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The Information for Development Program (infoDev), run by the World Bank, coordinates action between multilateral and bilateral donors and forms partnerships with public and private organisations to maximise the impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in achieving the Millennium Development Goals.
It publishes news, briefing papers, toolkits, reports and videos about key issues and projects and provides coverage of recent and ongoing infoDev activities.
infoDev covers three themes: access for all; mainstreaming ICT; and innovation, entrepreneurship and growth. These encompass topics such as rural livelihoods, health, governance, and monitoring and evaluation.
COHRED is a nongovernmental organisation that supports developing countries' use of health research to improve their health systems and advance development. It does this through advocacy, technical support, research and knowledge sharing.
The COHRED website lists current programmes and initiatives and provides links to publications including reports, manuals, working papers, presentations and policy papers. Information on how to get involved is also available for policymakers, donors, civil society organisations and media, among others.
The New Scholars programme, set up by the Elsevier Foundation, awards grants to support women early in their science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers. The grants are designed to encourage institutions and organisations to implement innovative policies that help women scientists balance academic careers with family commitments. The website provides guidelines for the New Scholars grant application process, highlights grants awarded specifically to women in developing countries, and provides access to videos of success stories.
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.
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 PHEA — a joint project between seven private US foundations — supports higher education development in Africa. It works in four specific areas: developing and retaining new academics; information and communication technologies for higher education; regional institutional capacity building; and higher education research and analysis.
Within each of these, the PHEA publishes news and information on its projects, highlighting case studies and achievements to date. The PHEA also hosts a database of past and current grants, which, between 2000 and 2008, represent investments of over US$350 million.
Practical Action aims to alleviate poverty by improving access to technologies and knowledge in poor communities across Africa, Asia and Latin America. It works in collaboration with communities, and campaigns for change in policies and systems of innovation.
The website contains information on completed and existing projects, upcoming events, and blog posts discussing relevant issues. It also offers an extensive document library of position papers, manuals and reports.
This charity brings researchers and organisations together to find science-based solutions to problems such as disaster relief and water sanitation in the developing world. Its website provides an overview of activities including a green charcoal project in Uganda, a soil fertility improvement project in Peru and a water purification project in Thailand. Links to its partners and details on how to get involved are available.
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.
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 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.
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.
The World Nuclear University aims to improve training and leadership for those involved in the peaceful use of nuclear technologies by offering courses in current issues facing the nuclear industry. It is supported by governments, academia and industry. The website publishes information about available courses, which vary in length from one day to six weeks, as well as other training programmes, information about sponsorship for applicants from developing countries, and relevant publications.