Organisations

Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET)

UK

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24 Eversholt Street
London NW1 1AD

THET assists those who are responsible for training health care workers in the poorer countries of the world to reach their goals, so that they are able to prepare those who are being trained in the most appropriate and effective way for the tasks that they will be called to do, relevant to the needs of local communities. THET works with institutions and does not respond to individual applications for help. Much of the work of the Trust is to enable individuals to reach their goals set for them in the context of their home University or other instituation. To work with partners in Africa to strengthen healthcare training. By responding to their needs and working over long time scales we aim to help our partners to achieve their goals. Our work builds on the existing infrastructure and compliments the efforts of health authorities. We have been established for 15 years and have long term relationships with health institutions and professionals in over 8 african countries and with more than 18 UK hospital trusts.

International Extension College (IEC)

UK

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95 Tenison Road
Cambridge CB1 2DL

IEC is working to promote development and improvement in the quality if life in less developed countries through the expansion of educational opportunities. Our core activity is the provision of training, consultancy, information and technical support in the development, design and delivery of distance education programmes. The IEC resource centre is open to the public

Returned Volunteer Action (RVA)

UK

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1 Amwell Street
London EC1R 1VL

RVA attempts to work critically at the role of working or volunteering and the concept of development. It is comitted to ensuring that the experiences of overseas workers are put to effective use on their return, through feedback to potential volunteers and through woking with NGOs. The RVA resource centre is open to the public by arrangement

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)

UK

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Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT

The LSHTM mission is to contribute to the improvement of health worldwide through the pursuit of excellence in research, postgraduate training, advanced training and consultancy in international public health and tropical medicine. To achieve this the school will enhance it's role as: Britain's national school of public health; a leading institution in Europe for research and postgraduate education education in public health and tropical medicine; and an internatinoal centre of excellence in public health and medicine in developing countries. The LSHTM resource centre is open to the public

Development Education Association (DEA)

UK

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29-31 Cowper Street
London EC2A 4AT

Works as an international umbrella organisation for over 200 member organisations working to raise the awareness and understanding of global and development issues in the UK. The Association offers training, advice, information and networking to members who work with schools, youth groups, adult education institutions, higher education and community organisations. Also aims to influence policy that impacts on development education at the local and international level

Minority Rights Group (MRG)

UK

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54 Commercial Street
London E1 6LT

The Minority Rights Group works to secure the rights of ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities and indigenous peoples worldwide and to promote co-operation and understanding between communities. It does this through publishing reports and training manuals, working with partners on training events and maintaining a presence at international forums. It promotes the active participation of minorities and indigenous peoples in decisions affecting their lives, promotes the implementation of international standards, develops conflict resolution and reconciliation initiatives and advocates the needs for mainstreaming minority rights in development policies. Minority Rights Group International is a significant organisation in the field of cultural diversity. It also places a strong emphasis on gender issues, and some of the publications give a brief reference to issues that impact early childhood development, such as lack of access to health services for certain indigenous groups (though there is no specific programme on early childhood development). The resource centre is not open to the public

Centre for International Co-operation & Appropriate Technology (CICAT)|Delft University of Technology

Netherlands

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PO Box 5048
Delft

Responsible for the promotion and coordination of the Delft University of Technology's efforts in the field of development cooperation. CICAT's main activities are associated with inter-institutional linkages in which different academic partners in the Netherlands cooperate with one or more research institutes abroad. CICAT can provide technical assistance with engineering activities, especially water management, sanitation and construction engineering. The focus of the Documentation Centre collection is on the technological aspects of development cooperation. The resource centre is open to the public

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