Mission: The organization carries out activities on community education and facilitates the implementation of technical and social public service related infrastructures. It promotes awareness raising on creation of better housing conditions for the youth and environmental protection.
Year of establishment: 1991
Total number of members: 575
Type of organization: National NGO
Nature of activities: Direct assistance to communities - disadvantaged groups, Policy - advocacy - lobbying, Research - training, Information - public awareness, Networking
Specific target areas: Youth, Urban areas
Mission: Besg specialising in intgrated and people centered development work. It approaches this in am inter-disciplinary way, straddling the fields of development facilitation, conflict resolution, capacity building and training, organisation building and development, programme design, participative planning methodologies, monitoring and evaluation, policy analysis and research. To achieve integrated and people centered development outcomes it draws on the skills of social scientist, seasoned development practitioners, architects, engineers, town planners, building technologists, project managers, micro-finance specialists, policy analysts and researchers. Besg is an affiliate of the urban sector Network; a national network of NGO's that share their experiences to enhance their learning with the aim of achieving improved practices.
Mission: Mission: CCDI’s mission is to offer vision and solutions to the relationship between environmental protection sustainable development and poverty.
CCDI is a non profit and non political organisation and its main objectives are as follows:
• To alleviate poverty through community based conservation of natural resources and management of the environment.
• To promote awareness of the concept of sustainable development.
• To participate actively in the national and global coalition of conservation and development management interests.
• To develop educational initiatives to promote knowledge and understanding of environmental issues
• To promote natural resources management through innovative, small scale and environmentally friendly projects
• To collaborate and form partnerships with communities, other NGOs and the public and private sectors for an exchange of ideas, experience, skills and expertise.
1) These objectives are to be achieved through project related activity, seminar, workshops, publications and networking.
2) The organisation has a commitment to its donor and is ably assisted in this by the Board of Trustees. This policy and procedures therefore intends to reflect CCDI’s basic values and beliefs and show a clear sense of purpose; this in turn should enable the organisation to set an example as a model NGO in the way it achieves its aims and objectives.
3) This policy is intended to form the basis for a happy and stable work environment where the staff are fully motivated and are able to understand and contribute to the organisations goals and objectives. Staff should share the CCDI’s vision and feel that they have a stake in the future growth and success of the organisation.
Mission: Dag is a leading urban development NGO in the Western Cape that supports and impliments community housing and development projects and processes and that works towards the creation of an enabling, community sensitive policy environment.
To imagine (create, implement and support opportunities) for community-centred human settlement development and advocate for and foster a pro poor policy environment which addresses economic, social and spatial imbalances.
Mission: The developmentIndian Ocean Network (DION) is a network of NGOs and such other civil society groups of the indian Ocean Islands Region of Africa comprinsing the islands of Comoros, Magadascar, Mauritius, Reunión and Seychelles. One of its. Objetives is to address the problem of. Rural - urban migration, the challenges facing urbanisation, urban areas and the urban poor.
Mission: To achieve leadership position as a resource and research centre by using qualitative research to promote social justice in Nigeria.
DIN promotes a human rights-focused approach to development and aims to build a strong policy community on a range of focal issues including the protection of women and children's rights.
DIN's activities emphasize policy research, advocacy, networking and information dissemination
Mission: Development Workshop (DW) is a non-profit organisation working to improve settlements and livelihoods of the poor in less-developed communities. Its programme focus areas include shelter, peri-urban upgrading, water supply and sanitation, primary health care, small enterprise development and disaster mitigation. DW’s strategy is to strengthen the capacity of communities and organisations to act on development problems and opportunities. Founded in 1973, DW has worked with communities, grassroots organisations, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), local and national government authorities and international organisations in more than 30 countries.
Mission: The mission of EACOR is to cooperate for realisation of Economic Social and cultural rights(ESCR) of people and communities in Eastern Africa through strengthening the existing organisations' capacities.
EACOR seeks to network and build partnerships around ESCR especially in form of supporting consultative workshops and advocacy coalitions at national regional and international levels. It also collects and disseminates information that involves mapping exercises on ESCR so as to identify actors and issues for engagement at national, regional and international levels. EACOR intends to build capacity of partners on ESCR for skills development and replication. It seeks also to support lobbying and advocacy actions aimed at creating change and transforming socio-economic and cultural status of people living in poverty and injustice through national regional and international mechanisms. EACOR is housed by Building Eastern Africa Community Network (BEACON)
Mission: The organization works to promote the role of women in the profession of architecture and to create awareness in the country. It undertakes rehabilitation of housing programmes for widows and skills upgrading projects.
Mission: Acts as a platform for grassroot community development. Provides training, seminars, workshops and sensitization on: income generating projects, sbusiness management, sustainable agriculture, health nutrition and environment. Encourages community participation in supporting orphans, the aged, widows/widowers, aids victims and the disabled. We access small scale business communities to micro-finance schemes.
Mission: Objectives: To develop and strength the capacity of housing co-operatives and mutual housing groups to respond to affordable housing needs of people of limited means in Zimbabwe.
Mission Statement: Our mission is to create a vibrant and self sustaining housing cooperative movement for Zimbabweans of limited means.
Mission: Vision: “A dynamic civil society influencing policies and actions at all levels to safeguard the global environment and promote sustainable development”
Mission: “To safeguard the global environment through strengthening partnerships by enhancing informed participation, contributing to policy development and stimulating local action”.
Mission: IHA-UDP tries to improve the quality of life of the poorest of the poor in a specific area. As such, it implements programmes based on the felt needs of the community and with full participation of the target beneficiaries. The activities reach out to all groups of people (children, youth, women, men) who fall in the category of the poorest of the poor.
VISION:To bring about social justice by alleviating poverty with the full participation of the poorest of the poor to regain their self-dignity and self-worth, and so acquire self-sufficiency.
MISSION:To break the vicious cycle of poverty by dealing with its root causes, primarily through ‘releasing’ them from fatalism, low self-image, loss of dignity and apathy; through concentization resulting in empowerment and capacity building. The poorest of the poor will then become decision making owners, leaders and sustainers of their own development programmes which they priorities for themselves.
OBJECTIVE:·To improve the quality of life of the communities. To achieve this the Project works by addressing the multiple, inter-related felt-needs of the community at the grassroots level using the integrated holistic approach.·To enable the community to be self-sufficient so that all development activities become sustainable beyond Project phase-out.
Mission: Planact is a non-governmental development organisation whose mission is to bring about local development for the poor within an integrated framework . Community Development , Local Government Capacity Building & Good Governance Training , Research & Analysis , Policy Analysis & Advocacy. Planact also facilitates an ongoing low cost housing project on behalf of local government.
Destruction of housing
Displacement Economic, social and cultural rights Forced eviction Housing and land rights Housing cooperatives Housing policies Housing rehabilitation / upgrading
UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing Urban agriculture Urban planning Water and sanitation Women and armed/ethnic conflict Women and forced eviction Women and inheritance rights Women, HIV/AIDS and habitat Women, urbanization and migration Women's habitat rights
Mission: Promotion of housing co-operatives. Campaign for women equal rights of access to land, property ownership and inheritance. Training for youth in constructing skills and building materials. Establishment of savings and credit societies.
Mission: Women Environmental Programme (WEP) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-religious and voluntary organisation, which was established in 1997 by a group of grassroots women, whose major aim is to address the gender injustices on environmental issues as well as break the barriers that tend to hinder gender equity in socio-economic sphere of the life of women and children.
Women Environmental Programme (WEP) is operating as an NGO under the Companies and Allied Matters Act by the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC). The organisation is administered by a nine-member Board of Trustee, while the management team see to the day to day administration of the organisation with the Executive Director as the operational head. WEP has United Nations special Economic and Social Council Status (UN ECOSOC status)
To create a society where the environmental, economic, social and political rights of women and children are protected
To empower women and children to address the environmental, economic, social and political issues that affects them.
Mission: Capacity building, training, technical assistance to grassroots organisations, research and documentation. To encourage women from all walks of life to share information and create solutions for environmental and development problems.
Mission: The mission of the Garissa Muslim Children’s Home is to provide an environment and facilities within which the inmates can experience love, achieve self confidence, gain education benefit from an Islamic upbringing understand and prepare to serve the Muslim Society in particular and the rest of humanity in general as enshrined in the teaching of Islam.