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The Global Forum for Health Research provides evidence, tools and discussion forums for decision-makers in research funding and policy to improve the health of the poor. Although it covers issues for both infectious and non-communicable diseases, the agency recognises that mental health problems are severely neglected in developing countries. As well as links to various publications and reports, the website also hosts RealHealthNews, which aims to share news on research and interventions that can improve the health of those in developing countries.
GRAIN is a nongovernmental organisation that promotes sustainable management of agricultural biodiversity. The food crisis section of this website links to publications and websites about the global food crisis and its impact on small-scale farmers in the developing world. It publishes articles, films and audio files including several articles on the rise in 'land-grabbing', in which, to ensure their own food security, rich countries buy up large tracts of land in poor ones.
Grameen Shakti is a renewable energy company in Bangladesh focused on distributing solar home systems in rural areas. It installs, maintains and provides microfinance for solar home systems and trains solar engineers. Its website includes information about individual programmes, links to its research and publications, and photographs and videos of its activities.
This organisation was set up in 1997 to foster grassroots innovation and traditional knowledge across India. It helps innovators develop and commercialise their ideas, and provides a network to support their activities through technical and business advice.
Divided into geographical regions, the website provides news and publications, a product inventory, business opportunities as well as information on project funding, careers and volunteering.
This partnership of government and non-government organisations, researchers, international bodies and the private sector has a much-called for goal: to increase cooperation between organisations involved different sectors such as health, climate, humanitarian assistance, ecosystems, research and operational services.
The partners collaborate on regional projects to increase capacity within the medical and environmental science communities; use rural communication networks to provide information to remote communities; and enhance the capacity of public-health services to predict and respond quickly to cholera, malaria, meningitis and other climate-sensitive diseases.
The International Council for Science (ICSU) aims to protect the rights of scientists by working at the crossroads of the right to science and the protection of science as a right. ICSU's work, particularly through the Committee on Freedom and Responsibility in the Conduct of Science, promotes human rights-based approaches to climate change research, and social and environmental well-being. The ICSU website contains a collection of key international charters and declarations relevant to human rights and science.
The ICT4Peace foundation aims to facilitate communication about conflict resolution using information and communications technology (ICT). It also examines the role of ICT in the management of and response to natural disasters.
The provides free access to reports and presentations on issues including the use of mobile phones, mapping technology and social networking in humanitarian response, including specific incidents such as the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, as well as end-of-year reports. The website also publishes a list of relevant events and updates on the organisation's projects.
IFS is an international non-governmental organisation that provides support, mostly in the form of small research grants, to young scientists in developing countries. Funds come from governments and various organisations, both national and international. To be eligible, projects must explore the management, use and conservation of the environment and of biological resources, and be carried out in a developing country. Click here for more information on criteria for projects.
The INCTR is dedicated to helping build capacity for cancer treatment and research in countries in which such capacity is limited. The network, which has support from the US National Cancer Institute, aims to build capacity for cancer treatment and research in countries with limited resources through long-term collaborative projects coupled to training and educational programmes. It also seeks to promote international collaboration on cancer control between developed and developing countries. The INCTR is located at the Institut Pasteur in Brussels but also has branches in the US, France, Brazil, Egypt and Nepal and offices in the UK, India and Tanzania. The website contains details of the network's activities in various countries.
Spanning Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, Oceania is the largest regional programme of the International Union for Conservation of Nature. The Oceania regional website publishes information on the programme's four key areas — energy, species, marine, water and wetlands — as well as publications, news and events. It publishes information on its work with the Roundtable for Nature Conservation, a network of organisations focused on the Pacific that includes a working group on ocean fisheries management.
This organisation is a coalition of health, environmental, consumer, sustainable agriculture and other advocacy groups, working to end antibiotic misuse. The website has several background articles on antibiotic resistance, as well as a series of factsheets on how resistance can be particularly dangerous to vulnerable populations, such as those affected by HIV/AIDS or diabetes.
It has a useful archive of documents and reports on a variety of issues such as gene transfer, food contamination and animal husbandry.
Lighting Africa, an initiative of the International Finance Corporation and the World Bank, supports the private sector to develop and sustain markets for affordable, clean and efficient lighting and energy through off-grid technologies — including solar systems — in Sub-Saharan Africa. It provides information on business opportunities and projects, publishes news about its activities and links to relevant events.
The Meridian Institute publishes daily summaries of news stories on nanotechnology for development, reporting on key innovations and technological applications, policy issues, risk-related information and technology transfer. While these stories cover a wide spectrum of disciplines — from health to materials to environment to agriculture — the institute also offers a compilation of water-related nanotech news summaries for those interested in the applications and implications of using nanotechnology for clean water.
The institute also runs projects and holds workshops on key issues — including the use of nanotechnology in water treatment — and publishes relevant background papers, presentations and case studies.
Nanowerk is a clearing house for information about nanotechnology and nanoscience. It publishes regular news on key developments and a daily feature article — written in cooperation with scientists — looking at new findings, reviewing current research or exploring interesting applications such as water treatment.
Nanowerk also hosts a database of more than 1,900 nanomaterials and links to key events, reports, documents, magazines, organisations and blogs relevant to nanotechnology. Its video library links to dozens of animations and videos about nanotech research, speeches and lectures.