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

Humanist Institute for Development Cooperation (HIVOS)

Netherlands

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Raamweg 16
2596 HL Den Haag

Hivos is an organisation working to further emancipation and democracy and to combat poverty in developing countries. It provides financial support to over 800 local private organisations in more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and South-eastern Europe. The acitivities of these organisations centre around the 5 Hivos policy themes: economy and credit facilities, culture and the arts, women and development, sustainable development, and human rights and AIDS. Hivos works to fight poverty, to make society a more equitable place to live, and lobbies to influence policy in favour of these objectives. In a European context, Hivos works closely with like-minded development organisations in Alliance2015, a network of organisations that aim to fight poverty and provide healthcare and education for all by 2015. Within the Netherlands, Hivos joins forces with civil society organisations that have expertise in one or more of its own major policy domains. HIVOS is also a member of the South North Federation, a broad coalition of Dutch NGOs, working on development, environment, human rights, fair trade, health and investment.

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.

Cordaid

Netherlands

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PO Box 16440
2500BK The Haag

Cordaid is one of the biggest international development organisations. Together with more than a thousand local organisations, Cordaid fights poverty and injustice in over forty countries throughout Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, Central and Eastern Europe and the Netherlands. Cordaid works to create a permanent healthy, liveable environment and sufficient income for poor and vulnerable groups in cities in developing countries. Particular attention is paid to women, young people, the elderly and refugees. Cordaid is working in the themes of health and care, peace and conflict, access to markets, quality of urban life, the rights and care of marginalised groups, and HIV/AIDS

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.

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