The objective of TBI, a NGO based in the Netherlands, is to contribute to a better use and governance of tropical forests for the benefit of people, conservation and sustainable development. TBI aims to achieve this objective through research (knowledge), capacity building (capacity and organisations) and communication (dialogue and linkage between national and international debates).
Publications are downloadable. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
AFF is an association of individuals who share the quest for and commitment to the sustainable management, use and conservation of the forest and tree resources of Africa for socio-economic wellbeing of its peoples and for the stability and improvement of its environment. The purpose is to provide a platform and create an enabling environment for independent and objective analysis, advocacy and advice on relevant policy and technical issues pertaining to achieving sustainable management, use and conservation of Africa’s forest and tree resources as part of efforts to reduce poverty and promote economic and social development. ... [according to site editor's information]
CMI is an independent development research institute in Bergen, Norway. They generate and communicate research-based knowledge relevant for fighting poverty, advancing human rights, reducing conflict and promoting sustainable social development. CMI’s research focuses on local and global challenges and opportunities facing low- and middle-income countries and their citizens. The geographic orientation is towards Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. ... [according to site editor's information]
Global Forest Watch is an initiative of the World Resources Institute. It does research, documents developments and serves as a platform in the struggle to preserve of the most important forests on earth. [editors ilissAfrica]
The Forestry Commission of Ghana is responsible for the regulation of utilization of forest and wildlife resources, the conservation and management of those resources and the coordination of policies related to them. The Commission embodies the various public bodies and agencies that were individually implementing the functions of protection, management, the regulation of forest and wildlife resources. These agencies currently form the divisions of the Commission:
* Forest Services Division
* Wildlife Division
* Timber Industry Development Division
* Wood Industries Training Centre
* Resource Management Support Centre ... [according to site editor's information]
The mission of Kenya Forest Service is to enhance conservation and sustainable management of forests and allied resources for environmental stability and socio-economic development. A number of related documents ist downloadable. [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
The Congo Basin Forest Fund (CBFF) is a multi donor fund set up to take early action to protect the forests in the Congo Basin region. The Fund invites proposals for transformative and innovative initiatives from the governments and civil society and private sector of the Congo Basin to slow the rate of deforestation, through developing the capacity of the people and institutions in the countries of the Congo basin to manage their forest. This includes helping local communities find livelihoods that are consistent with forest conservation and developing new approaches which will bring genuine change and ensure futuresustainable forest management.The Fund will supports activities/projects which complement particularaspects of the COMIFAC (The Central Africa Forests Commission)convergence plan. The CBFF works closely with Central Africangovernments, regional institutions, COMIFAC, ECCAS, Congo Basintechnical partners, international donors, NGOs and private sector. ... [according to site editor's information]
IIED is an independent, non-profit organization promoting sustainable patterns of world development through collaborative research, policy studies, networking and knowledge dissemination. The IIED works to address global issues such as mining, the paper industry and food systems.
IIED acts as a catalyst, broker and facilitator and helps vulnerable groups find their voice and ensure their interests are heard in decision-making. Environmental sustainability is a core concern but not at the expense of people's livelihoods.
IIED focuses on five big issues: Climate Change, Governance, Human Settlements, Natural Resources and Sustainable Markets. ... [according to site editor's information]
The extensive holdings of the British Library for Development Studies have been built up since 1966 and constitute Europe's most comprehensive research collection on development issues. Subjects include economics, education, environment, gender, health, politics, rural development, social development, and trade. ... [According to the site editor's information]
The Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers works to prevent the recruitment and use of children as soldiers, to secure their demobilisation and to ensure their rehabilitation and reintegration into society. [according to site editor's information]