Organisations

International Water and Sanitation Centre (IRC)

Netherlands

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Visiting address
Bezuidenhoutseweg 2
2594 AV The Hague
The Netherlands

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

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

WASTE: Advisors on Urban Environment and Development

Netherlands

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Nieuwehaven 201
2801 CN Gouda

WATE is a non-profit organisation for development projects in countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. WASTE worls for organisations that aim at a sustainable improvement of the livnig conditions of the urban low-income population and of the urban environment in general

International Centre Nederlands Institut voor Zorg en Welzijn (NIZW)|International Centre of the Netherlands Intitute for Care and Welfare

Netherlands

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Catharijnesingel 47
Postbus19152
3501 DD Utrecht

Contributes to the improvement of care and welfare through international transfer of information, innovation and expertise. On their website country reports can be found, as well as information on international organisations. NIZW supports and facilitates social care and welfare projects in Central and Eastern European countries, China and South Africa. The organisation is currently preparing to expand its activities to other parts of the world. Its resource centre is not open to the public

European Information Centre 'Aids and Youth'|Netherlands Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (NIGZ)

Netherlands

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PO Box 500
3440 AM Woerden

The EIC is committed to supporting HIV/AIDS prevention for youth in the European countries. The EIC highlights and responds to the specific needs of intermediaries working in the field of HIV/AIDS prevention and sexual health for young people. The EIC supports the improvement of collaboration between professionals, organisations and networlds in the field of HIV/AIDS prevention and sexual health for young people through facilitating exchange of information, experience, skills and expertise. The EIC resource centre is open to the public

Women's Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR)

Netherlands

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Vrolikstraat 453 - D
1092 TJ Amsterdam

A network of groups and individuals in every continent who are working for and support reproductive rights for women everywhere and strives for women's right to self-determination in keeping with their freedom, dignity and personally-held values. The WGNRR resource centre is open to the public

Medisch Coördinatie Secretariaat

Netherlands

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Postbus 8506 3503
RM Utrecht

Consultancies: Monitoring and evaluation of health projects, programmes, HIV/AIDS programmes and related issues in developing countries. Promotion of accessible, affordable and appropriate health sources for the poor and marginalised people, for the handicapped and those living with HIV/AIDS. Advisory services for a number of Dutch donor agencies

European Project on AIDS and Mobility|Netherlands Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (NIGZ)

Netherlands

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PO Box 500
3440 AM Woerden

The Project has built up a network of organisations and individuals involved in AIDS prevention efforts aimed at mobile populations such as travellers, ethnic minorities and migrant communities. The Project's documentation centre is an important source of information for professionals in this field. The NIGZ resource centre is open to the public

International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD)

Netherlands

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Raamweg 5
PO Box 11586
2502 AN The Hague

The International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD) assists developing countries to realise locally owned sustainable development by harnessing the potential of information and communication technologies (ICTs). IICD works with its partner organisations in selected countries, helping local stakeholders to assess the potential uses of ICTs in development. It also strengthens the capacities of local partners to formulate, implement and manage development policies and projects that make use of ICTs. IICD's philosophy is that ICTs are tools that can contribute to sustainable development and poverty alleviation. However, this only applies when ICTs are supporting existing development activities. Therefore, IICD focuses on 'traditional' development sectors, such as education, good governance, health, livelihood opportunities (especially agriculture) and environment.

Wemos Foundation

Netherlands

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PO Box 1693
1000 BR
Amsterdam

Wemos is an advocacy group, which aims to improve the health of men, women and children in developing countries by influencing international policy. They believe that international standards, legislation and agreements are necessary in protecting and promoting people's health in developing countries. Wemos follows five distinct strategies: lobbying, information gathering, cooperation with partners in the developing countries, cooperation with other organizations, and campaigning among Dutch healthcare professionals. In particular, Wemos looks at the impact that internatioanl policies and agreements have on the health of people in the developing world.

Diversity in Early Childhood Education and Training (DECET)

Netherlands

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c/o MUTANT
Bolstraat 6
3581 WX Utrecht

Diversity in Early Childhood Education (DECET) is a network supported primarily by the Bernard Van Leer Foundation. It brings together a group of European organisations and projects with common goals about valuing diversity in early childhood education and training. The network aims at promoting and studying democratic child care, acknowledging the multiple (cultural and other) identities of children and families. The focus is on diversity and cultural identity within Europe to allow for a clear construction of European citizenship. There is no headquarters, but each of the current seven partners meet up for an annual conference. Each of the partners is also committed to contributing to one of the three workpacks they are producing on diversity in education. Michel Vandenbroeck is the workpack manager for 'Training for trainers – European training of trainers on equity and respect for diversity'. He is based at the Resource and Training Centre for Childcare in Ghent, Belgium. He has also written a publication for the Bernard Van Leer Foundation entitled 'The view of the Yeti - Bringing up children in the spirit of self-awareness and kindredship'

Bernard van Leer Foundation|Effectiveness Initiative

Netherlands

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Eisenhowerlaan 156
2517 KP
The Hague

The Effectiveness Initiative: In January 1999 the Bernard van Leer Foundation and partner organisations in the Consultative Group on Early Childhood Care and Development initiated a three year investigation known as the Effectiveness Initiative (EI). The overall goals within this effort are to investigate what makes an effective programme work, and to initiate an international dialogue on effectiveness that deepens our understanding of how to create and/or support effective programming for young children and families.
The EI effort is grounded in the in depth study of ten specific programmes. It is also designed to be a cross-site, cross-agency collaboration and exchange that stimulates on going dialogue about effective programming. Furthermore, it is designed to test the application of qualitative research methods, well tested in other development arenas, to the field of international ECD. The goals of this effort are two-fold: to gain deeper insights into what makes ECD programmes effective, and to activate international dialogue on effectiveness that takes us, as ECD professionals, beyond our present scant measures and indicators of programme success

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