Landesa

Landesa (Rural Development Institute) is an international non-governmental organization that fights poverty and provides opportunity and security for the rural people living in extreme poverty through the power of land rights. The impacts of secure land rights cut across the spectrum of global development and human rights concerns– from health to economic growth, from women’s empowerment to political stability. Landesa is one of few global organizations dedicated to promoting secure land rights as a path to social justice and gender equality. Founded in Seattle, Washington in the United States, Landesa has helped secure land rights for more than 120 million families in over 50 countries. In 2015, Landesa was awarded the Hilton Humanitarian Prize, the largest humanitarian prize in the world, in recognition of its extraordinary contributions to alleviating human suffering. Landesa currently has active projects in India, Myanmar, China, Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Tanzania, Malawi, and Mozambique. The Landesa Center for Women’s Land Rights reinforces Landesa’s commitment to gender-responsive land reforms and advocacy.

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Support for Women in Agriculture and Environment (SWAGEN)

SWAGEN works to create strong grassroots community groups capable of actively participating in, meaningfully contributing to and efficiently tapping the benefits of mainstream national and international development, for equitable and gender sensitive social, economic and environmentally sustainable development that guarantees dignified lives for all.

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ENERGIA, part of the ETC Foundation

ENERGIA works in Africa and Asia with gender and energy networks to build sustainability of energy services and human development opportunities for both women and men. In 2009 ENERGIA co-coordinated an international alliance to include gender considerations and language in the negotiation process towards the COP negotiations in Copenhagen; achieving the first ever gender responsiveness in negotiation texts. In 2010 ENERGIA continued its work at the COP negotiations in Cancun, to ensure gender responsive measures in mitigation and technology transfers.

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Centre for 21st Century Issues (C21st)

The Centre for 21st Century Issues works to build capacity for sustainable development and poverty reduction by engaging with youth groups, promoting environmental, social and economic justice and peace building, and deepening democratic culture and good governance, including women’s human rights, equity and social justice. The Centre has organized gender and climate change workshops in Nigeria and at the COP negotiations in Copenhagen and Cancún.

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