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This website publishes the work of non-profit think tank Center for Global Development, which works to reduce poverty and inequality through research and engagement with policymakers. It conducts research and analysis on how the policies of developed countries impact people in the developing world, covering topics such as aid effectiveness, education, health and migration.
The website features information about these topics, specific initiatives, and experts working with the organisation. It offers access to its publications including books, essays and reports, resources for educators, and a list of events as well as blogs.
The health gateway of the Climate Institute, which aims to help policymakers tackle climate change, has detailed notes on the resurgence of infectious diseases through global warming. These include vector-borne diseases spread through mosquitoes, ticks, triatomine bugs, sandflies and blackflies. It also looks at rodent-borne diseases, which are also set to increase as the climate changes — increased heavy rainfall can drive rodents out of their burrows and climate change is set to alter human migration patterns which could bring people into closer contact with rodents.
EIFL works with libraries and other partners around the world to increase access to knowledge for research and sustainable community development. One of the programmes run by the organisation, the Public Library Innovation Programme, gives small grants to public libraries in developing countries to implement community development services using information and communication technology (ICT). The programme supports 37 services in 22 countries, as well as studies to evaluate their impact. Projects include using mobile phones to deliver health messages to communities, and providing farmers with access to libraries' online resources on market prices and farm technology. The website publishes news, information on grants, events, case studies and information about the impacts of projects.
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 Communication of Science and Technology network (PCST) Academy is responsible for the creation of the documentary basis of the Public Communication of Science and Technology network (PCST) and its main task is the selection and organized collection of reports on particular topics in the field of communication and social understanding of science.
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 organisation provides policy analysis, critical information, decision-making tools, and policy advice to governments, civil society organisations and international funders, aiming to stimulate social and economic progress in low- and middle-income countries. It focuses on long-term projects, combining programme implementation with research and analysis. Its website gives an overview of focus areas and current projects in health, good governance, transparency and education. Links to publications are provided, as well as latest news and events.
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.
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.
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 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.