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Empowerment of marginalised communities for assertion of their rights and to promote relevant sustainable alternatives at the grassroots level.

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Solar Cookers International

Solar Cookers International improves human and environmental health by supporting the expansion of effective carbon-free solar cooking in world regions of greatest need. SCI leads through advocacy, research, and strengthening the capacity of the global solar cooking movement.

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International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is an independent think tank championing sustainable solutions to 21st–century problems. Our mission is to promote human development and environmental sustainability. We do this through research, analysis and knowledge products that support sound policy-making. Our big-picture view allows us to address the root causes of some of the greatest challenges facing our planet today: ecological destruction, social exclusion, unfair laws and economic rules, a changing climate. IISD actively works with governments and other actors to ensure consideration of gender issues in sustainable development policies and investments.

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Margaret Pyke Trust, with the Population & Sustainability Network

The Population & Sustainability Network was co-founded and formally launched as a Partnership for Sustainable Development under the UN Commission for Sustainable Development at the United Nations in New York in April 2004. The Network collaborates on advocacy and project activities. Advocacy actions relate to the unmet need for family planning, as well as the connections between population dynamics and climate change, population dynamics and the environment, and current unsustainable consumption patterns. Project activities are undertaken by Network members in collaboration with the Margaret Pyke Trust, and are designed to support the Network’s advocacy. The Network is administered and coordinated by the staff of the Margaret Pyke Trust, from their London offices.

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NGO CSW/NY

NGO CSW/NY amin to facilitate the interaction between NGOs and the UN on gender equality and women’s empowerment; support the UN consensus documents and human rights

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Italian Climate Network

Italian Climate Network is an Italian non-profit that aims at influencing the public opinion and environmental policies to effectively address climate change’s consequences. The organisation works at a national and international level through its communication, education and advocacy activities.

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Rural Women Energy Security (RUWES) Initiative

The RUWES Initiative was derived from a need to save lives, the earth and improve rural economy. It targets the under-served rural women who are usually off grid, energy-poor and have the highest incidence of health related issues from harmful energy practices. RUWES makes access to energy easier in a cost effective way for rural women, develops viable business models aimed to create a financial value chain for rural women, by providing them with the necessary tools (access to capital, skill and capacity development) needed to improve upon themselves and create a successful and sustainable business.

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Association Démocratique des Femmes du Maroc (ADFM)

ADFM is a feminist, independent NGO, focused on the promotion of Equality between men and women; the defense and promotion of legal, political, economic, social, cultural and civic rights of women with a vision to achieving gender equality; and contributing to strengthen democracy, sustainable development climate justice and access to modernity.

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All India Women’s Education Fund Association (AIWEFA)

AIWEFA is an NGO founded in 1929 under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi to inculcate a scientific temper in women’s education. In 1932, AIWEFA established the Lady Irwin College, New Delhi.
Today AIWEFA campaigns and mobilizes nationally and internationally through its field projects, seminars, workshops, conferences, publications and networking to bring about a sustainable approach to human development and advancement of weaker sections.

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Association jeunesse verte du Cameroun (AJVC)

AJVC is a national grassroot organization with main focus on gender; young people; women. AJVC represents the voices of hundreds and thousands of people in Cameroon and in the sub region to ensure that more young people (particularly young women) participate in policy dialogue and decision making processes. We need more representation of women’s and girls voices, experiences sharing, advocacy and lobby.

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Gana Unnayan Kendra (GUK)

GUK works with and for poor, extreme poor, vulnerable, excluded and all other disadvantaged groups of people especially women, children, ethnic groups and persons with disability to bring a sustainable positive change in their lives.

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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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Youth Action for Development (AJED-CONGO)

AJED-Congo  grew out of young people’s contributions and engagements with a range of issues including social development, health, poverty and unemployment, education, promotion of human rights, climate change and environmental pollution and the rights of women, indigenous peoples and vulnerable groups in the Republic of Congo. AJED-Congo became observers to the UNFCCC negotiations in 2013, and also participates in the Youth Organizations constituency and the Environmental NGOs constituency.

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Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR)

WOTR works to empower communities in India through integrated watershed development on a sustainable basis. WOTR trains villagers to regenerate their watersheds by trapping and making full use of their scarce rainfall which not only vastly increases agricultural yield but enriches economies with greater opportunities and standards of living. WOTR is also an active member of the Environmental NGOs constituency and the Research and Independent NGOS constituency at the UNFCCC.

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All India Women’s Conference (AIWC)

AIWC is dedicated to the empowerment of women and children in India, working to help women ensure their rights and freedom from violence, and supporting women’s empowerment and preparation for leadership roles. AIWC became observers to the UNFCCC process at the Warsaw COP negotiations in 2013, immediately joining the Women and Gender Constituency.

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Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (WOCAN)

WOCAN is a women-led international network that supports agriculture and natural resource management organizations to strengthen women’s leadership and mainstream gender into their internal structures, programs, projects and policies, with the overall goal of contributing to sustainable development and poverty alleviation. WOCAN has been active at the COP negotiations, including hosting a side event on the establishment of a W+ Standard to measure results for women.

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Women Environmental Programme (WEP)

WEP is a Nigerian NGO working to address gender injustices on issues relating to the environment and economic and social rights of women and young people. WEP’s work includes raising awareness of the gendered impacts of climate change; advocating for natural resource management, land rights, social infrastructure, the management of environmental conflicts; and empowering women and youths. WEP is an active observer to the UNFCCC, including facilitating the attendance of women’s and youth leaders to the COP negotiations, and is also an active member of the Environmental NGOs constituency.

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Women’s Environment & Development Organization (WEDO)

WEDO is a global women’s advocacy organization aimed at promoting human rights, gender equality and the integrity of the environment. Through building alliances among a range of stakeholders, WEDO works to ensure women’s rights; social, economic and environmental justice; and sustainable development principles are central to national and international policies, programs and practices. WEDO has been active in the COP negotiations since 2009; facilitating speakers, running advocacy initiatives, and coordinating the Women Delegates Fund (WDF) that supports women from developing countries to attend. WEDO also successfully co-coordinated an alliance to advocate gender considerations and language in the negotiation process.

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LIFE- Education Environment Equality e.V.

LIFE e.V. works to raise awareness of gender equity in environment and sustainability policy and to integrate it into research, policy-making and environmental organisations, particularly on mitigation in industrialised countries. We prepare position statements and strategies to implement gender mainstreaming, and support effective influence of environment policies from a gender perspective. As WGC founder organisation we have been re-organising women’s involvement in the COP negotiations since 2003, which has led to greater gender integration lobbying and the Women for Climate Justice network which presented a joint position to the COP negotiations in Bali, 2007.

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International Council for Adult Education (ICAE)

The International Council for Adult Education (ICAE) is a global network of NGOs and networks which promote the right to learn. By supporting lifelong learning for people to contribute to communities and support social and economic justice, including in gender equality, the environment, cultural diversity and peace. At the COP negotiations in Cancun the ICAE contributed to debates on building more harmonious, democratic relations between communities and the environment.

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