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Bangladesh |

— ANTAR Society For Development

ANTAR has been established in the year 2000. In the beginning ANTAR started a vigorous study on human vulnerability and rights situation in the greater Chattogram area (South- Eastern part of Bangladesh) with particular emphasis to poverty, vulnerability of poorer segment of the society and child rights. 

The primary observation made by ANTAR was that there is huge human vulnerability particularly with the poorer class and child right violations are quite high but not reported. The development initiatives to remove human vulnerability and establish CR are so negligible that it is very likely that minimum encounter and responses to right violations in any form are almost absent. Some NGOs most of whom are locally working on human vulnerability and CR issues in the area are greatly lacking in-depth knowledge, concept, methods and strategic directions required for Child Rights as well as overall human development programming. 

Under this context ANTAR started a continuous sharing process though organizing workshops and meetings with civil society, NGOs and other stakeholders in greater Chattogram including Cumilla area. ANTAR through this process gained an idea that the geographic area and the country as a whole need more systematic attention to human development issue with special focus to gender and child rights violation. 

ANTAR observed that the stakeholders have willingness to sincerely work for sustainable human development particularly to stop child and women right violations and improvement of their livelihood. ANTAR also observed that NGOs being one of the important actors in promoting right based human development, should continuously play an appropriate role to effectively collaborate with the government agencies in all of their development initiatives. But capacity of the local level NGOs particularly on result and right- based approach and collaborating with government machinery is too limited to address the situation.

Bangladesh |

— GSCS- Global Sustainable Certification Services Ltd

GSCS- Global Sustainable Certification Services Ltd. is the highly competent leader in Audit, Inspection and Certification services. GSCS started in 2010 for delivering high quality services to help clients meet the growing challenges of Sustainability, quality, safety, environmental protection and social responsibility.

Cambodia |

— Cambodian Education and Waste Management Organization - COMPED

COMPED is a non-governmental organization established in 2000 and officially registered at the Ministry of Interior in
2003. The main aims are:

Co-operation with local authorities in dealing with the waste crisis, saving the environment and the reduction of
greenhouse gas emissions by reducing the amount of organic waste disposed into dump site by promoting the compost approach;
Exchanging experience with farmers to improve the quality of agricultural soil and to increase the quantity and quality of agricultural products through the use of compost;
Providing more educational opportunities for poor and disadvantaged children and youths through the godparent program.

Germany |

— Stiftung Umwelt und Entwicklung Nordrhein-Westfalen

North Rhine-Westphalia Environment and Development Foundation

The foundation was founded in 2001 by the state government of North Rhine-Westphalia. Your mission is to promote civic engagement for sustainable development. It is committed to protecting the natural foundations of life, the spirit of the One World, human dignity and sustainable development and contributes to the implementation of the United Nations 2030 Agenda.

The foundation supports non-profit organizations through project advice and funding. It promotes projects on environmental education, resource conservation, climate and environmental protection, development education and information, global learning and fair trade, as well as projects on intercultural learning when dealing with the topics of the environment or development. The project activities must be aimed at people in North Rhine-Westphalia. By May 2019, around 1,460 projects had been supported with a total of around 70 million euros.

The foundation also achieves its goals through its own operational work. We make offers for the qualification of multipliers, contribute to the exchange of information and opinions, promote cooperation and cooperate with suitable partners.

The foundation finances its work from gaming proceeds, which are paid to the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, and from the state’s tax funds, which are made available to it annually on the basis of budgetary decisions.

The foundation’s work is directed by two committees, the foundation council and the board. The office located in Bonn is responsible for the operational implementation.

The Chairman of the Foundation Council is the Minister President of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Armin Laschet.

Germany |

— Verbund der sozial-kulturellen Migrantenvereine in Dortmund (VMDO) e.V.

The ‘Association of Social-Cultural Migrant Associations in Dortmund’ sees itself as a new type of migrant organization.

But what does that mean exactly? A network is an association of associations and organizations that are autonomous, but at the same time share common goals and principles. The aim of the VMDO and its member associations is to promote the equal participation of all Dortmunders. One focus is the needs-based promotion of people with a history of migration.

India |

— Right Track

Right Track is a community based development agency working to improve the quality of life of disadvantaged children in Kolkata and South 24 Parganas. Started in 1988 with a group of enthusiastic social activists who had devoted themselves for creating a just and equitable social environment. The initial work was on fight against black marketing, alcoholism and settling internal disputes of dock and port area of South West Kolkata. Right Track got itself registered in December, 1991. In course of time it started working on the issues of education and gradually kept on adding new intervention areas .

Nepal |

— Jagriti Child and Youth Concern Nepal (JCYCN)

Nepal’s first Child Club in the name of JAGRITI Child Club, born in 1992 when there was no legal provision for registering child club in the Country. Then the Nepali legislative system was lacking on recognizing the rights of children to formally register the club as they were not entitled to have citizenship. A case was filed against such provision by the active members of JAGRITI at Nepal’s Supreme Court demanding their right to formally register the Child Club. After three years of debate, in 1998, the Court finally gave its verdict in favor of JAGRITI. Initially, established with seven children, JAGRITI was formed for the right and wellbeing of children. The decision of the Court has opened doors for Nepali children to get formal registration and today, we can see nearly about 25,000 child clubs all over the country.

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