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The Global Knowledge Partnership (GKP)

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The GKP is a "network of networks" with a diverse membership base comprising public, private and not-for profit organizations from both developed and developing countries. The GKP network spans more than 15,000 nodes globally (i.e., member organizations, their affiliates, partners and country operations).

Aims:

The GKP is committed to sharing information, experiences and resources to promote knowledge and information as tools of sustainable, equitable development through information and communication technologies (ICT).

Access to information and knowledge is essential if the disadvantaged, the marginalised, and the poor are to improve their lives and the lives of their children. GKP Partners believe that given the opportunities to access and use ICT, people can improve their economic well-being and empower themselves and their communities to participate in and be responsible for their own development. Mutual prosperity gained through effective use of information and knowledge would contribute to a more stable and equitable world.

Contact:

GKP Secretariat
Lot L2-I-4, Enterprise 4
Technology Park Malaysia
Bukit Jalil
57000 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
Phone: +603 8996 2379
Fax: +603 8996 2382
E-mail: gkps@gkpsecretariat.org.my
WWW: http://www.globalknowledge.org/
Organizations interested in joining the Global Knowledge Partnership should review our mission statement and the GKP membership information prior to contacting the GKP Secretariat.

Date Affiliated: December 20, 2001


The National Association of Professional Environmentalists (NAPE), Uganda

NAPE is a professional association of Ugandan environmentalists. It became more prominent internationally following the successful advocacy against the Bujagali Dam in Uganda.

Contact:

Mr. Fred Kayondo
napesbc@afsat.com

NAPE
P.O.Box 29909
Kampala,
Uganda
Tel.: 256-77-404059 / 256-77-425270

Date Affiliated: September 28, 2001


The International Famine Centre
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The Nile Basin Society has received an affiliation request from the International Famine Centre. Members of that centre have been long active as volunteers with the NBS.

The International Famine Centre is a research institute at University College Cork, Ireland. It is involved in research, advocacy and action to address the issues of food security and famine in the contemporary world. The centre is active in the following countries of the Nile Basin; Ethiopia, Sudan, Rwanda and DRC. It works in 3 main areas:

  1. Famine and Environment
  2. Famine and Economics, and
  3. Famine and Politics.
Activities include:
  • training in humanitarian relief and gender issues.
  • Lecturing in the University on food security and development issues.
  • Consultancy work with/for NGOs eg project assessments and/or research.
  • Producing Famine NEWS - a monthly email and web based bulletin outlining food insecurity situations in countries in the south.
  • Lobbying for reform of world agricultural trade.
Contact:

c/o International Famine Centre,
University College Cork.
8, Grenville Place,
Cork
Ireland

Tel: 00 353 21 4904327
email:
Famine@ucc.ie
www: http://www.ucc.ie/famine/

Date Affiliated: October 26, 2001


MediaChannel.org
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The Nile Basin Society has been listed as a new affiliate of the MediaChannel.org.

MediaChannel.org is a nonprofit, public interest Web site dedicated to global media issues. MediaChannel offers news, reports and commentary from our international network of media-issues organizations and publications, as well as original features from contributors and staff. Resources include thematic special reports, action toolkits, forums for discussion, an indexed directory of hundreds of affiliated groups and a search engine constituting the single largest online media-issues database.

MediaChannel is concerned with the political, cultural and social impacts of the media, large and small. MediaChannel exists to provide information and diverse perspectives and inspire debate, collaboration, action and citizen engagement.

More than ever before, we are living in a media age and a media world. Nine transnational conglomerates dominate the global media; multibillion-dollar deals are concentrating this power even further. Yet we are also experiencing a technological revolution that empowers independent media, worldwide communication and innovative media projects for everything from community development to political action.

In the current climate, we all need to be aware of how the media operate. Making sense of the steady stream of info-culture requires background, context and interpretation. The vitality of our political and cultural discourse relies on a free and diverse media that offers access to everybody. Journalists and media professionals, organizations and activists, scholars and citizens all need improved access to information, resources and opportunities to reach out and build connections. MediaChannel has been created to meet this need at the dawn of the new millennium.

Produced by Globalvision New Media, a project of The Global Center and OneWorld, MediaChannel is the first media and democracy supersite on the World Wide Web.

Visit MediaChannel.org


Clean Lakes, Inc.


Clean Lakes, Inc. is a USA-based International Business with office in Kampala, Uganda.

The company have on-going regional projects working on the Lake Victoria Water Hyacinth Management Program

Mission:
Our Corporate Mission is to provide environmental services and technologies for the restoration, maintenance and protection of the world's waterways (aquatic ecosystems) on all frontiers through research and development, innovative engineering and design, expert consultation, and the implementation of comprehensive management programs.

Speciality:
Clean Lakes Inc. provides environmental services for the restoration and maintenance of aquatic ecosystems.

Rationale:
Our globe’ lakes, waterways, and wetlands are recognized as critical resources. The world relies on the supply of clean water to support new industry, improve the quality of life for the populations, limit disease, generate power, and to produce food sources. Water quality is a primary requirement of society. Adequate supplies of clean water are required to support our population's needs for potable water. Surface waters are utilized extensively for commerce, transportation, fisheries resources, recreation, flood control, and aesthetics. As populations expand and further develop watersheds, there can be dramatic impacts on water quality that require careful analysis, management, and remediation. In addition, many exotic aquatic plant species introduced from other parts of the world cause major ecological damage to aquatic systems and directly impact the use of surface waters for these purposes. The potential for deterioration of water quality and the concerns of the various user groups have created an extensive market for the management and maintenance of waterways worldwide.

Position:
The Company is well positioned to support this need for waterway management services through both proprietary technologies and equipment, and a well developed service capability.

Contact:
Thomas Moorhouse
Clean Lakes, Inc. - Uganda
Nile International Conference Centre
Suite 235
PO Box 7057
Kampala, Uganda
Tel.: 256-41-250-550
Fax: 266 041 250550
e-mail: aquatics@imul.com

Mother Company Address:
Clean Lakes, Inc.
P. O. Box 3186
Martinez CA 94553
USA
Tel.: 1-877-FIX-LAKE (Toll Free)
email: info@cleanlake.com
Web: http://www.cleanlake.com

Date affiliated with NBS: 26 February 2001

Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council
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http://www.wsscc.org


Mountain Forum
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Confirmation of Organizational Membership
Nile Basin Society

Dear Mr. El-Khodari


Welcome to the Mountain Forum. We are pleased to confirm the receipt of a Mountain Forum organizational membership registration survey for Nile Basin Society, received by us on 3/26/01. The information supplied helps determine the focus and future efforts of the Mountain Forum, and helps to inform others about your organization’ own background and specialization. The only obligation of membership in the Mountain Forum is to engage in information sharing activities of the network, contribute to discussions, and actively support sustainable mountain development and conservation efforts.

This confirmation is being sent to you because you were listed as the primary contact person for Nile Basin Society. As the primary contact person you will receive the organization’ single copy of any printed publications of the Mountain Forum, which we hope you will share with other members of your organization as we cannot afford to send copies to everyone. Additional copies of publications may be purchased. Regular publications include a Mountain Forum Bulletin containing news, articles, announcements and calendar events received from member contributions, published twice a year in April and September. A printed Membership directory is also published once a year and is mailed in September. Up-to-date membership information and searches are also available via the Internet. Other publications, announcements, surveys or specific requests may be mailed occasionally. As the primary contact you are responsible for:

  • Circulating network materials within the organization,as well as include information in newsletters and internal communications (photocopying encouraged).
  • Keep the organizational information profile submitted below up-to-date as new programs are added or existing
  • data changes.
  • Help identify and promote the registration of individual Mountain Forum membership within the organization. Individuals who register will receive their own copies of network publications and can participate in network discussion lists on their own accord.
Member organizations should encourage any staff working in mountains to become individual members, join e-mail discussion lists, contribute to network publications and calendar of events, participate in e-conferences and face-to-face meetings, and help build the Mountain Forum’ On-Line Library of Mountain Resources. Not everyone at a given organization may necessarily work on mountain-related projects or issues. As primary contact person we hope you will be able to help identify those members of your organization who would be interested in membership and encourage them to become individual members.

The information provided in your organizational membership registration has been put into an organizational database linked to the Mountain Forum’ web page. The page provides a search feature located at the following URL on our website:

http://www.mtnforum.org/database/membersearch.htm#orgsearch

This will allow others to know of your organization’ interest in sustainable mountain development and provides a way for them to reach you. It is therefore very important to keep this information as up-to-date as possible.

If you have not already, we invite you to take a moment to visit the Mountain Forum web page at: http://www.mtnforum.org. In addition to finding the most up-to-date information about other members, you will find a what’ new section, a global calendar of mountain related events, an archive of past discussion list postings, a steadily growing library of mountain documents, links to regional pages and related sites, etc.

As requested, the email address <webmaster@nilebasin.com> provided in the organizational registration form will be subscribed to the Mountain Forum e-mail discussion lists shown below (if it has not been previously subscribed). Newly subscribed addresses will receive an auto-reply confirmation message, to which you will need to simply reply to confirm subscription. Please follow the instructions contained in these future messages. These are the email discussion lists the registration form requested:
  • MF-Summary (Bi-weekly read-only summary of the topics discussed in all Mountain Forum discussion lists.)
  • MF-Africa (Mountain cultures, environments and sustainable development in Africa (French, English).

We encourage you to take part in the Mountain Forum’ e-mail discussion lists on your organization’ behalf. Please contribute stories of your organization’ experiences or work in sustainable mountain development and conservation, or feel free to simply pose a question to the list. Your organization is encouraged to post new job openings, project announcements, new publications to the Forum’ email lists. If you have any questions about the on-line discussions, contact the discussion list moderator at: <mfmod@mtnforum.org>

Your organization’ membership is very important in this network as it helps identify your organization’ interest and/or work in mountains. If your organization’ address or other membership information changes at any time, please keep us informed so our records and e-mail lists are up-to-date. We look forward to your active participation in this growing network of people working in and for mountains.

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Douglas Wandersee
The Mountain Institute
Mountain Forum
245 Newman Avenue
Harrisonburg, VA 22801 USA
Tel: (01)-540-437-0468
Fax: (01)-540-437-0494
E-mail: <dwandersee@mountain.org>
Web: http://www.mtnforum.org


NetAid
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From: NetAid <netaid@unv.org>
To: Nabil El-Khodari
Subject: Netaid.org Partnership
Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2001 15:44:22 +0200

Dear Nabil El-Khodari,

Welcome to Netaid.org Online Volunteering!

Your organization "Nile Basin Society" has been granted Netaid.org Partner status.

You can access your Admin page now by clicking 'Member Login' on the Netaid.org homepage and providing your chosen username and password.

You find the form to submit your online volunteering assignment under 'Add New Assignment' on your NGO Partner Admin page. We will notify you as soon as we will have approved your assignment and it is displayed in the Netaid.org website.

Your organization details are listed under 'Learn more about partner organizations'. You can edit your registration information also from your Admin page.

Best regards from Bonn,

The Netaid.org/UNV Online Volunteering Team


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Andrea Goetzke
e-Volunteering Unit
United Nations Volunteers (UNV)
Bonn, Germany
Phone: -49 -228 -815 2224
Email: andrea.goetzke@unv.org
www.netaid.org
www.unites.org
www.unv.org
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2001 is the International Year of Volunteers
www.iyv2001.org


Innovative Resources Management (IRM), Inc.

Innovative Resources Management


IRM is a non-profit organization (NPO), Private Voluntary Organization" under U.S. Internal Revenue Service Code, based in Washington, DC.

IRM's Mission:
Innovative Resources Management, Inc. is committed to meeting the complex challenges of sustainable development with proven solutions that facilitate the building of effective teams and coalitions, promote effective natural resources management and economic development, and strengthen technical and institutional capacity of all stakeholders.

Recognizing that sustainable development starts with forging sustainable relationships among partners, IRM is working worldwide to:
  • create frameworks for multistakeholder participation in sustainable development planning
  • identify innovative options for sustainable natural product development
  • enable local communities to assess and negotiate their conservation and development options
  • provide the interface between local communities and outside investors
  • enhance stakeholder capacities in sustainable development
  • educate decision-makers about the linkage between sustainable use of natural resources and economic development
  • promote innovation to achieve sustainability at all levels
IRM's Challenge

Complexity of the Challenge

The challenge of achieving sustainable development is daunting. Global desertification , accelerated degradation of biologically diverse tropical forests, and related environmental crises provide both the justification and framework for promoting sustainable development. Over the past two decades, we’ve learned that pathways to sustainable development require skillfully managed solutions that match the complexity of the problems. Successful teams and multistakeholder coalitions are now recognized as a prerequisite for sustainable development.

An Unprecedented Opportunity

As many countries undergo the complex process of democratization and transition to a decentralized market economy, a window of opportunity has opened for developing multistakeholder collaborations and public-private partnerships. In fact, the opportunity to build coalitions and facilitate innovation across sectors and geo-political boundaries has never been greater.

IRM's Comparative Advantage

IRM stands at the forefront in matching sustainable development problems with proven strategies, methods, and tools for achieving broad-based, equitable solutions bridging local, national, and international actors. A not-for-profit corporation created in 1997, IRM builds largely on the success of the PVO-NGO Natural Resources Management Support (NRMS) Project in sub-Saharan-Africa.

Strengthening Capacity

A proven leader in NGO and civil society capacity-building, IRM staff have worked for the past 10 years to strengthen NGO technical and institutional capacities in strategic planning, organizational development, participatory rural appraisal, buffer zone management, farmer participatory research, and integrated land-use planning and management.

The Challenges Ahead

IRM is well positioned to forge partnerships at regional and national levels that are critical to the future of sustainable development. In the coming years, IRM will focus primarily on catalyzing multistakeholder coalitions and developing innovative tools that help communities identify equitable development options in decentralized and highly structured governance environments. Along the way, we hope to find partners and sponsors who not only share our vision, but are prepared to collaborate in moving the sustainable development agenda into the 21st century.

Contact:
Michael Brown
President
Innovative Resources Management Inc.
2421 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20037
USA
Tel: 1-202-293-8384
Fax: 1-202-293-8386
E-mail: brown1irm@aol.com
Web: http://www.irmgt.com

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