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Tropical medicine and international health

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Tropical Medicine and International Health is the Official Journal of the Federation of European Societies for Tropical Medicine and International Health.

"Tropical Medicine & International Health is a multidisciplinary journal publishing work throughout the field of tropical medicine and international health, including: infectious and non-infectious disease; parasitology; clinical diseases and medicine of the tropics; epidemiological theory and fieldwork; tropical medical microbiology; medical entomology; tropical public health and community medicine; international health policy; and health economics." (From publisher's website)

Intersectionalities - A Global Journal of social work analysis, research, research,policy and practice

Canada

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School of Social Work
Memorial University of Newfoundland

"Focus and Scope

Scope

The purpose of this journal is to share knowledge and facilitate collaborative discourse amongst social work theorists, practitioners, educators, activists, researchers, and the community members they serve within local, regional and global contexts. The journal seeks to promote social justice by providing a forum for addressing issues of social difference and power in relation to progressive practise, education, scholarly inquiry, and social policy.

Focus

The journal aims to underscore issues relating to oppression, privilege and resistance in society and social work. Of critical consideration are the ways in which intersections of age, disability, class, poverty, gender and sexual identity, madness, spirituality, geographical (dis)location, rurality, colonialism/imperialism, indigeneity, racialization, ethnicity, citizenship and the environment are enmeshed in processes of social justice and injustice."

UK Government, Department for Education (DfE)

UK

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Presentation

The Department for Education is responsible for children’s services and education, including higher and further education policy, apprenticeships and wider skills in England. The department is also home to the Government Equalities Office. It works to provide children’s services and education that ensure opportunity is equal for all, no matter what their background or family circumstances.

It is a ministerial department supported by 18 agencies and public bodies. Its staff is based at the ministerial offices in London and in a number of other locations around England. It works closely with national and local agencies who look after children, with local authorities, and with the professionals who work in schools, children’s services and health services.

Responsibilities:

We are responsible for:

  • teaching and learning for children in the early years and in primary schools
  • teaching and learning for young people under the age of 19 years in secondary schools and in further education
  • supporting professionals who work with children and young people
  • helping disadvantaged children and young people to achieve more
  • making sure that local services protect and support childre

UK Government, Department of Health

UK

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Presentation

DH is a ministerial department, supported by 15 arm’s length bodies and a number of other agencies and public bodies. The department employs 2,160 staff who work in locations across the country.

The Department of Health (DH) helps people to live better for longer. It leads, shapes and funds health and care in England, making sure people have the support, care and treatment they need, with the compassion, respect and dignity they deserve.

 

Responsibilities

It leads across health and care by creating national policies and legislation, providing the long-term vision and ambition to meet current and future challenges, putting health and care at the heart of government and being a global leader in health and care policy

It supports the integrity of the system by providing funding, assuring the delivery and continuity of services and accounting to Parliament in a way that represents the best interests of the patient, public and taxpayer.

It champions innovation and improvement by supporting research and technology, promoting honesty, openness and transparency, and instilling a culture that values compassion, dignity and the highest quality of care above everything

Above all, DH encourages staff in every health and care organisation, including our own, to understand and learn from people’s experience of health and care and to apply this to everything we do

The Education Commission. The International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity

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6 West 48th Street , 12th floor
New York, NY 10036

The International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity was set up to reinvigorate the case for investing in education and to chart a pathway for increased investment in order to develop the potential of all of the world’s young people.  It brings together the best research and policy analysis to identify the most effective and accountable ways of mobilizing and deploying resources to help ensure that all children and young people have the opportunity to participate, learn and gain the skills they need for adulthood and work in the 21st century.

The Commission’s work builds upon the vision agreed to by world leaders in 2015 with the UN Sustainable Development Goal for education: To ensure inclusive and equitable quality education by 2030 and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

The members of the Commission include current and former heads of state and government, government ministers, five Nobel laureates, and leaders in the fields of education, business, economics, development, health, and security.

RTI Press

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Research Triangle Park
3040 East Cornwallis Road, P.O. Box 12194
Research Triangle Park, NC, United States 27709-2194

RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development.

Combining scientific rigor and technical proficiency, we deliver reliable data, thorough analysis, innovative methods, novel technologies, and sustainable programs that help clients inform public policy and ground practice in evidence. We scale our approach to fit the demands of each project, delivering the power of a global leader and the passion of a local partner.

We believe in the promise of science, and we push ourselves every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities, and businesses around the world.

Our experts hold degrees in more than 250 scientific, technical, and professional disciplines across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development fields. Our staff of more than 5,000 works in more than 75 countries—tackling hundreds of projects each year to address complex social and scientific challenges on behalf of governments, businesses, foundations, universities, and other clients and partners.

We maintain offices on four continents, with our headquarters in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, reflecting our roots in the area’s distinguished universities. Founded in 1958 with support from North Carolina government, education, and business leaders, we maintain close ties with North Carolina State University, Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Our dedication to innovative, objective research and technical services makes RTI an outstanding partner for clients around the world whose greatest challenges demand rigorous approaches and science-based solutions. It also makes RTI a great working environment for people who share our mission to improve the human condition. 

Global Reading Network

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7200 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 600
Bethesda, MD 20814, U.S.A

The Global Reading Network brings together donors, practitioners, government officials, national and international civil society organizations, and other stakeholders committed to improving reading outcomes for primary grade children around the world.  With support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and other key donor and development partners, the Network collects, develops, and disseminates evidence-based practices to increase the impact, scale, and sustainability of primary grade reading programs

Entelis (European Network for Technology Enhanced Learning in an Inclusive Society)

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AIAS Bologna ONLUS
I-40123 Bologna, Via S.Isaia 90

The ENTELIS network is a newly established network of organisations with different backgrounds (education, social care, technology, research, advocacy, etc.) committed to full digital inclusion of persons with disabilities and older adults. This involves the removal of barriers of all kinds and the empowerment of people, including the development of digital competencies that allow them to participate in the digital society.

The network is open to organisations having similar goals. Network members will learn from each other, share results and work together for innovation.

Each year a call for commitments is launched by the steering board. The work committed by the members will form the annual work programme.

The ENTELIS network is an opportunity for those organisations seeking:

To gear efforts to shared goals
To learn from others and to disseminate knowledge and project outcomes
To validate ideas and prototypes of tool, strategies and methodologies and to sharpen exploitation strategies
To access project funding opportunities and partnerships

Active participation is the only way to turn the network into a resource for your organisation, your students, clients and other stakeholders.

United Nations Development Program (UNDP)

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Headquarters
United Nations Development Programme
One United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017 USA

UNDP works in nearly 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.

This is a critical time for the world. At UNDP, we see this period as a huge opportunity to advance the global sustainable development agenda. Last year, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to continue the work of the Millennium Development Goals. UNDP is working to strengthen new frameworks for development, disaster risk reduction and climate change. We support countries' efforts to achieve the new Sustainable Development Goals, or Global Goals, which will guide global development priorities for the next 15 years.

UNDP focuses on helping countries build and share solutions in three main areas:

Sustainable development
Democratic governance and peacebuilding
Climate and disaster resilience

In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights and the empowerment of women, minorities and the poorest and most vulnerable.

The annual Human Development Report, commissioned by UNDP, focuses the global debate on key development issues, providing new measurement tools, innovative analysis and often controversial policy proposals. The global Report's analytical framework and inclusive approach carry over into regional, national and local Human Development Reports, also supported by UNDP.

UNDP role in UN coordination

UN coordination is a key priority for UNDP and a commitment in our Strategic Plan. The UNDP Administrator is the Chair of the UN Development Group (UNDG), which unites the funds, programmes, specialized agencies, departments and offices of the UN system that play a role in development. Created by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and endorsed by the General Assembly, the UNDG seeks to ‘facilitate joint policy formulation, encourage programmatic collaboration and realize management efficiencies’ among UN agencies.

At the country level, this interagency structure is embedded in the Resident Coordinator System (RCS), which encompasses all organizations of the United Nations system with operational activities for development. The RCS is managed by UNDP on behalf of the entire system. The Resident Coordinator function is carried by the UNDP Resident Representative. As the designated representative of the Secretary-General, the Resident Coordinator is the leader of the UN Country Team (UNCT) and plays a central role in coordinating the UN’s development operations and ensuring alignment with national priorities. UNDP provides the lion’s share of the resources needed to maintain the RC system in over 130 countries. The remainder of the RCS funding comes from a cost-sharing arrangement between all participating agencies.

Federation for Children with Special Needs

USA

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529 Main Street, Suite 1M3 Boston, MA 02129

The Federation for Children with Special Needs provides information, support, and assistance to parents of children with disabilities, their professional partners, and their communities. 

The Federation currently oversees over 15 projects related to supporting families whose children have special educational needs and special healthcare needs, as well as families of culturally and economically underserved populations by promoting family engagement within general education.  The projects are organized into five “Centers” by the primary type of service offered to families: Special Education Parent Center; Family Support Center; Health Advocacy Center; Family and Community Engagement Center; Parent-Professional Leadership Center. Training workshops and quarterly newsletters are available.

United Cerebral Palsy

USA

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1825 K Street NW Suite 600
Washington, DC 20006

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) educates, advocates and provides support services to ensure a life without limits for people with a spectrum of disabilities. Its mission is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities through an affiliate network. Provides a list of resources covering topics including public policy, education, employment, assistive technologies, health, housing and travel. A list of related organisations in other areas of the world is given. 

European association of service providers for persons with disabilities (EASPD)

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Handelsstraat / Rue du Commerce 72
B- 1040 Brussels - Belgium

EASPD, a non-profit NGO in the disability sector, promotes the views of over 15,000 social services and their umbrella associations. There are over 80 million people with a disability throughout Europe. The main objective of EASPD is to promote equal opportunities for people with disabilities through effective and high-quality service systems

http://www.easpd.eu/fr; http://www.easpd.eu/de; http://www.easpd.eu/easy

SHEKULO TOV

Israel

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Shekulo Tov was founded in 2005 with the vision to allow people with psychiatric disabilities to be in the community, to pursue their journeys, to reach their functional goals, to be included in society, and to live independently. Since true community integration and social inclusion depend upon having opportunities available in the mainstream society outside of the mental health system, Shekulo Tov develops and provides state-of-the-art vocational, supported employment and leisure and recreation psychiatric services in the community. Proving these services allows persons with psychiatric disabilities to realize their potential and to achieve their life goals while decreasing mental illness stigma and promote their social inclusion in their communities.

Shekulo Tov is a service provider of the Israeli Ministry of Health, the Ministry of social affairs and social services and the Israeli Ministry of Defense

UNESCO Institute for Statistics

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UNESCO Institute for Statistics
C.P. 6128 Succursale Centre-Ville
Montreal, Quebec H3C 3J7 Canada

The UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) is the official and trusted source of internationally-comparable data on education, science, culture and communication. As the official statistical agency of UNESCO, the UIS produces a wide range of indicators in UNESCO’s fields of action by working with national statistical offices, line ministries and other statistical organisations.

Website also available in French: http://uis.unesco.org/fr

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