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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.
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.
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.
This organisation uses medicine and science to prevent mass atrocities and human rights violations against civilians, such as torture or rape in conflict situations. The organisation uses research and forensic expertise to prevent small-scale acts of violence from becoming mass atrocities; protect the rights of civilians; and prosecute those who violate these rights. The website publishes information about the organisation's work, including experts that help asylum seekers rebuild their lives. It includes links to reports, press releases, video, blogs as well as reports on the impact of the organisation's work.
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.
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.
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.