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List of Organizations

Many organizations worldwide are contributing to the implementation of the UNCCD. Found out what is happening here.

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Action for the Integral Development of Deprived Communities (ADICODE)
ADICODE is an NGO working in Adaklu Anyigbe District of Ghana. They provide long term technical and practical solutions to address the environmental problems in their district while guaranteeing sustainable livelihoods (agriculture).
Their vision is to restore the Adaklu Anyigbe district to her green status while reducing poverty.

World Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centres and Associations
The Clubs, Centres and Associations for UNESCO are groups of volunteers of different ages and socio-professional status who become activists in the service of UNESCO’s ideals by using a community’s own experience, skills and outlook to foster peace and exchange. 

The activities carried out by the Clubs, Centres and Associations are varied and depend, very often, on the interests of their members and also on the financial resources and means of action available. However, while activities may vary from one Club to another, the function of a Club may be simply summed up as follows: Training, Dissemination of Information and Action.

As may be dictated by its local resources, financial means and the preference of its members, each Club can select some of the following activities: lectures and debates; participation in International Days, Weeks, Years and Decades proclaimed by the UN and UNESCO; gathering, publishing and distributing of information material; and organizing cultural activities. 

UNDP - Global Policy Centre for Resilient Ecosystems and Desertification
The Nairobi-based Global Policy Centre for Resilient Ecosystems and Desertification (GPC-Nairobi) is one of six UNDP Global Policy Centres, responsible for advancing global thinking and knowledge sharing on inclusive and sustainable development in drylands and other fragile ecosystems. Its immediate objective is to catalyze and energize the implementation of the MDGs in the affected countries by 2015.

GPC-Nairobi shall improve livelihoods and social-economic well-being of drylands communities by:

1. Effective mainstreaming of drylands issues into development frameworks leading to budgetary allocation for implementing livelihoods options on the ground; advocacy, awareness creation and policy dialogue at national and sub-national levels;

2. Improve living standards for rural communities living in the drylands through strengthening the rural economy and creating and implementing livelihood opportunities; lessons learnt from these will inform policy processes;
3. Increase resilience and sustainability of the rural livelihoods system through improved capacity of local communities for governance and sustainable management of local resources.

African Capacity Building Foundation
The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) supports capacity building projects and programs submitted by governments and non-state actors across Africa, through  investments and technical assistance.

African Capacity Building Foundation has also developed a virtual library with working papers, books and reports related to capacity development, which are free of cost.

The Crop Trust
The Crop Trust aims at ensuring the conservation and availability of crop diversity for food security worldwide.

The Crop Trust provides:
-Financial support for the key international genebanks that make the diversity of our most important food crops available to all under the International Treaty;
- Tools and support for the efficient management of genebanks;
-Coordination between conserving institutions to ensure that all crop diversity is protected, accessible and used;
- Final backup of crop seeds in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault.

Desert Restoration Hub - Arid lands restoration and combat of desertification
The ‘Drylands and Desert Restoration Hub’ brings together the expertise, knowledge and information on vegetation establishment and management that exists in the EU and around the world.

The drylands and desert restoration hub provides a focus for information for all stakeholders, including:

- Resources for schools;
- Funding for Short Term Scientific Missions; and
- Training opportunities related to sustainable land management.

Forest Trends
Forest Trends seeks to shift the economic paradigm towards recognizing the value in all natural ecosystems, connecting policy-makers, businesses, communities, and investors to develop new financial tools to help carbon, biodiversity, and water markets work for conservation and sustainability.

Forest Trends organizes events related to water resource management, ecological restoration and climate change, among others, and has made available a list of publications and reports on forestry related issues.

International Water Management Institute
The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) is a non-profit, scientific research organization focusing on the sustainable use of water and land resources in developing countries. IWMI works in partnership with governments, civil society and the private sector to develop scalable agricultural water management solutions that have a real impact on poverty reduction, food security and ecosystem health. IWMI is currently looking for partners in a global Mega Program on finding solutions to water scarcity and land degradation.

IWMI’s research and publications focus on the key water challenges poor communities face-issues that affect people’s livelihoods and health, as well as the integrity of the environmental services on which they depend. 

Association Pour un autre monde
Association Pour un autre monde runs projects in 27 schools in Loroum and Yagha, 2 high schools in Titao and a small training center in Burkina Faso, and share agro-ecological techniques with teachers, parents and pupils working together on degraded soi, from composting, to growing food and trees.

The Drylands Learning and Capacity Building Initiative
The Drylands Learning and Capacity Building Initiative for improved policy and practice in the Horn of Africa (DLCI) is a knowledge management and advocacy resource organization registered in Kenya. Previously known as REGLAP (the Regional Learning and Advocacy programme), it supports collaborative learning and documentation on drylands development and advocacy for improved policy and practice. DLCI currently focuses its capacity building support in Kenya but draws from and disseminates findings to other countries with substantial drylands in the Horn of Africa.

United Nations University - Land Restoration Training Programme
The United Nations University Land Restoration Training Programme (UNU-LRT) was aunched in 2007 and became a United Nations University training programme in 2010. It offers training in restoration of degraded land and sustainable land management. The mission of UNU-LRT is to train specialists from developing countries to combat land degradation and restore degraded land, and to assist in strengthening institutional capacity and gender equality in the field of land restoration and sustainable land management in developing countries.

Farming First
Farming First is a multi-stakeholder organization pursuing sustainable development worldwide. Farming First website offers a wide range capacity building tools for sustainable agriculture, such as case studies and tools to understand and influence the international negotiations on e.g. the sustainable development goals.

ASSAR - Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions
Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) is a research project by the University of Cape Town that explores the adaptive capacity of 11 countries in Africa and Asia to Climate Change on multiple levels of governance and institutions.
The vulnerability of semi-arid regions to climate change is a key challenge to be addressed in order to successfully implement the UNCCD. The ASSAR project will conduct an in-depth assessment until 2018 on the current knowledge as regards climate change within these regions. The final phase will synthesize how to apply successful adaptation practices at multiple scales. All reports can be accessed online for free to facilitate long-term knowledge transfer.

Centre for International Environmental Studies (CIES)
The Centre for International Environmental Studies (CIES) was established in 2010 for the purpose of conducting research on international environmental issues. CIES promotes research that allows for a better understanding of environment-related problems as well as for the development of possible solutions.

The Africa Moringa and Permaculture Project (AMPP)
The Africa Moringa and Permaculture Project (AMPP) is a Malawi based organization that has set out to tackle malnutrition, poverty and environmental degradation by using permaculture with a particular focus on Moringa oleifera.
The objective is to develop sustainable food systems for a country shifting between extreme climates of drought and heavy rains.

Young Professionals for Agricultural Development
Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD) provides a network for young professionals in agriculture to develop their potential through exchange programmes, and to proactively contribute to innovative agricultural development. The platform offers daily updates on opportunities, e-learning and capacity building opportunities.

USAID - Tanzania Agriculture Productivity Program (TAPP)
USAID-TAPP is a five-year program supported by the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The program aims at increasing smallholder incomes, improving nutrition, and expanding markets through agricultural innovation and commercialization.

DD International
Development Delivery (DD) International is an independent international development consultancy company dedicated to improving the wellbeing of the resource-poor communities in the developing world. DD International has experience in over 80 countries, primarily in Africa, South Asia and Latin America.

IPOGEA Research Centre on Traditional and Local Knowledge
IPOGEA’s general management approach is to encourage the full development of local skills and resources, and to inventory and enhance local archaeological, historical, environmental and traditional values. To this end IPOGEA and UNESCO have hammered out a methodology for the classification of local values (SITTI: Iconograrphic System of Traditional and Innovative Techniques) and the creation of readily accessible archives and data banks (TKWB - Traditional Knowledge World Bank) that allow the memory and values of specific places to be preserved, and that provide operational tools for the organization of territorial parks. For this aim IPOGEA together with UNESCO promoted the creation of ITKI (International Traditional Knowledge Institute) and ITKNET (International Traditional Knowledge Network of Experts).

Tropical Agriculture Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE)
Their mission is to increase human well-being and reduce rural poverty through education, research and technical cooperation, promoting sustainable agriculture and natural resource management.

The Landesa Center for Women’s Land Rights
The Landesa Center for Women’s Land Rights engages in securing women’s access to land rights through provision of capacity building resources and training opportunities and proposing innovative solution to Women land right issues. The organization builds capacity to promote approaches that strengthen and secure women’s land rights.

eLearning Africa Supporting Transformation (EAST)
eLearning Africa Supporting Transformation (EAST) aims to impact education, health and entrepreneurship sector in Africa by supporting Africa's grassroots Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The organization invests on grassroots change makers and builds their capacities. It also leverages on technology enhanced learning and access to digital information so it can play a vital role in making the most of what education has to offer Africa's upcoming generations.

Mongolian Environmental Civil Council (MECC)
The Mongolian Environmental Civil Council offers training and capacity building activities for women leaded local NGOs and community groups, friendships. Furthermore they want to ensure the sustainable education for the general public. They also offer trainings to improve skills for prevention of forest fires.

Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), which is located at Makerere University, is a consortium of 42 universities in 19 countries and was established in 2004.  RUFORUM specially recognizes the important and largely unfulfilled role that universities play in contributing to the well-being of small-scale farmers and economic development throughout sub-Saharan Africa. RUFORUM’s mandate is to oversee graduate training and networks of specialization in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) countries.

SCOPE, the Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment
SCOPE, the Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment, is an international and cross-sectorial network of experts in the field of the environment and ecology. SCOPE develops state‐of‐the‐art scientific understanding of environmental issues to better meet policy and development needs.

International Centre For Environmental Education and Community Development(ICENECDEV) 
Impacts of ICENECDEV
• Strengthened institution capacity of 50 community leaders and stakeholders on forest conservation practices(Agroforestry,Bee Keeping, Ecotuorism, Fuel Efficient stoves production) in Cameroon
• Trained more than 25 teachers/instructors on forest conservation practices(Agroforestry,Bee Keeping, Ecotuorism, Fuel Efficient stoves production) in Cameroon
• Installed 15 Fuel efficient Stove on Mount Cameroon to reduce deforestation
• Raise awareness of about 1,000 pupils/students on conservation education of forest,elephants and chimpanzee etc.
• Established 2, 3,000 litres water tank in Buea Central Prison and Juvenile Correction centre(Borstal Institute) regulating inadequate water supply
• Raise awareness of about 2,000 peoples on World migratory bird day Celebration/camapign and world wetland day 2011-2014
• Established a community tree nursery of Leucaena at Juvenile Correction Centre,Buea.
• Increase food supply of 768 inmates,juveniles through regular seed donation of food crops to Buea central Prison and Juvenile correction centre.
• Increase the literacy level of 60 inmates/juveniles/studenst through community library programmes .

International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is a non-profit, non-political organization that conducts agricultural research for development in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. ICRISAT and its partners throughout the world help empower poor people in the semi-arid or dryland tropics to overcome poverty, hunger and a degraded environment through better agriculture.

International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas
The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) is an international autonomous, non-profit, research organization temporarily based in Beirut, Lebanon supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). ICARDA is committed to the improvement of livelihoods of the resource-poor in dry areas by enhancing food security and alleviating poverty through agricultural research, and the equitable use of natural resources.

International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
One of the objectives of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is to build capacity of the stake holders (farmers and consortium partners) in the sustainable management of natural resources and enhancing productivity in dryland areas. They offer for example trainings of lead farmers in best-bet management options for enhancing the productivity of agricultural crops.

Southern African Science Service Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Management (SASSCAL)
SASSCAL aims to improve the capacities of southern African countries to provide sound science-based solutions for current problems and future risks in the region, in particular regarding climate change and the associated demands concerning land management.

The Trust For Sustainable Livelihoods
The Trust For Sustainable Livelihoods aims to address the causes of natural resources degradation in the Caribbean and promotes sustainable management in the context of improved livelihoods, through engagement of key stakeholders. It develops policy, programmes and projects that build human capacity to better manage the resources on which their livelihoods depend.

The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF)
The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) was created to build sustainable human and institutional capacity for sustainable growth and poverty reduction in Africa. ACBF’s vision is for Africa to be recognized for its socio-political and economic capabilities and endowments.

Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative
This organization is a network of Agriculture, development and conservation organizations big and small that joined up to connect their best programs and research with a network of local landscape initiatives. The aim is to create and sustain integrated agricultural landscapes worldwide.

Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) was established in April 2012, as an independent intergovernmental body open to all member countries of the United Nations. The members are committed to building IPBES as the leading intergovernmental body for assessing the state of the planet's biodiversity, its ecosystems and the essential services they provide to society.

The British Society of Soil Science (BSSS)
The British Society of Soil Science (BSSS), together with its professional body the Institute of Professional Soil Scientists (IPSS), aims to promote the study and profession of soil science.

Savory Institute
The Savory Institute promotes large-scale restoration of the world’s grasslands through holistic management. Their approach is using properly managed livestock to heal the land and empower others to do the same. The institute is engaged in conducting research, creating market incentives and raising public awareness.

Hope link development Kenya
Hope Link Development is a community based organization working towards achieving sustainable life solution programmes aimed at empowering the community. It undertakes programmes that provide solution on health, education, social and economic well being. Its vision; being a healthy transformed and empowered generation. The organization is interested in working with volunteers across the world to provide linkages and long lasting partnership for socioeconomic prosperity. Hence, seeking volunteers from different social, cultural and economic backgrounds to give their time and energy for a sustaiable development project and in doing so they will become agents of social change.

EKI Energy Services Limited
EnKing International has five business verticals focusing Renewable Energy Projects & Energy Efficiency Projects, these are as – 1. Vertical 01 - Climate Change Advisory 2. Vertical 02 - Audit Services 3. Vertical 03 -Renewable Energy Advisory 4. Vertical 04 -Training & Event Management Services 5. Vertical 05 -Trading Advisory Business competitiveness • Brand name – EnKing International (EKI Energy Services Ltd.) • First Public Ltd company in India which is working in the field of Energy & Environment Management Consultation Services

Terra Viva Grants Directory
The Terra Viva Grants Directory is an information service about funding in agriculture, energy, environment, and natural resources in the developing world.

The Agricultural Innovation MKTPlace
The Agricultural Innovation MKTPlace is an international initiative supported by different partners aiming to link Brazilian, African and Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) experts and institutions to develop cooperative research projects for development. The initiative aims to enhance agricultural innovation for development in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America.

Unidad Académica Campesina-Carmen Pampa (UAC-CP) (organization)
By reversing the environmental degradation present in abandoned coca fields in the cloud forest region of Bolivia using an agro-ecological/cultural approach, the Unidad Académica Campesina-Carmen Pampa (UAC-CP) enables and empowers indigenous family farmers to recover balance in their agricultural systems and recuperate land for diversion to crops that will provide greater food security in their rural communities.

Desert Corp (by the Planck Foundation)
Desert Corp is a new initiative by the Planck foundation. It is a market driven method to boost sustainable agriculture, energy harvesting and lean industrialization in deserts of nations around the equator.

Currently Desert Corp is looking for partners to participate in projects to turn deserts into productive economic areas. The Planck Foundation is a developer of balanced economic driven financial and monetary models. With Desert Corp, the Planck Foundation aims to make turn-key deals with the government of nations based on 50/50 joint-ventures. The Planck Foundartion delivers a mix of advice, finance, knowledge (university), contacts (diplomacy) in a turnkey model, employing a solar-powered technology to green the dessert.

For more information, see the website or contact the Planck Foundation.

National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
The National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC), established at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1995, helps people and institutions develop and implement measures to reduce societal vulnerability to drought, stressing preparedness and risk management rather than crisis management.

UNESCO-IHE (Institute for Water Education)
UNESCO-IHE (Institute for Water Education) is the largest international postgraduate water education facility in the world and is based in Delft, the Netherlands. The Institute confers fully accredited MSc degrees, and PhD degrees in collaboration with partners in the Netherlands.
Numerous research and capacity development projects are carried out throughout the world.

UNESCO-IHE offers a wide range of short courses, many of which are eligable for NFP fellowships. See: Netherlands Fellowship Programmes:

Aujourd’hui pour demain
Aujourd’hui pour demain organizes tree seed nurseries in remote rural areas and market gardening, develops fruit tree plantation campaigns, executes awareness campaigns among small farmers to combat overgrazing and organizes local communities in the production of manure as a fertilizer.

Soil Conservation Service of Iceland
The Soil Conservation Service of Iceland (SCSI) was founded in 1907. It is a governmental agency under the Ministry for the Environment. The main tasks of the SCSI include combating desertification, sand encroachment and other soil erosion, promotion of sustainable land use and reclamation and restoration of degraded land. The work is on different levels, from policy making and research, to extension services and management of large- and small-scale reclamation projects.

Drought Management Centre for Southeastern Europe - DMCSEE
The Drought Management Centre for Southeastern Europe (DMCSEE) was founded by the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID) and the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), with the mission of coordinating and facilitating the development, assessment, and application of drought risk management tools and policies in South-Eastern Europe, with the goal of improving drought preparedness and reducing drought impacts. DMCSEE focuses its work on monitoring and assessing drought and assessing risks and vulnerability connected to drought.

European Drought Centre
The European Drought Centre (EDC) is a virtual centre of European drought research and drought management organisations to promote collaboration and capacity building between scientists and the user community. The long term objective of the centre is to enhance European co-operation in order to mitigate the impacts of droughts on society, economy and the environment. Although the EDC primarily has a European dimension, it also links with other international projects, organisations and experts outside Europe.

Economics of Land Degradation
The purpose of Economics of Land Degradation (ELD) research is to conduct an integrated global assessment of the costs of action and inaction against land degradation. Taking note of the evolving science and methodologies for the biophysical assessment of land degradation, this research approach emphasizes the need to initiate investments to combat land degradation.

The French Scientific Committee on Desertification (CSFD)
The French Scientific Committee on Desertification (CSFD) has been marshalling the expertise of French specialists on desertification, land degradation and dryland development since 1997.

Meet the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia
The Desert Research Foundation of Namibia (DRFN) is a non-governmental organisation that strives towards enhancing capacity for sustainable development on all levels of society. DRFN is currently contributing to three main thematic areas: Energy, Land and Water.

Fight Against Desert Encroachment (FADE)
Faced with advancing sand dunes in Northern Nigeria, FADE has planted a wall of trees and conducted creative awareness raising about combating desertification in Nigeria, including a reality show called Desert Warriors.

The PRACTICE Project is a European Commission-funded support action to develop and test an integrated and participatory environmental evaluation protocol. The protocol is "integrated" across the human and biophysical dimensions of desertification. It is "participatory" in that all categories of stakeholders are potential participants, and all become evaluators in the process.

Alterra, Wageningen UR (Desire-Wocat project)
A research network connecting people from local to global levels worldwide, the DESIRE-WOCAT project has expanded the knowledge available about land degradation and desertification by collecting case studies, establishing indicators, and conducting trainings.

International Small Group and Tree Planting Program (TIST)
TIST empowers Small Groups of subsistence farmers in countries such as Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, and India to reverse the devastating effects of deforestation, drought, and famine. Since 1999, TIST participants have been identifying local sustainable development goals that include tree planting and sustainable agriculture. TIST creates a communication and administrative structure that also addresses health (including HIV/AIDS), education, and nutrition. TIST expects to provide long-term revenue for the Small Group participants through the sale of greenhouse gas credits (GhG).

Holistic Management International (HMI)
The mission of Holistic Management International is to educate people to manage land for a sustainable future. They accomplish this by delivering a variety of programs and services designed to educate and support farmers, ranchers and land stewards in their efforts to enhance the land through Holistic Management, a Whole Farm/Ranch Planning System that, naturally, mimics nature.

All-China Youth Federation China
ACYF aims to represent and protect the legitimate rights and interests of young people and promote youth participation and development. It runs programs and activities in the following fields: education and training, voluntary service, development of new countryside, environmental protection, protection of rights and interests, innovation and employment, youth culture, international exchanges and cooperation and exchange programs with Hongkong, Macau and Taiwan.

Ibn Al Bayta Association
Women were trained in the new argan oil extraction technology, on best practices, the regeneration of the argan tree, and so on. Furthermore they alphabetized more than 4000 women.

Yerala Projects Society (YPS)
Yerala Projects Society is a registered Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), Working for the poor and needy people in underdeveloped areas of Sangli district. Their mission is to support deprived families to satisfy their basic needs, build self sustaining community, bring all underdeveloped elements of the community in the stream of development.

Xarxa Custòdia del Territori / Land Stewardship Network in Catalonia
Their education initiatives focus on different target groups: stewardship organizations & public agencies involved in land management (strategical, technical, and methodological education) landowners (contact and networking, recognition of stewardship role & effort), children and youth (basic acknowledgement of stewardship concepts through the Land Stewardship Roleplay Game), general public (education with an awareness aim, to care for & become involved in nature stewardship) and business sector.

World Resources Institute
The mission of the Water Resources Institute  is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.

Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO)
As a global women’s advocacy organization, WEDO envisions a just world that promotes and protects human rights, gender equality and the integrity of the environment. Their mission is to contribute toward its vision for the world, WEDO’s mission is to ensure that women’s rights; social, economic and environmental justice; and sustainable development principles-as well as the linkages between them-are at the heart of global and national policies, programs and practices.

Women in Service Development Organization and Management
Women in Service Development Organisation and Management (WISDOM) provides relevant services that enhance women's efforts in developing socio-economic activities, such as easy access to credit for rural women. Endeavours to influence policy decisions on gender issues, including those related to combatting desertification.

Water, Agroforestry, Nutrition and Development Foundation
Many poor farmers in the Philippines lose their land in local mortgage schemes known as prenda. The Water, Agroforestry, Nutrition and Development Foundation helps farmers reclaim their land, and increase soil fertility through providing fertilizer produces by ecological sanitation.

Terraprima – Serviços Ambientais, Sociedade Unipessoal, Lda.
Through technological innovation including the use of legumes, Terraprima reduces costs for farmers for fertilization, land maintenance and animal feeding. The project potentially improves the soil health of 1 million hectares of land, at the same time offering opportunities for large-scale soil carbon sequestration.

Sylva-Monde pour le Développement et la Protection des Forêts et de l’Environnement
The organization Sylva-Monde pour le Développement et la Protection des Forêts et de l’Environnement wants to improve the level of life in rural areas.

Sustainlabour – Fundación laboral internacional para el desarrollo sostenible
Sustainlabour was founded and has grown with the belief that workers can play a fundamental role in the route to a sustainable world. Trade unions are in a unique position to stimulate the social aspects of sustainable development while at the same time can contribute to the economic and environmental dimensions. They involve Trade Union in environmental debates, integrate labour issues in the environmental agenda and encourage changes that are in favour of the environment and workers.

Sustainable Negev – Negev Bar Kayma
Sustainable Negev – Negev Bar Kaymamissions are to initiate, support and help the public in implementing activities to prevent environmental damage, rehabilitate damaged areas, and work to preserve the environment through education and discussion/negotiation between all relevant parties, including residents, local authorities and industry; to develop sound economic ventures and at the same time preserve our natural resources and environment.

Léopold Sédar Senghor, then President of Senegal, imagined a federation of organizations struggling against desertification alongside the people. He supported the creation of SOS SAHEL International, the first project of which was installing thousands of wells equipped with pumps throughout the Sahel. Soon other associations began in Sahelian countries like Mauritania and Sudan, but also in France, Great Britain and Luxemburg. A quarter of a century after its creation, SOS SAHEL pursues its same objectives on the ground – access to water and health care, environmental protection and food crisis prevention.

SOS - Sahel international, Senegal
Léopold Sédar Senghor, then President of Senegal, imagined a federation of organizations struggling against desertification alongside the people. He supported the creation of SOS SAHEL International, the first project of which was installing thousands of wells equipped with pumps throughout the Sahel. Soon other associations began in Sahelian countries like Mauritania and Sudan, but also in France, Great Britain and Luxemburg. A quarter of a century after its creation, SOS SAHEL pursues its same objectives on the ground – access to water and health care, environmental protection and food crisis prevention.

Society for Conservation and Protection of Environment (SCOPE)
The mission of SCOPE is to protect environment at local, national and global level to implement Agenda21*, through advocacy, research, non-political, non-religious and non-racial approach. SCOPE strives to achieve its mission through non-political, non-religious, non-racial, non ethnic, commitment driven approach.

Shristi in collaboration with Tata trust initiated Promotion of livelihood through integrated natural resource management project in Keonjhar district of Odisha. The immediate purpose of the project is to create Livelihood option through optimum managing natural resources. The results are for example that additional livelihood components like Fishery and Duckery are added or that the in rabi vegetable cultivations are practiced by all farmers.

Service d’Appui aux Initiatives Locales de Développement –(SAILD)
The organization works to improve the living conditions of farmers and strengthens the economic and organizational components of the peasant movement.

Self-Employed Women's Association (SEWA)
SEWA is a trade union registered in 1972. It is an organisation of poor, self-employed women workers. These are women who earn a living through their own labour or small businesses. They do not obtain regular salaried employment with welfare benefits like workers in the organised sector. They are the unprotected labour force of our country. Constituting 93% of the labour force, these are workers of the unorganised sector. Of the female labour force in India, more than 94% are in the unorganised sector. However their work is not counted and hence remains invisible.

Productividad Biosfera y Medio Ambiente (PROBIOMA)
PROBIOMA is a private social development organization located in the department of Santa Cruz, Bolivia. They support small producers who grow crops for the national amrket, including soy, coffee, quinoa, peaches, grapes, citrus, vegetables, fruit, cacao, potatoes, and cupuaçu. They also support specific communities in protected areas of high importance to the country for rich biodiversity.

Parivartan Nepal
Parivartan piloted training in small home-based animal stall construction and techniques for improved animal health via stall-feeding.

Organisation centrafricaine pour la défense de la nature
The organization informs the public on the environmental problems and the consequences of deforestation, educates and informs civil society on the necessity to protect the fauna and flora and encourages the participation of the local community in realising concrete actions which prioritise the protection of the environment in harmony with sustainable development.

Northeast Asian Forest Forum
The Northeast Asian Forest Forum promotes the environmentally sound and sustainable management of forest ecosystems in the Northeast Asian regions by strengthening the networks among the countries concerned.

Naurzum – Non-governmental Ecological Organisation
The mission of Naurzum are the ecological education of people and the environment protection.

Medical Mission Sisters
The Medical Mission Sisters offer training on protection of environment, organic farming, nutrition programme, herbal medicines, health and hygiene, sex education, leadership training, gender issues and health education.

Makhzoumi Foundation
Makhzoumi Foundation is a private Lebanese non-profit organization, established in 1997. The foundation contributes through its programs to the civil society development by providing its services to Lebanese Citizens throughout Lebanon.Our Mission is working towards: evolution of the Lebanese Civil Society, enhancement of the Potentials of Lebanese human resources, enforcement of Self-responsibility & independence, emphasizing the importance of Environmental Preservation, encouraging the quest of Education and encompassing good Health Care.

Liga para a protecçao da natureza
LPN is a non-profit Non-Governmental Organization, whose mission is to contribute to Nature Conservation and Environmental Protection through a Sustainability perspective, promoting an active responsible Environmental Citizenship.

Les Compagnons Ruraux (CR)
Les Compagnons Ruraux serves as a core intellectual scientific organization, whose goal is to promote the conservation of biodiversity through traditional and modern methods. The association seeks to work, through education, research and consultation for better conservation and better integration of biodiversity in local activities, and this in order to promote the sustainable development of communities.

Kalahari Conservation Society
The objectives of the Kalahari Conservation Society are to promote the knowledge of Botswana`s rich wildlife resources and its environment through education and publicity, to encourage and in some cases finance research into issues affecting these resources and their conservation and to promote and support policies of conservation towards wildlife and its habitat.

JUNTA DE VECINOS DE LA AGUADA offers training workshops for the use of organic fertilizers and constructs and equips greenhouses.

Jeunesse – Environnement – Démocratie – Développement
Jeunesse Environnement Démocratie Développement is a non gouvernemental organisation created in 1999. Its general goal is to promote the youth participation in the developpement of Niger.

Jacob Blaustein Institute for Desert Research (BIDR)
65 scientists, 60 technical and administrative staff members, and over 100 Israeli and foreign research students, constitute a balanced blend for carrying out basic and applied research related to “Desert Sciences”. Activities cover basic research in: environmental physics with applications in desert meteorology and solar energy, Water sciences and technology with applications in water resource management, wastewater treatment and bioremediation, ecology with applications in conservation biology and environmental protection, Plant and animal physiology with applications in desert agriculture, livestock, and aquaculture, Cellular and molecular biology with applications in desert biotechnologies and biodegradation of environmental pollutions and social sciences and architecture with applications in desert regional planning and human habitats.

International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS)
The International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) is the global union of soil scientists. The objectives of the IUSS are to promote all branches of soil science, and to support all soil scientists across the world in the pursuit of their activities.

International Campaign for Freedom and Peace
The International Campaign for Freedom and Peace organizes educational activities on issues related to democracy, equality and peace integrated with programmes which motivate women and students publishes magazines informing the international community on developments inside Africa and promotes the participation of women and youth in all events and assists communities in undertaking basic development projects.

International Biochar Initiative (IBI)
The mission of the IBI is to promote the development of biochar systems that follow Cradle to Cradle sustainability guidelines. In pursuit of this they shall: support the generation, review and dissemination of information on all aspects of biochar and develop sustainability guidelines and monitor and evaluate biochar projects and systems against these guidelines.

Institute of Botany, the Chinese Academy of Sciences
Where many efforts to reverse desertification in northern China have failed, Professor Jiang has proven that by ending the grazing of large livestock and providing the community with alternative livelihoods, land can be naturally restored.

The GRUPO PARA PROMOVER LA EDUCACIÓN Y EL DESARROLLO SUSTENTABLE, A.C. (GRUPEDSAC) offers environmental education programs with schools, youth, children and mothers. They are learning sustainable techniques such as solar cooking and how to produce food in their gardens.

Grupo Ambiental para el Desarrollo (GADE)
The mission of the organization is to work towards: promotes sustainable management of natural resources, takes part in the programme of Atlas Argentino (distribution of information on raising awareness of environmental issues in 200 schools in the Province of Santiago del Estero), carries out projects linking art, culture and environment such as the production of artwork dealing with the topic of desertification, acts as subnational focal point for RIOD in the Argentinean Gran Chaco Americano and collaborates with the National Commission in the implementation of the UNCCD national action programme.

Green Earth Organization (GEO)
The aim of the Green Earth Organization is to help halt environment degradation, conserve and restore the environment geared toward sustainable development.

Fundación Antonio Núñez Jiménez de la Naturaleza y el Hombre
The Antonio Núñez Jiménez Foundation for Nature and Humanity (FANJ) is a cultural and scientific non-governmental institution, dedicated to research and promotion of programs and projects for the protection of the environment as it relates to culture and society.

Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC)/Quakers
The purpose of the Friends World Committee for Consultation is to encourage fellowship among all the branches of the Religious Society of Friends.In the Americas, the Quaker community extends from the Arctic to the Andes, spanning a rich diversity of regional cultures, beliefs and styles of worship. FWCC Section of the Americas offers programs that unite Friends across the hemisphere through Spirit-led fellowship.

Friends of the Earth, Netherlands
Friends of the Earth Netherlands (Milieudefensie) is a non-governmental (NGO) environmental organization with more than 90.000 members and supporters and eighty local groups, conducting campaigns globalisation, traffic and agriculture.

Esquel Group Foundation
Esquel Group is committed to nurturing civil society organizations and networks in LatinAmerica. These include not only grassroots groups organized by citizens but also NGOs providing services, credit or research for civil society and its issues as well as social movements engaged in promoting causes and advocating for policy changes.

Environmental Monitoring Groupl
The Environmental Monitoring Group is working on Climate Change, Fair Trade, Rural Development and Water and Climate Change.  EMG works to build responses to climate change in the water sector that are just, human-scale, ecologically sensitive, empowering and effective.EMG's work  is primarily focussed on questions of climate change adaptation and includes working with community groups to explore their vulnerability to the potential impacts of climate change and ways of responding, working with other NGOs in the development field to explore both reducing the carbon-footprint of their activities, and how their work may be impacted by climate change, raising awareness of the links between natural resource management and climate changeand lobbying and advocacy for policies which build more resilient communities and minimise global warming.

Environment Action Association (EAA)
With a motto of “Clean Water, Clean Air, and Clean Environment”, all of their activities are designed to inform and educate the public so they will act to secure a healthy future for themselves and their children. Thus, they envision a future when every person on this earth becomes an active caretaker of environment. To make this vision a reality, EAA will lead the public to global environmental action by engaging in following efforts: conducting various activities to increase public awareness on environmental protection, creating vibrant grassroots movements of citizens and businesses to participate, activities for Water/Wildlife/Wetland protection, recycling and resources management, vombating the climate change/Improving the air quality, improving the environmental policies/suggesting the alternative policies to local governments, joint campaigns/events with other environmental organizations.

ENDA-TM (Environnement et développement du tiers-monde)
Environnement et Développement du Tiers Monde (ENDA-TM) is a NGO founded in 1972. Their topics include human rights and the combat against AIDS.

Earth Child Institute
Earth Child Institute (ECI) is an international non-profit organization committed to teaching children how to care for their environment through local action, such as planting and caring for trees to ensure a more sustainable and prosperous future. ECI is investing in innovative school-based and hands on educational approaches which empower youth to build better futures through life-sustaining values, practical skills and knowledge. One of these educational approaches is a tree planting school program.

EarthAction Alerts Network Santiago Office/Red de Acción por la Tierra
The NGOs EarthAction Alerts Network Santiago Office/Red de Acción por la Tierra mission is to contribute to a more just, peaceful and sustainable world through promoting  the participation of informed and responsible citizen in environmental issues and development.

DHAN Foundation
The farmers organized into association were trained on institution management, water conservation and agriculture.

Council for Tribal and Rural Development (CTRD)
The organization actively addresses and works on the challenges of Environment Conservation, Protection of Intellectual Property Right and Documentation of Indigenous Knowledge ensuring protocols of CBD and Biological Diversity Act. The programmes of the organization centre rounds elimination of poverty, improvement of quality of life of forest dwellers and biodiversity conservation.

Corporación Observatorio Latinoamericano de Conflictos Ambientales (OLCA)
The objectives of the Corporación Observatorio Latinoamericano de Conflictos Ambientales (OLCA) are to improve methodologies to organize, analyze and manage solutions to environmental problems and to provide technical and legal advice to the communities in environmental conflict.

Confédération des ONG d’environnement et de développement de l’Afrique Centrale (CONGAC)
The misssion of the Confédération des ONG d’environnement et de développement de l’Afrique Centrale (CONGAC) is to improve the    noticeability  and credibility of NGOs and civil society.

Club Unesco du centre d’action femme et enfant
The Club Unesco du centre d’action femme et enfant is an NGO established to popularize the ideals of the United Nations Organisation.

Chifeng municipal Government
In the arid lands of Inner Mongolia, the government of Chifeng faces a serious fight of desertification, which threatens nearly 30 percent of the total region. Through scientific policy planning and mass mobilization, Chifeng has rehabilitated three-quarters of a million hectares of degraded land, and on average each hectare of shelterbelt forest prevents 10 tons of soil loss each year.

Centro de Educação Popular e Formação Social - CEPFS
CEPFS promotes sustainable human development through innovative initiatives ranging from micro credit to small farmers to technologies to secure water. The organization bases its work on community participation, solidarity and on empowering families to better manage local resources.

Centre de recherche et d’information pour le développement (CRID)
CRID is a network of French NGOs for International Solidarity (Associations de Solidarité Internationale - ASI) which : share the same conception of a humane and sustainable development in a spirit of solidarity, through the strengthening of the civil society, work in partnership with Southern and Eastern NGOs, implement development education projects in France and promote public opinion campaigns and participate in the construction of a “ global movement for international solidarity ” and try to develop it further in France.

Centre d’actions et de réalisations internationales (CARI)
CARI works to increase the acting power of local producers by promoting local farming. Its actions are inspired by traditional local practices and aim to improve them and their surrounding networks. These actions focus especially on the implementation of thrifty and autonomous techniques put forward in organic farming or agroecology. Their objectives are: food security, desertification control, local resources promotion, natural resources and nourishing terrains protection and local capacity building.

Centre africain d’assistance de protection de l’environnement au Sahel (CAPES)
The NGO CAPES wants to facilitate a socio-economic development in rural and urban areas.

CAMP Alatoo Public Foundation
CAMP Alatoo pursues a trans-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder approach based on local, regional and international partnerships and experiences. CAMP Alatoo develops, adapts and implements innovative, simple and effective technologies with an emphasis on awareness raising and involvement by villagers, local institutions, partner organizations and experts.

Banlieues Du Monde
Banlieues Du Monde (BDM) is an organization whose mission is to encourage the social and professional insertion of the youth from poor, disadvantaged neighborhoods, or “banlieues”. BDM supports dynamic local development and aims to promote citizenship through international solidarity.

Bambuver is focused on the promotion and diffusion of Bamboo; as well as its optimal use as a plant that generates environmental benefits by means of carbon capture, soil improvement and the storage of aquiferous resources, besides the protection of river margins. The main actions taken by Bambuver A.C. to achieve these objectives are the diffusion and promotion of the knowledge about the cultivation techniques, rational use of Bamboo in construction and in the industry. To achive this, about 200 hectares have been established, seminars, workshops and courses have been offered to train more than 1000 individuals and community groups; with these actions 500 hectares more have been established. Three million plants equivalent to seven thousand cultivation hectares have been produced in Bambuver’s own nurseries.

Association Prudence au Sahel
The Association Prudence au Sahel organizes courses on environmental protection, produces anti-erosive devices and organic fertilizer, combats pollution, runs a tree nursery and provides information for farmers on ecological agriculture, agricultural techniques and breeding.

Association pour le Développement Economique Social Environnemental du Nord (A.D.E.S.E.N.)
The aim of the Association pour le Développement Economique Social Environnemental du Nord (A.D.E.S.E.N.) is to promote economic and social development while protecting and preserving the environment.

Association Guinée pour la promotion des énergies renouvelables (AGUIPER)
Association Guinée pour la promotion des énergies renouvelables (AGUIPER) mission is to promote appropriate energy technologies for rural communities, particularly solar heaters, biogas digesters, and phtovoltaic solar kits. They assist in the construction of multiple-use micro-dams.

Asociación para la Investigación y el Desarrollo Integral (AIDER)
The Asociación para la Investigación y el Desarrollo Integral (AIDER) implements development projects in rural and marginal urban areas.

Asociación Nacional de Agricultores Pequeños de Cuba (ANAP)
The Asociación Nacional de Agricultores Pequeños de Cuba (ANAP) was founded in 1961. ANAP provides training, agricultural extension and other services to its members.The association often negotiates with Cuban government on prices of agricultural production, credits, and other farmers' interests.

Aro Juvenil
ARO Juvenil was formed in 1993, and was officially registered in 1998 as an organisation to promote the interests of the youths and young citizens in Mozambique. ARO focuses on community projects that involve the youths in the community, in schools, and at tertiary level. The targeted areas are both rural and urban communities.

Asociación Cubana de Producción Animal
Founded in 1974, the Cuban Association of Animal Production, (ACPA), services the producers, researchers, teachers and technicians dealing with animal science and husbandry. ACPA encourages sustainable development programs in animal production and industrial processing, working to improve community living standards, strengthen food security, and environmental protection. To further these goals, their activities include both technological and academic research on improving animal production, and practical programs to develop animal production.

Asociación Cubana de las Naciones Unidas
The objectives of the Asociación Cubana de las Naciones Unidas are to promote tolerance, understanding, solidarity and cooperation among human beings around the world, to help to publicize the activities of Cuba within the United Nations and to defend the right to development, encourage social progress and improving living standards of peoples.

Action humaine pour le développement intégré au Sénégal (AHDIS)
AHDIS is a mixed, democratic association. Their objectives are to facilitate the access to education and to financial resources, to fight against pandemias and to facilitate the access to health equipment.

Ya'axché Conservation Trust
Ya'axché Conservation Trust is a Belizean organization which aims to maintain healthy forests, rivers and reefs for the benefit of all. Through protected area management, advocacy, and working hand in hand with communities Ya'axché strives to develop capacity for the wise use of land and natural resources in and around the Maya Golden Landscape in Toledo.

Wissenschaftliche Beirat der Bundesregierung Globale Umweltveränderungen – German (Advisory Council on Global Change, Germany)
The German federal government set up WBGU as an independent, scientific advisory body in 1992 in the run-up to the Rio Earth Summit. The Council's principal tasks are to: analyze global environment and development problems and report on these, review and evaluate national and international research in the field of global change, provide early warning of new issue areas, identify gaps in research and to initiate new research, monitor and assess national and international policies for the achievement of sustainable development, elaborate recommendations for action and research and raise public awareness and heighten the media profile of global change issues.

Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR)
WOTR is a not-for-profit NGO founded in 1993 operating currently in five Indian states – Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Jharkhand. WOTR provides capacity building and advisory services to developmental practitioners from 23 other Indian states as well as, occasionally, from 27 countries. WOTR is a not-for-profit NGO founded in 1993 operating currently in five 5 Indian states – Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Jharkhand. WOTR provides capacity building and advisory services to developmental practitioners from 23 other Indian states as well as, occasionally, from 27 countries. WOTR’s mandate is to reduce poverty through mobilising the self help capacities of individuals and communities to regenerate the eco-spaces or watersheds they live in, harvest rain water wherever it falls, use it  productively, undertake sustainable livelihoods and do whatever else it takes to get them out of poverty.

UNISFERA International Centre
The Unisféra International Centre is a non-profit research and educational organization dedicated to the advancement of knowledge on sustainable development. By combining its expertise in policy analysis and formulation with its consulting experience, Unisféra is a powerful vector for knowledge-based solutions. Unisféra’s main areas of expertise comprise sustainable development policy, law and management, climate change and adaptation, sustainable land management, desertification, trade & environment, and water policy.

Union of Sustainable Development “Ecovision”
The Union of Sustainable development was founded in 2001 with the purpose to: introduce Sustainable Development processes; facilitate perfection of legislative basis; participate in creation of various protected areas including historical heritage, preservation of biodiversity and cultural legacy. One of the major focuses of the Union is to raise public awareness though fostering population. As per mission of the Unions fostering population first of all stipulates formation of mentality of local population for long term vision and, to reduce a possibility of manmade negative impact on nature. Another focus of the Union is to enable population to respond to ecological challenges by promoting local research-scientists and ensuring their active involvement in resolving global ecological issues such as climate change and desertification. EcoVison targets the above mentioned through best practices and lessons learned.

Turkiye Erozyonla Mucadele, Agaclandirma ve Dogal Varliklari Koruma Vakfi – Turkish, Foundation for Combating Erosion, Reforestation and the Protection of Natural Habitats (TEMA)
The TEMA Foundation (The Turkish Foundation for Combating Soil Erosion, for Reforestation and the Protection of Natural Habitats) was founded in 1992 by Hayrettin Karaca and Nihat Gökyiğit with the mission to create effective and conscious public opinion on environmental problems, specifically soil erosion, deforestation, desertification, climate change and biodiversity loss. TEMA has the following objectives: increase awareness of environmental problems; engage in capacity building for their solution, promote protection of natural habitats and ecosystem conservation of water resources and vegetative cover of the soil, sustainable use of agricultural lands and rangelands, support establishment of national policies friendly to the protection of biodiversity, sustainable use of lands and rational management of water resources, develop models for action to combat soil erosion in impoverished rural areas of Turkey and inspire the implementation of similar models in other parts of the country and establish the necessary organization and legislation with the support of volunteers in order to achieve the goal of stopping soil erosion.

TerrAfrica Secretariat/NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency
As part of the Strategic Investment Program (SIP), support for SLM on-the-ground activities has included capacity building for SLM implementers, SLM pilots with scale-up strategy, strengthening farmer/producer organizations, and providing incentives for SLM adoption, to create an enabling environment for SLM.

TENMIYA (center for innovations for development) is a non-governmental organization created by a group of engineers working in the field of development. TENMIYA is active in rural and urban areas, focusing on water, energy, small business support, agro-economy, housing and urbanism. TENMIYA initiates and implements project focused on technical, economic and social innovations appropriate to the Mauritanian context. It aims to be an open center for learning on grassroots development initiatives and promote sustainable projects structures.

Tchad Agir pour l'Environnement (TCHAPE)
The NGO implements projects aiming at the reforestation of the area around the Lake Chad, promotes the use of solar energy through the establishment of a pilot team to reduce deforestation of the area, organizes campaigns to raise awareness among the local population of the consequences of desertification and collaborates with local authorities and village chiefs to implement and follow up reforestation projects.

Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL)
Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL) is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting soil resources, empowering communities and transforming wastes into resources in Haiti. We believe that the path to sustainability is through transformation, of both disempowered people and discarded materials, turning apathy and pollution into valuable resources. SOIL promotes integrated approaches to the problems of poverty, poor public health, agricultural productivity, and environmental destruction.

Sudanese Environment Conservation Society (SECS)
SECS works towards environmental rehabilitation, sound management and rational utilization of natural resources and elimination of harmful environmental violations and malpractices. SECS endeavors will target all population segments with focus on decision-makers, poor women and men, children, displaced, homeless and victims of war and conflicts.

Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
SEI is an independent international research institute. They have been engaged in environment and development issues at local, national, regional and global policy levels for more than 20 years.Their goal is to bring about change for sustainable development by bridging science and policy. They do this by providing integrated analysis that supports decision makers.

Stitching Both Ends
Stitching Both Ends is working in three main fields: water, land and capital. In the field of water, they support Southern civil society organizations and networks that are fighting against non-sustainable solutions and trying to come up with alternative approaches to sustainable water management. In  the field of land are many conflicts about natural resources and the challenges that are created by this as well as the strive for Social Responsibility are central focus areas for Both Ends in its sustainable land usage programmes. In the field of capital Stichting Both Ends tries to put sustainability and the fight against poverty high on the agenda within the world of international funding.

Solar Cookers International (SCI)
Solar Cookers International (SCI) spreads solar cooking awareness and skills worldwide, particularly in areas with plentiful sunshine and diminishing sources of cooking fuel. Since its founding in 1987, SCI has enabled over 30,000 families in Africa to cook with the sun's energy, freeing women and children from the burdens of gathering firewood and carrying it for miles. Tens of thousands of individuals and organizations — from all over the world — have learned about solar cooking through SCI’s excellent publications and have benefited from SCI’s information exchange networks, research, technical support, and the SCI-sponsored, internationally recognized Internet resource for solar cooking information: the Solar Cooking World Network wiki-based website. Additionally, SCI helps all solar cooker promoters through advocacy efforts with governments and nongovernmental organizations, and through its consultative status with the United Nations.

Secrétariat permanent des organisations non gouvernementales (SPONG)
SPONG is a body of coordination and justifies its existence through the desire of promoting a principle of coming together. It is a collective of 88 NGO working in three main lines: information and facilitation in leading the associative movement, NGOs and Associations, and, in general, civil society organizations, discussion and coordination of its members and other organizations to favor their mobilization around interests of the associative movement, representation and role of interface between its members and the government, NGO partners and other institutions. The two main objectives are constituting a permanent discussion framework for representation and promotion for NGO members and reinforcing actions and the capacities of the NGO members through information, discussion and training.

Sarayönü District Governorship
Their agricultural engineers and experts supervised the farmers and observed the growth of the planted corps, alien vegetation, fertilization, contestation and other details. Furthermore they carried out many workshops and information was shared.

Rural Development Foundation of Pakistan (RDF)
Rural Development Foundation of Pakistan (RDF), a non-political, non-profit making and non-governmental organization (NGO) recognized at the national as well as international level, was founded in June 1978. Their aims are: to facilitate and assist the village community to organize Village Development Committees (VDCs) to undertake surveys, to identify problems, formulate small projects and implement the development programmes/projects, to train the VDCs to improve their management capacity and expertise in formulation of small projects, to carry out research on various aspects of rural development, to foster and develop contacts with rural development organizations both in Pakistan and abroad to share knowledge and experience, acting as a think-tank to organize seminars, workshops, forums to discuss and document the deliberations on different rural development issues and to publish and disseminate information to member NGOs/CBOs (National Network).

Rural Centre for Human Interests (RUCHI)
RUCHI or the Rural Centre for Human Interests is a non-political, non-profit making organization committed to development of rural India. The objectives have been shaped bearing in mind the hindering effects of economic backwardness, the restricted access of villages to development programs, growing social problems like alcoholism, exploitation, ill treatment and neglect of women and over exploitation of our natural resources

Royal Geographical Society
The Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) is the UK's learned society and professional body for geography, founded in 1830. They advance geography and support its practitioners in the UK and across the world. Through their activities they promote, support and enhance geographical research, education, fieldwork and expeditions, public engagement, knowledge transfer to policy, and the professional accreditation of geographers, as well as holding one of world's pre-eminent geographical collections that spans over 500 years of discovery and geographical science.

Réseau pour l’environnement et le développement durable en Afrique (REDDA/NESDA)
The mission of the Réseau pour l’environnement et le développement durable en Afrique is to play a leading role in the sustainable management of the African environment by promoting and supporting the development, mobilisation and use of African knowledge, expertise, and priorities.

Proterra is a non-profit organization established in 1983 in Lima, Peru. Its aim is to promote conservation in Peru and Latin America, through addressing issues of sustainable management of natural resources and environmental law. The Environmental Law, Policies and Administration Programme carries out research and provides training, advice and consultancy services to both governmental and non-governmental bodies. The Sustainable Development Programme provides technical assistance on issues related to agronomy, forestry and the law, for the promotion of rational and effective management of natural resources.

Propreté, Environnement et Santé
The association Propreté, Environnement et Santé combats environment pollution.

The objective of the association PROMMATA is the support and promotion of peasant agriculture through the development of animal traction.

Projektstelle Umwelt & Entwicklung
Half a year after Rio on Dec 16th 1992 the German NGO Forum on Environment & Development was founded by 35 associations. The goals of the Forum are the following: combating poverty and saving creation, putting resolutions of Rio into action, especially the Agenda 21, working on subjects which after Rio are to be pursued, coordinating informational and educational work, challenging both the government and the parliament, acting as a German contact to enable international collaboration and participating in the subsequent process after Rio as an NGO.

Programme Solidarité-Eau (PSEAU)
The Water Solidarity Network (pS-Eau) is a non profit organisation established in 1994 by wish of the European Ministries of Environment. The pS-Eau promotes dialogue between international aid stakeholders (non-governmental organisations, public authorities, local governments, the private sector, research, … etc.) in the field of water and contributes to the elaboration of shared methodology references. It coordinates working groups and research-action programmes.

Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement (PRRM)
The Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement was founded in 1952. PRRM envisions a world of equity and sustainability. The future is one where society is free of ignorance, poverty, disease, and powerlessness; and development takes place within the environment’s carrying capacity.

Palestine Wildlife Society (PWLS)
PWLS is an active and professional NGO and non-profit organization working in research and education in nature conservation among the Palestinian society and the region. Their objectives are: conservation and management of native species and habitats, monitoring and promoting important bird areas, education and promotion of wildlife and nature, active participation and involvement of local communities in the conservation movement, sustainable development, eco- tourism and helping animals and farms.

Pakistan Rural Workers Social Welfare Organization (PRWSWO)
The Pakistan Rural Workers Social Welfare Organization is a voluntary organization which dedicates its work to the social uplift of the poor, especially from rural areas. PRWSWO was founded in 1994. The NGO is involved in the socio-economic development activities, on a self help and participatory basis, particularly in the areas of education, health (sanitation and drinking water), drug prevention, rural & agriculture development, combating desertification and others with emphasis on child welfare, women development, human rights, environment and community mobilization. The organization seeks to coordinate with the government and other donor agencies for social development in rural areas. PRWSWO organizes training courses and strategy development workshops for rural workers and their trainers. Their work is also aimed at imposing programmes for rural women's development to eradicate the hazards of child labor and to initiate a drive against narcotics and drug addiction.

Organic Matters Foundation
The Organic Matters Foundation empowers farmers to move towards a more sustainable model without fear of lower yields or price, they are taking chemicals out of the local ecology. Their farming approach ensures nature is treated with respect as a precious and sustainable resource.

ONG Association de l'Arbre
The association promotes the establishment of tree plantations and participates in reforestation and market gardening activities, organizes awareness events with the aim of controlling desertification and pollution, combats the destruction of the savannah by collaborating with other organizations on the implementation of reforestation projects, edits a monthly magazine to inform, raise awareness and educate the population on environmental issues and elaborates action plans and alphabetization campaigns to combat poverty.

Noah’s Ark Centre for the Recovery of Endangered Species (NACRES)
NACRES efforts focus following conservation measures, critical to ensure that biodiversity conservation and the principles of sustainable development are achieved in the South Caucasus: strengthening and increasing the capacity of local and central government structures, academic institutions and other NGOs, mobilizing local community groups and local initiative groups, improving the effectiveness of Georgia’s protected areas and raising the awareness of conservation issues amongst local resource users and the general public.

NGO Bios
NGO BIOS is one of the leader in the area of  environmental protection, sustainable agriculture and community development in the Republic of Moldova. The main directions of the Organization’s activity are as follows: Research and Development comprising  analysis of  the  ecological, economical and social  situation  in  the country under different aspects  for identifying the most affected zones, for finding out  the optimal procedures  for  amelioration depending on specific climate, relief, soil conditions, local features  and for recommending them to  other  areas with similar problems, Sustainable Development Activities comprising practical works for soil, water and biodiversity conservation, mobilizing the resources for poverty alleviation improvement of social and economic conditions of people, for promoting sustainable consumption patterns, developing partnerships with local and international organizations and entities and Training, Education and Awareness Building in environmental protection, sustainable agriculture and community development. The actions include development of training materials for various age groups and categories, training courses, workshops, seminars, round tables, conferences;  publication of bulletins, brochures, books, leaflets, etc..

New World Hope Organization (NWH)
The Organization [NWHO] is engaged in humanitarian, environment and participatory development and sustainability here at home and abroad. Whether responding to disasters and emergencies, promoting sustainable economic and social development, strengthening the well-being of people specially women, children, senior citizens, providing training, or building infrastructure, we at NWHO remain focused on our philosophy of: “Improvement of the quality of life for all peoples, strengthening people for disasters and emergencies, participatory involvement regardless of race, religion or gender ,creed or nationality, and the preservation of Earth, and environmental development”.

Neighbour Organization Nepal (NEO-Nepal)
NEO-NEPAL aims to empower the people so that they can attain self-reliance and confidence for long-term sustainable development. It strives to release the people’s boundless potentials for enhancing their productive and organizing abilities for their own development. NEO-NEPAL initiates the activities to empower peoples’ organizations as core activity, which is integrated and community based.

National Nature Trust (NNT)
The National Nature Trust cooperates with non-governmental organizations and the Government on the management of projects for nature conservation, manages land donated by people, companies and organizations to protect the environment and ensure the preservation of natural assets, launched the “voluntary carbon offset club” to raise funds for afforesting and for managing forests with the aim of combating desertification and collaborates with the United Nations Environment Programme and Forest for Life in the development of the Climate Change Green Network for the development of voluntary carbon offset models and preparation of manuals.

Municipio de Aguascalientes
Municipio de Aguascalientes carries out workshops for the preparation home gardens and the cultivation of Vegetables.

Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs
Students care for trees and forests and give trainings on sapling plantation. The srainings are for the public. Furthermore they arrange demonstrations, fairs, symposia, meetings, conferences, seminars, etc.

Mediterranean Information Office for Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development
The Mediterranean Information Office for Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development (MIO-ECSDE), is a non-profit Federation of Mediterranean Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) for Environment and Development. MIO-ECSDE acts as a technical and political platform for the presentation of views and intervention of NGOs in the Mediterranean scene. In co-operation with governments, international organizations and other socio-economic partners, MIO-ECSDE plays an active role for the protection of the environment and the promotion of the sustainable development of the Mediterranean region and its countries. Its main objectives are to protect the Natural Environment (flora and fauna, biotopes, forests, coasts, natural resources, climate) and the Cultural Heritage (archaeological monuments traditional settlements, cities, etc.) of the Mediterranean region. The ultimate goal of MIO-ECSDE is to promote Sustainable Development in a peaceful Mediterranean.

Life Academy of Vocational Studies (LAVS)
LAVS is a non-Government, non-political, non-profit making organization engaged in the field of social development. Their goal is to enable the community for fighting against poverty and natural calamities.

League for Pastoral Peoples
They conduct research and advocacy that supports and strengthens “small-scale” livestock keepers. In collaboration with their wide international networks of organisations that represent the interests of local livestock keepers – many among them pastoralists – they develop alternative approaches, challenge mainstream opinions, and build up the case for strengthening livestock keepers through appropriate policies and interventions. They support livestock keepers to make visible and validate their traditional knowledge and resources. A special emphasis is on building the capacity of our partners to stand up for their rights under international legal frameworks and agreements, such as the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Global Plan of Action for Animal Genetic Resources (GPA), the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), the UN Convention on Combating Desertification (UNCCD).

La Nigérienne pour la conservation de la nature
The NGO La Nigérienne pour la conservation de la nature aims to improve the food security and to reduce the poverty of the local community entre outré through the sustainable management of natural resources and the production and utilization of compost.

Krityanand UNESCO Club (KNUC)
KRITYANAND UNESCO CLUB,Jamshedpur  is an NGO Under Indian Societies Registration Act working the United Nations and its systems. Its main activities are in the fields of child development, women`s development, human rights, child rights, health and education in rural and urban communities.

Kindernothilfe (KNH)
Kindernothilfe (KNH) was founded in 1959 by a group of dedicated Christians. Today it supports more than 600.000 children and young people in 28 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. KNH aims to give needy children in the poorest countries of the world a chance to a good start in life. That means a basic school education and vocational training, good nutrition and health care, as well as community-oriented support to the families of the children.

Jeunes Volontaires pour l’Environnement (JVE)
JVE Togo is the biggest youth-led environmental organization in Africa, dedicated to promoting sustainable development through youth and women empowerment. Its activities address climate change, biodiversity conservation, low-cost sanitation and access to water. JVE has been implementing since 2005 with support from NNV, a Norwegian NGO, a solar water pasteurisation project. It organized the first ever west african regional workshop on green energy and the subsequent Regional Green Energy Fair in February 2009. Through SODIS techniques, solar cookers and other low cost technologies, JVE is supporting the dissemination of environmental-friendly and low cost energy sources to all Togo households. From 2009, JVE will be promoting PV panels, improved cooking stoves and other renewables. With support from WISIONS, JVE will provide 250 families with solar lanters, to replace the traditional kerosene lamps.

Istituto per le relazioni tra l’Italia e i Paesi dell’Africa, America Latina e Medio Oriente (IPALMO)
Ipalmo is an internationalist institute founded in the early '70s with the mission to raise awareness of the italian political landscape, economic and cultural on international political issues, the North-South relations and development cooperation.

International Soil Reference and Information Centre (ISRIC)
ISRIC is an independent knowledge centre, established in 1966. Their mandate is to serve the international community with information about the world’s soils and thus to resolving major global issues. They aim to: inform and educate about the world’s soils, serve the scientific community as custodian of global soil information and undertake applied research on land and water resources.

International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA)
Founded in 1972, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) is an international research organization that conducts policy-oriented research  into problems that are too large or too complex to be solved by a single country or academic discipline: problems like climate change that have a global reach and can be resolved only by international cooperative action, or problems of common concern to many countries that need to be addressed at the national level, such as energy security, population aging, and sustainable development.

International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements
IFOAM’s mission is leading, uniting and assisting the organic movement in its full diversity. Their goal is the worldwide adaption of ecologically, socially and economically sound systems that are based on the principles of Organic Agriculture.

International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives, Canada
ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability is an international association of local governments and national and regional local government organizations that have made a commitment to sustainable development. More than 1,200 cities, towns, counties, and their associations worldwide comprise ICLEI's growing membership. ICLEI works with these and hundreds of other local governments through international performance-based, results-oriented campaigns and programs. ICLEI's mission is to build and serve a worldwide movement of local governments to achieve tangible improvements in global sustainability through cumulative local actions.

International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU)
The ICFTU organizes and directs campaigns on issues such as the respect and defence of trade union and workers' rights, the eradication of forced and child labour, the promotion of equal rights for working women, the environment, education programmes for trade unionists all over the world, encouraging the organization of young workers and sends missions to investigate the trade union situation in many countries.

International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)
Founded in Geneva in September 1996, the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) aims to influence the international trade system such that it advances the goal of sustainable development. As an independent, non-profit, and non-governmental organization, ICTSD engages a broad range of actors in ongoing dialogue on trade and sustainable development policy. In advancing its mission, the Centre has become a leading broker of knowledge and information on trade policy and sustainable development.

Instituto Desert
The Instituto Desert conducts research on the impact of climatic variations on semi-arid regions, provides technical support for projects aimed at combating desertification and participates in technical meetings and provides consultancy services to intergovernmental organizations.

Institute For Sustainable Development and Management of Natural Resources
The Institute For Sustainable Development and Management of Natural Resources undertakes projects in developing countries on agroforestry and combating desertification, carries out programmes for the development of a primary sector in agriculture and forestry in developing countries and stimulates ecotourism as a way of contributing to the sustainable development of certain areas.

Institut National des Recherches Agricoles du Bénin (INRAB)
The Institut National des Recherches Agricoles du Bénin (INRAB) offers training sessions in Benin to the various social and professional groups (women and men producers, crop and livestock farmers, NGO’s, scientific findings’ popularizers, technicians, etc.) to strengthen capabilities with regard to techniques for sedentarization of yam cultivation and the sustainable management of land.

Indigenous Peoples of Africa Co-ordinating Committee (IPACC)
The Indigenous Peoples of Africa Co-ordinating Committee (IPACC) is a network of 150 indigenous peoples’ organisations in 20 African countries. IPACC’s main aims include: promote recognition of and respect for indigenous peoples in Africa, promote participation of indigenous African peoples in United Nations’ events and other international forums and strengthen leadership and organisational capacity of indigenous civil society in Africa in particular strengthening subregional networks of indigenous peoples.

Hatof Foundation
The Hatof Foundation manages the functioning of and programme for the Hatof Green Clubs in elementary schools, secondary schools and universities, provides information on environmental issues such as climate change, desertification, land degradation, global warming and Agenda 21, carries out research programmes on rural fishing communities on water management, forestry, use of renewable energy and trade, takes part in cleaning campaigns, tree planting, tree nursery management, waste management and environmental sanitation and organizes environmental education awareness for communities to develop initiatives to combat desertification and reduce the loss of biodiversity.

Gyeongnam Environmental Education & Culture Centre
The Gyeongnam Environmental Education & Culture Centre promotes knowledge of farming and ecosystem experience with children from grade and middle schools, organizes programmes to teach about traditional tools and types of trees, builds the database of wetlands around the Nakdong river to preserve the biodiversity of the area, including migratory birds, educates people to improve actions to combat desertification, including the protection of the environment and organizes a wetland ecology and cultural interchange camp for Korean and Japanese children.

Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda
As an educational process, 300 small scale producers of carbon offsets and hydrological services involved to date have received classroom and field training three times a year. They receive lessons on responsibilities towards forests and the services they provide, as well as the management activities they must carry out to take care of their plots. They have developed training materials on best practices for soil restoration and carry out small community workshops in which they provide support for the implementation of these new restoration tools.

Green Cross International (GCI)
The mission of Green Cross International is to respond to the combined challenges of security, poverty and environmental degradation to ensure a sustainable and secure future. They seek solutions through dialogue, mediation and co-operation. To achieve this they: promote legal, ethical and behavioural norms that ensure basic changes in the values, actions and attitudes of government, the private sector and civil society, necessary to develop a sustainable global community, contribute to the prevention and resolution of conflicts arising from environmental degradation and provide assistance to people affected by the environmental consequences of wars, conflicts and man made calamities.

Green Asia Network (GAN)
The Green Asia Network carries out afforestation projects in dryland areas to prevent yellow dust storms that affect China, Japan and the Republic of Korea, undertakes activities to improve the quality of life of local communities in Mongolia and Korea through the transfer of knowledge and the organization of seminars and workshops to raise public awareness on the issues of desertification and its effectsand implements projects for fixing sand dunes, managing grasslands, restoring wastelands, controlling livestock numbers, and developing eco-friendly profitable businesses.

Gramin Vikas Trust (GVT)
GVT believes that community participation in development programmes is crucial towards ensuring peoples' contributions, financial as also their physical energies and innovative insights. This belief underlies GVT’s objectives: to improve socio economic conditions of the poor and the marginalized, to develop gender responsive participatory approaches , to establish village based institutions for sustaining change, to maintain partnerships with diverse stakeholders, to promote, coordinate and conduct applied research and to create a centre for knowledge assimilation and sharing .

Gram Bharati Samiti - Society for Rural Development
GBS seeks to empower local communities by involving grassroots stakeholders in the implementation of all its projects and also emphasizes environmental sustainability in all of its development initiatives. Its goals include: ensuring access to safe drinking water, primary healthcare and basic education for rural communities, improving the standards of living among the rural poor and helping rural communities to become self-sufficient, empowering the rural poor and helping them to take control of their lives and resources, protecting the rights of the rural communities and enabling them to participate in the decision-making process and providing support and relief to rural HIV/AIDS patients.

Gherush 92 Committee for Human Rights
The activity of Gherush92 has concentrated in the elaboration and realization of research, studies, publications and projects in the fields of human rights and connected issues such as anti-Semitism, racism, conflicts resolution, rights of indigenous people and minorities, women, children, poverty, valorisation of local and traditional resources, right to the cultural diversity, capacity building, accessibility, digital divide, e-governance, disable persons. Gherush92 developed education for development programs, campaigns and initiatives to the intensification of cultural exchanges between Italy and developing countries, particularly those among young people. Interactive digital tools are designed also for the developing countries and are aimed at training, research and update on topics of interest.

Future Forest
Future Forest manages the programme “green corps” through which every year about 100 student volunteers plant trees in drylands, facilitates an exchange training programme for Chinese and Korean students on environmental education and cultural exchange and implements the “great green wall project” to combat desertification and stop yellow sandstorms around the Kubuqi Desert in Inner Mongolia in cooperation with Chinese governmental agencies, local authorities and other civil society organizations.

Fundación Patagonia Natural
The NGO Fundación Patagonia Natural, founded 1989,  aims to promote the conservation and protection of the Patagonian environment within Argentina, encouraging responsible management of its resources and ecosystems.

Fundación Instituto de Promoción y Apoyo al Desarrollo (IPADE)
The Fundación Instituto de Promoción y Apoyo al Desarrollo (IPADE) is a NGO  promoting sustainable human development for vulnerable populations in Latin America, Africa and Asia through cooperation projects.

Fundación Hernandiana
The Fundación Hernandiana distributes booklets to raise public awareness of environmental problems, supports organizations which promote anti-hunger campaigns and develops environmental education programmes for schools.

Fundación del Sur
The Fundación del Sur is dedicated to the promotion and defense of human rights of children and youth. Its mission is to contribute to the effectiveness of specific rights of children and adolescents.

Fundación de Iniciativas de Cambio Climático
The Fundación de Iniciativas de Cambio Climático supports the Government, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, local authorities, academia, etc. on capacity-building and elaboration of strategies and policies for mitigation of and adaptation to climate change, supports the implementation of projects for the rehabilitation of degraded areas, provides assistance and capacity-building to non-governmental organizations and local authorities to take advantage of the clean development mechanism and organizes forums and workshops to raise awareness on climate change and desertification.

Fundación Argentina a las Naciones Camino a la Verdad (FANCV)
The Fundación Argentina a las Naciones Camino a la Verdad (FANCV) implements programmes to promote the principles, purposes and guarantees established by the Charter of the United Nations. Carries out the “Alezeia strategy project” for raising awareness, through education, television, radio and documentaries, on aspects of the Millennium Development Goals, climate change and the protection of the environment and implements a project to mitigate and reverse climate change effects, especially in regard to displaced people, to increase productivity in the region and organizes activities to protect the environment and avoid its degradation.

Fundación Ambiental Oasis de Vida (FAOV)
The Fundación Ambiental Oasis de Vida (FAOV) formulates studies of the biophysical and socio-economic characteristics of drylands in order to identify environmental benchmarks and indicators, participates in the preparation, evaluation and monitoring of the national action programme, promotes the transfer of technology in sustainable production so as to ensure food security and carries out consultancies on the use of organic fertilizers and the establishment, management and use of forests and reforestation.

Fundación Agreste Punto Verde
The missions of the Fundación Agreste Punto Verde are: to stimulate and aid effective participation in caring for the environment, to support initiatives aimed at widening opportunities for sustainable development in communities, to encourage the establishment and growth of civil society organisations in the processes of clean development and to strengthen bonds of friendship and understanding.

Friends of the Earth, Ghana
Friends of the Earth-Ghana (FoE-Ghana) is an environmental non-governmental organization (NGO) which is non-racial, non-religious and non-profit making. The objectives are environmental education of various groups such as local communities, local government and policy makers, to aid people to understand and appreciate Ghana’s environment.

Forum international des exploitants forestiers (FIEF)
The Forum international des exploitants forestiers (FIEF) carries out research and analyses activities on tropical forests, the wood industry and forestry, promotes the protection of fragile forestry ecosystems and the development of forestry legislation and fulfils activities aiming at social and environmental development e.g. eco-tourism, promotion of renewable energy and promotion of alternative activities to conserve forestry resources.

Forest for Life
Forest for Life carries out several projects aiming at the protection and preservation of forests, including schools of forestry in Mongolia and north-east Asia and forest preservation in South-east Asia, facilitates indoor and outdoor education on forest conservation, including through the programme “Forest for Life Classrooms”, promotes forest policies and develops climate change programmes with governmental institutions, private companies and local communities and encourages the establishment of models for sustainable forest management and provides suggestions on how to improve their quality.

Fondo de Apoyo al Desarrollo Regional de Piura (FADERPI)
The Fondo de Apoyo al Desarrollo Regional de Piura (FADERPI) committed to the development of the Piura region and helps disadvantaged populations to access support by national and international cooperation to achieve improvements in their living conditions, welfare, health and safety.

Fondation paix et développement
The Fondation paix et développement combats aridisation and restores degraded ecosystems, protects the environment by combating bush fires and transforming vegetable waste into cattle food and promotes biogas energy.

Femme et environnement
The NGO Femme et environnement organizes training courses on reforestation, launches reforestation projects in communities and promotes the protection of existing parks, promotes reforestation of shady plants and fruit trees, carries out activities involving women from the rural areas in order to raise awareness on the problem of desertification and undertakes programmes focusing on safe drinking water in schools while raising awareness on the importance of water and organizes information days on environmental topics workshops on environmental preservation.

Farm Radio International
Farm Radio International is an Ottawa-based charitable organization, founded in 1979, that has built on Canada's rich history in farm radio to provide a unique international development program. The goal is poverty reduction and food security for smallholder farmers in low-income countries. The contribution to this goal is to support rural radio broadcasters as they serve the communication needs of farming women and men. Working with their radio partners, they are reaching out to hundreds of millions of smallholder farmers, and providing essential communication services. Their network is comprised of 300 radio organizations in 39 African countries.

The missions of Enviro-protect are to protect the environment and to promote sustainable development to ensure better living conditions for the people in Africa.

Environmental Protection and Conservation Organization
The main objective of EPCO is to improve the conservation of biodiversity through educational, scientific, management and training programme. Other objectives are: To improve the quality of life of the local community through management and conservation of natural resources, To ensure that the natural environment is used wisely and continues to be available for the benefit and enjoyment of future generations and To decrease vulnerability and improve adaptation capacity among poor local communities associated with Climate Change.

Environmental Management for Livelihood Improvement (EMLI Bwaise Facility)
Environmental Management for Livelihood Improvement Bwaise Facility (EMLI) is a registered environmental non-governmental and non-profit making organization established in 2007. Their mission is to improve the standards of living of the most vulnerable people in Uganda by ensuring sustainable livelihood.

Environment and Rural Development Foundation (ERuDeF)
One of ERuDeF’s main objective is to promote alternative sustainable development strategies in rural areas including development of alternative models of rural financing and to promote advocacy, education, training and information programmes that increase people’s awareness of environmental problems as well as human issues (e.g. environmental health, HIV/AIDS) affecting environmental management and their remedies.

Emirates Environmental Group
The Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) is a professional working group devoted to protecting the environment through the means of education, action programs and community involvement.

EcoPeace/Friends of the Earth Middle East
Friends of the Earth Middle East (FoEME) is a unique organization that brings together Jordanian, Palestinian, and Israeli environmentalists. Their primary objective is the promotion of cooperative efforts to protect their shared environmental heritage. In so doing, they seek to advance both sustainable regional development and the creation of necessary conditions for lasting peace in their region. FoEME has offices in Amman, Bethlehem, and Tel-Aviv. FoEME is a member of Friends of the Earth International, the largest grassroots environmental organization in the world.

EcoPeace Asia was established on 12 March 2009 to promote peace and restoration of ecological systems in Asia. EcoPeace Asia aims to promote: Increased participation of citizens of each country with numerous volunteer programs and more effective collaboration among Asian countries to achieve our vision of peaceful coexistence as a single community. As a first step they have identified three areas, which are listed below: Planting grass and building green barriers to stop desertification in China and in Mongolia, Restoring Mangrove forests in coastal areas extending from the Southern coast of China to the Red Sea of the Middle East. and Accelerated dissemination of renewable energy technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to prevent climate change. They plan to tackle the three areas by research, education and public relations programs by collaborating with government of Asian countries, societies, and academia.

Ecologistas en Acción
Ecologistas en Acción is a confederation of over 300 Spanish ecological groups, founded in 1998. Ecologistas en Acción is aligned with the philosophy of social ecology, which views environmental problems (and many other social problems) as having their origin in an ever more unsustainable and globalized model of production and consumption, a model that must be changed to resolve the ecological crisis. To that end, they conduct campaigns to publicize ecological problems, such as public denunciation of actions that damage the environment.

Ecole Instrument de Paix
Ecole Instrument de Paix (EIP) – Niger develops integrated and community-based projects with its emphasis on protection and restoration of the environment. Other areas of focus are education, promotion of human rights, and fighting poverty in rural areas.

Ecole et vie
Ecole et vie raises awareness on the long-term consequences of bush fires, deforestation and the mismanagement of natural resources and promotes the education and training of the local community on all aspects concerned with the protection of the environment.

Eau Vive
Eau Vive works alongside rural communities in Africa (Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, and Senegal), to provide better access to water and to implement actions in the fields of health, education, training and agricultural production. Eau Vive supports the organization and mobilization of local NGOs, user associations and local elected representatives, calling on national governments to recognize their key roles in local development.

Drylands Coordination Group
The Drylands Coordination Group (DCG) is a network driven by various non-governmental organizations on development issues in the dryland areas of Africa. DCG's approach is to share practical experiences between various institutions such as NGOs and CBOs, research institutions, and policy making institutions.

Dodo – Tulevaisuuden elävä luonto ry
Dodo - Tulevaisuuden elävä luonto ry (Living nature for the future) is a dynamic, modern environmental organisation that avoids black-and-white views of the world. Dodo approaches environmental issues in an open-minded way, trying to find new perspectives. Dodo relies on the power of factual discussion. Public events, discussion groups and projects are typical of Dodo. They discusse environmental issues openly and bring together people from different fields to look for comprehensive views.

DesertNet International - Network for International Research on Desertification, (NIRD)
DesertNet International - Network for International Research on Desertification promotes interdisciplinary scientific networking among scientists working in biophysical and human sciences on desertification/land degradation and drought and sustainable land management, facilitates scientific exchanges between scientists and the participating bodies and identifies priority areas of research and supports mechanisms that provide scientifically sound data and information to combat desertification.

Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
With the Programme Gestion des Ressources Naturelles, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) aims to improve the sustainable management of natural resources and to empower the population to perceive their scope for action at the local regulation of use.

DeCo! – Sustainable Farming
Farmers in the savanna region of Ghana have low yields as result of poor soils. DeCo! provides low cost organic fertilizer through a sustainable business model, collecting local waste, fruit, vegetable and other biomass residues to produce rich compost.

CYL Eco Park (CYLEP)
CYL Eco Park (CYLEP) organizes tree planting campaigns in the Kubuqi desert area with wide participation and involvement and visits from Korea and Japan to areas affected by desertification to show the effects of land degradation and carry out afforestation and environmental education activities and implements the projects “China-Japan youth shelter forest” and “Great Green Wall of China Korea Friendship” with the aim of greening desertified areas.

CUBASOLAR promotes the use of solar energy and carries out programmes to facilitate access to energy in rural areas and is assisting in the development of a project to bring electricity to primary schools through the use of solar panels.

Cooperativa Tecnico Scientifica di Base (COBASE)
The Cooperativa Tecnico Scientifica di Base (COBASE) produces research, studies and publications, and implements projects on sustainable use of natural resources, sustainable development and combating desertification, carries out projects on drought early warning and network systems, and on integrated and sustainable management of steppes, implements projects on sustainable use of water in arid lands, promotes scientific and technological research in the fields of energy, environment, sustainable development, biodiversity and climate change and organizes courses and seminars in schools, universities and institutes for scientific research.

Contribution au développement rural (ONG-CDR)
The NGO encourages the introduction of private forestry at village level including the rehabilitation and protection of crop soils, promotes market gardening and greening areas through tree plantation, provides technical and training support to ensure the effective participation of the rural community in all programmes and raises awareness on combatting desertification.

Conservation Efforts for Community Development (CECOD)
CECOD is a Non Governmental Organization founded in 1999 to empower communities in Uganda for popular participation in conservation of the environment for Sustainable Community Development. Main objective is to Promote Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Uganda and to improve utilization of Natural Resources through Schools for Sustainable Community Development.

Comitato di Appoggio alle 3 Convenzioni Globali delle Nazione Unite
CA3C is a non governmental association founded in Italy in 1998 to support the implementation of the three major UN Conventions on environment. It aims at making pressure on governments to act more decisively in this matter. It intends to attain this goal in participating to related meetings and debates, in promoting related projects and programmes and, mostly, in channelling public opinion concern to political decision makers.

Club Union Africaine – Côte d'Ivoire
The vision of the African Union Club is a united Africa without hunger, violence and armed conflicts.

Christian Aid
Christian Aid is the official relief and development agency of the 40 British and Irish churches and works to support sustainable development, alleviate poverty, support civil society and provide disaster relief in South America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Christian Aid campaigns to change the rules and systems that keep people poor, speaking out on issues such as Tax Justice, trade justice, climate change, and Third World debt.

China Green Foundation (CGF)
China Green Foundation is an important non-governmental organization for greening fundraising. It represents a main channel of non-governmental greening fundraising for forestry development. It plays an important bridge role in mobilization of social public participation in forestry ecological development and environmental protection. It also serves as a link in the fields of international cooperation and friendly communication and exchange with outside world. China Green Foundation has had a special consultation status of UN Economic and Social Council since 2002. CGF enjoys preferential policy of State Administration of Taxation of allowing donors, who make donations to CGF, to take deductions from their income taxes.

Cheetah Conservation Fund BUSH Pty Ltd
CCF is committed to providing training and other opportunities for students, teachers and farmers throughout the cheetah's range and aims to expand its education outreach and capacity building though training courses and increased internships. Specific training includes conservation biology, natural resource management, appropriate land use, and livestock and wildlife management.

Centro de Assessoria e Apoio aos Trabalhadores e Instituições não Governamentais Alternativas (CAATINGA)
The Centro de Assessoria e Apoio aos Trabalhadores e Instituições não Governamentais Alternativas (CAATINGA) organizes educational programmes on agro-ecology in rural areas, implements agro-ecological development programmes with a view to developing shared technologies, methodologies and agro-ecological procedures which contribute to strengthening the sustainability of family agriculture in the semi-arid regions of Brazil and aims to develop and disseminate educational programmes suited to the social, economic, cultural and environmental conditions of the semi-arid regions.

Centre international de droit compare de l’environnement (CIDCE)
The International Centre of Comparative Environmental Law (C.I.D.C.E. ) is an  international N.G.O. founded in 1982 in Limoges. It follows upon the Centre of Comparative Law Studies located in Strasbourg. The organisation’s members are legal experts on environmental issues.

Centre for Sustainable Development Studies and Application (CENESTA)
The Centre for Sustainable Development (CENESTA) is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting sustainable community- and culture-based development. Its main area of work is Iran and Southwest Asia. CENESTA experts have also engaged in extensive activities in Africa, Latin America, Asia, and in the international arena in general. CENESTA is a member of IUCN—the World Conservation Union and is affiliated with the University of the North (Iran).

Centre de suivi écologique (CSD)
The Centre de Suivi Ecologique pour la Gestion des Ressources Naturelles (CSE) has been created by senegalese public institutions, with the support of the United Nations Program for the sudan-sahelian (UNSO) and the funding of the danish Agency for cooperation (DANIDA). Nowadays, the Centre has become an association grouping the State, the funding entities (PNUD/UNSO), the private sector, the local communities and the personnel of the Centre itself. The CSE mission is to collect, process, analyse and distribute data and information about the territory, natural resources, using also spatial technologies, in order to improve the management of those resources and of the environment.

Belarusian Geographic Society
The Belarusian Geographic Society organizes conferences and round tables to raise awareness of the problems of land degradation in Belarus, publishes booklets, newsletters and maps on the use and protection of land, develops alternative models of territorial development and land protection and participates in the training of specialists in the field of land degradation.

Atayeb Al Rif
As the first non-profit cooperative specialized in food products marketing, the mission of Atayeb Al Rif (AAR) is to provide agricultural capacity-building for rural women in Lebanon, with a concentration on the dry-land areas. They have provided over 200 training sessions to our more than 40 cooperatives targeting over 2000 women in locations across the Lebanese territory which concentrated on agricultural training, food production and quality controls standards, and marketing.  The purpose of AAR is to enable women to own and run local farm cooperatives through capacity-building methods such as aid in farm rehabilitation, educational training session, and marketing development for their artisanal products.

Association Togolaise d'Etude de Recherche et d'Appui au Développement Humain Durable
ASTERADHD is a non-governmental and non-profit organization founded in 1990.

Association tchadienne des volontaires pour la protection de l`environnement (ATVPE)
The Association tchadienne des volontaires pour la protection de l`environnement (ATVPE) undertakes projects concerned with combating desertification, works with local communities, particularly rural farmers, women's and youth groups, to implement agroforestry projects and collaborates with other stakeholders, including the Government, in tree-planting activities.

Association Relwende pour le developpment (ARD)
The Assocation Relwende pour le developpement organizes awareness raising campaigns to combat desertification, contributes to the promotion of new agricultural technologies, promotes the adoption of appropriate measures for improving the living conditions of women in areas affected by desertification, including the organization of microcredit schemes for disadvantaged women and participates in the project “DeserArt”.

Association pour la protection de l’environnement en Mauritanie
The Association pour la protection de l’environnement en Mauritanie aims to combat deforestation and desertification by providing information and animation on protecting the environment and soil management and encourages the participation of women and youth in activities aimed at protecting the environment.

Association pour l’environnement et le développement durable
The Association pour l’environnement et le développement durable monitors a database on the degradation of local ecosystems, prepares studies and research on the degradation of agricultural land on the Cataractes Plateau and in the Niari Valley and facilitates cooperation between the population and scientists on environmental and sustainable development issues.

Association Oasis Ferkla pour l’Environnement et le Patrimoine
The objectives of the association include the awareness for environmental protection, the combat drought and desertification and the protection of green areas.

Association nigérienne des scouts de l’environnement (ANSEN)
The mission of the Association nigérienne des scouts de l’environnement (ANSEN), founded in 2003, is to educate youth people to protect and restore the environment through Scouting.

Association internationale forêts méditerranéennes
The AIFM was founded in 1996. The objectives are all of the issues related to Mediterranean forests (fire and flood prevention, sustainable land management and planning, governance, preservation and promotion of biodiversity, adaptation to climate change effects, innovation and development of new markets...) more or less directly interests and/or involves many social groups and professionals (forest owners, breeders, farmers, environmentalists, local elected officials, planners, managers of natural areas, public…).

Association ecologique “Ame Nature”
The NGO organizes afforestation and reforestation campaigns to combat land degradation, carries out studies on ways and means to combat desertification, prepares communication material to raise awareness on desertification, land degradation and drought issues and organizes workshops on environmental issues and the protection of natural resources.

Association de formation et d'appui au développement (AFAD)
AFAD aims to assist grass-root communities, especially women by organising information and education sessions on the problem of desertification using cassettes, videos and radio emissions, promotes the use of technologies which assist the protection and regeneration of natural resources and encourages the use of successful cultural techniques to combat desertification.

Asociación la Cultura del Oasis (ACO)
The Asociación la Cultura del Oasis (ACO) directs a comprehensive project management and enhancement of the oasis.

Asociación Ecológica del Oriente (ASEO)
The Asociación Ecológica del Oriente is an NGO of volunteers whose mission is to promote the sustainable development of the East and of whole Bolivia with the help of the common and voluntary work of its members.

Asociacion Chuyma De Apoyo Rural (CHUYMA ARU)
Chuyma Aru is an NGO composed of Aymara professionals from three indigenous communities in Puno, Southern Peru. Since 1990 they have assisted nearby Aymara communities in the design and implementation of an alternative development strategy based on reviving Andean agricultural technology and the knowledge of Aymara culture.

Amasachina Self-Help Association (ASHA)
ASHA aims to strengthen communities through self-help initiatives. Their projects undertaken in collaboration with partner organizations include: the construction of community woodlots, the development of central seed nurseries, roadside planting of trees, and the introduction of suitably adapted tree and fruit varieties.

Alliance Niger - Nature
Alliance Niger Nature organizes information and awareness campaigns on the effects of desertification, carries out reforestation projects, and supports the development of natural areas.

African Youth Foundation (AYF)
The organisation's mandate is to promote youth education for Africans in the Diaspora as well as Europeans with African descent. Gender equality is also another chapter in AYF 's mandate with a view to mobilising and developing the talents of the youth to contribute meaningfully to national and global development. A concept which will motivate the youth to begin their own enterprises particularly in the informal sectors, other than migrating to other countries. The Organisation specialises in training business and entrepreneurial skills through the help of Local Business Institutions. AYF promotes self awareness, researches development conditions in African countries, analyses favourable conditions for development and participation of the youth in a full social and secured life.

African Capacity-building Centre
The African Centre for Capacity Building (AFCAB) is Africa's professional development organization offering cutting-edged career oriented trainings and skill development programs to individuals and organizations.

Action pour une gestion rationnelle de l'environnement en Mauritanie (AGREEM)
AGREEM organizes awareness-raising campaigns and meetings on ways of combating desertification and preventing environmental pollution, undertakes Convention sensitization campaigns in the northern zone of Mauritania and encourages the community to have a sense of responsibility towards the use of natural resources.

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