TEAR Australia a movement of Christians in Australia responding to the needs of poor communities around the world.
Rivers Coalition in Cambodia
The Rivers Coalition of Cambodia is an alliance of civil society organizations working to protect and restore river ecosystems and river-based livelihoods in Cambodia. Members include: the Culture and Environment Preservation Association (CEPA); the Fisheries Action Coalition Team (FACT); the NGO Forum on Cambodia; and the Sesan-Srepok-Sekong Protection Network.
Towards Ecological Recovery and Regional Alliance (TERRA)
TERRA believe that public debate on, and participation in, decisions concerning environment and development is a crucial first step in forging paths towards a more equitable and sustainable future for all people in the Mekong region. This means that civil society must play a strong role in shaping national and regional development policy process. In supporting the work of civil society groups in the region, we have undertaken a range of activities, including participatory research, internships, field studies and exchange. We also engage in campaign and monitoring activities to address development projects, programmes and policies that have negative implications for local people and the environment.
International Rivers’ mission is to protect rivers and defend the rights of communities that depend on them. We oppose destructive dams and the development model they advance, and encourage better ways of meeting people’s needs for water, energy and protection from damaging floods.
Oxfam Australia is an Australian, independent, not-for-profit, secular, community-based aid and development organisation. Our work includes long-term development projects, responding to emergencies and campaigning for a more just world.
Center for Water Resources Conservation and Development (WARECOD)
The Center for Water Resources Conservation and Development is a non profit organization whose goal is to promote the sustainable use of Vietnam’s water resources. We work to improve the livelihoods of river-dependant communities, encourage sustainable river use, and expose harmful development projects such as poorly planned dams. WARECOD was established in 2006.
Mekong Watch, Japan
Mekong Watch is a Japanese NGO based in Tokyo. Our activities focus on the environmental and social problems resulting from development projects in the Mekong Region. Most of our work relates to projects that involve funding by the Japanese government.
Living Rivers Siam
Living River Siam, formerly Southeast Asia Rivers Network (SEARIN), is a campaign-based organization, working to support local community rights to their rivers, and to oppose threats to rivers and riverine ecosystems in Thailand, the Mekong, and Salween River Basins, such as large dams and water diversion projects.
Probe International is an independent environmental advocacy group that fights to stop ill-conceived aid, trade projects and foreign investments.
Thai People’s Network for Mekong
In early July 2007, several of Thai-based organisations including The Ecological Awareness Building (EAB), Udon Thani province; Chiang Khong Conservation Group, Chiang Rai province; Towards Ecological Recovery (TERRA)/Foundation for Ecological Recovery (FER), Bangkok; Pak Mun Community Network, Ubon Rachathani province; Loei Foundation, Loei province; SEARIN, Chiang Mai province; and Tam Mun project, Surin province, met in Ubon Rachathani to discuss the situation of the Mekong mainstream dams.
After the meeting, an informal working group was established in order to coordinate a range of exchange activities to increase awareness regarding the proposed dams in potentially affected communities and the broader public in Thailand. The activities will be geared towards strengthening the capacity of, and linkages between, different groups to articulate concerns to the Thai government and concerned agencies. The group also recognises the importance of working with other Thai organisations and energy analysts who are currently advocating more participatory and integrated electricity planning in Thailand, as at least two of the proposed mainstream dams are slated to be connected to the Thai electricity grid.
The Mangrove Action Project (MAP)
Partnering with mangrove forest communities, grassroots NGOs, researchers and local governments to conserve and restore mangrove forests and related coastal ecosystems, while promoting community-based, sustainable management of coastal resources.
PanNature is dedicated to protecting and conserving diversity of life and improving human well-being in Vietnam by seeking, promoting and implementing feasible, nature-friendly solutions to important environmental problems and sustainable development issues.
China Development Brief
China Development Brief, established in 1996, is an independent, non-profit publication devoted to strengthening constructive engagement between China and other countries. Our core, English language product is a monthly, electronic newsletter that reports on environment, social development and civil society in China to a readership of decision and opinion makers in international development agencies, NGOs, research academies, policy think-tanks and mass media.
Palang Thai is a Thailand-based non-profit organization that works to ensure that the transformations that occur in the region’s energy sector are economically rational, and that they augment, rather than undermine, social and environmental justice and sustainability.
Both ENDS strives for a more sustainable and fairer world by supporting organisations in developing countries to fight poverty and to work towards sustainable environmental management. They know their own problems like no other and they often come up with alternative solutions that work in the real world.
World Rainforest Movement
The World Rainforest Movement is an international network of citizens’ groups of North and South involved in efforts to defend the world’s rainforests. It works to secure the lands and livelihoods of forest peoples and supports their efforts to defend the forests from commercial logging, dams, mining, plantations, shrimp farms, colonisation and other projects that threaten them.
Focus on the Global South
Focus on the Global South (Focus) is a non-governmental organisation that combines policy research, advocacy, activism and grassroots capacity building in order to generate critical analysis and encourage debates on national and international policies related to corporate-led globalisation, neo-liberalism and militarisation. Focus’s overall goals are to: dismantle oppressive economic and political structures and institutions; to create liberating structures and institutions; to promote demilitarisation and peace-building, instead of conflict.
Bank Information Center (BIC)
The Bank Information Center partners with civil society in developing and transition countries to influence the World Bank and other international financial institutions to promote social and economic justice and ecological sustainability.
The Corner House, UK
Since its founding in 1997, The Corner House has aimed to support democratic and community movements for environmental and social justice. It is motivated by the concerns of such movements, whether they be locally-based struggles for land or water rights or better health care; campaigns against destructive mining, dam or forestry projects; or struggles against racial discrimination. As part of our solidarity work, The Corner House carries out analyses, research and advocacy with the aim of linking issues, of stimulating informed discussion and strategic thought on critical environmental and social concerns, and of encouraging broad alliances to tackle them.
Burma Rivers Network
Burma Rivers Network is comprised of representatives of different ethnic organizations from potential dam affected communities in Burma. Our mission is to protect the health of river ecosystems and sustain biodiversity, rights and livelihoods of communities.
Manna Gum, Australia
MANNA GUM is an independent, faith-based, not-for-profit organisation that seeks to promote critical thinking on issues of aid and development, and popular literacy and action on economic issues. MANNA GUM undertakes research, advocacy and popular education, working across both secular and religious spheres.
Salween Watch is a coalition of organizations and NGOs that work on Burma-related and environmental issues. It was set up with the primary aim of preventing the building of harmful hydroelectric power dams on the Salween River.
Green Earth Volunteers
Green Earth Volunteers is made up of a group of journalists, scientists, government officials, companies, employees of enterprises, retired people, and students from universities, secondary and primary schools who are all concerned about the safety of our planet. It was founded in 1996. At present, over 50,000 volunteers have taken part in our activities. We abide by the principles of: walking into nature, knowing nature, and making friends with nature.
Association for International Water Studies (FIVAS)
The Association for International Water Studies (FIVAS) monitors the role of Norwegian aid and Norwegian companies in the water sector in developing countries. FIVAS seeks to prevent Norwegian support for policies and projects with significant environmental and social impacts and contribute to improved decision making processes.
EarthRights International combines the power of law and the power of people in defense of human rights and the environment.