Organisations

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.

SNV

Netherlands

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Dr Kuyperstraat 5
2514 BA
The Hague

SNV is an international not-for-profit development organisation that aims to make a lasting difference in the lives of millions of people living in poverty.  It believes that no-one should have to live in poverty and that all people should have the opportunity to pursue their own sustainable development.  Founded in the Netherlands nearly 50 years ago,  the organisation has built a long-term, local presence in many of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Their global team of local and international advisors work with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organisations with the tools, knowledge and connections that they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development