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The Solar Electric Light Fund designs and implements solar energy solutions to improve health, education, agriculture and economic growth in the developing world. It publishes information about all its projects and services — including consultancy and carbon offsetting — and links to various tools such as carbon calculators and solar training courses. It also publishes a regular blog and newsletter.
SolarAid is an international charity that funds solar projects, training local communities to build small solar devices such as solar radios or lanterns and installing small solar systems for communal buildings such as medical clinics and schools. Its website publishes information on both the charity and all its projects across the developing world. It also provides information on how to make a donation or volunteer.
The Stockholm Environment Institute is an international not-for-profit research organisation that aims to promote sustainable development through scientific analysis that supports decision-making on the national and international level. It focuses on four broad themes: reducing climate risks; managing land, water and air resources; improving governance; and developing new visions and pathways to development. The website provides free access to the institute's publications, describes current projects and links to useful modelling or policy tools such as LEAP (the Long-range Energy Alternatives Planning system) and IPAT-S.
SUSTAIN is a nonprofit organisation that aims to improve nutrition in developing countries through innovative applications of food science and technology. It publishes articles on topics such as tortilla fortification, iron bioavailability screening tool and enhancing iron absorption and links to external resources.
Food safety is an important issue in nutrition and SUSTAIN also runs workshops on good manufacturing practices and the best packaging methods to prevent food from spoiling.
ACB is a nongovernmental organisation campaigning for strict biosafety regulations for genetically modified (GM) organisms in Africa.
It provides a useful overview of developments in African biosafety laws and applications of GM technology across the continent. It also hosts a large collection of related briefing documents and research papers and publishes a list of the GM field trial applications submitted in various countries together with the objections lodged against these.
This nongovernmental organisation explicitly engages with human rights-based approaches to science, technology, and development. It has recently established the Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights, and Law Program, which develops the normative frameworks through which the international community examines how human rights-based approaches relate to science, technology, law and policy. The organisation is actively involved in human rights standard-setting and capacity building in parts of the developing world. It is also at the forefront of using new satellite-based technologies for tracking human rights violations. Details of these programmes and links to relevant publications are available on the website.
The Ashden Awards for sustainable energy promotes sustainable energy solutions in the United Kingdom and developing world by awarding an annual prize to innovative projects working in the field. It publishes background information on relevant technologies including bio-gas, micro-hydro, solar, wind and wood stoves. It also hosts a library of photographs, films and case studies of all its winners since 2001. The website also includes news, research, reports, school resources and information on how to apply for an award.
The Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) aims to improve agricultural research for development by connecting agricultural research and innovation systems with farmers and societies.
It hosts discussion fora for registered users and a library of more than 1000 relevant documents. It also publishes news and job and event announcements and contributes to the agricultural news aggregator, AgriFeeds.
The Honey Bee Network brings together innovators, academics, policymakers, entrepreneurs and nongovernmental organisations to collect, document, and disseminate innovations and practices at the grassroots level. These range from traditional crops and agricultural techniques to machines that reduce labour inputs or costs.
The website provides access to an innovation database containing ideas, inventions and traditional knowledge practices; a newsletter published in seven Indian languages and English; and innovation competitions. Twice each year, members of the organisation participate in the Shodh Yatra journey in which they visit rural communities to identify and document examples of unrecognised local ingenuity.
The International Solar Energy Society (ISES) connects researchers and organisations, in more than 100 countries, working in solar energy technology. It publishes news about ISES conferences and events and information on all its scientific and technical projects. The ISES website also hosts an online bookshop selling books, conference proceedings and DVDs on relevant topics.
The Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, a partnership between the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Pew Charitable Trusts in the United States, is dedicated to minimising the possible risks of nanotechnologies as these technologies advance and ensuring public engagement in decision-making.
It publishes research results and meeting reports on topics such as agriculture and food, medicine and water treatment. The project also publishes news on its own projects and other key developments, and lists relevant events, mostly in the United States. A photo gallery provides access to images of some nano-based products and events.
The Training Centre in Communication (TCC), based in Nairobi, Kenya, offers communication training courses for scientists. A not-for-profit organisation, the TTC aims to raise the profile of African science and its impact on the life of Africans by improving researchers' skills in technical communication. The website publishes a list of courses and application forms, profiles of local trainers, press releases and upcoming training opportunities.
This organisation helps commercial nuclear power plants ensure safety and reliability through independent peer reviews, technical support, access to information that allows operators to learn from others' experience, and sharing of professional development activities. The website outlines the organisation's main services and publishes relevant reports, including documents about nuclear power performance indicators. Some of the publications are also available in French, German, Japanese, Russian and Spanish.
This not-for-profit science diplomacy organisation promotes international scientific and technical collaboration through grants, technical resources and training within key fields including science education and non-proliferation. The foundation's website features news and announcements about its work and provides details of funding opportunities and relevant events.
This organization seeks to raise awareness about nanotechnology among governments, universities, researchers, companies and the general public by organising international scientific events, conferences and educational courses that examine the implications of nanotechnology for health, energy and the environment, and also for disadvantaged communities across the globe.