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List of Organizations

Many organizations worldwide are contributing to the implementation of the UNCCD. Find out about these organizations in the list below.


If you are interested in organizations dealing with a specific topic, you can filter the list below by clicking on one of these links:  
 Agriculture   |   Awareness raising   |   Biodiversity   |   Climate change   |   Drought     
Ecology   |   Food security   |   Forests   |   Funding and resource mobilization   |   Gender
   Land degradation and restoration   |   Land management   |  Migration     
Peope 4 Soil
People 4 Soil is a free and open network of European NGOs, research institutes, farmers associations and environmental groups concerned about land degradation and desertification issues, working together so that Europe recognizes soil as a common good essential for our lives and assume its sustainable management as a primary commitment.

Peope 4 Soil wants to put pressure on European institutions to adopt specific legislation on soil protection, fixing principles and rules to be complied by the Member States.

This network is open to NGOs, research institutes, farmers associations and environmental groups willing to support the petition.

Association Oasis Ferkla pour l’Environnement et le Patrimoine (AOFEP)
The objectives of this Maroccan association include the awareness raising for the necessity of environmental protection within the population for their own socio-economic benefit, combatting desertification and land degradation as well as the protection of green areas. Furthermore, the organisation supports research on the effects and possibilities to combat land degradation and aims at reduce einvironmental pollution through household waste.
AOFEP organizes forums on the fight agains desertification, training workshops on agroecology, and study exchange programmes. Addionally, AOFEP supports partner associations to promote their projects on its website.

Action humaine pour le développement intégré au Sénégal (AHDIS)
AHDIS is a Senegalese development association. Its objective is to facilitate sustainable and socio-economic development by providing assistance to local communities in agriculture, education, capacity building, financing and developing sustainable structures on the ground. Their core values are participation of local communities and individuals, responsibility and transparent communication.
AHDIS provides technical assistance, advisory support, technical assistance and and training related to microfinance, agriculture and natural resources management, technical capacity building, policy advocacy, among others.

Association pour le développement d’Abbere (SOS Abbere)
This Mauritanian organization aims at supporting the region of Abbere in its development by improving its socio-economic status. This organization supports projects aimed at enhancing environmental protection and rehabilitation and restoration measures against desertification and land degradation. Additionally it raises awareness for the issues threatening livelihoods in Abbere to other CSOs in order for them to get involved on the ground.

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 in Togo. Its objectives are the awareness raising within the Togolese population that revegetation and restoration measures in desertified or degraded areas.
This NGO supports environmental and socio-economic education as well as alphabetization measures. Its areas or intervention are: environment, education and training, health, renewable energy, and law.

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.
CARI support agriculture projects on the ground in Mali, Morocco and Tunisia, through financial support search, contractualisation processes, implementation of steering committees, and field trainings.

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). CSE's 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.
CSE looks to establish new partnerships focusing on technical, financial and scientific aspects, with development agencies, international organizations and research institutes.

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, especially the rights of women and children in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
This NGO has made available a free Blog containing information realted to the impacts of global warming, sustainable development in the Local Agenda 21, and water related issues in the country.

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 the environment (Rio Conventions). Political advocacy and resulting pressure on governments are the association's main tools to animate governments to act on their international commitments. The association participates in related meetings and debates, promotes projects and programs related to sustainability and, mostly, channels public concern to political decision makers. 
CA3C offers on its website publications related to agriculture, desertification and sustainable development, as well as information of major international events happening in these fields. 

Club Union Africaine – Côte d'Ivoire
Club Union Africaine is a civil society organization aimed at manifesting the values of democracy, human rights, gender equality, youth empowerment, and the fight against poverty, as well as establishing a political and economically united Africa. 
Club Union Africaine promotes civic education and implements awareness campaigns on the delimitation of community lands and rural land rights. It has made available to the general public publications and reports related to rural lands, conflict prevention, human rights, youth and development, and good governance.

Corporación Observatorio Latinoamericano de Conflictos Ambientales (OLCA)
The objectives of the Latin American Observatory for Environmental Conflicts (OLCA) is to assist local communities facing environmental problems and/or conflicts to exercise their environmental rights.
The organization provides legal and technical assistance and management instruments to facilitate feasable solutions to environmental problems. Additionally they are striving to improve methodologies to organize, analyze and manage solutions of environmental hazards such as pollution by pesticides, toxins and mining from various sources as well the public communication of the implicated risks.

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.
CECOD promotes Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Uganda and empowers people, especially the youth, to lift themselves out of poverty. CECPD enhances the profile of education and learning in the common pursuit of sustainable development.

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 is a leading regional Central Asian nongovernmental organisation that 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.
CAMP Alatoo has developed training modules to create awareness among local communities on sustainable management of natural resources conservation.

Council for Tribal and Rural Development (CTRD)
The Indian organization actively addresses and works on the challenges faced by tribes and rural communities to ensure environmental conservation, protection of intellectual property rights and documentation of indigenous knowledge. The CTRD strives to enhance the implementation of the protocols of the CBD and the Biological Diversity Act.
On its website, CTRD offers information on international events related to sustainable development and biodiversity as well as publications related to environment and development, and sustainable use of medical plants, among others.

DeCo! – Sustainable Farming
DeCo! is a social business (registered as a Ghanaian NGO) producing organic fertilizer for small-holder farmers. DeCo! operates decentralized composting plants in the Northern region of Ghana.
DeCo! provides low cost organic fertilizer through a sustainable business model, collecting local waste, fruit, vegetable and other biomass residues to produce rich compost.

Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
The GIZ is Germany's central development agency and works closely with the government of Germany to conduct many global projects aimed at sustainbele development, such as projects aimed at mitigating and adapting to the effects of drought.
GIZ provides a wide range of services, methodologies and approaches related to trade, climate change mitigation and adaptation, sustainable urban mobility, vocational training adapted to labour market needs, fund management, development partnerships with the private sector, and stakeholder dialogues.

International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) 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, and education programmes for trade unionists all over the world.
ITUC offers on its website free access to relevant documents, reports, statements, guides, videos, resolutions and speeches related to development, climate change and human rights issues.

Local Governments for Sustainability - ICLEI
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.

NGO Forum on Environment & Development
The German Forum on Envrionment & Development was founded on December 12th 1992 after a UN conference on Environment and Development (“Rio“). Its purpose is to coordinate German NGOs in international political processes on sustainable development.
The Forum comprises deputies of environmental and developmental organizations and supports organizations from developing countries as well as collaborating with international associations to enable joint activities. It takes part in the subsequent international work on Environment and Development regarding the UN conference in Rio 1992.
One of its main purposes is to make the German public aware of the connection between environment and development and to insist on a change of the current wasteful economy and lifestyle of industrial countries since they deprive millions of people, especially in southern countries, of their basis of existence.

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.   

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.

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.

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. 

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 soil, 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.

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.

Farming First
Farming First is a multi-stakeholder organization pursuing sustainable development worldwide. Farming First's 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 .

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 World 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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. The organizations core convivtion is 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.

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.

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 environmental 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 areas: 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.

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.

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

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.

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

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 charitable 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 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.

NGO Bios
NGO BIOS is one of the leaders in the area of  environmental protection, sustainable agriculture and community development in the Republic of Moldova. The main objectives 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 the optimal procedures for their amelioration depending on 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..

Neighbour Organization Nepal (NEO-Nepal)
NEO Nepal aims to empower the Nepalese rural 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 Korean 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.

Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs
Students care for trees and forests and give trainings on sapling plantation. The trainings 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 region. 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 area.

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. Their 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.

League for Pastoral Peoples
The League for Pastoral People conducts 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 traditional knowledge and resources. A special emphasis is put on building the capacity of their 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).

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 children in needin the poorest countries of the world a chance for 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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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 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 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.

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.

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.

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 people in Africa, promote participation of indigenous African people 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 people.

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 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 governments, the private sector and civil society, necessary to develop a sustainable global community. This goal also entails to 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 Asia' dryland areas to prevent yellow dust storms that affect China, Japan and the Republic of Korea. It 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. Furthermore it raises public awareness on the issues of desertification and its effects on human livelyhoods, implements projects for fixing sand dunes, managing of 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.

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 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 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.

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 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 on globalisation, traffic and agriculture.

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.

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.

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.

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 change and lobbying and advocacy for policies which build more resilient communities and minimise global warming.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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 green fundraising. It represents a main channel of non-governmental green 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.

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.

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 through training courses and increased internships. Specific training includes conservation biology, natural resource management, appropriate land use, and livestock and wildlife management.

Centro de Educação Popular e Formação Social - CEPFS
The Center for Popular and Social Education (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.

Centro de Assessoria e Apoio aos Trabalhadores e Instituições não Governamentais Alternativas (CAATINGA)
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, France. It follows upon the Centre of Comparative Law Studies located in Strasbourg. The organisation’s members are legal experts on environmental issues.

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.

Bambuver A. C.
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.

Atayeb Al Rif (Rural Delights Cooperative)
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 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 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…).

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 of Peru. The main focus of the associations work lies in the protection and sustainable management of land, conducting re- & afforestation projects to enhance carbon sequestration under the REDD+ framework.

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 people.

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.

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.

African Youth Foundation (AYF)
The organization’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 mobilizing 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 organization specializes in training business and entrepreneurial skills through the help of Local Business Institutions. AYF promotes self-awareness, researches development conditions in African countries, analyses favorable conditions for development and participation of the youth in a full social and secured life.

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.

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

African Centre for Capacity Building
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.

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.

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