Organisations

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

IMPACT

UK

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151 Western Road
Haywards Heath
West Sussex RH16 3LH

Impact's aim is that no-one should become disabled through disease, lack of knowledge or shortage of medical services. With effective delivery of today's know-how, it believes that, given the will and resources, it should be possible to reduce by one third the incidence of avoidable disability in developing countries, while at the same time helping to break the link between ageing and disability in industrialised countries like their own

Development Bookshop

UK

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c/o ITDG Publishing
Bourton Hall
Bourton-on-Dunsmore
Rugby, Warwickshire CV23 9QZ

DevelopmentBookshop.com is operated by Practical Action Publishing (the new trading name for Intermediate Technology Publications Ltd.) and offers a wide range of titles on international development and related issues from Practical Action Publishing and other publishers. Publishes a range of practical manuals, directories, bibliographies, case studies and three journals

African Books Collective (ABC)

UK

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PO Box 721
Oxford OX1 9EN

African Books Collective, founded, owned and governed by African publishers, seeks to strengthen indigenous African publishing through collective action and to increase the visibility and accessibility of the wealth of African scholarship and culture. ABC markets and distributes African published books globally outside Africa, and publishes resource material for African book and publishing communities. ABC stocks largely English language titles in 56 subject disciplines, including health and development. Some 150 new titles are added each year. There is an emphasis on scholarly and academic books, literature, and general culture titles. There are a small number of children’s titles in Swahili, and some titles in French.

International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

UK

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3 Endsleigh Street
London WC1H ODD

IIED is an international policy research institute and non governmental body working for more sustainable and equitable global development. Its key interests and activities focus around natural resources, climate changes, human settlements, sustainable markets and governance. Publishes widely on environmental and development issues and many IIED publications are available to download free of charge. Alternatively, they can be requested through their online bookshop, Earthprint on: http://www.earthprint.com/show.htm

The Africa Book Centre

UK

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38 King Street
London WC2E 8JT

The Africa Book Centre Limited was founded on 1 April 1989 to provide books and music from and about the continent of Africa. They ship to most countries in the world (see terms and conditions). The emphasis is on post-colonial and current culture and society. Includes African languages and linguistics, and children's books and music. Currently is operating solely as a mail order bookseller

Mental Health Media

UK

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356 Holloway Road
London N7 6PA

Mental Health Media develop and deliver a range of projects which aim to educate and give people the tools and skills to understand and address issues of mental health. They also work with journalists and broadcasters to inform their coverage of mental health issues. Mental Health Media and Rethink have founded the Mental Health Shop to provide a one-stop shop for information and resources on mental health. You can order all of MHM and Rethink's resources through the new website at www.mentalhealthshop.org or by calling 0845 456 0455.

Comic Relief

UK

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5th Floor
89 Albert Embankment
London SE1 7TP
UK

Comic Relief exists to tackle poverty and promote social justice by helping disadvantaged people in the UK and Africa to realise their aspirations and potential. They do this by raising funds and awareness, and allocating funds donated by the public to charitable projects across the UK and Africa

Gender and Development Network (GADN)

UK

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c/o ActionAid
33-39 Bowling Green Lane
London
EC1R 0BJ

"GADN is a diverse, effective and inclusive membership network made up of leading UK-based non-governmental organisations’ (NGO) staff, practitioners, consultants and academics working on gender, development and women’s rights issues"