An excellent web site that focuses on the rapidly growing world of social entrepreneurship. Its mission is to provide inspiration, resources, and opportunities for those interested in social change throughout the world. It focusses on new, improved ways of dealing with problems that won't go away, such as poverty, illiteracy, hunger and violence. Their library section is a treasure house of information.
The Communication Initiative
A great web site dedicated to the advancement of quality communication and improving strategic communication thinking on development issues. Extremely informative.
The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT)
CAT is an educational charity striving to achieve the best cooperation between the natural, technological and human worlds. CAT addresses a wide range of alternative technology issues, from natural pest control to advice on environmental policy, form rechargeable batteries to inexhautible electricity supplies.
This searchable database contains over 650
proven, award winning solutions to the common social, economic and environmental
problems of an urbanizing world. It demonstrates the practical ways in which
communities, governments and the private sector are working together to
eradicate poverty, provide shelter, protect the environment and support economic
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) -
UNEP'smission is to provide
leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring,
informing and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life
without compromising that of future generations.
Nations and NGO Resources
A very comprehensive compilation of links related to United Nations, its sister organisations, UN documents, conferences, reports, programs, NGOs, and regional organisations