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A Comprehensive Guide for NGOs Working with Small-Scale and Artisanal Mining

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Introduction Across the globe the mining industry has experienced massive growth since the beginning of the 20th century. While large-scale mines cause much social and environmental harm, it is believed that small-scale and artisanal mines pose an even greater threat. Small-scale mining is a largely illegal and unregulated operation that consists of small enterprises initiating […]

Top Ten Donors for HIV and AIDS Projects Worldwide

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1. UNAIDS The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) leads and inspires the world to achieve its shared vision of zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths. UNAIDS unites the efforts of 11 UN organizations—UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, UNDP, UNFPA, UNODC, UN Women, ILO, UNESCO, WHO and the World Bank—and works closely […]

Top Ten Grantmaking Donors for NGOs in Kenya

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According to Global Humanitarian Assistance, Kenya received $537 million in official humanitarian assistance in 2011, making it the world’s eighth largest recipient of aid. NGOs received over  $95 million in 2011 to be used on development projects throughout the country. 1. AGRA In this East African nation of 37 million people, agriculture employs 75 percent […]

The World’s International Development Agencies

An aid agency is an organisation dedicated to distributing aid. Most developed countries manage their Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) contributions through a government body. A list of the major National Development Agencies is below: Australia - Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) Austria - Austrian Development Agency – ADA [www.ada.gv.at] The Austrian Development Cooperation[1], Austria Wirtschaftsservice Gesellschaft (aws) [2] Belgium - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development: Belgian […]

Climate Change-Related Issues and Focus Topics

The majority of people understand climate change as an environmental issue; however, in addition to its clear environmental effects, climate change is also a significant livelihood and development issue. As global temperatures rise, disrupted weather patterns and natural disasters will plague agricultural lands, disrupt important ecosystems and destroy the livelihoods of already vulnerable communities of […]