Organisations

Tearfund

UK

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100 Church Road
Teddington
Middlesex TW11 8QE

Tearfund is a Christian relief and development agency working to see millions of people released from material and spiritual poverty through a network of local churches. Over the last 40 years, we have been gathering knowledge and sharing it with those who want to see poverty reduced and justice restored across the world. 

Tearfund resources are available to download free of charge including training materials, case studies, international magazine Footsteps and more. 

The Learning Zone Provides resources, case studies and advice for grassroots church and development workers and development professionals, and in-depth analysis for policymakers.

Management Sciences for Health (MSH)|The Manager's Electronic Resource Centre

USA

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784 Memorial Drive
Cambridge
Massachusetts 02139-4613

MSH, a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact.  Founded in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with policymakers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services. Working with governments, donors, nongovernmental organizations, the private sector, and health agencies, MSH responds to priority health problems such as HIV & AIDS; tuberculosis; malaria; maternal, newborn and child health; family planning and reproductive health; and chronic non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and lung and heart disease.

Working Group on Early Childhood Development|Association for the Development of Education in Africa

Mozambique

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Royal Netherlands Embassy
PO Box 1163
Maputo

The Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) is a partnership between African ministers of education and their international partners. It provides a platform for exchange and dialogue on issues that affect the development of education in Africa. Much of ADEA’s work is carried out through a number of working groups formed round these issues. The Working group on Early Childhood Development (WGECD) was set up in 1996 with the aim of encouraging and supporting national governments in Africa to commit to and invest in ECD. The WGECD organised the conference on early childhood development in Accra in Ghana in 2005, entitled ' to advance the development of early childhood in Africa'. The main goals were to (i) ensure effective caring practices within the family and the community, (ii) ensure access to quality basic services and (iii) ensure a supportive policy environment

Academy for Educational Development (AED)

USA

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1825 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington DC 20009-5721

AED is committed to solving critical social problems in the areas of health, education, youth development and the environment in the United States and throughout the world through education, training, social marketing, policy analysis. AED is comprised of 23 centers of excellence, organized into five groups. It also develops and manages public-private partnerships across all groups and centers. The five groups are Global Health, Population, and Nutrition Group; Leadership and Institutional Development Group; U.S. Education and Workforce Development Group; Global Learning Group; and Social Change Group

Children First

South Africa

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2201/4 Commercial City
40 Commercial Road
Durban 4000

Children First is committed to presenting African perspectives on the situation of children in South Africa and Africa. In addition to producing the newsletter ChildrenFIRST Children First has also created the space for children to be heard through specially convened Children's Voices workshops. It is also involved in a number of networks in the children's sector be they for the purposes of lobbying, advocacy, policy discussions, or the sharing of experiences and knowledge

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

Switzerland

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20 Avenue Appia
CH-1211 Geneva 27

A leading advocate for worldwide action against AIDS. Its mission is to lead, strengthen and support an expanded response to the AIDS epidemic in a way that will prevent the spread of HIV, and provide care and support for those affected by the disease; reduce the vulnerability of individuals and communitites to HIV/AIDS; and alleviate the socio-economic and human impact of the epidemic

Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA)

France

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7-9 rue Eugène-Delacroix
75116 Paris

ADEA is a network of partners promoting the development of effective education policies based on African leadership and ownership. ADEA is a network of African Ministries of Education, Development Agencies, education specialists and researchers, and NGOs active in education. Its mission is to: promote dialogue and partnerships; develop consensus on policy issues facing education in Africa; reinforce African Ministries' capacities to develop, manage, and implement education policies; promote the sharing of experiences and successful strategies; and promote nationally-driven education policies, projects, and programs

UN Enable (formerly: UN Global Programme on Disability)

USA

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United Nations Enable
Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Department of Economic and Social Affairs
United Nations, S-2906
New York, NY 10017

UN Enable works to advance the rights of persons with disabilities in society and development, through key global instruments such as the World Programme of Action concerning Disabled Persons (1982), the Standard Rules on Equalization of Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities (1994) and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2006), as well as other relevant human rights and development instruments.

 

 

Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development

Uganda

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Plot 2, Simbamanyo House
P.O.Box 7136 George St,
Kampala, Uganda

The History of the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development is derived from its mandate as of the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, Chapters 4 and 16 which is to: “empower communities to harness their potential through skills development, Labour productivity and cultural growth.” The constitution advocates for protection and promotion of fundamental rights of the poor and other vulnerable groups as well as institutions of traditional or cultural leaders.

 

The Ministry’s mandate is to empower communities to harness their potential through cultural growth, skills development and Labour productivity for sustainable and gender responsive development.

The mission is promotion of gender equality, labour administration, social protection and transformation of communities.

The vision is a better standard of living, equality and social cohesion,  especially for poor and vulnerable groups in Uganda.

 

The Sector Strategic Objectives are:

-To empower communities to appreciate, access, participate in, manage and demand accountability in public and community based initiatives;

-To protect vulnerable persons from deprivation and livelihood risks;

-To create an enabling environment for increasing employment opportunities and productivity for Improved livelihoods and social security for all, especially the poor and vulnerable;

-To ensure that issues of inequality and exclusion in access to services across all sectors and at all levels are addressed; and

-To improve performance of SD institutions to coordinate and implement the SDIP at various levels.

Ministry of Health and Child Care

Zimbabwe

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The Permanent Secretary
Kaguvi Building, 4th Floor
Central Avenue (Between 4 th and 5 th Street)
Harare

Postal Address Box CY 1122
Causeway
Harare

The overall purpose of the Ministry of Health and Child Care is to promote the health and quality of life of the people of Zimbabwe. In pursuing this, the Ministry of Health and Child Care is committed to: Equity; Primary Health Care; Priority Health Issues; Quality Programmes; and Health Promotion. In summary the Ministry of Health and Child Care aims: To keep as many people as possible in good Health in the Community; To provide appropriate quality services for those needing care in the community; To high quality hospital services at the appropriate level for those few requiring that form of treatment and care.

Children with Disability Australia (CDA)

Australia

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PO Box 172
Clifton Hill
Victoria, 3058

Children with Disability Australia (CDA) is the national peak body that represents children and young people with disability aged 0-25. CDA is a not for profit, community based organisation and has a national membership of 5000 with the majority being families.

CDA’s vision is that children and young people with disability living in Australia are afforded every opportunity to thrive, achieve their potential and that their rights and interests as individuals, members of a family and their community are met.

CDA works at the national level to progress opportunities and inclusion of all children and young people with disability living in Australia. It works to achieve these aims by:

• Educating national public policy-makers and the broader community about the needs of children and young people with disability.

• Representing children and young people with disability to ensure the best possible support and services are available from government and the community.

• Informing children and young people with disability, families and care givers about their rights and entitlements to services and support.

• Celebrating the successes and achievements of children and young people with disability.

Women Enabled International, Inc.

USA

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Women Enabled International, Inc.
1875 Connecticut Ave NW, 10th Floor
Washingon D.C. 20009

Women Enabled International, Inc. educates and advocates for the human rights of all women and girls, with a special focus on women and girls with disabilities, in collaboration with organizations of women and girls with disabilities worldwide. Women Enabled, Inc. focuses on human rights programming and training in developing, transition, and post-conflict countries, as well as consulting for governments, non-governmental organizations and international organizations to ensure the inclusion of women and girls with disabilities in international policy and development program design and implementation. Through advocacy and education, Women Enabled, Inc. has increased the profile of the importance of addressing issues such as violence against women, sexual and reproductive rights, access to justice, and more, and their impact on women with disabilities. Additionally, Women Enabled, Inc.takes these principles and implements them on the ground through in-country projects and collaborations with partners.

 

INTRAC International NGO training and research centre

UK

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Oxbridge Court
Osney Mead
Oxford
OX2 0ES

INTRAC (International NGO training and research centre) supports civil society organisations around the world, particularly in the global South, through research, training, and consultancy.  The centre helps build organisations’ capacity so that they can in turn empower people in their societies who experience poverty and various forms of social exclusion to challenge and change the inequality that affects them.  INTRAC links development practice with analysis, aiming to work thematically – ensuring coordination between their research, training, consultancies and programmes.  This multi-disciplinary approach affords unique insight into all aspects of capacity building work

The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)

Austria

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European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
Schwarzenbergplatz 11
A-1040 Vienna
Austria

"The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) is one of the EU’s decentralised agencies. These agencies are set up to provide expert advice to the institutions of the EU and the Member States on a range of issues. FRA helps to ensure that the fundamental rights of people living in the EU are protected."

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