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.
eHealth Africa is focused on improving healthcare by creating effective ways to implement reliable health information management systems. We have developed eHealth and mHealth solutions that can be rapidly deployed to manage patient information, streamline clinical procedures, and provide data and analysis on health program outcomes. Accurate health data will provide NGO’s, hospitals, and donor agencies with access to timely health system indicators needed to evaluate their health interventions and respond to critical public health needs. We bring about positive change by harnessing the potential of technology, valuing the power and knowledge of local people, and maintaining a sharp focus on the health worker. To help close the gap in access to health care we have developed and share a depth of expertise in:
eHealth and mHealth software and solutions
Geographic Information Systems
Training and capacity building for sustainable health systems
Research and data analysis
The Emergency Capacity Building (ECB) Project was a global initiative implemented jointly by six international humanitarian organizations. In Indonesia, the ECB consortium consists of CARE International, Catholic Relief Services, Mercy Corps, Oxfam GB, Save the Children, International Medical Corps and World Vision Indonesia. The ECB Project in Indonesia started in 2005 and officially ended in August 2013. However, members of the ECB Indonesia consortium agreed and are committed to continuing the partnership and collaboration that has been well established under the ECB project. The purpose of maintaining the partnership is to strengthen the capacity of the ECB members in emergency response and preparedness programming through coordinated effort in emergency assessments and response, sharing of information and/or resources as appropriate, as well as through various joint activities to improve the capacity of the Parties’ staff and local partners in emergency response programming.
Since 1969, Esri has helped organizations map and model our world. Our GIS technology allows users to effectively manage and analyze geographic information so they can make better decisions. We offer flexible, configurable, and easy-to-use geospatial solutions that let anyone access informative maps and location apps anywhere and on any platform or device. These solutions are supported by our experienced staff and extensive network of business partners and international distributors.
Esri applications provide the backbone for the world’s mapping and location analysis. Esri software is used in more than 350,000 organizations worldwide including NGOs, international organizations, and foundations engaged with the humanitarian community. Private ownership, a zero-debt policy, and a firm commitment to fulfilling the needs of our customers all help Esri maintain its position as the world leader in GIS software.
As a socially conscious business, we are proud that our technology is used by many organizations who apply location-based insights to solve problems and make our world a better place to live. We also actively support organizations involved in education, conservation, sustainable development, and humanitarian assistance. Learn more here: www.esri.com/nonprofit and www.esri.com/about-esri#why-we-do-it
FAO’s Subregional Team for Resilience West Africa and the Sahel (REOWA) was created in Dakar in 2006 to enable FAO to liaise and coordinate with humanitarian actors at regional level. The Office also provides strategic humanitarian guidance for FAO’s country offices in the sub-region.
Two decades of civil strife in Somalia resulted in the loss or damage of most of the water and land-related information collected over the previous half century. To alleviate the critical shortage of water and land information, a group of interested stakeholders decided together with Somali authorities that a new overview of these resources was needed, in the form of datasets based on structured, up-to-date and location-specific observations and measurements. The result was SWALIM.
SWALIM, the Somalia Water and Land Information Management project, is an information management program, technically managed by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) in Somalia and funded by the European Union (EU), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF). SWALIM serves Somali government institutions, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), development agencies and UN bodies engaged in assisting Somali communities whose lives and livelihoods depend directly on water and land resources. The program aims to provide high quality water and land information, crucial to relief, rehabilitation and development initiatives in Somalia, in order to support sustainable water and land resources development and management.
Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Through data, analysis, and training, it connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed.
Geographic Services, Inc. (GSI) is the industry leader in Human Geography. Our cloud-based geospatially-enabled cultural data and technologies revolutionize the way activities, risks and opportunities are assessed throughout the globe. GSI’s architecture and supporting content are built on a framework of our core knowledge in language, culture, and spatial relationships which deliver innovative solutions that drive analytic needs within foreign contexts and locations.
The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves is a public-private partnership hosted by the UN Foundation to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and protect the environment by creating a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions. The Alliance’s 100 by ‘20 goal calls for 100 million households to adopt clean and efficient cookstoves and fuels by 2020. We are working with a strong network of public, private and non-profit partners to help overcome the market barriers that currently impede the production, deployment, and use of clean cookstoves in developing countries.
The role of the Global Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Cluster is twofold; to coordinate humanitarian actors with regards to all services provided to displaced populations within any communal settings (i.e. camps, informal settlements, collective centres); and working with the affected population to ensure representation, on-site governance and access to information about services provided.
The Global Humanitarian Assistance (GHA) programme provides objective, independent, rigorous data and analysis on humanitarian financing and related aid flows. Our aim is to enable access to a shared evidence base on resources to meet the needs of people living in humanitarian crises. We believe that humanitarian decision-making should be informed by evidence and that reliable information is fundamental for improved accountability and effectiveness.
The Global Shelter Cluster (GSC) is an Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) coordination mechanism that supports people affected by natural disasters and internally displaced people affected by conflict with the means to live in safe, dignified and appropriate shelter. The GSC enables better coordination among all shelter actors, including local and national governments, so that people who need shelter assistance get help faster and receive the right kind of support.
The GSC is co-chaired by IFRC and UNHCR at the global level. IFRC is the convener of the Shelter Cluster in natural disasters while UNHCR leads the Shelter Cluster in conflict situations.
The Humanitarian Data Exchange (HDX) is an open data sharing platform managed by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. The HDX organization is managed by the HDX data team and is used to share data on behalf of a number of partners.
We believe that the contribution older people make to society is invaluable. Yet older people remain some of the poorest and most neglected in the world. We are committed to helping them claim their rights, challenge discrimination and overcome poverty.
Our vision and mission:
Our vision is of a world in which all older people can lead dignified, active, healthy and secure lives. We work with our partners to ensure that people everywhere understand how much older people contribute to society and that they must enjoy their right to healthcare, social services and economic and physical security.
Our group is a network of volunteers who are based at the Yellow House in Sanepa, Nepal.
We got together on Day 3 of the big Q (April 27) and have been working every day since. We meet regularly and evolve according to needs.
Our three main focus of work has been:
1) Planned/targeted missions: 179 as of 11:11 am on May 14.
For daily updates and to keep track of our 3 Ws regarding Relief Distribution - What, Where, When - please follow the link below.
2) In order to coordination with other volunteer groups, bigger organizations and the government, we have been working closely with Kathmandu Living Lab's crowdsourcing platform - Quakemap.org
3) Hub for volunteers and anyone wanting to offer help. Yellow House has been a great spot to physically connect with, network and exchange ideas with like-minded folks. With that in mind, we launched our Initiative for Children on May 13. Artists, educators and counselors met in the evening. We will post updates regarding this initiative.
Thanks for your continued support and keeping us in your thoughts.
HRRP is a platform for coordination, strategic planning and technical guidance to agencies involved in recovery and reconstruction and to support the Government of Nepal in coordinating the national reconstruction programme