Organisations

International Water and Sanitation Centre (IRC)

Netherlands

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Visiting address
Bezuidenhoutseweg 2
2594 AV The Hague
The Netherlands

Postal address
P.O. Box 82327
2508 EH The Hague
The Netherlands

IRC facilitates the creation, sharing and use of knowledge so that water and sanitation sector staff and organisations can better support poor men, women and children in developing countries to obtain water and sanitation services they will use and sustain. This is achieved by offering publications, training courses, advisory and education services, research and advocacy activities. IRC's library contains over 16,000 items, much of it is grey literature. The resources can be searched using the on-line database, which can be searched by subject, author, title, publisher, date and type of publication. It provides links to 1100 documents and Web pages on the Internet. Publications can be ordered online and some can be downloaded from the website.

Strategies and Tools against Social Exclusion and Poverty (STEP) Programme

Switzerland

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4 route des Morillons
CH 1211 Geneva 22

STEP is an operational tool to promote the extension of social protection for men and women workers in the informal economy. This is achieved by bolstering the confidence of the excluded so that they realise that not only do they have the right to seek basic human security and universal and equitable access to social protection services, but that they also have the ability. Making efforts to make women more visible in their social and economic roles. This contributes to the overall preparations for the follow up to the 4th World Conference on Women in Bejing (1995) through the "Bejing plus 5" in 2000. Through a participatory approach, STEP works in the field of microinsurance as a means for the excluded to claim their basic human security, such as equitable access to health care and other social protection services. The STEP strategies include the implementation of development projects, action research, advocacy and policy dialogue. STEP works in partnership with governments, workers' and employers' organisations, international development organisations, research centres, group-based organisations (social economy) and selected NGOs

Institute of Cultural Affairs International

Belgium

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rue Amedee Lynen 8
B-1210 Brussels

The principal aim of the ICAI is to develop and test methods of individual, community and organisational development. Programmes are highly participatory in nature and are often conducted in collaboration with other organisations. Local ICAs collaborate at the local level and ICA, Egypt has several practical and training manuals in Arabic. Services available to member ICAs include programme coordination, conference orgaisation, information exchange, publishing and staff training.

Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen (KIT)|Royal Tropical Institute

Netherlands

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PO Box 1092 HA Amsterdam

The Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) is an independent centre of knowledge and expertise in the areas of international and intercultural cooperation. The aims of KIT are to contribute to sustainable development, poverty alleviation, and cultural preservation and exchange. Within the Netherlands, it seeks to promote interest in and support for these issues. KIT's goals are to maximise access to good quality health care in low and middle income countries; promote awareness through theatre, print publications, information dissemination and workshops; and to provide training in the Netherlands and abroad. KIT’s wide range of health-related activities are carried out by staff in the departments of Development Policy and Practice, Biomedical Research, Information and Library Services, KIT Publishers, Tropenmuseum and Tropentheater.
KIT is a core member of Share-Net, the Netherlands Network on Sexual & Reproductive Health and AIDS. Share-Net seeks to contribute to improving the international sexual and reproductive health and rights situation as well as the HIV/AIDS situation, guided by principles of human rights, equity and equality and empowerment. For further information see http://www.share-net.nl/

International Family Health (IFH)

UK

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40 Adler Street
London E1 1EE

IFH aims to improve the sexual and reproductive health of disadvantaged people in resource-poor settings, based on the principles of empowering women and men to make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health; meeting unmet needs; increasing access to integrated and high quality services; gender equity; and diversity of families

Mildmay International

UK

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1 Nelson Mews
Southend-on-Sea
Essex SS1 1AL

Its mission is to improve the quality of life of adults and children living with or affected by HIV, primarily in resource-limited countries and communities. It empowers health care providers, through education, training and consultancy, to develop appropriate HIV/AIDS care and rehabilitation services. As a Christian organisation it is committed to excellence in its innovative, culturally sensitive training programmes, holistic models of care and evidence based best practice. Its resource centre is not open to the public

Britain Zimbabwe Society (BZS)

UK

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16 Longland
Salisbury SP2 7ET

BZS aims to respect understanding and friendship between the peoples of Zimbabwe and the UK. It is a membership organisation and a network of friends of Zimbabwe, undertaking awareness raising, education and information exchange as well as supporting groups involved in linking and twinning activities

Danish Centre for Technical Aids for Rehabilitation and Education

Denmark

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Gregersensvej 38
DK - 2630 Taastrup

Aims to contribute to the creation of equal opportunities for disabled people within the areas of rehabilitation, assistive technology, special education and infomation communication technology accessibility. It operates on both a national and international level, in co-operation with disability organisations, government authorities, institutions, research centres and clearing houses, local contacts in the field of rehabilitation and education, and manufacturers and suppliers

Comic Relief

UK

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5th Floor
89 Albert Embankment
London SE1 7TP
UK

Comic Relief exists to tackle poverty and promote social justice by helping disadvantaged people in the UK and Africa to realise their aspirations and potential. They do this by raising funds and awareness, and allocating funds donated by the public to charitable projects across the UK and Africa

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