Organizational Profile & Structure



Bangladesh Resource Centre for Indigenous Knowledge (BARCIK) 

No. 50, Road:16 (old 27)
Dhanmondi, Dhaka-1209, Bangladesh
Telefax: +88 02-9132372

Mr. Sen Sukanta Kumar

Executive Director

Bangladesh Resource Center for Indigenous Knowledge (BARCIK) is a non-governmental non-profitable development organization composed of development practitioners, researchers and social workers. Since it establishment in 1997, BARCIK has been working in the fields of environment, biodiversity conservation and development with utmost commitment and purpose. Although BARCIK was registered with the NGO Affairs Bureau under the Prime Minister’s Office, Government of Bangladesh, to operate foreign funds, BARCIK explores and incorporates indigenous knowledge and local practices into contemporary development program. Throughout these years, BARCIK has been promoting and presenting the significance of local and indigenous knowledge in development initiatives as well as in the empowerment process of local and indigenous communities through sustainable application of IK/LK. Additionally, BARCIK also facilitates independent research efforts with the participation of natural resource users which outputs are published, disseminated and shared with like-minded organizations and institutions.
Coastal Development Partnership (CDP)

Madina Tower, Flat # 10-B & 10-C, H#181-A

Road # 1, South Pirerbag, Lake View Residential Area

Mirpur, Dhaka-1216, Bangladesh

Phone: +880-2-8181391


Mr. Jahanghir Hassan Masum

Executive Director

Coastal Development Partnership (CDP) is a not-for-profit, public interest serving progressive development & environmental activist organization, working in Bangladesh. On January 01, 1997, CDP was instituted as a coordinating secretariat for a network of NGOs trying to relieve the sufferings of the people of the waterlogged areas in the southwest coastal region of Bangladesh. From then on, CDP works with socially excluded, poor, marginalized indigenous, rural & coastal community and grassroots NGOs/CBOs who are working with the marginalized extreme poor, socially excluded & indigenous communities. CDP also works with the leading academic institutions, and civil society groups to ensure development effectiveness.


Jagrata Juba Shangha (JJS)

35/8, TB Cross Road, Khulna-9100, Bangladesh

Land Phone: +88041-731013
Fax: +88041-730146


Mr. A.T.M. Zakir Hossain

Executive Director

Land Phone: +88041-731013

Cell Phone: +8801711828833

Jagrata Juba Shangha (JJS) is an environmental and social development organization working since 1985 with an area focus to the South-West region of Bangladesh. Though it started working as volunteer organization to a small and limited scale, it is quite a large NGO in the south-west coastal region of Bangladesh and is continuing and expanding in terms of activities, area coverage, projects and number of serving people. It has legal entity from NGO Affairs Bureau and department of social services. Working in several regions of Bangladesh, specifically in 5 districts (Khulna, Bagerhat, Jessore, Patuakhali and Satkhira) with main base in the South-West region (Khulna), JJS addresses pro-poor issues and poor occupational groups, poor and marginal people, women, children, disaster vulnerable people and differently able people. Since inception, JJS is continuously trying to address the contemporary poverty discourse of the country in regional base and trying to implement different strategic options to reduce poverty. JJS always try to perceive development from a rights view point within the light of ethnic diversity, culture, practice and values of Bangladesh. Major thematic areas of JJS are Governance & Human Rights; Environment & Food Sovereignty; Child Protection and Disable peoples’ Rights and Climate Change & Disaster Management.
Unnayan Dhara

42 Magura Road, Jhenidah 7300 Bangladesh

Tel. No.: +88 451 63537 Cell: +88 172 040827 Email:

Mr. Talib Bashar Nayan

Executive Director



Program Coordinator


Unnayan Dhara (UD) works on issues related to farmers’ rights, sustainable agriculture, intellectual property rights, and the WTO agreement on agriculture. It organizes national and local workshops to identify policy proposals aimed at making farmers’ welfare a priority over commercial interest or private investment in the sector. It also coordinates a national network of non-governmental organizations called the Society for Sustainable Agriculture.


Voices for Interactive Choice & Empowerment (VOICE)

House # 67, 4th floor, Block-Ka, Pisciculture Housing Society

Shyamoli, Dhaka-1207

Telefax: +88-02-8158688

Email: and


Mr. Ahmed Swapan Mahmud

Executive Director


Voices for Interactive Choice & Empowerment (VOICE) is a Bangladesh-based activist, rights based research and advocacy organization working around the issues of corporate globalization. It critically campaigns on neo-liberal ‘economic hegemony’, the role of international financial institutions (IFIs), WTO, TNCs, and privatization. It works around aid conditions, food sovereignty, media, communication rights and information and communication technologies, governance and human rights, policy research and advocacy, both at local and national levels in Bangladesh to raise awareness and shape the public discourse against economic, social and cultural hegemony and injustice including ‘global capitalism and imperialism’.



Farmer & Water Net (FWN)



                                    Mr. Sophak Seng

Executive Director


The Farmer and Water Net (FWN) was established on May 26-27, 2011 and was registered at the Ministry of Interior on December 6, 2011. It has 12 FWUCs, from eight provinces and 206 villages across Cambodia as its members covering a total area of more than 23,000 has with more than 26,000 families. Most of these members are FWUCs, which have collaborated with GRET and CEDAC since 1998. FWN envisions a Cambodia in which farmers are enabled to manage, maintain and operate own irrigation scheme sustainably. Hence, its mandate is to mobilize Farmer Water User Communities of rehabilitated or newly constructed irrigation systems at the local, regional and national level purposely to strengthen their capacity by learning and sharing experiences from/with each other and to facilitate good collaboration among its members and advocates for more policy support from government and other stakeholders. The goal is to provide enough water for irrigation; especially in the agricultural, rural development and environmental sectors.




Centre for Environmental Concerns (CEC)

3-4-142/6 Barkatpura, Hyderabad, Telangana

500015, India

Telefax: +91 40 27563017




Mr. K.S.Gopal

Executive Director


The Centre for Environment Concerns (CEC) is a registered non-government organization founded in 1984 by a group of activists and academics. With its initial focused on environment in its first decade of operation, it further evolved into addressing broader issues, like sustainable development, poverty alleviation, livelihood promotion and environment management.  Its action priorities are innovations, influencing ideas and incubating next practices – set in a constructive work frame that responds to gaps in triggering societal aspirations and community expectations. Central to its successful advocacy initiative is its lean yet diversely competent staff, volunteers, and partners alongside its strong collective resolve in pursuing its advocacy in the current turbulent and complex times. A key instrument in its work is its partnership and collaborative work with technical experts, such as the Indian Institute of Technology, Indian Council of Agriculture Research, Satyam Technologies, University of Western Ontario, Syngenta Sustainable Agriculture Research.


South Asian Network for Social &Agricultural Development (SANSAD)

B-38, Upper Ground Floor (R)

Freedom Fighters Enclave, IGNOU Road, New Delhi – 110068, India

Telefax: +91-11-29534647

Mobile Number: 0091-8505880200

Email: Website:

Mr. Anil K. Singh

General Secretary

The South Asian Network for Social &Agricultural Development (SANSAD) is committed to make South Asia free from hunger and poverty through global and regional initiatives for sustainable agriculture, rural development, and human dignity that would put collective pressure on policy makers. Specifically, it aims to catalyze, support and strengthen civil society in promoting sustainable livelihood, ecological agriculture, food sovereignty, and equitable trade with a focus on the human dignity of poor and marginalized people in South Asia; to undertake training, research, publication and build capacities to promote economic, social and gender justice; to promote a democratic, accountable and transparent system of governance and create an enabling and supportive environment for development initiatives in South Asian countries; and to build alliances and network at national and international levels in order to campaign and advocate policies for the marginalized in agriculture, agricultural trade, farming systems, natural resources, ecological balance and human welfare. Among its interventions for change are the creation of knowledge that contributes to both the speed and quality of poverty reduction focused on assisting those who are trapped in poverty and ecological degradation; the organizing of mass campaigns, public debates, advocacy workshops, builds alliances, and forges partnerships between civil society and Northern NGO’s with similar objectives, on issues of agriculture, poverty, hunger, food sovereignty and social development. More than these, SANSAD attempts to go beyond activism to analyze policies and advocates at decision – making and implementation levels for policies and programmes in favor of the poor in South Asia.


Tamil Nadu Land Rights Federation (TNLRF)


Mr. Nicholas Chinnappan


Tamil Nadu Women’s Collective (WC)

No. 10, East Street, Kolathur

Chennai, India

Phone: +91-44-2550-1257

Ms. Sheelu Francis

Executive Director

Women’s Collective with over 150,000 women membership is a federation of women’s groups from 1,500 villages spread over 16 districts of Tamil Nadu. WC is the outcome of the collective efforts of six women-headed NGO’s in Tamil Nadu facilitated by Sheelu Francis through Tamil Nadu resource team way back in 1994. Today it has as many as 50 such units spread over 20 districts in Tamil Nadu. WC is committed to creating awareness among excluded communities, organizing the excluded communities especially women, advocating the socio-economic, education, and health of women and their rights, and promoting political, cultural, environmental and global awareness.



Aliansi Petani Indonesia (API)

[Alliance of Peasants in Indonesia]

Jl. Red Coconut 2 rt 15 / rw 12, Ex. Utan Kayu Selatan, Matraman

East Jakarta 13150, Indonesia
Telephone: +62 21 8567935
Fax: +62 21 8567935 and

Ms. Amalia A. Pulungan

Policy Adviser




Aliansi Petani Indonesia (Indonesia Peasant Alliance) is a national organization representing member organizations from 14 provinces and 37 districts. Principally, API addresses strategic issues affecting farmers marketing, as follows: Farmers have a weak negotiation position in the market chain; there is no influence on farmer’s productivity, and there is lack of capacities to assess community needs around sales management and postponing sales.


Bina Desa Secretariat

JL saleh Abud 18-19, Otto Isandardinata, Bidaracina

Jakarta, Indonesia

Telephone: +62-21-819-9749/ 851-9611

Fax: +62-21-850-0052



Ms. Dwi Astuti

Executive Director


Mr. Achmad Yakub

Bina Desa Secretariat or InDHRRA (Indonesian Secretariat for the Development of Human Resources in Rural Areas) was established on June 20, 1975 in Jatiluhur, Purwakarta, West Java, Indonesia as an off shoot of the 1974 Workshop on Rural Human Resources Development in Asia held in Swanganivas, Bangkok, Thailand. It is a non-government organization aimed at empowering rural human resources, as its birth was grounded on the principle of a strong advocacy for the rural, marginal societies which have become more and more sidelined amid the development process that pushes growth without equal distribution. Functioning both as an institution and as a network for the rural community organizations and other independent groups, Bina Desa Secretariat provides facilities for community organizations and other people’s movements in the social, political and cultural fields as an integral part in the strengthening of the society to grow. Hence, Bina Desa Secretariat mobilizes peoples’ potentials in many regions in Indonesia mainly through its various programs and undertakings, as follows: Musyawarah education (Dialogue of life); rural community organizing; advocacy for rural community; developing networking and strategic alliances; sustainable agriculture development: low external iInput; and research, publication and rural information dissemination.

Cindelaras Institute for Rural Empowerment & Global Studies (CIREGS)

Telefax: +62-27-452-3563

Mr. Titus Kusumajati


Cindelaras Institute for Rural Empowerment & Global Studies (CIREGS) is a development NGO engaged in community organizing, capacity building and project and service delivery to poor farming communities in Yogyakarta. It has also led in the massive rehabilitation of poor communities after the 2006 quakes in the region.


Koalisi Rakyat untuk Kedaulatan Pangan (KRKP)

[People’s Coalition for Food Sovereignty]

Housing Sindangbarang Grande # 16, Sindangbarang

West Bogor, West Java, Indonesia 16 117

Tel / Fax: +62 251 8423752




Mr. Said ‘Ayip’ Abdullah

Manager of Advocacy & Networking



Koalisi Rakyat untuk Kedaulatan Pangan (KRKP), People’s Coalition for Food Sovereignty in English is a non-profit organization established on February 2003 in Bogor as an initiative from farmer organizations, NGOs, and NGOs Network aimed at strengthening food sovereignty in Indonesia. The network organisation has a legal status as an association and has members from membership-based organisations, NGO Networks, Non-governmental organisations, and some individual members. Its objective is to build a forum for sharing experiences and developing partnerships to support and develop synergy among members in strengthening community in issues related to food sovereignty. Mainly established as a vehicle to achieve the right to food approach to food sovereignty locally, nationally and internationally through advocacy, research, and capacity strengthening of pengembanga network in the national and international arena, KRKP involved itself in a variety of networks based on four pillars of food sovereignty: agrarian reform, fair trade, sustainable agriculture, and local consumption. Besides being active with Indonesian civil society, KRKP is also active in some networks working in the international level including the Asia Pacific Region. Furthermore, KRKP is active to develop joint action and to facilitate sharing members and other stakeholders in food policy issues. It also works closely with government as another stakeholder in food issues. It also plays an important role in dynamising ANMK or National Alliance for Fighting Hunger and the Special Working Group for People Empowerment on Food Security (Pokja PKPM).

Indonesia for Global Justice (IGJ)

Jl. Duran Tiga Raya No. 9

Jakarta 12760, Indonesia

Telephone: +62 21 794 1655

Fax: +62 21 794 1649



Rachmi Hertanti

Executive Director




Indonesia for Global Justice (IGJ), formerly the Institute for Global Justice, was formed on August 7, 2001 to address global trade liberalization issues. Its establishment was facilitated by INFID and by some individual members of the Indonesian NGO Coalition on WTO (KOP-WTO). It was registered as an Association by Notary Registration No. 34 dated 22 April 2002. IGJ envisions “A Global Justice Order through Social Movements”. Thus, it aims at “changes toward a just trade system through developing critical awareness and empowering strategic groups of civil society.” Specifically, IGJ’s objectives are as follows: to introduce the government to the strategy of sovereign and just economic development; to push for pro-people trade and investment laws and policies; to ensure that international agreements protect the national economy and people’s interests; to strengthen the critical and resistant power of civil society in facing globalization; and to develop the institutional and managerial capacity of IGJ. As such, IGJ works on global trade liberalization issues, particularly on monitoring and responding to trade-related priority issues which are the WTO (World Trade Organization), the national trade policy (investment, trade facility, and competition policy), Free Trade Agreements, ASEAN, and the G20. Within this framework, IGJ has been working and networking with both national and international civil society Organizations.


Jl. Kerta Dalem No. 7, Sidakarya, Denpasar, Bali 80224 Indonesia

Phone. +62 361 7808264, 727378
Fax. +62 361 723217


Mr. Imam Suharto

Program Director

VECO-Indonesia is as a member of Vredeseilanden, an international NGO based in Leuven, Belgium. VECO stands for VredesEilanden Country Office. For more than 30 years, we have worked continuously to achieve one goal: a better deal for farmers. VECO-Indonesia focuses on supporting viable livelihoods of organized family farmers in South and North Indonesia. VECO believed that income from sustainable agriculture is a key element in livelihood improvement. Thus, it offers to contribute to small farmer’s empowerment to improve their position in the whole agricultural chain, from production to consumption. Vredeseilanden facilitates marketing initiatives identified and defined by the farmers. Specifically its goals are to attain sustainable sourcing of coffee, cocoa, rice and cinnamon from private sector which enables the inclusion of smallholder farmers in Java, Sulawesi, Flores and Sumatra in agriculture value chains;, and sustainable rice production of good standard quality that is benefiting smallholders and consumers.



Koalisi Rakyat Untuk Keadilan Perikanan (KIARA)

(People’s Coalition for Fisheries Justice)

Serang City, Banten, Indonesia





Program Officer



 The People Coalition for Fisheries Justice or KIARA is a non-governmental organization was established on October 2, 2002 by 8 NGOs, those are Jaring PELA, JALA (Advocacy Network for North Sumatera Fisherfolks), Konphalindo, Yayasan Bina Desa Sadadjiwa, KELOLA, IMA, KIKIS, and Pesut Indonesia. Those 8th organizations agreed to initiate coalition that works in marine affairs and fisheries issues.

Since its establishment, KIARA is committed to strengthen fisherfolks’ groups and community who living in coastal areas and small islands in order to obtain protection and welfare that feasible from the Government of Republic of Indonesia. Post 6 National Meeting in Jakarta on January 2015, the works of KIARA focused on: (1) Policy Reform; (2) Industrial shrimp farming and mangrove; (3) Illegal, Unregulated, Unreported Fishing (IUUF); and (4) Management of Coastal Resources and Small islands: Just and Sustainable.

In the process, KIARA see that the issue of marine and fisheries is not a mere domestic matter, but become a global affair. Therefore, in support of its performance, KIARA urges policy reforms that are not aligned with the location of Indonesian islands comprising tens of thousands of large and small islands with a coastline of 99,093 km, and the sea area of 6,315,222 million square kilometers. In addition, KIARA also conducts public education and campaigns in the realm of marine affairs and fisheries issues in support with accountable research and publications.

Since its establishment, KIARA has been recognized as an organization which is needed by people who are interested to explore the issue of marine and fisheries, as well as being one of the leading non-governmental organization in Indonesia.



Pax Romana (organization) and

North South Initiative (NSI)


Mr. Adrian Pereira

Vice-President for Asia/Pacific (2012-2016)

Executive Director of NSI

Pax Romana in Malaysia is part of the Pax Romana, the organization, founded in 1921 in Fribourg, Switzerland. Pax Romana is the international federation of Catholic intellectuals (university students and graduates), which is one of the oldest international lay Catholic movements. It is an international non-government organization that mainly addresses issues on religion, peace, education, youth, and human rights through various non-violent methods, such as education, nonviolence, lobbying, research, and innovation. Thus, it operates globally with its main offices in Geneva Switzerland (Pax Romana ICMICA/MIIC – the student movement) and Paris, France (Pax Romana IMCS/MIEC – the academic movement).



Metta Development Foundation

Parami Condominium Housing, Bldg. 12+1A, Room 1302

16quarter, Hlaing Township, Yangon

Telephone: 01-522-266

Fax: 95-1-526-153



Mr. Gum Sha Awng

National Program Coordinator

The Metta Development Foundation is a non-governmental organization, established in 1998 to assist communities in Myanmar recover from the devastating consequences of conflict and humanitarian emergency. The primary objective of Metta is the evolution of self-reliant and peaceful societies through social and economic growth. The driving force behind Metta is the concept the very word embodies – that of “loving kindness.” Mainly its goals are to create a framework to support self-help initiatives; to preserve and restore the natural environment of those communities and to increase their capacity to do so; to continue maintaining and preserving of cultural traditions; and to assist in humanitarian work. In 2008, following the Cyclone Nargis, Metta undertook and implemented projects to assist Nargis-affected communities. The objectives were to re-establish community life and move towards sustainable growth and development.



SEWA Nepal

New Baneshwor
Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: 977-01-4473226/4476256
Fax: 977-1-4411642



Sunil Kumar Manandhar

Executive Director

SEWA NEPAL  founded in 1992 is an independent, non-profit making and non-governmental social organization dedicated to the socio-economic upliftment of women and children living in both rural and urban areas in Nepal. Through educational programs, campaigns, and research initiatives, SEWA Nepal works to enhance the social, political, and economic capacities of women and children and to promote women’s empowerment at the individual as well as the collective level. The core philosophy of SEWA NEPAL is to enhance individual capacity of women and children of Nepal socially, politically, and economically. To achieve this philosophy, SEWA NEPAL believes that women’s rights are human rights; that women of all sector, region, religion, cast are equal; that every child has the right to public resources for his/her future; that the crucial role of mothers in children development is indisputable; and that the identity of women is established and promoted.



 Society for Peace and Sustainable Development (SPSD)-Pakistan


Contact No. 0092-321-4129654, 0092-662-424956


Rufus Kamran
 Society for Peace and Sustainable Development (SPSD) – Pakistan is  Christian faith based farmer led organization which brings together near about five thousand small scale farmers, landless people, women farmers, youth workers, indigenous people, migrant and agriculture workers without any kind of discrimination of faith, creed and color. It defends small scale agriculture, food sovereignty and encourages Solidarity economy as a way to promote social justice and human dignity. SPSD strongly oppose corporate agriculture and multinational companies which are exploiting and ruining our people.

SPSD- Pakistan was established in April 2003 and since it is working on the issues of Sustainable Agriculture, Food Sovereignty, Solidarity Economy, Green Climate, Peace and Human Rights in five districts of South Punjab, Pakistan. SPSD- Pakistan believes in total human development especially of the neglected, marginalized and socially excluded communities in the society.



Integrated Rural Development Foundation, Inc. (IRDF)

Unit 503 Fil-Garcia Towers

#104 Kalayaan Avenue corner Mayaman Street

Diliman, Quezon City 1100, Philippines

Telefax: +63-2-931-5452


Ms. Arze Glipo

Executive Director


The Integrated Rural Development Foundation of the Philippines (IRDF) is a national NGO engaged in promoting the vision and concept of people-centered sustainable development as alternative to the neo-liberal ‘development’ model that ironically perpetuates inequality and poverty. IRDF is a non-stock, non-profit organization registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission of the Philippines. Established in 1989 as a social development foundation, IRDF has since worked with poor farmers, fisher folk, rural women, agricultural workers and youth in various parts of the country. Its core program is aimed at enhancing the capacity of the rural poor to gain greater access to as well as control and ownership of their land and natural resources. It develops and implements community-based natural resource management programs and employs participatory methods in project development, management and implementation. It also engages in community-based food security programs that focus on the promotion and development of sustainable farming and rural livelihoods. Complementary to its grassroots programs and projects, IRDF engages in policy research, advocacy and campaigns at the national level to push for policy reforms in the areas of agriculture, trade, and food security. It initiates and supports network building among civil society groups, social movements, the academe and legislators, and engages government officials in dialogues and policy discussions. Its researches are aimed at generating knowledge and information on policy issues related to agriculture, food security and trade. Its campaigns are likewise directed at generating informed and widespread people’s action to pressure government to address these issues.


National Movement for Food Sovereignty (NMFS)

Unit 503 Fil-Garcia Towers

#104 Kalayaan Avenue corner Mayaman Street

Diliman, Quezon City 1100, Philippines

Telefax: +63-2-931-5452 

Myrna Dominguez



Nestor P. Diego



The National Movement for Food Sovereignty, an off-shoot of the Task Force for Food Sovereignty is a national coalition of people’s organizations, civil society movement, non-government organizations, church-based organizations, academic institutions, cooperatives, environmental groups, united on issues of food sovereignty and climate justice.

Pambansang Kilusan ng Makabayang Magbubukid (PKMM)

[National Movement of Patriotic Peasants]


Mr. Jhun Pascua

National Coordinator

The Pambansang Kilusan ng Makabayang Magbubukid (PKMM) or the National Movement of Patriotic Peasants is a national peoples’ organization that works for the liberation of the peasantry from the bondage of poverty perpetrated by a semi-feudal and neo-colonial system that engulfed the Philippine society. Its main thrust is the organizing of poor farmers, poor agricultural workers, indigenous people, rural women, and rural youth into a potent force for a genuine agrarian reform and a national democratic society. As such, it engages in programs, actions, activities, and endeavors advocating food sovereignty, climate justice, fair trade, sustainable development, human rights, women’s rights, land rights, decent job, and issues affecting Philippine agriculture and the rural sector.


Pambansang Kaisahan ng Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (PKMP)

[National Peasant Union of the Philippines]

Unit 503 Fil-Garcia Towers

#104 Kalayaan Avenue corner Mayaman Street

Diliman, Quezon City 1100, Philippines

Telefax: +63-2-931-5452

Mr. Ed Mora




The Pambansang Kaisahan ng Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (PKMP) or the National Peasant Union of the Philippines is a national federation of small farmers, agricultural workers and landless peasants engaged in active mobilization of peasants to assert their rights to their land, water, seeds and natural resources. It advocates for the implementation of pro-poor farmer policies in agriculture and food. It demands that WTO should cease its control over small-scale agriculture systems. It demands for the recognition and respect of food sovereignty.



Green Movement of Sri-Lanka (GMSL)

No. 110/18A, 16th Lane, Wickramasinghapura, Battaramula, Sri-Lanka

Telephone: +94 11 207 7261

Fax: +94 11 277 5215

Email: office@gmsl.l


Mr. Suranjan Kodituwakku


The Green Movement of Sri Lanka (GMSL), which was incorporated by an act of Parliament in 2007, is a consortium of 153 non-governmental organizations, community-based organizations and other groups across the island. Concerned with environmental conservation, awareness creation and sustainable development, the member organizations of GMSL are those involved in many fields of environmental development including natural resource management, environmental conservation, consumer protection, community development, human rights, youth and women’s empowerment and sustainable agriculture. The GMSL envisions the achievement of natural resource-based sustainable development through the empowerment of the poorest sections of the population and conservation of the environment, through activities aimed at developing vibrant and sustainable communities across the island. Hence, it lobbies for universal environment awareness and preservation of nature as an integral part of quality human living. It is also part of various national and international networks including the Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN), the Reality of Aid Network (RAN), and the Asia Pacific Network on Food Sovereignty (APNFS). Empowered by its sense of social responsibility and a sensitivity to cultural ethos, the GMSL employs effective measures for the conservation of flora and fauna while protecting the country’s natural wealth from being exploited by multinationals either directly or through the “generous” development policies of the multilateral organizations which look after their own interests such as the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, World Trade Organization and the Asian Development Bank.


Sri-Lanka Nature Group (SLNG)


Phone: 07-18-11-88-76



Mr. Kariyawasan Thilak

Executive Director

The Sri-Lanka Nature Group is a non-government organization composed of a consortium of organizations that work for the environment and sustainable development.



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Center for Water Resources Conservation & Development (WARECOD)

Room 801, Buildings HACISCO, No. 15 Lane 107 Nguyen Chi

Thanh, Dong Da, Hanoi, Vietnam

Telephone: (+84-4) 3-773-0828

Fax: (+84-4) 3-773-9491



Ms. Van Nguyen Thi Hong

Advocacy Officer

The Center for Water Resources Conservation and Development (WARECOD) was established in 2006 under the auspices of the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Association (VUSTA) as a Vietnamese non-profit organization which goal is to promote the sustainable use of Vietnam’s water resources and gender equality in resource use and management. WARECOD considers rivers and water resources to be one of our most precious assets, and we believe that everyone, regardless of their gender, has a responsibility to protect these valuable resources. It envisions a world where people are aware of the value of water resources and cooperate together in solidarity to conserve and ensure their equitable and sustainable use. Hence, it is committed to protect Vietnam’s water resources in order to contribute to ensuring the well-being of river ecosystems, sustain biodiversity, and protect the livelihoods of communities that depend on these resources with gender equality as a cross-cutting issue for all its activities. Its strategies are river basin approach, community demonstration projects, community empowerment, advocacy, and Vietnam rivers network.


Center for Social Research & Development (CSRD)

2/33 Nguyen Truong To Street, Hue City

Thua Thien Hue Province, Vietnam

Telefax: (+84) 54 383 7714

Mobile: 094 550 3508


Website: or or

Ms. Pham Thi Dieu My

Executive Director



The Centre for Social Research and Development (CSRD) is a Vietnamese NGO based in Hue. CSRD was established in 2008 and founded by its executive director, Ms. Lam Thi Thu Suu and a group of dedicated professionals active in the field of community development and environmental protection. From 2012, CSRD has played as a coordinator of Vietnam Rivers Network (VRN) a forum of influential CSOs nationally and regionally. Moreover, CSRD participated in FORLAND, Save the Mekong Coalition and other alliances in the South East Asia. The CSRD envisions that industrial and urban development in Vietnam is planned and monitored to minimize damage to existing eco-systems; and that the poor and vulnerable people, including women, confidently participate in decision-making about their lives, their livelihood and their future. Its core activities focus on Vietnam’s water resources, particularly the rivers and the hydropower industry; advocating on behalf of poor and vulnerable communities who are adversely impacted by industrial development; and gender equality. Since its foundation, CSRD has worked closely with local women, local ethnic groups and poor and vulnerable, rural communities, to support them to take a more prominent role in discussions and decision-making around hydropower plant construction and operation. CSRD’s achievements include assisting local women impacted by hydropower to start up new income-generating activities such as tourism and manufacturing with bamboo. In every project it conducted, CSRD, has always ensured gender equality, including equal participation between men and women.

VECO Vietnam Eduardo A. Sabio

Executive Director