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  • Australian Council for Overseas Aid (ACFOA) - the coordinating body for some 90 Australian non-government organisations working in the field of overseas aid and development

  • Both ENDS: Environment and Development Service for NGOs (Netherlands) - "to contribute to responsible management of nature and the natural environment by strenghtening fellow NGOs and community groups working on these issues, especially in developing countries"

  • Community Development Society International (CDS) - "founded in 1969, is a professional association for community development practitioners and citizen leaders around the world. CDS members represent a variety of fields: education, health care, social services, government, utilities, economic development practitioners, citizen groups, and more. We are all united in our belief that community is the basic building block of society"

  • Community Tool Box - provided by the University of Kansas, exciting resources, strongly recommended

  • Creative Response To Conflict - Resources for community-building, peacemaking, Alternative Dispute Resolution and creative response to conflict for both adults and children throughout the world

  • Declaration of Santa Cruz de la Sierra - Summit Conference on Sustainable Development, Santa Cruz, Bolivia, September 1996: Toward Sustainable Development in the Americas

  • Development Goals - "The International Development Goals set targets for reductions in poverty, improvements in health and education, and protection of the environment. They distill the experience of many years, expressed in the resolutions of major United Nations conferences. The goals have been adopted by the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the members of the Development Assistance Committee of the OECD, and many other agencies. They found a new expression in the Millennium Declaration of the United Nations, adopted by the General Assembly in September 2000. The goals measure progress from 1990 and look to what can be accomplished by 2015. Their ambitious targets provide a formidable challenge to the international community"

  • Development and Peace Foundation (Germany) - "founded in 1986, on the initiative of Willy Brandt. As a cross-party, non-profit-making organization, it argues for the creation of a new political order in a world that is increasingly dominated by economic and technological globalization and where democratically grounded politics is in danger of disappearing. The work of the Foundation is based on three principles: global responsibility, an interdisciplinary perspective, and cross-party dialogue."

  • devMEDIA - "devMEDIA began as an e-mail listserve in 1994 to help exchange information on "Media for Development and Democracy." Now, with the devMEDIA web site we have a variety of new ways to stay informed and share information. devMEDIA listserve members and devMEDIA web site users generally include people interested in participatory and community uses of media: radio, video, TV, telecommunication tools, and the Internet. devMEDIA is a program of the Don Snowden Program for Development Communication at the School of Rural Extension Studies, University of Guelph, Canada"

  • Earth Network for Sustainable Development - The Earth Council is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) created in 1992 as a direct result of the Earth Summit. Our mission is to support and empower people in building a more secure, equitable and sustainable future.

    • EarthCharter Consultation Web-Site - "The objective of the Earth Charter is to set forth an inspiring vision of the fundamental principles of a global partnership for sustainable development and environmental conservation. The Earth Charter initiative reflects the conviction that a radical change in humanity's attitudes and values is essential to achieve social, economic, and ecological well-being in the twenty-first century. The Earth Charter project is part of an international movement to clarify humanity's shared values and to develop a new global ethics, ensuring effective human cooperation in an interdependent world"

  • Earth Summit +5 - 23-27 June 1997 in New York, this is the official web-site providing all documents and materials

  • Centre for Environment and Human Settlements - "an international centre providing teaching, training, research & development and other knowledge-based services & resources in the fields of environment and human settlements for developing countries"

  • Education for Sustainable Development Kit - Rosalyn McKeown, the author of the Kit, writes: "the toolkit is based on the idea that communities and educational systems within communities need to dovetail their sustainability efforts. As communities develop sustainability goals, local educational systems can modify existing curriculums to reinforce those goals. As we developed the toolkit, it became apparent that many communities do not have sustainability goals or action plans on which to base educational change. As a result, I included some exercises to help communities develop such goals. I also included a few exercises to explain sustainable development in case some community members are not familiar with the concept"

  • The Environment: A Global Challenge - "the web's most comprehensive site on the environment. With 400 articles and 811 pages, the site covers every aspect of the environment and provides many interactive features. This site is ideal for educational purposes, though everyone will find the content and special features that are spread out through twenty sections to be interesting and useful. We encourage visitors to contribute to the site, use it as an educational tool, and try the interactive features"

  • Environment and development: improving the role of community participation in planning and management - "aims to provide a practical resource for those who work with communities (in the wider sense of the term) to help them identify and adopt more sustainable natural resource management practices" - that's an understatement, this site is an excellent resource on all aspects of sustainable development provided by Willy Allen (Natural Resource Management Programme, Massey University, New Zealand)

  • Global Change - Assisted Search for Knowledge (GC-ASK) - "As part of the United States Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) to observe, understand, and predict global change and its consequences, and how to mitigate these impacts, participating federal agencies formed the Global Change Data Management Working Group (GCDMWG). They are responsible for the design and implemention of the Global Change Data and Information System (GCDIS). GCDIS will provide reliable data and information services from existing programs and archives and with new activities improve upon the data and information resources available"

  • Global Knowledge for Development in the Information Age (GKD97, June 1997) - an international conference held in Toronto which provides rich resources and access to a lively discussion-list

  • Global Integrated Village Environment (GIVE) - "The "Globally Integrated Village Environment" (GIVE) project is studying the human habitat of the future, where Telematics and Information Technology enable us to create smaller communities that feature more diversity, sustainability and open natural space"

  • Global System for Sustainable Development (MIT) - "Consortium of Global Accords for Sustainable Development is committed to reducing the gap between knowledge & policy. Its founding members and collaborators consist of governmental institutions, corporations, research foundations, and academic institutions. Through innovative uses of advanced information technologies, the mission is to create new knowledge coupled with novel form of institutional synergism to facilitate transitions toward sustainability. Operationally, the Consortium focuses on enabling mechanisms and institutional innovations"

  • Global Trends in Environment and Development - provided by the World Resource Institute, Washington, D.C. using databases of the UN

  • Grameen Bank - the alternative success story from Bangladesh

  • Green CrossRoads - Green Cross International (GCI) is a global, non-aligned networking organization working in the area of environment and sustainable development. It creates partnerships to promote global value change.

  • Hart Environmental Data - indicators for sustainable development, a very rich resource, highly recommended

  • HORIZON Communications Solutions - an exceptional site offering case studies from different countries concerning sustainable development and its impact on public health

  • Human settlement in Asia - "to provide planners and managers of human settlements with high-quality education relevant to the Asian context, and to conduct research and disseminate information leading to effective action on the problems facing human settlements in Asia"

  • ID21 Development Research - "the ID21 Development Research reporting service, a selection of the latest and best UK-based development research. This new online service offers hundreds of summaries of problem-solving work on critical development dilemmas around the world. This Information for Development in the 21st Century is drawn from: over 40 top UK research centres, conference papers, unpublished reports, research by aid and development agencies and pressure groups, research consultants"

  • Independent Committee on Woman & Global Knowledge - a strategic alliance of nine network organisations working out of Ontario, Canada

  • International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development - "the first international organization to make a commitment to improve the living conditions of mountain communities in a sustainable way, helping them to live and not merely exist upon the highest wonders on earth. The Centre is multidisciplinary, area-focussed and mountain-based; it focusses mainly on the Hindu Kush-Himalayan Region (HKH). ICIMOD has much to offer, to the HKH as well as to other mountain regions facing similar problems. In the context of sharing its knowledge with all those who need it and can use it, we have attempted here to provide you with a fairly comprehensive searchable of information resources on ICIMOD and sustainable development issues in mountain areas, including catalogues, databases, and links to the global information network"

  • International Institute for Communication and Development (The Netherlands) - "IICD has been commissioned to assist key players in developing countries to obtain access to ICT markets, become involved in decision making processes, to use these technologies to foster sustainable development and to reflect on potential negative impacts of ICT applications on traditional cultures. The Institute has its background in Europe. It was established originally by the Netherlands Minister for Development Co-operation in 1997"

  • International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) - that's one of the truly global organizations active in the field, check them out

  • Knowledge Broker - offered by UNDP, this web-site provides "access to knowledge, practical solutions and best practices for development practitioners in the field of education, health, environment protection, gender issues, livelihood creation, commerce, human rights, governance and poverty alleviation"

  • Loka Institute (USA) - "a non-profit research and advocacy organization concerned with the social, political, and environmental repercussions of science and technology"

  • National Telephone Cooperative Association - International Program

  • Overseas Development Institute (ODI) - located in Great Britain and being a governmental organization the Institute is engaged in a wide range of policy-related research based around the following groups: Natural Resources, International Economic Development, and Human Security and Development

  • Panos Institute - "specialises in generating and providing information for development and in stimulating public debate on environmental and social development issues. Our central belief is that diversity or 'pluralism' in civil society underpins sustainable, people-centred development"

  • PRAXIS: Social policy and development - "provides access to a vast array of archival resources on international and comparative social development. The intellectual commitment of PRAXIS is to the promotion of positive social change through informed action"

  • Project Scope - "Specialized teleCenters Of Professional Education Incorporated, a non-profit developer of community-based telecenters worldwide for both urban and rural venues with a focus on underserved populations, particularly women, children and the disabled"

  • Right-to-Know Network - "provides free access to numerous databases, text files, and conferences on the environment, housing, and sustainable development. With the information available on RTK NET, you can identify specific factories and their environmental effects; analyze reinvestment by banks in their communities; and assess people and communities affected"

  • RRojas Databank The political economy of development studies - "an academic site promoting excellence in teaching and researching economics and development, and the advancing of understanding, learning and knowledge. It has a dual purpose: a) to publish electronic versions of books, papers, notes and statistical and analytical material related to economics and development studies, and b) to facilitate easy access to major sources of academic information for development studies, and related disciplines" - this is an excellent web-site

  • Second Nature - "a nonprofit organization working to help colleges and universities expand their efforts to make environmentally sustainable and just action a foundation of learning and practice. Education for Sustainability (EFS) is a lifelong learning process that leads to an informed and involved citizenry having the creative problem-solving skills, scientific and social literacy, and commitment to engage in responsible individual and cooperative actions. Second Nature focuses on colleges and universities because they educate our future teachers, leaders, managers, policymakers and other professionals"

  • Social Development Web Site

  • Social Indicators of Development - "contains the World Bank's most detailed data collection for assessing human welfare to provide a picture of the social effects of economic development. Data are presented for over 170 economies, omitting only those for which data are inadequate"

  • Sustainable America - "a national nonprofit organization with geographically and racially diverse membership of nearly 200 organizations and individuals working in a range of disciplines including worker's rights, environmental sustainability, "high-road" business development, and community design. SA, together with its members are working to create "new economies" in the United States by implementing sustainable economic development models in urban, suburban and rural regions of the country"

  • Sustainable Development Reference Link - "has been developed specifically with the needs of public servants, academics and individuals in developing countries in mind. The site is designed to provide links to some of the most useful sites on the World Wide Web, including sites which provide software for sectoral management, economic models, data or references"

  • Sustainable consumption and production - heaps of relevant links

  • Sustainable Development - a web-site offered by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, "designed to support the needs of the social partners, i.e. primarily employers and employees, at all levels in their activities to promote sustainable development from a practical company level to a policy level. In particular, it is hoped that employers and employees at small and medium sized companies will benefit from the information and tools provided. The resources here may also assist public policy makers and non-governmental organisations working in the area"

  • Sustainable Development Communications Network - "a group of leading civil society organizations seeking to accelerate the implementation of sustainable development through broader, integrated information and communications about what we know. The network focuses its efforts on integrating Internet communications into broader communication strategies"

  • Sustainable Development Primer - "will guide you through new thinking and solutions being developed by the Spinning the Web Network members. Covering over 150 topics, the Primer includes short background articles, links to more than 1600 critical Network member documents, and suggestions for further exploration on the Internet"

  • The Informal Credit Homepage

  • United for a Fair Economy (USA) - "a national, independent, nonpartisan organization that puts a spotlight on the dangers of growing income, wage and wealth inequality in the United States and coordinates action to reduce the gap. We provide popular education resources, work with grassroots organizations, conduct research, and support creative and legislative action to reduce inequality"

  • Women in Environment and Development - "an international advocacy network actively working to transform society to achieve a healthy and peaceful planet, with social, political, economic and environmental justice for all through the empowerment of women, in all their diversity, and their equal participation with men in decision-making from grassroots to global arenas"

  • Women in Global Science and Technology Network (WIGSAT)

  • World Institute of Development, University of the UN - "the first research and training centre of United Nations University, located in Helsinki, Finland. UNU/WIDER is dedicated to the study of major global economic processes for the purpose of fostering widespread improvements in human life and society"

  • WWW Virtual Library: Sustainable development

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