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Ashoka supports social entrepreneurs — people committed to solving social problems with innovative ideas — to influence policymakers and bring about social change. Ashoka's network includes business entrepreneurs, policymakers, investors, academics, and journalists who work together to build infrastructure, such as access to financing and connections between business and academia,
The website publishes detailed information on Ashoka's activities including articles, blogs, video and audio. It also provides access to a directory of fellows (entrepreneurs) working in 60 countries and across sectors.
The Commission is an intergovernmental and international organisation aimed at the uplift of developing countries through applications of science and technology. Established in 1994 at the instigation of Nobel Laureate Abdus Salam, it has 21 member countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. It runs meetings and workshops as well as a network of centres of excellence in selected areas of science and technology.
Fab@Home is an open-source project where users from around the world collaborate to create machines that can produce objects, including foods, on demand using only a computer. It offers all the information and technical advice needed to create a homemade 3D printer, and by providing open-source blueprints and software, the project allows complex designs to be produced without specialist skills and equipment.
The website publishes a blog and discussion board for members to share ideas and information. It also provides a library of designs compatible with 3D printers, lists of suppliers of necessary parts and discussion forums to help guide users through the process.
The International Federation for Human Rights Leagues (FIDH) is the largest international coalition of human rights organisations. It works closely with UNESCO (the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), the US State Department, the European Commission, governments and ministries to defend civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights. This includes protection of the rights of students, scientists and academics around the world. The website publishes information about the organisation's work by issue and region, as well as latest news and reports about human rights violations. It also provides information about ways to get involved and on the organisation's impact.
This website, available in English, Portuguese and Spanish, provides a forum where people interested in reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) in Latin America can exchange ideas, share experiences and access key information.
Members can submit articles and stories about their own experiences, and access official UN documents on REDD. The website also publishes news and information about upcoming REDD events.
This network supports scientists, engineers, scholars and health professionals who have been subject to repression. It promotes the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in scientific institutions and societies. The website provides information about and links to members of the network, the executive committee, meetings and public statements about specific cases of human rights repression.
This informal network, part of the University of Carolina's Gillings School of Global Public Health, brings together over 100 organisations working to promote and scale up adoption of practices and technologies that improve drinking water quality for vulnerable populations.
By providing information and promoting independent research, the network aims to reduce water-related diseases by promoting water treatment and safe water storage at the household level. The website provides an overview of the network, working groups and guiding principles. It lists participating organisations and relevant events, and publishes a monthly newsletter.