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Organization

Website

Mission Statement

2020 Fund

http://2020fund.org/

To accelerate progress to a sustainable world for everyone’s children. It is committed to putting in place exceptional long term, 'new paradigm' social enterprise and organizing strategies to achieve sustainability by the year 2020. Alliance-based approaches are applied to ensure we fully utilize the vast talent and resources available today. 

ACC Strategy

www.accstrategy.org

 

American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP)

http://www.abpp.org/

Provides peer and public recognition of demonstrated competence in an approved specialty area in professional psychology. In addition, ABPP board certification provides the professional with increased opportunities for career growth, including employability, mobility, and financial compensation. 

American Foundation of Savoy Orders

http://www.savoyfoundation-usa.org/

A not for profit entity that exists in parallel with the American Delegation of the Dynastic Orders of Knighthood and Merit of the Royal House of Savoy Founded in 1993, the American Foundation is a charitable organization that supports charitable, educational and humanitarian activities. This philanthropic work in North America and around the world is supported by members and friends of the American Delegation of Savoy Orders.  

American Psychological Association (APA)

http://www.apa.org/

To advance psychology as a science and profession and as a means of promoting health, education, and human welfare. To support research psychologists working in applied psychological science and to develop and implement initiatives that support and help grow the many applications of psychology. 

Arava Institute for Environmental Studies

http://www.arava.org/

Environmental teaching and research program in the Middle East, preparing future Arab and Jewish leaders to cooperatively solve the region’s environmental challenges. Located in the heart of Israel's Arava desert, the Arava Institute is a unique oasis of environmental education, research, and international cooperation. 

Association for Spirituality and Psychotherapy

http://www.psychospiritualtherapy.org/

Committed to the study of how psychotherapy can foster the emergence of the spiritual dimension in peoples lives, and how spiritual practice may enhance personal lives and the psycho-therapeutic experience. Drawing from all religious and spiritual traditions, psychological perspectives and scientific theory and research, emphasizes how the individual can awaken to the spiritual traditions and practices. 

Bioenergy Future Group

http://www.bioenergyfg.org

Engage in research on bio-energy related technology, policy, and systems while providing opportunities for dialogue between people and corporations of various backgrounds.  

Bluewing Consulting

http://www.bluewingconsulting.com/bluewingconsulting/

Helps create the kinds of conversations that lead to innovation, collaboration and change. 

Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University

http://www.bkwsu.com/

Acknowledges the intrinsic goodness of all people. Teaches a practical method of meditation that helps individuals understand their inner strengths and values. Committed to spiritual growth and personal transformation, believing them essential in creating a peaceful and just world. Promotes spiritual understanding, leadership with integrity and elevated actions towards a better world.  

CARE International Pakistan

http://www.careinternational.org.uk/10949/pakistan/care-in-pakistan.html

To serve individuals and families in the poorest communities in the world. Drawing on diversity, resources and experience across the world, they promote innovative solutions and are advocates for global responsibility. Strengthening people’s ability to help themselves; Providing economic opportunity; Delivering relief in emergencies; Influencing policy decisions at all levels; Addressing discrimination in all its forms.  

Center for Hazards Research and Policy Development

http://hazardcenter.louisville.edu/

Engaged in research, education and innovation in hazards and security planning, preparedness, response and recovery.  

Centre for Global Environment Research

http://www.teriin.org/index.php

Tackle issues of concern to Indian society, and the world at large, and develop innovative and cost effective solutions. Enhance networking for sustainable interventions. Realize potential for national and international leadership as a knowledge based agent of change in the fields of energy, environment, other natural resources and sustainable development. Inspire and reach out to diverse stakeholders for realizing a shared vision of global sustainable development. 

Centre for Women, the Earth, the Divine

http://www.cwed.org/

Dedicated to exploring the parallels that exist between the imaging and treatment of Women and of the Earth, and how our images of the Divine are related to these parallels. 

Coastal Development Partnership (CDP)

http://www.cdpbd.org/home.html

To assist marginalized community, NGOs and Citizens' Forums to build up their capacities, which will in turn help them  enhance the capability of the weaker sections of Society, especially women and children, to obtain Social Justice through Environmental and Economic Development. 

Communications Coordination Committee for the United Nations (CCC/UN)

 

 http://www.cccun.org/

 The CCC/UN membership generally meets the last Thursday of each month in New York City.
 

Compassion in World Farming

http://www.ciwf.org.uk/

To end factory farming, creating a world where fresh air and daylight are natural parts of any farming system.  

Conservation International

http://www.conservation.org

To conserve the Earth's living heritage – our global biodiversity – and to demonstrate that human societies are able to live harmoniously with nature. 

Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Louisville

 

 

DESI Power

http://www.desipower.com/

 
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Deutsche Tierschutzbund e.V. (German Animal Welfare Federation)

http://www.tierschutzbund.de/

 

Disaster Mitigation & Vulnerability Reduction, UNDP

 

 

EALÁT (translated as Reindeer Pastoralism in a Changing Climate)

http://www.arcticportal.org/en/icr/ealat

A Reindeer Herders Vulnerability Network Study that examines reindeer pastoralism in the light of climate change. Focuses on the adaptive capacity of reindeer pastoralism to climate variability and change and, in particular, on the integration of herders’ knowledge in the study and analysis of their ability to adapt to environmental variability and change.  

Environment Partnership

http://www.bidnetwork.org/person-49712-en.html

Works closely with water user groups, communities and state agencies. Established the water user groups to be a networking and promote their wisdom knowledge to local education and Irrigation Learning Center. Promote the social capital to emerging to economic value and environment value. Drinking water factory is adaptation of environment crisis in waste water & sanitation. 

Federation of Swedish Farmers

http://www.lrf.se/inenglish

To contribute to the development of companies and industries based on farming and forestry, thereby enabling individual members to realize their goals in terms of profitability, growth and quality of life. 

Fordham University, Graduate School of Social Service 

 

 

Genanet

www.genanet.de

A project of the organization LIFE-Women develop ecotechnology. Seated in Berlin it promotes environmental protection and equal opportunities for women and men in skilled trades, science and technology; develops new educational concepts, with environmental protection forming an integral part of all areas of training; forges linkes between environmental and feminist politics and organizes women’s networks to promote equality of opportunity in the environmental sector and on the labour market; cooperates with many other countries in Europe.  

Gender and Disaster Network

http://www.gdnonline.org/

An educational project initiated by women and men interested in gender relations in disaster contexts. Goals are to document and analyze women's and men's experiences before, during, and after disaster, situating gender relations in broad political, economic, historical, and cultural context; work across disciplinary and organizational boundaries in support of collaborative research and applied projects; foster information sharing and resource building among network members build and sustain an active international community of scholars and activists. 

Georgetown University 

 

 

Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC) / Fire Ecology Research Group, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry.

 

 

http://www.fire.uni-freiburg.de

Following the recommendations of the UN-ECE/FAO/ILO Seminar Forest, Fire and Global Change (Russia 1996) and a number of international conferences the UN- ECE/FAO Team of Specialists on Forest Fire proposed the establishment of an institution which at that time was preliminarily designated as a Global Fire Management Facility. On the basis of these recommendations the Government of Germany through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance, in June 1998 provided initial funding for the establishment of such an entity which was designated Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC). The GFMC was inaugurated at the FAO Meeting on Public Policies Affecting Forest Fires (Rome, October 1998) and is in line with the

  • Objectives of the UN International Decade of Natural Disaster Reduction (IDNDR) and its follow-up arrangement UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR), financed by the Foreign Office of Germany;
  • objectives of work of the UN-FAO/ECE/ILO Team of Specialists on Forest Fire;
  • recommendations of the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and various scientific and policy conferences;
  • policies of the UNESCO, the World Bank, Disaster  Management Facility (DMF), and the World Conservation Union (IUCN), expressed by the co-sponsorship of these organizations; and the
  • research agendas and co-sponsorship of international science programmes devoted to Global Change Research: The International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP), the International Union of Forestry Research Organizations (IUFRO), and the International Boreal Forest Research Association (IBFRA).

Global forum for Disaster Management, (GFDM)

 

 

 

 The Global Forum for Disaster Management, GFDM was inaugurated in Mexico city,Mexico during the fourth World Water for developing the global observing systems on geo-disasters and climate changes .In recent past the communities around the world witnessed number of disasters like Tsunami, earthquakes , cyclones , hurricanes ,Forest fires ,flash floods due to global climate changes etc . The tsunami tragedy along the south Asian coast changed the lives of millions of affected people in Asian countries . Several NGO's around the world played an important role in provision of immediate rehabilitation for the victims of the tsunami in which global observing systems provided siginificant information and support to the communities and societies. Recognizing the social responsibility, ISDR along with other organizations has provided immediate rehabilitation measures for tsunami-affected people in our country . For life to return to normal for the tsunami-affected population, systematic-scientific and technology-based efforts are needed. Also rehabilitation work should focused on cost-effective methods for tsunami rehabilitation. This global forum for disaster management will examine, among other items, the relation between the socio-economic dimension and scientific and technological methods and relevance to early rehabilitation programme in various parts of the world .ISDR along with Muktainagar-Taluka Education society ,India;International Commission on groundwater-Seawater Interactions,Russia and Open University geological society, Switzerland has accepted the responsibility of providing necessary infrastructure and Institutional help for Global forum for geohazards , geo-disaster management with the support from the global observing systems for conducting research and development and work related to geo ha natural disaster management such as tsunami rehabilitation.

Global Kids

http://www.globalkids.org/

Committed to educating and inspiring urban youth to become successful students as well as global and community leaders. Using interactive and experiential methods to educate youth about critical international and foreign policy issues, GK provides students with opportunities for civic and global engagement. Through its professional development program, GK provides teachers and educators with strategies for integrating a youth development approach and international issues into their classrooms. 

Global Disaster Information Network (GDIN) www.gdin.org Begun by Vice President Al Gore.  Dedicated to finding more effective ways of moving the right information to disaster managers in the right format on time.

Global Network of Civil Society Organizations for Disaster Reduction

 http://www.preventionweb.net/english/professional/news/v.php?id=5509

 In October 2006, the UN/ISDR secretariat initiated the development of a “Global Network of NGOs for Disaster Risk Reduction”, in collaboration with the Special Unit for South-South Cooperation, UNDP. After an initial period of consultations and joint work, the Global Network was officially launched in Geneva during the first session of the “Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction – GP/DRR”, in June 2007.

Graduate Program in Organization and Development, Sonoma State University

 

 http://www.sonoma.edu/programs/od/

This Psychology MA in Organization Development provides professional preparation for developing organizations and communities that are more sane and effective. In four semesters participants gain the practical skills, conceptual knowledge, and field-tested experience to successfully lead organization and community improvement efforts. Cohort groups of 15 students participate in seminar discussions, skill-building activities, and extensive field projects under the guidance and supervision of experienced OD practitioner faculty. This program has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity. We seek a broad spectrum of students, including members of under-represented groups.

Greenfaith: Interfaith Partners in Action for the Earth

http://www.greenfaith.org/

New Jersey’s interfaith coalition for the environment. Founded in 1992, inspires, educates and mobilizes people of diverse spiritual backgrounds to rediscover their relationship with the sacred in nature and to restore the earth for future generations. 

Humane Society of the United States

http://www.hsus.org/

The nation's largest animal protection organization — backed by 10.5 million Americans, or one of every 30. For more than a half-century, The HSUS has been fighting for the protection of all animals through advocacy, education, and hands-on programs. Celebrating animals and confronting cruelty 

India Habitat Centre

http://www.indiahabitat.org/

To provide a physical environment which would serve as a catalyst for a synergetic relationship between individuals and institutions working in diverse habitat related areas and therefore, maximize their total effectiveness.  

Indigenous Policy

www.indigenouspolicy.org

Publishes articles, commentary, reviews, news, and announcements concerning Native American and international indigenous affairs, issues, events, nations, groups, and media. 

Information Habitat

http://habitat.igc.org

Co-facilitation of peaceful, creative, participatory global transition to knowledge-based societies, economies, and environments - and to the as-yet-unfulfilled promise of a new millennium. 

Institute for Inter-Balkan Relations

http://www.balkan-institute.gr/istoriko_idryshs.htm

An international non-governmental organization which will pursue the link among the U.N. E.E.C. and the other international organizations.  

Institute for Sustainable Development and Research

http://isdronline.com/

Working for sustainable development. Its areas of activity are education, training, research and development concerning natural resources such as soil, water, agriculture, forest, coastal and river management and their conservation, rural development, urban planning and management, infrastructure development, coastal zone management, energy and GHG issues, sanitation, industrial development, disaster management, socio-economic development, gender issues, poverty alleviation, environment management, climate change, global environmental changes, etc.  

International Association of Applied Psychologists and

http://www.iaapsy.org/

To promote the science and practice of applied psychology and to facilitate
 interaction and communication about applied psychology around the world. 

University for Peace

 http://www.upeace.org/about/

 

Headquartered in Costa Rica, the United Nations-mandated University for Peace was established in December 1980 as a Treaty Organization by the UN General Assembly. As determined in the Charter of the University, the mission of the University for Peace is: “to provide humanity with an international institution of higher education for peace with the aim of promoting among all human beings the spirit of understanding, tolerance and peaceful coexistence, to stimulate cooperation among peoples and to help lessen obstacles and threats to world peace and progress, in keeping with the noble aspirations proclaimed in the Charter of the United Nations.”  To ensure academic freedom, the University was established under its own Charter, approved by the General Assembly. UPEACE is not subject to UN regulations and is directed by its own Council of renowned personalities with expertise in peace and security matters. This has allowed the University to move rapidly and to innovate, focusing its new, rigorous academic programme on the fundamental causes of conflict through a multidisciplinary, multicultural-oriented approach.The wider mission of the University should be seen in the context of the worldwide peace and security objectives of the United Nations. The central importance of education, training and research in all their aspects to build the foundations of peace and progress and to reduce the prejudice and hatred on which violence, conflict and terrorism are based is increasingly recognized. The Charter of the University calls for UPEACE “to contribute to the great universal task of educating for peace by engaging in teaching, research, post-graduate training and dissemination of knowledge fundamental to the full development of the human person and societies through the interdisciplinary study of all matters related to peace”. Funding of UPEACE programmes comes from the support of a number of donor governments, foundations and institutions who believe in the mission of the University. Fundraising for an endowment fund is in progress. The vision of UPEACE is to become a network of collaborating UPEACE centres and activities in different regions, guided from its headquarters in Costa Rica and cooperating with a large number of universities, NGOs and other partners on education and research for peace.

International Health Awareness Network

http://www.ihan.org/

A not-for-profit, non-governmental organization in consultative status with the United Nations conceived at the "End of the Decade Women's Conference" in Nairobi, Kenya, during the United Nations' Third World Conference on Women in 1987.IHAN has advisory council members in Jordan, Kenya, India, Switzerland, Turkey, Pakistan, USA, Australia, Bangladesh, South Africa, China, Egypt, Niger, England, Iran and Japan. 

International School for Mental Health

 http://www.ignatiusu.com/PsychoanalyticCatalog.html

The International School for Mental Health Practitioners first began offering advanced training courses for professionals on Staten Island in 1975 and then began workshops in Bucks County, Pennsylvania in 1978. The School was provisionally chartered by the Regents of the University of the State of New York in 1981 and has been renewed by the State Education Department for the last quarter century. ISMHP was approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education of psychologists in 1982 and became a member organization of the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis in 2005. The Deputy Commissioner of the Office of Higher Education, Office of the Professions, New York State Department of Education has registered the psychoanalytic program as meeting the requirements towards the state license in psychoanalysis in November 2005.  ISMHP offers workshops to diplomats at the United Nations and provides consultation gratis to third world countries on the setting-up of mental health education and programs.

Inuit Circumpolar Council

http://www.inuit.org/

The international organization representing approximately 160.000 Inuit living in the Arctic regions of Alaska, Canada, Greenland and Chukotka, Russia.  

IUCN-The World Conservation Union

http://www.iucn.org/

To influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable. 

John Jay College

 

 

KAN Centre for Environment and Development

http://www.kanced.org/

 KAN Centre for Environment and Development*   is a non profit organization with highly experienced staff. We promote education, research and action on environmental issues and social development including gender equity. We are committed to making the links between social, economic, political, environmental and human rights issues. Our primary areas of focus are chemical safety, climate change mitigation and adaptation, energy conservation and renewables, financial mechanisms and social development. The centre also has programs for strengthening the capacity of the voluntary sector, community based organizations and individuals through public outreach initiatives in the field of environment and social development.  KANCED was established in March 2002, with a mission to improve the state of the environment and achieve gender equity by empowering and helping grass root organizations and individuals take positive action and achieve practical solutions.  KANCED delivers a series of programs including Toxic Free Future, Climate Change Research and Outreach, Gender and Immigration.

KiK-Kulturel Information-Koordination-Denmark

http://www.kik-kultur.dk/

Kand The end of the cold war has created a series of tentative attempts to define "a new world order". So far, the only certainty is that the international community has entered a period of tremendous global transition that, at least for the time being, has created more social problems than solutions. The end of super-power rivalry, and the growing North/South disparity in wealth and access to resources, coincide with an alarming increase in violence, poverty and unemployment, homelessness, displaced persons and the erosion of environmental stability. The world has also witnessed one of the most severe global economic recessions since the Great Depression of the 1930s. At the same time, previously isolated peoples are being brought together voluntarily and involuntarily by the increasing integration of markets, the emergence of new regional political alliances, and remarkable advances in telecommunications, biotechnology and transportation that have prompted unprecedented demographic shifts. The resulting confluence of peoples and cultures is an increasingly global, multicultural world brimming with tension, confusion and conflict in the process of its adjustment to pluralism. There is an understandable urge to return to old conventions, traditional cultures, fundamental values, and the familiar, seemingly secure, sense of one's identity. Without a secure sense of identity amidst the turmoil of transition, people may resort to isolationism, ethnocentricism and intolerance. This climate of change and acute vulnerability raises new challenges to our ongoing pursuit of universal human rights. How can human rights be reconciled with the clash of cultures that has come to characterize our time? Cultural background is one of the primary sources of identity. It is the source for a great deal of self-definition, expression, and sense of group belonging. As cultures interact and intermix, cultural identities change. This process can be enriching, but disorienting. The current insecurity of cultural identity reflects fundamental changes in how we define and express who we are today.  

Long Island University

 

 

Long Island University-C.W. Post

www.liu.edu

 

Lower East Side Ecology Center

www.lesecologycenter.org

To provide community based recycling and composting programs to supplement existing NYC curbside programs, to develop local stewardship of public open space and to increase community awareness, involvement, and youth development through environmental education programs. 

Mandala Soul-Centered Cultural Institute

 http://www.socialworktoday.com/archive/swt_0204p26.htm

 

The Mandala Center Institute Bolling is the founder and current director of the Mandala Center Institute located in the heart of New York’s Harlem on West 138th Street. Not only is Bolling the Institute’s founder, but he is also the driving force, major public advocate, and seminal voice communicating the history, mission, goals, and objectives of this unique spiritual health and wellness center to diverse constitutes throughout the country. Bolling, an African American, graduated from Howard University’s medical school in 1966 and was a Josiah Mercy Fellow in child psychiatry at New York University-Bellevue Hospital Center. For the past 30 years, he has served the New York City community as a clinician and psychiatric director of several mental health clinics. The lion’s share of Bolling’s research and medical practice has focused on the self-concept and identity of black children and the soul-centered approach to integrating spirituality and psychotherapy.

National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis

http://www.nceas.ucsb.edu/

Research center that supports cross-disciplinary research that uses existing data to address major fundamental issues in ecology and allied fields, and their application to management and policy. NCEAS is a unique institution with an explicit mission to foster synthesis and analysis, turn information into understanding and, through effective collaboration, alter how science is conducted.  

Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich

http://www.nri.org/

To provide distinctive, high quality and relevant research, consultancy, learning and advice in support of sustainable development, economic growth and poverty reduction.  

Neuropsychology Center of Louisiana

http://www.louisiananeuropsych.com/

A comprehensive mental health facility that provides evaluation, intervention, and rehabilitation for children, adolescent, adult, and geriatric clients. 

NYC Climate Coalition

www.nycclimate.org 

Working towards a Carbon Neutral NYC by engaging NYC organizations focusing on issues surrounding climate change, impacts and solutions through: Resource Exchanges, Networking and partnering, and Joint Advocacy 

PARTNERS Program of St. John’s University

http://www.stjohns.edu/academics/centers/psychology/partners

Research and provide state-of-the-art evidence-based mental health services to families and communities with preschoolers, children, adolescents, who have been through emotional stress and trauma, such as family violence and disasters. 

Peace Action International

http://www.pacommittee.org/

Peace Action International is an endorsing member of the No War, No Warming movement, a national coalition of peace and environmental movement leaders dedicated to stopping the war in Iraq and future resource wars by ending war and our addiction to fossil fuels, shifting government funding to rebuild our communities, and going green with new jobs in a clean energy economy . These issues have never been more connected. The burning of fossil fuels like oil and coal is the major cause of climate change and foreign resource wars such as the Iraq war, and in turn the effects of climate change will only cause more violence as people fight over dwindling resources. This addiction to carbon-based fossil fuels is increasingly compromising our national security, melting the icecaps, raising sea levels, destroying Indigenous land, cultures and peoples and fueling extreme climate events like Hurricane Katrina world-wide. Visit http://www.nowarnowarming.org to learn more about how you can take action.

Physicians for Social Responsibility

http://www.psr.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Home

Guided by the values and expertise of medicine and public health, Physicians for Social Responsibility works to protect human life from the gravest threats to health and survival. 

ProAct Network

http://proactnetwork.org/

The ProAct Network - a not for profit international network of environmental professionals and partners - promotes environmental security and climate change solutions through sound environmental management. Its ultimate objective is to reduce disaster vulnerability and to help minimise the impact of disasters on communities as well as to help ensure that neither peoples' livelihoods nor the environment are unnecessarily impaired during disaster recovery and rehabilitation. 

PRODENA Bolivian Wildlife Society

http://www.prodena.org/portal/

To generate public awareness on environmental problems in Bolivia and the planet, promoting sustainable development and making policy proposals, legislation and measures to improve environmental management in order that the Bolivian people can live in healthy environments. 

Royal Society for the Protection of Animals (RSPCA)

http://www.rspca.org.uk/

A charity that, by all lawful means, prevents cruelty, promotes kindness to and alleviates suffering of animals. 

Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Fund Development Board (RWSSFDB)

http://www.rwss.org/

Promoting demand-driven community based approach in water supply and sanitation sector in Nepal by mobilizing non-governmental and private sector organizations in assisting communities to implement water supply and sanitation schemes. 

Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North, Siberia and Far East (RAIPON)   

http://www.raipon.org/

Devoted to creating a community where people of the northern Russia can meet and exchange their experiences.

Saami Council

http://www.saamicouncil.net/?deptid=1116

Promotion of Saami rights and interests in the four countries where the Saami are living, to consolidate the feeling of affinity among the Saami people, to attain recognition for the Saami as a nation and to maintain the economic, social and cultural rights of the Saami in the legislation of the four states. (Norway, Sweden, Russia and Finland).  

Simba Maasai Outreach Organization (SIMOO), Kenya

http://simookenya.org/

An integrated, holistic agent of change that is acceptable owned and managed by the community as an institution bestowed with the responsibility of mobilizing, consolidating and championing the desired interest of the community. 

Sirota Survey Intelligence

http://www.sirota.com/ 

To help organizations build strong and effective cultures. In doing so, we improve the quality of work-life for people the world over, and enable organizations to be productive members of a global society.

Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI)

http://www.spssi.org/

An international group of over 3000 psychologists, allied scientists, students, and others who share a common interest in research on the psychological aspects of important social issues. In various ways, SPSSI seeks to bring theory and practice into focus on human problems of the group, the community, and nations, as well as the increasingly important problems that have no national boundaries. 

South Asia Social Initiatives.(SASI)

 

The South Asian Studies Initiative (SASI) aims to bring more faculty and classes focusing on South Asia to Harvard. SASI maintains a dialogue between the South Asian Association, the University Administration, South Asia Initiative (SAI) and the department of Sanskrit and Indian Studies, among others. With curriculum review underway, SASI will play a prominent role in expanding South Asian courses and academic opportunities. For more information on joining SASI, please contact Nicolas (njroth@fas.harvard.edu)

Species Alliance

http://speciesalliance.org/

To raise public awareness of the impending mass extinction and the threat to Earth's life support systems due to this loss of biodiversity. Through films and other media, website, and outreach, seeks to ignite a new sense of community empowerment and purpose, in order to stimulate creative and effective changes in public policies and human behavior that will assure a healthy future for all life on Earth.

 

SUNY Westchester Community College

 

 

 

Svenskt Sigill (The Swedish Seal of Quality)

www.svensktsigill.se 

 

The quality label for assured food. The label guarantees the food has been produced on farms, which follow strict criteria for safe food, animal welfare, responsibility for the environment and a vivid landscape. The fundamentals of Swedish Seal are a set of rules, different for different kinds of food production. The rules are developed in co-operation with experts, researchers, the sector specific industry and organizations that have an interest in the specific production. 

Team of Youth & Children, UNEP National Committee for the Republic of Korea
TUNZA North East Asia Youth Environment Network

http://www.unep.org/tunza/youth/About_Tunza/index.asp

In February 2003, the Governing Council of UNEP adopted a long-term strategy for engaging young people in environmental activities and in the work of UNEP. The strategy was entitled the TUNZA Youth Strategy. The word “TUNZA” means “to treat with care or affection” in Kiswahili (a sub-regional language of Eastern Africa). The overall TUNZA Concept, therefore, is built around this theme. It is an initiative that is meant to develop activities in the areas of capacity building, environmental awareness, and information exchange, with a vision to foster a generation of environmentally conscious citizens, capable of positive action.
 

Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development at Egerton University

http://www.tegemeo.org/

Strives to conduct proactive policy research and advocacy that enhance food security, create wealth and sustain the environment.

The Energy and Resources Institute

http://www-cger.nies.go.jp/

To promote scientific understanding of the consequences of human activities on the earth system and to propose countermeasures to these consequences.  

The Family & Children’s Society

http://www.familycs.org/

Committed to renewing hope for those who face challenges due to troubling circumstances. This commitment translates into assistance, care and counseling that serve to strengthen and support individuals and healthy relationships.  

the Gender water Network for the Asia Pacific region at The Australian National University

http://rspas.anu.edu.au/gwn/

Links students, professionals and researchers with interest related to gender concerns in water resource management. This includes a gendered view of farming, irrigation, community-based water management, and intra-household allocation and interests in water.  

The Global Village Institute for Appropriate Technology

http://www.i4at.org/

Researching promising new technologies that can benefit humanity in environmentally friendly ways. The philosophy of the Institute is that emerging technologies that link the world together are not ethically neutral, but often have long-term implications for viability of natural systems, human rights and our common future.  

The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

http://www.istss.org/

An international multidisciplinary, professional membership organization that promotes advancement and exchange of knowledge about severe stress and trauma. This knowledge includes understanding the scope and consequences of traumatic exposure, preventing traumatic events and ameliorating their consequences, and advocating for the field of traumatic stress. 

The Nature Conservancy

http://www.nature.org/initiatives/climatechange/

A leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The Conservancy and its more than 1 million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide.  

The Ribbon International

http://www.theribboninternational.org/

Helping to unite We the People everywhere for the care and protection of the earth and all of its inhabitants. 

The World Council of Psychotherapy

www.worldpsyche.org/

To unite all psychotherapists, psychotherapeutic institutes with their different school orientation, psychotherapeutic researchers and their institutes, and their national and international organizations. 

Udyama

www.udyama.org

Linking people together to work on rights based approach for collective actions towards reducing disaster risk (Natural, Climate and Manmade)   and achieving livelihood, social justice and gender rights, equitable and sustainable development. 

UNCRD  Gender in CBDM

http://www.hyogo.uncrd.or.jp/cbdm/cbdm.htm

 

Unitarian Universalists

http://www.uua.org/

A faith community of more than 1000 self-governing congregations that bring to the world a vision of religious freedom, tolerance and social justice.

University of Central Florida.

 

 

Water Community, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF),

 

UNICEF works in more than 90 countries around the world to improve water supplies and sanitation facilities in schools and communities, and to promote safe hygiene practices. We sponsor a wide range of activities and work with many partners, including families, communities, governments and like-minded organizations. In emergencies we provide urgent relief to communities and nations threatened by disrupted water supplies and disease. All UNICEF WASH programmes are designed to contribute to the Millennium Development Goal for water and sanitation: to halve, by 2015, the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe water and basic sanitation.

We, The World

www.WeTheWorld.org

A non-profit organization that develops global networks of collaboration and organizes large events to maximize public involvement in creating a peaceful, caring, sustainable world.  

Westchester Peoples Action Coalition (WESPAC)

http://wespac.org/

Provides outreach and community to individuals, groups and leaders in civic and religious organizations in greater Westchester who find themselves without a voice or support system for their progressive positions. WESPAC Foundation's purpose is to give a human face to those who would otherwise be unrecognized victims of war, injustice and environmental degradation. WESPAC Foundation connects the people of Westchester with a progressive agenda for the planet and its peoples. 

WICO International

http://www.wicointernational.org/

 

 

 

The organization was founded in Jerusalem, Israel by  Dr. Dalia Steiner, "Ambassador for Peace", and in Oklahoma city, Oklahoma USA  by Rev. Marilyn Kotulek - "International White Eagle Ministries Inc". (In 2003) The organization was founded due to similar fates of the two cities and their civilians who witnessed terror attacks and suffered damage to property, death and loss of loved ones. On October 2001, following the events of 9/11 ,  declared the United  Nations that the first decade of the 21st century will be dedicated  for the advancement of  Peace  and non-violence culture.  Eight Nobel Prize laureates headed by the Dali Lama, Rev. Desmond Tutu and Jody  Williams – signed a joint declaration calling upon the governments and  people of the world to take real steps towards developing this ideal  and bringing forth its realization.

Wildlife Conservation Society

http://www.wcs.org/

To save wildlife and wild lands through careful science, international conservation, education, and the management of the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Together, these activities change individual attitudes toward nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in sustainable interaction on both a local and a global scale.  

Will Steger Foundation

http://www.willstegerfoundation.org/

Promotes change through education and advocacy. Established in January 2006, the Foundation is dedicated to creating programs which foster international leadership and cooperation through environmental education and policy. Will Steger Foundation seeks to inspire and catalyze international environmental leadership to stop global warming through exploration, education, and action.  

Women's Environmental and Development Organization

http://www.wedo.org/

An international organization that advocates for women’s equality in global policy. It seeks to empower women as decision makers to achieve economic, social and gender justice, a healthy, peaceful planet and human rights for all.  Through the organization’s program areas—Gender and Governance, Sustainable Development, Economic and Social Justice, and U.S. Global Policy—WEDO emphasizes women’s critical role in social, economic and political spheres. 

World Federation of Ukrainian Women’s Organizations

http://www.wfuwo.org/

An international federation of 23 non-profit organizations from 12 countries spanning four continents. The WFUWO supports cultural, educational, humanitarian and social programs, and advocates the advancement of the status of women, their families and children. WFUWO upholds the principles of political and religious tolerance, and universal human rights. 

World Society for the Protection of Animals

http://www.wspa-international.org/

To build a united global animal welfare movement. 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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