Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) has a central mission: to carry out research and advocacy in order to reduce the incidence and impact of global armed violence. The need to do so is clearly a great one. The number of fatalities from armed violence is estimated to be over half a million people killed every year. And around two thirds of these violent deaths are estimated to occur outside conflict situations. To help reduce this burden of pain and suffering, we at AOAV carry out research and advocacy campaigns to strengthen international laws and standards on the availability and use of conventional and improvised weapons, to build recognition of the rights of victims and survivors of armed violence, and to research, understand and act effectively on the root causes of armed violence in affected countries. Research One of the central pillars of our work is our Global Explosive Violence Monitor, as well as the specific research we carry out on manufactured weapons, Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), and guns. Advocacy AOAV tries to lobby governments and non-state actors through rigorous research and data, to curb the excessive use of force. In so doing, we regularly present our evidence at the United Nations, as well as the UK Parliament, Chatham House and other influential fora.
Adeso, formerly known as Horn Relief, was established in 1991 in response to Somalia’s devastating humanitarian crisis and civil war. We started as a small grassroots organization dedicated to helping Somalia’s pastoralist groups, particularly women and youth. Adeso has since grown into an African-based organization working in Kenya, Somalia and South Sudan where we advocate for much-needed resources for our partner communities and work hard to co-create innovative long-lasting solutions.
The overarching objective of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group is to spur sustainable economic development and social progress in its regional member countries (RMCs), thus contributing to poverty reduction. The Bank Group achieves this objective by: mobilizing and allocating resources for investment in RMCs; and providing policy advice and technical assistance to support development efforts.
Créée par la loi n° 2004-21 du 21 juillet 2004 portant organisation des activités statistiques et organisée par le décret 2005-436 du 23 Mai 2005, l’Agence Nationale de la Statistique et de la Démographie (ANSD) est une structure administrative chargée d’assurer la coordination technique des activités du système statistique national et de réaliser elle-même les activités de production et de diffusion des données statistiques pour les besoins du Gouvernement, des Administrations publiques, du Secteur privé, des Partenaires au développement et du Public. En outre, elle assure la formation des statisticiens à l’Ecole nationale de la statistique et de l’analyse économique (ENSAE) qui fait partie du réseau des écoles de statistique africaine à côté de l’ENSEA et de l’ISSEA.
Akvo is a not-for-profit foundation that creates open source, internet and mobile software and sensors. We work with people improving infrastructure and services, for disadvantaged populations. We focus on making international development and country governance more effective, transparent and collaborative. Around the world, we help our partners act to improve the management of water, sanitation, agriculture, health, energy, education and the environment
ALHASAN SYSTEMS is a privately owned development company registered in Canada and Pakistan. This hi-tech knowledge management, business psychology modeling, and publishing company is constantly contributing its data and services to both humanitarian and developmental causes through its Public/ Private Partnership [PPP] SKIM and ODOA initiatives.
ALHASAN SYSTEMS strives to provide the most cost effective solutions and services, which not only serve its clients’ immediate requirements but also contribute to the
much larger cause of community welfare and development. Its area of professional services spreads from environment, energy, health, education, natural resources, critical infrastructure, utilities management, tourism, and investments, to community development and crisis management.
ALHASAN SYSTEMS corporate roadmap focuses on new trends in the field of Geomatics Engineering, Geo-engineering, Data Management, Bio Interfacing, Business
Psychology Modeling, Hi-tech publishing, e-Learning, and Smart Power Gridding and Engineering Services. This is possible when fairly serious ecological, political, and moral
ramifications are addressed strategically. That’s why social awareness, advocacy, and capacity building remain at the heart of ALHASAN SYSTEMS.
ALHASAN SYSTEMS constantly update its data in relation to its projects and also as a service to larger public bodies as well as research community to promote its pioneering 100% self-financed Open Data/ Open Access [OD/OA] initiative in Pakistan. We also share a number of additional layers and thousands of maps each year free-of-cost in the larger public interest.
All our data are made available through Pakistan’s only Metadata portal [www.geopakistan.pk] launched in 2012 by iMMAP in collaboration with its partners under USAID funding. This portal is now hosted and maintained at NED University of Engineering & Technology with hundreds of registered researchers in Pakistan.
The American Red Cross (ARC) International Services Department (ISD) seeks to prevent and alleviate human suffering around the world by responding to disasters, building safer, more resilient communities, and educating future humanitarians. The American Red Cross continues to deepen and expand its international programming while also working to strengthen the global Red Cross Red Crescent Network, in order to deliver critical assistance to some of the most vulnerable communities in the world.
ACLED (Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project) is the most comprehensive public collection of political violence data for developing states. This dataset contains information on the specific dates and locations of political violence, the types of event, the groups involved, fatalities and changes in territorial control. Information is recorded on the battles, killings, riots, and recruitment activities of rebels, governments, militias, armed groups, protesters and civilians.
As of early 2015, ACLED has recorded over 100,000 individual events, with ongoing data collection focused on Africa, South Asia and South East Asia. Data can be used for medium- and long-term analysis and mapping of political violence across developing countries through use of historical data from 1997, as well as informing humanitarian and development work in crisis and conflict-affected contexts through realtime data updates and reports. Despite the waning of civil wars across the developing world, ACLED data show that political violence rates have remained relatively stable in the past eighteen years. ACLED seeks to support research and work devoted to understanding, predicting and reducing levels of violence and their consequences.
The Eastern Africa Food Prices Data Portal is a web based information system for food and input prices of selected Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA) member countries namely Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Ethiopia. The food and input price information is standardized and archived into a regional data portal and is easily accessible for use by regional research institutions, individual researchers and analysts. This supports analysis and informed policy-making geared towards reducing the high food and input prices. This data portal is an initiative of the following institutions: -Ethiopia Development Research Institute (EDRI) - University of Nairobi (UoN) - National University of Rwanda (NUR) - Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC) - Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF) - Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) - Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS-ECA) hosted by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
The Assistance Coordination Unit (ACU) is a national Syrian non-government, non-political, a non-profit institution focused on maximizing the impact of assistance delivered to the Syrian people by coordinating the efforts of donors, implementing agencies, and community representatives.
Caritas Australia is the international aid and development organisation for the Catholic Church in Australia.The organisation is part of Caritas Internationalis, an international confederation of 165 Catholic relief, development and social service organisations working to build a better world for the poorest of the poor in over 200 countries and territories.
Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We are motivated by the Gospel of Jesus Christ to cherish, preserve and uphold the sacredness and dignity of all human life, foster charity and justice, and embody Catholic social and moral teaching as we act to: PROMOTE HUMAN DEVELOPMENT by responding to major emergencies, fighting disease and poverty, and nurturing peaceful and just societies; and, SERVE CATHOLICS IN THE UNITED STATES as they live their faith in solidarity with their brothers and sisters around the world. As part of the universal mission of the Catholic Church, we work with local, national and international Catholic institutions and structures, as well as other organizations, to assist people on the basis of need, not creed, race or nationality.
The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) is one of the fastest and most effective ways to support rapid humanitarian response for people affected by natural disasters and armed conflict. CERF receives voluntary contributions year-round to provide immediate funding for life-saving humanitarian action anywhere in the world.
ChildFund is an international NGO working in 26 countries to help deprived, excluded and vulnerable children have the capacity to improve their lives and become young adults, parents and leaders who bring lasting and positive change to their communities. Through its theory of change and an evidence-based life-stage approach, ChildFund is committed to improved change that leads to healthy and secure infants, educated and confident children, and skilled and involved youth. This holistic approach to development improves child well-being through integrated interventions in child protection, education, health and nutrition, early childhood development, livelihoods and in emergencies. ChildFund began its work in Senegal in 1985, is active in over 1,000 communities and has over 25,000 children enrolled for sponsorship with over 18,000 currently sponsored.
Country-based Pooled Funds (CBPFs) are established by the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) when a new emergency occurs or when an existing humanitarian situation deteriorates. They allow donors to pool contributions into single, unearmarked country-specific funds to support humanitarian efforts, and are managed locally under the leadership of the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC). CBPFs allocate funds to the best placed responders (international and national NGOs, UN Agencies, Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement organizations) through an inclusive and transparent process in support of priorities set out in Humanitarian Response Plans (HRP). In 2016, CBPFs were the largest source of direct funding for national NGOs. Currently, there are 18 active CBPFs, which together received a record $706 million in donor contributions in 2016. Recognizing their critical role, the UN Secretary-General's Agenda for Humanity called on donors to increase the proportion of HRP funding channeled through CBPFs to 15 percent by 2018, which would translate to more than $1.9 billion per year. More details - gms.unocha.org/bi
The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) aims at the establishment of an enabling environment for renewable energy and energy efficiency investments and markets within the ECOWAS region. It is a specialized agency based in Cabo Verde which coordinates and executes regional programs, projects and activities in the areas of capacity and policy development, information and data sharing, as well as investment and business promotion. The ECOWAS Observatory for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECOWREX) is a web-based information platform established by ECREEE to address poor data quality and information pertaining to the energy sector in the ECOWAS region at the same time providing decision makers, project developers, investors and other stakeholders with tailored energy information and energy planning tool.
The Education and Conflict Monitor is an initiative of the Education Above All Foundation working in collaboration with its partners including the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack, Insecurity Insight, and Re-coded to collect, share and visualize data on education insecurity. Conflict and insecurity are no reasons to deprive individuals and communities of their right to safe, quality education. Our goal is to make accurate data available to decision-makers during armed conflict and in humanitarian situations to prevent further conflict, to protect the right to education, and to ensure that post-conflict societies can harness the power of education to build peace.