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AGENDA for Environment and Responsible Development - Tanzania

AGENDA is a non-governmental, non-profit sharing organization (NGO) was established in 1994 as a three years project with the aim to contribute to the sustainable development of the business sector by promoting environmentally responsible, transparent and accountable business practices in Tanzania. AGENDA was reconstituted as an autonomous NGO and officially registered in July 1997 by the Ministry of Home Affairs under the Societies Ordinance. AGENDA’s mission is to promote a culture of responsibility to the environment amongst the general public through awareness, advocacy, capacity building and stakeholders’ involvement in Tanzania and beyond.

AGENDA focus areas are sound management of chemicals and hazardous waste; Sustainable natural resource management and climate change impacts mitigation and adaptation; provide supportive technical services (applied research, training and advisory services) and institutional capacity development.

More Information: www.agenda-tz.org (being reviewed)

CJGEA Kenya Center for justice governance and Environmental Action

CJGEA is a registered non-profit and non-governmental organization based in Mombasa, Kenya working for the realization of environmental and human rights of the economically marginalized communities residing around extractive industries in the Kenyan Coastal region. The challenges being faced by these marginalized communities led to the need to address human rights, policy change and environmental governance issues. CJGEA`s operations are guided by its constitution and is overseen by its board of governors drawn from the civil society in Kenya and Internationally. Our mission is to amplify the voices of the economically marginalized communities residing around extractive industries, to courageously call for and enable access to environment and socio-economic justice.

For its ongoing campaigns against the polluting practices of lead-acid battery recycling in Kenya, the Center for justice governance and Environmental Action (CJGEA) was awarded with the 2015 Goldman environmental prize award Africa.

More information: www.centerforjgea.com

CREPD Research and Education Centre for Development - Cameroon

CREPD is a Cameroon based Health and Environmental NGO aiming to bridge the gap between Science and Action in Sub-Sahara Africa and beyond.  CREPD is a unique NGO within Cameroon since 2004 with a technical scientific background that is well respected as a resource for government ministries on chemicals management issues. The organization serves on a number of advisory committees and has an excellent working relationship with government, research institutions and other stakeholders.

More information:www.crepdcameroun.org

Oeko-Institut e.V.

Oeko-Institut is a leading European research and consultancy institute working for a sustainable future. Founded in 1977, the institute develops principles and strategies for realising the vision of sustainable development globally, nationally and locally.

Oeko-Institut employs more than 155 staff, including around 100 researchers at three locations in Germany – Freiburg, Darmstadt and Berlin. They complete approximately 350 projects each year, tackling both national and international issues. Work is organised around the subjects of Chemicals Management and Technology Assessment, Energy and Climate, Emission and Ambient Pollution Control, Radiation Protection, Agriculture and Biodiversity, Sustainability in Consumption, Mobility, Resource Management and Industry, Nuclear Engineering and Facility Safety as well as Law, Policy and Governance.

Based on value-oriented research, the institute provides consultancy for decision-makers in politics, industry and civil society. Our key clients are ministries and federal agencies, industrial enterprises and the European Union. In addition, the institute is commissioned by non-governmental organisations and environmental associations.

Oeko-Institut is a non-profit association. Financial resources come mainly from third-party, project-based funding. Contributions and donations made by the association’s 2,400 members – including more than 20 local authorities – guarantee independence.

More information: www.oeko.de/en/


Pesticide Action Nexus Association of Ethiopia (PAN-Ethiopia) is a non-governmental organization established to work on environment and development to contribute to the eradication of poverty in Ethiopia through raising the awareness of the public in order to prevent the public health and environmental impacts of pesticides and other hazardous chemicals. Its main purpose is to enhance and promote a safe and sustainable environment protected from harm posed by hazardous chemicals by promoting the close collaboration of government, non-governmental organizations; civil society interest groups, urban and rural communities in Ethiopia and beyond.