, and by providing expert support for legislative, administrative, and legal campaigns … (about Us 1/2).

Analysis: Public Interest Economics; Ecological Footprint; Carbon Footprint; Sustainability; Solutions; Advocacy; Take action; Staff; Donate;
Address: Center for Sustainable Economy, 1704B Llano Street, Suite 194, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505, USA;

About Us 2/2: … We keep our organization lean and effective by minimizing administrative staff and overhead and by relying on a network of distinguished fellows with expertise in the fields of ecological economics, conservation biology, sustainability analysis, and public interest law.  Continue Reading…

General Social Care Council GSCC

  • General Social Care Council GSCC is the regulator of the social work profession and education in England. We protect the public by requiring high standards of education, conduct and practice of social workers by ensuring that only those who are properly trained and committed to high standards practise social work. (About).
  • GSCC on en.wikipedia.

Education, Training; Principles; Publications; Community; Get involved; Conduct; FAQs;
Contact online.

What we do:
The General Social Care Council (GSCC) is the regulator of the social work profession and social work education in England. We protect the public by requiring high standards of education, conduct and practice of all social workers. Social workers work with some of the most vulnerable people in society, so it is vital that we ensure that only those who are properly trained and committed to high standards practise social work. Continue Reading…

Foundation for International Community Assistance FINCA

The Foundation for International Community Assistance FINCA International is a non-profit, microfinance organization, founded by John Hatch in 1984. Sometimes referred to as the “World Bank for the Poor” and a “poverty vaccine for the planet”,[2] FINCA is the innovator of the village banking methodology in microcredit and is widely regarded as one of the pioneers of modern day microfinance. With its headquarters in Washington, D.C., FINCA has 21 affiliated host-country institutions (affiliates), in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia. Along with Grameen Bank and Accion International, FINCA is considered to be one of the most influential microfinance organizations in the world.[3] … (full long text on en.wikipedia).

What is Microfinance; Microfinance Programs; Business Model; MDGs; Media; Get involved; Careers; Leadership; Ways to give; FAQs;
Address: FINCA International, Central Administrative/Executive Offices, 1101 14th Street NW, Eleventh Floor, Washington, DC 20005, USA;

About: FINCA International provides financial services to the world’s lowest-income entrepreneurs so they can create jobs, build assets and improve their standard of living.   Continue Reading…

Global Footprint Network

also in de, fr, es, it

Global Footprint Network, founded in 2003, is an independent think tank based in the United States, Belgium and Switzerland. Global Footprint Network works on tools for advancing sustainability.
Global Footprint Network’s goal is to create a future where all humans can live well, within the means of one planet Earth. Their headquarters are in Oakland, CA, but they also have offices in Zurich and Brussels.[1] The Network includes over 200 partner organizations, including WWF International, Sarasin bank, Pictet bank, the British think tank, the New Economics Foundation, and the UK consultancy Best Foot Forward. Their short-term ambition is to have 10 countries use the Ecological Footprint by 2015.[2] … (full text on en.wikipedia).

Homepage; Sitemap;
What we do; Basics; Science; Partnerships; Jobs; Board, Offices; Advisory; Team; How to Help; Donate;
Addresses (1 of: Global Footprint Network, Headquarters, 312 Clay Street, Suite 300, Oakland, CA 94607-3510, USA;

About us /at a glance: Humans are the most successful species on the planet. But we are using more resources than the Earth can provide. We are in global ecological overshoot. Continue Reading…

Bulgarian Gender Research Foundation BGRF

first in bulgarian language – Linked on our blogs with Call for Applications for the Women’s Human Rights Training Institute WHRTI, 2011-2013.

Bulgarian Gender Research Foundation is an NGO of public utility that promotes social equality and women’s human rights in Bulgaria through research, education and advocacy programs … (about 1/2).

english Homepage;
Activities; Programs; Projects; Latest News; Newsletter; Gallery; Partners; Links;
Address: BGRF, 5 Evlogi Georgiev Blv. 1142 Sofia, Bulgaria;

About 2/2: … The BGRF is founded in June 1998 in Sofia. The team of the Foundation consists of lawyers, academics, experts in advocacy, education, monitoring violations of human rights, lobbying for legislative changes, preparing publications, networking Continue Reading…

World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts WAGGGS

also in fr and es

With ten million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts from 145 countries across the world, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) is the largest voluntary movement dedicated to girls and young women in the world … (about WAGGGS).

english Homepage;
What we do; Volunteer; Jobs; Publications; History of Guiding; Partners;
Address: World Bureau, Olave Centre, 12c Lyndhurst Road, London, NW3 5PQ, UK;

About Guiding: Girl Guiding/Girl Scouting is open to all girls and young women whatever their religion, ethnic group or background. A Girl Guide or Girl Scout accepts the Promise and the Law based on spiritual values, personal development and commitment to helping others.  Continue Reading…

Websites for Telugu People

Linked on our blogs with Search on this blog with the Keyword Indigenous, and same search on our other blogs (see the long list down of this page)

The Telugu people or Telugus (Telugu: తెలుగు ప్రజలు) are an ethnic group of India. They are the native speakers of the Telugu language, the most commonly spoken language in India after Hindi and Bengali. They are one of the many Dravidian ethnic groups that inhabit South India. They are mostly native to Andra Pradesh, with significant populations in Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Orissa.
Tamils, in their Sangam literature in the beginning of Christian era, called Telugu people Vadugu, Vadagu, Vadugar etc., meaning “northerners”. Jayagondar’s work called Kalingattupparani used words like Telungaru and Vadugu to describe Telugus.[2] … (full long text on en.wikipedia /Pople). More on Telugu on en.wikipedia: Distinguishion /Discussions, the Language, and the Native Speakers;

More websites: Comedy /videos; ThesisEthnologue report; Learning /Resources; Literature; Online Dictionary;; Shabdkosh; Susumu Kuno’s;

The Telugu – Associations for and by the Telugu People, World’s first Encyclopedia of Telugu (Natives in Andhra Pradesh/India). Telugu vaariki ee website oka encyclopedia kaavaalani maa aakaanksha. Telugu vaaru prapanchamlo yekkada unna Telugu loanae maatlaadaalani maa aasa. Ee prayathnam phalinchaalani ee thayaaru chaesaamu. Ashta Dikpaalakulu, Nakshatraalu vanti arudaina Telugu padaalu ee home-page lo unnaayi. Migathaa vishayaalu separate pages lo classify chaesaamu. Mee comments email cheyyandi. (Telugu lo maatlaadandi. (Telugu vaadinani garvapadandi) … Do you have a Telugu Website? Want to add URL? Missing Data?
Want your name in Meeru Telugaa? – Site owned by: YourBabysName Dot Com Pvt Ltd, Chennai, India … Contacts.

Diaspora Foundation /connecting with the roots: is an initiative of Diaspora Foundation ®.  Continue Reading…

Linked on our blogs with Islam, Culture and Women.

promoting the theology of Islam … For Westerners seeking a knowledge and understanding of Islam – an Internet home for theologically motivated Western converts to Islam and a source of information for non-Muslims seeking a knowledge and understanding of Islam – A guide to the religion of Islam, Muslim history and civilizations, the rights of women in Islam, Islam in the West and around the world today plus Muslim schools and family life … an Internet home for theologically motivated Western converts to Islam and a source of information for non-Muslims seeking a knowledge and understanding of Islam … (about this website 1/2).

Muslims today; Women in Islam; Women of Afghanistan; Afghan Women’s Mission; Converts; Basics; Books; Newsletter; History; Links;

About this website 2/2: … The basis of any religion is theology – do you believe in the existence of God and if so, what do you believe about Him?  Continue Reading…

Voluntary Legal Organisation

… Our organisation operates under a number of key philosophies and aimed to address a number of issues include:

  • 1. Gender and education gaps in society.
  • 2. Role of women in shaping their communities.
  • 3. Empowering women to become more involved and actively participate in social decision making.
  • 4. Enabling disadvantaged woman to use the experience and education gained to help others in similar situation. (full text International NGO).

Voluntary Legal; Working Links; Events; Gallery, Videos; Law-Services: Employment, Housing, Family, Company and Commercials; Wills and Contracts; Claim Handlers; Donate;
Addresses (1 of 2): London House, Head Office, 271-273 Kings Street, Hammersmith, London, W6 9LZ, UK;

Our Aims and Objectives: The organisations have several aims and objectives, it seeks to address when supporting and working with the community, these include:   Continue Reading…

Sprungtuch – Anlaufstelle für Gewaltopfer

“Sprungtuch” ist neu. Vor der Idee liegen ein zufällig missglückter Mordversuch mit Geiselnahme und Vergewaltigung und eine Lücke im sozialen Angebot für Opferbetreuung. Nicole Dill hat ihr Erlebnis im Buch “Leben! Wie ich ermordet wurde” geschildert … (ganzer Text Startseite 1/2).

Auftritte, Events; Ueber mich; Buch: Leben! – Wie ich ermordet wurde;
Adresse: Sprungtuch by Nicole Dill Hartmann, Blumenweg 8, Luzern 6003, Schweiz;

Startseite 2/2: … Nach ihrem vielschichtigen Trauma hat sich Nicole Dill entschieden, ihre Erfahrungen mit der Bewältigung und Verarbeitung von Gewalt weiterzugeben.  Continue Reading…

Avocet Services Limited – child focused social work

Avocet have over 20 years of experience working with children, young people and their families in residential and community settings. Our Independent Social Workers have a developed knowledge of child social work services and complex family issues. This can include children in need of services and protection, children with physical and emotional disabilities, children and parents with learning disabilities and mental health concerns … (about 1/2).

Social Work Services; Assessment; Court Report; Consultancy, Investigations; Training; News; Blog; Members;
Avocet Services Limited, Calverley House, 55 Calverley Road, P.O.Box 339, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 2TU, UK;

About 2/2 … /Codes of Practice and Ethics: Avocet adhere to, and fully supports the GSCC code of practice for Social Care Workers, as well as the BASW Code of Ethics for Social Work. These can be found on their respective web sites at:   Continue Reading…

Canadian Alliance for Development Initiatives and Projects CADIP

  • … CADIP is a non-profit Canadian organization based in Vancouver, British Columbia. It has no religious or political affiliation. Through various charity, volunteer and youth initiatives, Cadip promotes peace, cooperation, tolerance and understanding in multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and international surroundings … (Mission, Activies 1/2).
  • CADIP on wikipedia.

Programs, Projects; Cooperation; Why Volunteer; Infopool; Downloads; Donate;
Middle- and /Longterm Volunteering; Join us; Workcamps: Introduction, Currents;
Address: CADIP, 353-1350 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6Z 0C2, Canada;
Write us online; Contacts.

Mission, Activities 2/2: … The organization also promotes patterns and examples of civil activities focused on serving others, on building social ties and strengthening communities, on supporting civil society development.   Continue Reading…

Development Initiatives – engage, empower, eliminate poverty

Linked on our blog with aidinfo.

Development Initiatives is an independent organisation working for poverty elimination. We Engage to increase access to and understanding of information and statistics related to poverty. We Empower by putting this information, and the capacity to use it, in the hands of poor people and others working to reduce poverty. We believe that transparent and accessible information can play a key role in making aid more effective, and in enhancing choice, security and opportunity for the world’s poorest people. Our vision is to Eliminate Poverty by 2025. (Homepage).

There is one only URL for the whole site. To reach items, click on the internal links, as: Homepage; Articles/Blogs, What we do, Our Work, Our Team, Contacts.
Address: Development Initiatives Ltd, Keyward Business park, Jocelyn Drive, Wells, BA5 1DB, UK;

What we do
: Since 1992, we have been working with governments, multilateral organisations and NGOs. Our programmes of work have a focus on poverty elimination and we have a particular expertise in analyzing, interpreting and improving information about international aid and development and making it more transparent and accessible.

aidinfo – better info, better aid

Linked on our blogs with Development Initiatives.

Info Portal; News and Views; Resources; Team; Who; Funding; Categories: Data, Policy, Technology, Video;
Address: aidinfo, c/o Development Initiatives, Keward Court, Jocelyn Drive, Wells, Somerset, BA5 1DA, UK;
Contact online.

About 2/2: … We strive to enable governments, civil society and citizens greater and easier access to information on aid. This means that aid money can be tracked, adequate project feedback given and that government and donors can be held to account.   Continue Reading…

Owen abroad – Owen’s thoughts on development and beyond

Welcome to Owen’s website: I am development economist and former civil servant. This website is about my interests, which include reducing global poverty, running, cycling, computers, philosophy and current affairs. You might also be interested in my podcast about development, Development Drums, or my Running For Fitness website. (Homepage).

Blog; Writings; Ethiopia; Running; Cycling;
Contact online.

About: Owen Barder is Senior Fellow and Director for Europe at the Center for Global Development in Washington DC.  Continue Reading…

Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom

The Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom is a nonprofit corporation with 501c3 (tax-exempt) status. Its mission is to offer skillful means for changing the brain to benefit the whole person – and all beings in a world too full of war. It draws on psychology, neurology, and the great contemplative traditions for tools that anyone can use in daily life for greater happiness, love, effectiveness, and wisdom … (the Wellspring Institute 1/2).

Research; Brain FAQs; Key Papers; Contemplative Traditions; Program; Talks, Videos; Slide Shows; Articles; Newsletter; Community; The Founders;
Contact Rick Mendius, M.D.

The Wellspring Institute 2/2: … The Institute aims to accomplish this mission through:   Continue Reading…

Spiritualité 3G

Je rêvais de trouver un site qui pourrait m’aider à:

  • Mieux comprendre l’Univers et le rôle spécial que chacun de nous est appelé à y jouer
  • Apprendre les techniques spirituelles qui marchent vraiment
  • Vivre de véritables expériences spirituelles et pas juste en parler ou en rêver…
  • Bénéficier d’un véritable parcours et suivi pédagogique, pas juste d’un catalogue dans lequel puiser (Inutile de dire que je ne cherchais pas de secte ni de gourou…)

Je n’ai jamais trouvé ce site … (à propos / Méditation 1/2).

Méditation; Actualités; Programme; Forum; Reports, Articles; Nouveau? Expériences; Exercices; Guide; … etc.; Les 10 Piliers;

A propos / Méditation 2/2: … Aujourd’hui, après je ne sais combien de temps et d’argent dépensés à la recherche d’un chemin spirituel expérimental authentique, je suis heureux de vous donner accès à Spiritualité3G …   Continue Reading…

Planetizen – Urban Planning, Design and Development Network

Planetizen is a public-interest information exchange provided by Urban Insight for the urban planning, design, and development community. It is a one-stop source for urban planning news, commentary, interviews, event coverage, book reviews, announcements, jobs, consultant listings, training, and more … (about 1/2).

Op-Ed; Features; News; Newsletter; Blog; Forums; Standards, Accessibility;
Team; Correspondents; Consultants; Courses; Schools; Radar; FAQs; Jobs;
Address: Planetizen, c/o Urban Insight, 3700 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 570, Los Angeles, CA 90010, USA;

About 2/2: … Planetizen prides itself on covering a wide number of planning, design, and development issues, from transportation to global warming, architecture to infrastructure, housing and community development to historic preservation.   Continue Reading…

CIDSE – together for global justice

CIDSE is an international alliance of Catholic development agencies. Its 16 members from Europe and North America share a common strategy in their efforts to eradicate poverty and establish global justice.

We are inspired by our Christian faith. Our compassion is rooted in hope and love. The strength and resourcefulness of our members’ Southern partners and the communities they serve is the starting point for our analysis, which we do from the perspective of our option for the poor. We believe a better world can and must be achieved so that all can enjoy the fullness of life … (full text Mission and Values).

english Homepage; Sitemap;
Members; Interactive Map; Press, Media; Newsletters; Areas of Work: links in left column; Links;
Plan/Directions; Address Secretariat: CIDSE, Rue Stévin, 16, 1000 Brussels, Belgium;

About: We are an international alliance of Catholic development agencies working together for global justice.   Continue Reading…

Comité Catholique contre la Faim et pour le Développement CCFD

Terre Solidaire – 50 ans déjà, 20 ans seulement – in english /about, en espagnol /a proposito.

  • … Permettre à tous les hommes et à toutes les femmes, particulièrement à ceux et celles qui vivent dans la pauvreté, d’exercer leurs droits, d’assumer leurs responsabilités et d’apporter leur contribution au bien-être de l’humanité, tel est le défi que la communauté mondiale s’est donné lors du Sommet des Nations unies de Copenhague en 1995.
  • Pour que tous les hommes et femmes de tous les peuples aient la capacité d’être des acteurs en faveur du bien commun, des Mouvements et Services d’Église réunis en collégialité au CCFD-Terre Solidaire appellent, ensemble, à oeuvrer pour le développement … (texte entier nos actions).
  • Voir CCFD aussi sur fr.wikipedia. – CCFD est aussi membre de CRID, de CIDSE, et de Coordination Sud.

Accueil; Plan du Site;
Missions en France; Dossiers; Agissez; MSE; Partenariats; FAQs; Faire un Don;
Adresse: CCFD-Terre Solidaire – 4, rue Jean Lantier – 75001 Paris, France;
Contact online.

Qui sommes-nous? La première ONG française de développement.  Continue Reading…

National Farmer’s Union NFU

the voice of British farming

  • The NFU was founded in 1908 and is financed by members’ subscriptions. We are not affiliated to any political party and have a completely democratic structure. See our Who’s Who list here.
  • Today, our trade association is the largest farming organisation in the UK, providing a strong and respected voice for the industry and employing a team of 500 staff to support the needs of its members locally, nationally and internationally … (about 1/2).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Who’s Who; Our Work; Membership; Sectors; Regions; Complaints; News; Press; Directory; Careers;
Contact online. Contact your regional office.

About 2/2: … Among its many strengths is its unique network of local offices and advisers, co-funded by NFU Mutual (Insurance, Pensions, Investments), meaning NFU members are never far from one of our representatives.   Continue Reading…

Above Top Secret ATS – deny ignorance

  • is the Internet’s largest and most popular discussion board community dedicated to the intelligent exchange of ideas and debate on a wide range of “alternative topics” such as conspiracies, UFO’s, paranormal, secret societies, political scandals, new world order, terrorism, and dozens of related topics with a diverse mix of users from all over the world.
  • With 233,918 members generating 11,586,297 posts of substance (minimal contributions are not allowed) that cover 708,905 topics in 166 different discussion forums, you could say “the truth is in here” … (about ATS 1/2).

Forums; Top; What’s; Recents; Newsletter; Create Account; ATS LIVE; StreetView; Comics; Videos;
Contact online.

About ATS 2/2: … And new content, new ideas, new speculation, and new theories are being generating at an astounding pace with 4,710 members creating 53,373 new posts during the past seven days. Continue Reading…


the hidden side of everything

It began when New York journalist and author Stephen J. Dubner went to Chicago to write about award-winning economist Steven D. Levitt for The New York Times Magazine. Dubner had been reluctant to take the assignment (he was in the middle of writing a book about the psychology of money). Levitt was reluctant to be shadowed by a journalist (but his mother loved the Times Magazine, so he gave in) … (about 1/2).

Blog; Radio; Books; Movie; Lectures; FAQs;

About 2/2: … The article came out, and led to an unexpected partnership. Levitt and Dubner wrote Freakonomics, a book about cheating teachers, bizarre baby names, self-dealing Realtors, and crack-selling mama’s boys. Continue Reading…

Global Urbanist GU

news and analysis of cities around the world – Linked on our blogs with Urban farming more profitable than white-collar jobs for many Congolese.

Who we are /Staff, /Board: submit, contribute, write, post, list, enquire … (full text).

Environment; Economy; Governance; Planning; International; Regions; Communities;
Contact. -

About: Established in 2009, The Global Urbanist is a news portal reviewing urban affairs and urban management issues in cities throughout the developed and developing world.  Continue Reading…

Statistics June 2011

Our provider’s Web-Statistics for all blogs running under for June 2011:   Continue Reading…

Index June 2011

2011-05-01: turn exchange;
2011-05-01: United Way Worldwide;
2011-06-02: Dundori Orphans Project;
2011-06-02: Cultivating Emotional Balance;
2011-06-03: African Women’s Development Fund AWDF;
2011-06-03: American Medical Women’s Association AMWA;
2011-06-04: Women’s Shelter Program of San Luis Obispo County;
2011-06-04: Asian Women’s Shelter AWS;
2011-06-05: women’s link worldwide;
2011-06-05: Homeless Shelter Directory;
2011-06-06: Poverty Reduction;
2011-06-06: World Young Women Christian Association YWCA;
2011-06-07: Democratic Governance;
2011-06-07: Alice Springs’ Women’s Shelter, Australia;
2011-06-08: Cellule Nationale de Suivi et de Coordination pour la Protection de l’Enfant CNSCPE;
2011-06-09: IMF Boss (a WordPressBlog I like);
2011-06-09: Turning Point;
2011-06-10: Télécoms sans frontières TSF / Telecoms Without Borders;
2011-06-10: International Council of Voluntary Agencies ICVA;
2011-06-11: Great Transition Initiative GTI;
2011-06-11: MDPI – Open Access Publishing;
2011-06-12: Strategic Culture Foundation;
2011-06-12: Association for Cultural Studies ACS;
2011-06-13: Connaitre ses droits – savoir se défendre sans avocat;
2011-06-13: Global Scenario Group GSG;
2011-06-14: Resource Center of the Americas;
2011-06-14: Indian Law Resource Center – Justice for Indigenous People;
2011-06-15: NHS Future Forum;
2011-06-15: Forum for the Future;
2011-06-16: Groupe pour l’Etude et l’Enseignement de la Population GEEP;
2011-06-16: Alpha Galileo;
2011-06-17: Tabu e.V.;
2011-06-17: FORWARD – safeguarding rights and dignity;
2011-06-18: National Cristina Foundation NCF;
2011-06-18: Positive;
2011-06-19: Wayne Madsen Report WMR;
2011-06-19: World Economy & Development in brief;
2011-06-20: Eva Organization for Women E.O.W.;
2011-06-21: Development Alternative DAI;
2011-06-21: Education Development Center EDC;
2011-06-22: HelpAge International;
2011-06-22: Heifer International;
2011-06-23: Archives hub;
2011-06-23: Stoned – Backpacking Around Australia;
2011-06-24: Hong Kong Institute of Education HKIEd;
2011-06-24: Genesis Women’s Shelter GWS;
2011-06-25: International Relief and Development IRD;
2011-06-25: Lutheran World Relief;
2011-06-26: PoleStar Project;
2011-06-27: Center for Research and Documentation Chile-Latin America e.V. FDCL;
2011-06-27: Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter;
2011-06-28: Le Blog de Chris Blattman;
2011-06-28: Coordination Nationale des Organisations Paysannes CNOP, Mali;
2011-06-29: expat blog – share your expat experience;
2011-06-29: Collectif pour la Défense des Terres Malgaches;
2011-06-30: Urban -  worldwide investigation into the future of cities;
2011-06-30: Synergie Paysanne du Bénin.


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Synergie Paysanne du Bénin

Dans le cadre de la mise en oeuvre des résolutions et recommandations du carrefour National des jeunes Ruraux (CNJR) ayant regroupé les jeunes agriculteurs du Bénin et du Togo du 22 au 26 février 1999 et dans le souci de mettre les jeunes ruraux au centre des grands défis du monde rural à savoir la sécurité alimentaire, la participation réelle à la prise de décision, l’accès aux ressources de production, les jeunes paysans du Bénin ont décidé de se mettre en un mouvement de défense et de construction des positions collectives dénommé: Synergie Paysanne … (texte entier accueil /qui sommes-nous).

Activités /Plaidoyer; Revendications /Foncier; Partizipez /Adhésion; Partenaires; Etudes; Blog; Portrait de paysan; Liens;
Adresse: Synergie Paysanne, Boîte Postale, 1410 Abomey-Calavi, Bénin;

Objectifs, Missions:

  • Défendre les paysans dans leurs droits et mettre également l’accent sur leur devoir   Continue Reading…

Urban – worldwide investigation into the future of cities

The Urban Age Programme, jointly organised with Deutsche Bank’s Alfred Herrhausen Society, is an international investigation of the spatial and social dynamics of cities centred on an annual conference, research initiative and publication. Since 2005, over ten conferences have been held in rapidly urbanising regions in Africa and Asia, as well as in mature urban regions in the Americas and Europe … (about 1/2).

Who’s who /Network; Research; Conferences; Events; Publications; News; Award;
Left column: links to 11 cities; LSE-Cities;
Press /Contact.

About 2/2: … As an event, the Urban Age catalyses the exchange of information, experiences and data across a global network of cities. Continue Reading…

Collectif pour la Défense des Terres Malgaches

Izay mitambatra vato, izay misaraka fasika

L’opinion publique malgache, informée par la presse nationale et internationale, est particulièrement en alerte. Plusieurs grands projets en cours à Madagascar démontrent la réalité de contrats conjuguant une exploitation drastique des richesses du pays par des investisseurs étrangers à l’insignifiance des bénéfices en retour pour la Nation et les populations malgaches … (qui sommes-nous 1/2).

Articles; Textes /Publications /Declarations Tambazotra //Manifeste; Newsletter; Archives;
Contact admin.

Qui sommes-nous 2/2: … Le COLLECTIF POUR LA DEFENSE DES TERRES MALGACHES – TANY regroupe des individus d’origine malgache déterminés à unir leurs forces et à travailler ensemble pour s’opposer à la spoliation des citoyens et paysans malgaches de leurs terres.  Continue Reading…

expat blog – share your expat experience

also in french and spanish

  • Who can help an expatriate better than another expatriate?
  • Expat blog is a project held by expatriates, for expatriates. Our ambition is to help people who want to live abroad, wherever they are in the world, and wherever they would like to live. The main idea is to make expatriates share their experience. Everybody can participate. (about).

english Homepage; Site map;
Network; Classifieds; Forum (by countries); Business; Blogs; Blog of the month; Newsletter; Pictures; Faqs;
Contact us.

Overview /Destinations: The living abroad participative website. Would you like to live, study or work in a foreign country? Or just discover how life is on the other side of the planet? Expat blog is dedicated to expatriates who want to share their living abroad experience. You’ll find in this section all the information you need to move abroad. Everybody can participate!   Continue Reading…

Coordination Nationale des Organisations Paysannes CNOP, Mali

Ayant deux fonctions principales, dont une fonction de représentation politique et une fonction de défense des intérêts des producteurs Agricoles, la CNOP vise:

  • L’éradication de la pauvreté en milieu rural,
  • La Souveraineté alimentaire pour le pays,
  • Des conditions de vie meilleures pour l’ensemble des ruraux,
  • Une Agriculture paysanne reconnue comme métier, sécurisée et respectée,
  • L’exploitation rationnelle des ressources naturelles pour la durabilité des systèmes de production et de la biodiversité, la préservation et la sauvegarde du patrimoine génétique. (Vision /voir à l’Accueil).

Fédérations membres: voir tous les liens dans la colonne de gauche;
Actualités; Présentation, Histoire; Réglement interieur; Statuts; Fondateur Ibrahima Coulibaly dans wikipedia;
Adresse: Coordination Nationale des Organisations Paysannes du Mali, Kalaban coura, Rue 200, Porte 727, BP.E:2169, Bamako, Mali;
Contact: T. (223) 20 28 68 00, 76 17 09 79, e-mail1, e-mail2, e-mail3.

Projets/Programmes:   Continue Reading…

Le Blog de Chris Blattman

Research, international development, foreign policy, and violent conflict

  • My teaching, research and writing lie at the intersection of public policy, economic development, civil war, political participation, and survey and statistical methods. So (most of the time) does my blogging.
  • I’m presently an Assistant Professor of Political Science & Economics at Yale University … (about me 1/2).

Homepage /BLOG;

About me 2/2: A CV is here. I have a PhD in Economics from UC Berkeley, a MPA/ID from Harvard’s Kennedy School, and a BA in Economics from the University of Waterloo.  Continue Reading…

Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter

… Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter was opened in 1983 by a group of community members who saw a need for a safe place for women and children fleeing violence. Since that time, Ernestine’s has assisted over 5,000 families with critical immediate care services … //
… Future: Ernestine’s Strategic Priorities 2010-2013:

  • To build fundraising capacity and raise more money by leveraging internal resources and increasing community engagement.
  • To enhance service delivery, advocacy and partnerships to meet the growing needs of all women and children accessing EWS.
  • To ensure our policies and procedures provide the foundation for excellence in service delivery.
  • To build on the strong organizational culture by ensuring alignment of values, demonstrating the commitment to our staff, students and volunteers and ensure excellence in service delivery … (full text past-present-future).

Get Help; Signs of Abuse; Safety Planning; FAQs; Media; Newsletters; Volunteer; Donate;
Posting Address: Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter, P.O. Box 141, Stn. B, Etobicoke, ON, M9W 5K9, Canada;

About /Violence, The Truth: Facts about Violence Against Women and Children in Canada:   Continue Reading…

Center for Research and Documentation Chile-Latin America e.V. FDCL

main laguage: german – also in spanish

The Center for Research and Documentation Chile-Latin America e.V. (in german: FDCL – Forschungs- und Dokumentationszentrum Chile-Lateinamerika) a non-profit registered association, exists since 1974 and is a center for information and communication for individuals and groups that wish to inform themselves or get involved with Latin America-related issues. It is well known far beyond the borders of Berlin. Diverse projects, political initiatives, country committees, migrant groups and Latin America-related media projects work under the umbrella of FDCL … (full text about).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Projects; Journal LN; News; Films; Archives; Research/Request; Collections; Gallery;
Address: FDCL, Im Mehringhof, Aufgang 3, 5.Stock, Gneisenaustr.2a, 10 961 Berlin, Germany;
de.Impressum, Contact.

Legal Advice: The legally-binding advice can be found in the German version of this impressum.  Continue Reading…

PoleStar Project

The Polestar System is a software tool for integrated sustainability planning and long-range scenario analysis. Rather than a rigid model reflecting a particular approach to simulating socio-ecological systems, it offers a flexible and adaptable accounting framework for constructing a wide range of possible futures … (the Polestar System).

Publications; Global Scenarios; See also: Global Scenario Group GSG; Great Transition Initiative; Tellus Institute;
Address: PoleStar Project, Tellus Institute, 11 Arlington Street, Boston, MA, 02116, USA;

Background: The PoleStar Project was conceived in 1991 by Prof. Gordon Goodman, Director of Stockholm Environment Institute, and Dr. Paul Raskin, President of Tellus Institute.  Continue Reading…

developing systems, services and media for women and men to work together as equals in work, life and politics

You may already know us under the names Eyecatcher Associates, Shevolution, or Project Parity.  To recognise the increased interest in, and success of, our gender related activities, we have recently brought our gender work together in this website to share news and information.  In this site you will find links to partner organisations all over the world and exclusive access to articles and back-catalogues of work by Lesley Abdela. has been awarded a Studyweb Academic Excellence Award for its informative content … (full text About Us /who we are).

Lesley Abdela MBE; Who; What; Where; Project Party; References; International Links;
Address: , Lower Windmill Oast, Lamberhurst, Kent, TN3 8AL, UK;

Aims: Equal Opportunities is an issue of efficiency, not just social policy.  No organisation or country is working efficiently if it is not drawing on the full talents available to it.   Continue Reading…

Lutheran World Relief LWR

Lutheran World Relief LWR is an international nonprofit organization specializing in International Development and Disaster Relief. LWR is a joint ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. It is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland. According to its website, LWR promotes sustainable development by helping communities increase the quality of life, engage in Fair Trade, and be better equipped to handle emergencies. This expanded mission originated from its beginnings as a non-governmental organization founded in 1945 for helping many European Lutherans who suffered devastation during World War II.[2] … (full long text and explanations on wikipedia).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Where; How; Resources; Clean Water; Food Security; Fair Trade; Jobs; Be Involved; Contribute;
News; Newsletter; Financials, 23p; Advocacy; History; Staff; Board; Links;
Address: , 700 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA;

About Us /VISION: Empowered by God’s unconditional love in Jesus Christ, we envision a world in which each person, every community, and all generations live in justice, dignity, and peace.  Continue Reading…

International Relief and Development IRD

IRD provides cost-effective relief and development programs in six core sectors, as well as facilitating in-kind contributions as needed:

  • Democracy, Governance & Community Development: IRD works at the ground level with local partners to promote planning, education and training to rebuild community life when it has been disabled by tragedy and conflict. IRD programs encourage citizen participation, guide the distribution of humanitarian aid, and help identify community goals and priorities.
  • Community Stabilization: … (full long text What we do).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Compliance; Publications; Subscribe; Press; Join /Register; Get involved; Donate; Board; Staff; Donors, Partners; Careers;
Address: , 1621 North Kent Street, Fourth Floor, Arlington, VA 22209, USA;

Who we are /Our Mission: IRD’s mission is to reduce the suffering of the world’s most vulnerable groups and provide tools and resources needed to increase their self-sufficiency.   Continue Reading…

Genesis Women’s Shelter GWS

After years of operating Austin Street Centre, a homeless shelter in Dallas, TX, Shelter Ministries of Dallas became aware of the unique needs and vulnerabilities of abused women and children seeking their services. In January 1985, Shelter Ministries of Dallas began operating Genesis Women’s Shelter as a safe haven for these victims of domestic violence. After a yearlong struggle to choose a location, the City of Dallas generously provided a seven-bedroom site for the Shelter at a cost of only $1 per year – the Shelter remains at this undisclosed location to date … (about /History 1/2).

Services; Education; News, Media; Blog; Events; Join; Volunteer; Employment; Partners; Friends; Donations;
Address: Genesis Outreach, 4411 Lemmon Avenue, Suite 201, Dallas, TX 75219, USA;

About /History 2/2: … Through the collaborative efforts of First Presbyterian Church of Dallas (Grace Union Presbyterian) and the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas, Genesis Women’s Shelter was opened, and today, Board representation remains equally divided between these two groups.  Continue Reading…

Hong Kong Institute of Education HKIEd

  • The Hong Kong Institute of Education is a publicly-funded tertiary institution dedicated to the advancement of teaching and learning, through a diverse offering of academic and research programmes on teacher education and complementary social sciences and humanities disciplines.
  • We nurture educators and social leaders who are intellectually active, socially caring, and globally aware, to become agents of change in the communities that they serve. We place great emphasis on research capability – our research will contribute to the advancement of knowledge, scholarship and innovation, with sustainable impact on social progress and human betterment … (about 1/2).
  • HKIEd on en.wikipedia.

Homepage; Sitemap;
Students: prospectives, currents; Research; Alumni; Media; Staff; Visitors; Jobs; Links;
Address: The Hong Kong Institute of Education, 10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong, China;
Map; Transportations; Contacts.

About 2/2: … The Institute aims to be a leading university on education, creating an impact and defining the education landscape not only for Hong Kong but also the Asia Pacific region.  Continue Reading…

Stoned – Backpacking Around Australia

  • Claimed by white man in 1770, this great southern land, has a past that is as amazing as it is long. Being cut off from the rest of the world for so long it survived in it’s own unique way for millennia. How has it fared in the last 200 years?
  • The Island: Australia is a massive country and often dons the name “The Great Southern Land”. As a country, it consists of a huge flat, dry island (the largest in the world), one much smaller island to the south and literally hundreds of tiny islands sprinkled along it’s vast 10,000km plus coastline … (History of Australia 1/2).

Backpacker Tools; Accomodation; Employment; Entertainment; Traveling; News, Sport; FAQs; Cool Links;

History of Australia 2/2: … This enormous sunburnt land stretches from just above the 45th parallel all the way up to the 10th parallel making it almost 3,000km tall. It also stretches a massive 3,500km from east to west.   Continue Reading…

Archives hub

  • The Archives Hub is a Mimas service, funded by JISC and based at The University of Manchester. Systems development work is undertaken at the University of Liverpool. © Copyright 2000-2010. Notices and disclaimers.
  • The Archives Hub provides a gateway to thousands of the UK’s richest archives. Representing over 180 institutions across the country, the Archives Hub is an effective way to discover unique and often little-known sources to support your research … (about 1/2).

Presentations; Training Modules; Archivists; Researchers; System; Hub fo research; Materials; Features; FAQs; Contributors; Meet the team;
Address: Archives Hub, Mimas, Mezzanine-Ground, Devonshire House, University Precinct Centre, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9QH, UK;

About 2/2: … Use the Hub to instantly scan the archival landscape and bring together diverse sources held in repositories across the country. Continue Reading…

Heifer International

  • Heifer envisions: a world of communities living together in peace and equitably sharing the resources of a healthy planet.
  • Heifer’s mission is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth.
  • Heifer’s strategy is to “Pass on the Gift.” As people share their animals’ offspring with others – along with their knowledge, resources, and skills – an expanding network of hope, dignity, and self-reliance is created that reaches around the globe … (full text Mission).
  • Heifer International on en.wikipedia.

Homepage; Sitemap;
Our work; Ideas in action; Visit; Get involved; Careers; Heifer’s Cowboys; Media; Blog; Give; FAQs;
Address: Heifer International, 1 World Avenue, Little Rock, AR, 72202, USA;

History /A Four-Footed Attack Against Hunger: A Midwestern farmer named Dan West was ladling out rations of milk to hungry children during the Spanish Civil War when it hit him.   Continue Reading…

HelpAge International

Linked on our blogs with Condemning the killing of older people on witchraft accusations, and with Changing attitudes to stop witchcraft accusations.

  • HelpAge International helps older people claim their rights, challenge discrimination and overcome poverty, so that they can lead dignified, secure, active and healthy lives.
  • Our work is strengthened through our global network of like-minded organisations – the only one of its kind in the world … (Who we are).
  • HelpAge International on en.wikipedia.

Homepage; Sitemap;
What; Where; Resources; HIV, AIDS; Jobs; Get involved; Publications; News; Blogs; External Links;
Contact online.

Our values and ambitions: We believe that the contribution older people make to society is invaluable. Yet older people remain some of the poorest and most neglected in the world. We are committed to helping them claim their rights, challenge discrimination and overcome poverty. Continue Reading…

Education Development Center EDC

improving education and health worldwide

  • EDC is a global nonprofit organization that designs, delivers and evaluates innovative programs to address some of the world’s most urgent challenges in education, health, and economic opportunity. Working with public-sector and private partners, we harness the power of people and systems to improve education, health promotion and care, workforce preparation, communications technologies, and civic engagement.
  • EDC conducts 350 projects in 35 countries around the world … (about 1/2).

Research, Programs; Contracting with EDC; News; Publications; Brochures; FAQs; Jobs; Trustees; Leadership; Funders;
Addresses (1 of 3): Education Development Center EDC Headquarters, 55 Chapel Street, Newton, MA, 02458-1060, USA;

About 2/2: … Our services include research, training, educational materials and strategy, with activities ranging from seed projects to large-scale national and international initiatives.   Continue Reading…