Organisations

Comite de Coordination des Actions des ONG (CCA-ONG)

Mali

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BPE 3216
Bamako

Its objectives are to contribute to the socio-economic development of Mali through the coordination of NGO activities; to increase the capacity of NGO members: to create a favourable environment of NGO activities; to develop relations between NGOs and other partners working for development; and encourage local developmnet initiatives. The resource centre is open to the public

Information and Research Centre at the King Hussein Foundation (IRC)

Jordan

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PO BOX 941096
11194 Amman

IRCs mission is to inform the positive development of policies and programmes affecting the human development of Jordanians through their different life-cycles as children, teenagers, youth, adults and elderly. Their main objectives are to become a focal point for the data and information needed to form a comprehensive profile on human development in Jordan and to achieve accreditation for producing high quality policy research. It is affiliated with Chapin Hall Centre for Child Research at the University of Chicago, USA. The resource centre is open to the public

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.

ISIS - Women's International Cross Cultural Exchange (ISIS-WICCE)

Uganda

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PO Box 4934
Kampala

Runs an action oriented women's resource centre which was started in 1974. The organisation is committed to fairness, equality and justice in all human relationaships. Promotes the empowerment of women and the flow of information and ideas which lead to gender sensitivity and equal opportunity at all levels. The organisation's objectives are to influence policy makers and civil sociey towards gender sensitivity and equal opportunity at all levels; to cultivate mutually beneficial networking relationships with organisations at the national, regional and international levels; to adopt innovative means of information sharing; and to repackage and disseminate information for the different target groups. Resource centre open to the public

Save the Children UK

Uganda

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PO Box 1124
Kampala

SCFUK has a vision of girls and boys exercising their rights and having improved access to quality basic services and of child-led approaches being a cental element of all aspects of Save the Children's work. Its goals are the development of health systems which would lead to appropriate policies, structures, attitude and practices that will improve the accessibility of children and their families to quality services. In Uganda SC supports initiatives aimed at improving the lives of children living with HIV or orphaned because of AIDS

Kenya Red Cross Society

Kenya

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PO Box 40712
Nairobi

Aim: to bring assistance without discrimination to the wounded on the battlefield and to endevour to prevent and alleviate human suffering wherever it may be found. Objective: to protect life and health and to ensure respect for the human being by promoting mutual understanding, friendship & cooperation & lasting peace amongst all peoples and to work as an auxiliary to the government

World Vision Uganda (WVU)

Uganda

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PO Box 5319
Kampala

This is a Christian, development and child care agency. It believes that all development is integral to improving the well-being of children. Its aims are to contribute to the reduction of infant and maternal mortality rates through community-based programmes and empowerment of the beneficiaries; to improve water and sanitation; to increase education rates; to improve agriculture and the environment and to assist in the development of midro-enterprises. It s resource centre is not open to the public, but it is planned that in the future it will be

Epilepsy Support Foundation (ESF)

Zimbabwe

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P O Box A104
Avondale
Epilepsy Centre
43 St David Road Hatfield
Harare

Aims to provide backup for people with epilepsy in every aspect of life. They do this through the widespread provision of information about epilepsy in the form of newsletters, posters, leaflets and a resource centre that is open to the public. They also provide counselling, assist support groups for people with epilepsy, and run workshops on epilepsy. Operates a Resource Centre that is open to the public

Gaza Community Mental Health Programme

Palestine

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PO Box 1049
Gaza Strip

GCMHP is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation and was established in 1990 and adopts community-based care to tackle mental health problems. It offers community mental health services and clinical care through three clinics. Each clinic consists of a multidisciplinary team. It offers training courses for PHC, health and other professionals. In addition, the Programme conducted and published research related to stress and violence issues. The main target groups are those subjected to torture and violence, women abuse, children and drug abuse.

Physicians for Human Rights - Israel (PHR-Israel)

Israel

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9 Dror St.,
Jaffa-Tel Aviv 68135,
Israel

Physicians for Human Rights - Israel is a not-for-profit organisation comprising of some 300 physicians, medical professionals and human rights activists, whose aim is to ensure equal adequate health services for all people under Israeli responsibility, irrespective of race, nationality, language, legal status, health condition, age, or any other premises. PHR - Israel works via direct intervention and advocacy to provide equal services for Palestinians, migrant workers, detainees, prisoners and female victims of domestic violence as well as working to afect general health policy in Israeli law. The PHR - Israel library is opoen to the public. They also run an open clinic for migrant workers

Christian Aid Resources Centre

UK

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35 Lower Marsh
PO Box 100
London SE1 7RT

Christian Aid is an agency of the churches in the UK and Ireland. It works wherever the need is the greatest, irrespective of religion. It supports local organisations to undestand local needs. It strives for a new world, transformed by an end to poverty, and campaigns to change the rules that keep people poor
The Christian Aid resources centre has a collection of more than 5,000 books and 90 journals, specialising in economic and social development. The subject areas covered include HIV/AIDS, agriculture, environment, poverty reduction, gender, conflict, emergencies, Planning Monitoring and Evaluation (PME), capacity building, trade issues and land reform. There is a fully searchable database of 17,000 records, including books, documents, journals, videos, articles, websites and archive materials (not available through the website). The services are targeted at Christian Aid staff, but visitors with an appointment are welcome. The library is open Monday - Friday, 10am - midday, and 2 pm - 4pm

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