Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) is a humanitarian relief organisation created through an Act of Parliament, Cap 256 of the Laws of Kenya of 21st December 1965. Previously, the Society existed as a branch of the British Red Cross between 1939 and 1965. As a voluntary organisation, the Society operates through a network of eight regions and 64 branches countrywide.
Currently, the Society has about 70,000 members/volunteers who assist in implementing activities at the Headquarters, Regional and Branch levels. Membership to the Society is open to everyone without any discrimination based on race, sex, religion, class, political opinion or nationality. The Society, which gained recognition by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in 1966, is also a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (RC/RC) since 1967, the largest humanitarian movement represented in 183 countries worldwide.
La Niña consortium is a consortium of 5 INGOs namely OXFAM, ACTED, VSF Germany, Concern Worldwide and Transparency International and their local partners who are responsible for implementing a resilience programme with the principal objective of contributing to the resilience of the population living in the Arid Lands of Kenya through Emergency Preparedness and Early Response. Oxfam is the lead agency and is responsible for coordination and overall accountability. Each consortium partner brings a varied experience and technical expertise and provides technical leadership within the consortium on their specialized thematic programming areas: Concern Worldwide - Nutrition and Surge models; VSF Germany - Animal Health and conflict prevention and mitigation; ACTED - Early Warning systems; Oxfam- Advocacy,Governance, WASH and Monitoring and Evaluation and TI - Accountability.
The Social Sciences Laboratory (LACSO) is an academic and non-governmental organization founded in 1993, with the mission of deepening and improving the knowledge of Venezuelan society through scientific research and the training of researchers. Its director is the Sociologist and Doctor in Social Sciences Roberto Briceño-León. In the last decade, LACSO has dedicated, in depth, to the investigation of issues related to violence, insecurity, access to justice, organized crime and the loss of institutionality in Venezuela.
MajiData is the pro-poor database covering all the urban low income areas of Kenya which has been prepared by the Ministry of Water and Irrigation (MWI) and the Water Services Trust Fund (WSTF) in cooperation with UN-Habitat, the German Development Bank (KfW), Google org. and GIZ.
MajiData contains a large amount of important information on all urban low income areas of Kenya. This online database will assist the Water Service Providers (WSPs) and Water Services Boards (WSBs) to prepare tailor-made water supply and sanitation proposals for the urban slums and low income planned areas located within their service areas. The fact that data is linked to satellite imagery will also allow for the improved management and operation of these areas by WSPs.
MajiData will provide the Water Sector with the information required to measure impact and progress towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and the targets set by the Kenya Vision 2030.
Kibera in Nairobi, Kenya, was a blank spot on the map until November 2009, when young Kiberans created the first free and open digital map of their own community. Map Kibera has now grown into a complete interactive community information project. We work in Kibera, Mathare and Mukuru, use all these tools.
The Moving Energy Initiative (MEI) is an international partnership working to improve access to safe and reliable energy for refugees.
Energy is needed for cooking and lighting as well as for heating and cooling homes, communities, clinics and schools. Energy is also required for enterprise, communication and mobility. Yet for most refugees energy is expensive, dirty and dangerous.
MEI shares insightful and policy-relevant research, encouraging learning from innovative on-the-ground projects and investing in partner organizations that provide sustainable solutions.
The Myanmar Information Management Unit / MIMU is a service to the UN Country Team and Humanitarian Country Team, under the management of the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator. Its purpose is to improve the capacity for analysis and decision making by a wide variety of stakeholders - including the United Nations, the Humanitarian Country Team, non-governmental organizations, donors and other actors, both inside and outside of Myanmar, through strengthening the coordination, collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of information.
The National Digital Strategy Unit at the Office of the President of Mexico, is an innovation team leading the federal open data initiative. One of its key projects is the use of data and technology for resilience and disaster management.
The Latin American Observatory of Sustainable Development (OLDS) is a social initiative of a group of citizens of Latin America and the Caribbean, with the aim of generating a deliberative space that generates knowledge and theoretical and argumentative contributions for the discussion on the future of the planet and the construction of a new socioeconomic system that allows sustainable development for all human beings in harmony with the environment and with inter generational responsibility.
The Observatory of Conflict and Violence Prevention ( OCVP) was established in 2009 as a non-political, non-denominational and non-governmental organization with the goal of organizing and supporting initiatives that promote peacebuilding, security, safety and sustainable development across all regions of Somalia. Employing proven scientific methods to collect, catalogue and analyse data on conflict, violence, crime and other issues of importance to peace, security and stability of the region.
OCHA resumed its operation in Afghanistan in 2009, providing humanitarian assistance in a complex environment where separate – and not always complementary – military, political and security objectives pose challenges to the implementation of humanitarian principles, the ability of responders to reach people in need and the safety and security of aid workers
OCHA is the part of the United Nations responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort.
OCHA coordinates effective and principled humanitarian action, advocates the rights of people in need, promotes preparedness and prevention and facilitates sustainable solutions. OCHA delivers its mandate through five core functions.