List of NGOs

Petrozavodsk, Russia

Karelian education development Fund

The mission of Karelian Education Development Fund is to promote new and efficient approaches to education of children and youth in the Republic of Karelia, to improve the efficiency of educational programs within fields of education and culture via cooperation with educational institutions, as well as administrative bodies. The Fund implements socially-oriented projects, renders administrative and expert support to education stakeholders, manages fundraising and charity activities. The Fund was founded in 2000 and since then has implemented over 35 projects in the field of education in partnership with national and international organizations, recieving funding from national and international funding instruments. KEDF has implemented several large-scaled international projects and is well-familiar with the requirements and procedures of Karelia CBC Programme. It has enough resources to ensure timely and proper inplementation of the project as Lead Partner in administrative, financial and organizational respects. The Fund has a wide cooperation network to ensure dissemination of project results throughout educational and cultural institutions of the Republic of Karelia, as well as ensuring participation of stakeholders in project activities. The staff is qualified and capable of planning and implementing the project, organizing communication and visibility of project results, and reporting.
Arkhangelsk , Russia

Arkhangelsk regional branch of Russian Red Cross

Архангельское региональное отделение Общероссийский общественной организации «Российский Красный Крест»/Arkhangelsk Regional branch of the Russian Red Cross. Существует в Архангельске с 1876 года/Established in Arkhangelsk in 1876. В настоящее время имеет в своём составе 13 местных отделений (в г.г. Архангельск, Северодвинск, Новодвинск, в Котласском, Вельском, Онежском, Приморском, Виноградовском, Лешуконском, Шенкурском районах области)/Presented by 13 local branches.
Nairobi, Faroe Islands

Initiative for the Disabled Welfare Association

This is to introduce to you the Initiative for the Disabled Welfare Association (IDWA) which is a membership society registered under CAP 108 of the Laws of Kenya,mandated to address the issues of the disabled and their families with the aim of improving their livelihoods. This is a non profit, non political and non religious non profit making organisation supporting the disabled poor. Disabled people comprise of over 3 million population in Kenya with over 20 million dependents which requires concerted efforts from the government, stakeholders, multilateral agencies and the community as a whole to improve their welfare sustainably. As a society, we are engaged in offering direct and indirect interventions in an effort to support them. These people need social and economic other than technical support to gain skills which can enable them to initiate income generating projects.We need support at the secretariat located in Nairobi-Kenya and resources to strengthen our branch networks to enable us reach the vulnerable poor living with disability in our communities. The society do categorize our needs and offer resourceful support be it in education, technical training, agriculture and general home support in form of equipment and other essential needs. Society is run by the National Governing Council (NGC) which is the apex body in decision making, the Board of Governors (BOG) that implements the projects/programmes with the technical and administrative departments of the society. Currently, we need to establish a programme for post COVID 19 project for the disabled. We shall provide all other information you may require from the society and your support will be highly appreciated. Thanks Geoffrey Orucho Chairman IDWA
Ventspils, Latvia

Development factory

Development Factory (former Ventspils Youth Council) is a youth organization (association), which uses non-formal education methods to help develop skills and competences of young people. We organize various types of events – training, seminars, camps, informative campaigns and workshops for young people (13-25 years old) about topics that are important for them –career, business, educational possibilities, health and healthy lifestyle, participation, politics, mass media, leadership and teamwork etc. Ventspils Youth council especially pays attention to develop youth leaders’ skills therefore promotes youth creativity, self-initiative, organizing ability, argumentation and public performance experience. Youth council participates in youth interest advocacy at local level being represented in Ventspils Council Youth Committee and other committees and work groups and at national level being a member of “The National Youth Council of Latvia” We have experience with different types of projects starting from local funding, up to EU cross-boarder projects and long term Erasmus+ and solidarity corps projects.
Tartu, Estonia

The Institute of Baltic Studies

The Institute of Baltic Studies (IBS) is an independent, non-profit policy research and development think tank in Estonia, that aims at assisting the development of public policy in the Baltic Sea region by providing high-quality socio-economic analysis. Founded in 1996, IBS aims with its activities to the increase of knowledge and understanding of the development challenges and opportunities facing Estonia in particular and Baltic Sea region in general. The Institute of Baltic Studies has carried out research and development projects in cooperation with the government, academia, enterprises as well as third sector organisations from all over the Europe. Besides projects funded by national, private and third-sector actors, we have also carried out over twenty European Union 5th, 6th and 7th Framework Programme projects, including participation in H2020 projects. The focus of our activities has increasingly shifted to policy support activities, but we continue to provide practical inputs for various public and private initiatives.
Vilnius, Lithuania

Women's Issues Information Centre

We are one of the most experienced social organisations in Lithuania. We started our work in 1996 and the mission of our strong team of professionals is to enlighten and inform the society through gender equality questions, form gender politics and propagate its development in Lithuania. Since 2012 we are working as a Specialized Assistance Center providing support for victims of domestic violence in Lithuania, we also administrate Vilnius department of 24/7 Women helpline (Pagalbos moterims linija). Our Vision: Not a single person can be discriminated because of their gender. Our goals: We aim for gender equality in Lithuania We ameliorate women position in public and private life We improve the environment of equal gender relations We cooperate closely with other non-governmental organisations, state-owned institutions and organisations. We propagate gender equal opportunities in all life aspects and aim to ensure that there would be adequate attention in all political, juridical and social reforms, programmes of development. We carry out programmes, aimed at demolishing violence against women, and block the way for female trafficking, coordinate family and work obligation, encourage female enterprise, female and male equal opportunities. We organise enlightening, society informing campaigns. We provide women with free juridical consultations. In the National Equality and Diversity Forum we represent discrimination due to gender base. We are European Lobbying Organisation‘s, Women and Men Equal Opportunities‘ Commission Lithuanian women's association, Nacional network against poverty members and we lead the coalition „No to Violence! “. We have more than 20 years of experience implementing various projects with national, EU funding, funding from Nordic Council of Ministers, U.S. embassy and other donors.
Kaunas, Lithuania

Environmental Center for Administration and Technology

The Environmental Center for Administration and Technology (ECAT-Lithuania) is the leading organization in Lithuania specializing in sustainable development policies at local and regional level, linking this work to enforcement of EU requirements and the implementation of sustainable development principles and established good practice. ECATs mission is to support, promote and strengthen the sustainable environmental activities in municipalities and local communities by providing a wide range of services. These include consultations, organizing events and international conferences, national and local seminars, mixed stakeholder meetings, training, campaigns, project development and management services. Our experts are experienced in climate change, sustainable urban mobility, air quality, waste and water management as well as sustainable consumption fields. ECAT has more than 20 years of experience working in national and international projects.
Petrozavodsk, Russia

Agriculture club

Urban platform "Agriculture club" is an art-community in Petrozavodsk, Karelia, that merges art-cluster, civil activists and citizens together. Once designed to be an art-space, the place turned into a point of attraction of active and non-indifferent сitizens. The development directions are diverse, although one common thing is that it is driven by a grassroot initiative. Many projects emerged as a suggestion of citizens with active social position who came to the art-space with an idea and developed it into a project with the help of volunteers. Mission of the club: to preserve an ability to think, comprehend and analyze in people, to give them the space for self-development and sane criticism, to maintain the connection to art, to teach empathy and compassion. All members of the club's team are volunteers. NGO Agriculture club exists with a help of citizens' endowments and grants. Organization is independent, it is not connected to any of political or religious organizations. NGO believes in freedom of speech and puts it among top of its values. Independence allows to realize projects that are connected to freedom of speech and human rights' protection in Russia. Most of the events and projects are interactive and allow for the guest to be heard. A voice of an individual is very important for the team of the club. Daily activities, concerts, seminars, lectures and even parties are not segregated on the basis of age. People of all generations feel comfortable is a cosy and friendly environment. Agriculture club is always open to new ideas and it fosters urban projects.
Mangochi, Denmark

Care Humanity Network Organization

We are Care Humanity Network Organization-non-profit organization based in Mangochi. Our major focus is changing the living standards of welfare through the exercise of human rights by transforming people’s mindset in communities, promoting good governance and empowering youth and women with promoting skills that can make them eligible to be employable for job entry requirement level professional while building flexible and sustainable businesses through Care Humanity Network’s programs: namely, leadership programs, mentorship program, entrepreneurship program, education supports program, internship program and community involvement change programs.
Minsk, Belarus

Ponimanie

Ponimanie is professional and volunteer non-governmental organization set up in Belarus, and working in realm of Children's Human Rights, Prevention and Response to Child Abuse and Neglect since 2000. It was registered by the Ministry of Justice, and re-registered in 2006, reg. #01407 dated of April 06, 2006. Ponimanie is national leader in Prevention and Response to Child Abuse and Neglect, visible on Global level, and making impact with its innovations in Eastern European Region, the Pacific, and worldwide during the last 18 years. Ponimanie is developing the United Child Protection Model, recognized with ISPCAN Multidisciplinary Team Award in 2014. Ponimanie possesses great experience in advocacy, policy-making, training for professionals, and direct service delivery, summarized in 24 books, and 3 toolkits in 2003-2018. It holds and develops 7/24 toll-free Child Helpline Belarus, network of 21 CAC, Treatment Service for abused children, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children – Belarus. Ponimanie's action is going from the bottom of Direct Service Delivery to the top of Policy Making, and International Advocacy in favor of children’s rights and protection of child victims and witnesses of violence, and other vulnerable groups of children. INGO "Ponimanie" participated at some public-private consultative bodies including the Commission on Juvenile Affairs under the Council of Ministers, allowing to advocate in the Government to take decisions in favor of Children’s Rights and Protection.  INGO “Ponimanie” is National Partner of International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) in Belarus since 2006, UNICEF’s implementing partner in 2001-2006, a member of Child Rights Connect (former NGO Group for Children’s Rights), Child Rights Information Network (CRIN), member of Child Helpline International (CHI), member of Global Missing Children Networking (GMCN), implementing partner of International Organization for Migration (IOM) in prevention of trafficking in children (2010-12), participant of development of General Comment-13 (GC-13) to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, founding co-author of the first in national history Alternative Report following to the 3-4th Belarus State Party Periodical Report to UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, on the implementation of the Article 19 of UN CRC (2010-11). In 2000-2008 INGO "Ponimanie" was Grantee of local office of UNICEF, Counterpart Alliance for Partnership (USAID funded Program), local office of World Bank, and Swiss Office of Development and Cooperation in Belarus. Since 2009 INGO "Ponimanie" successfully operates on open international donors market. It is Grantee of World Childhood Foundation, European Commission (in partnership with British Council), Government of Poland, Germany (in partnership with SOS-Kinderdorf), US Government, Dutch Government, Swiss and US private foundations. INGO "Ponimanie" secures up to 17% of its annual budget (2017) from local sources of national socially-responsible business and Belarus citizens. INGO “Ponimanie” is evidence-based professional Human Rights NGO with strong capacity both in content of the action, and project management. It has rich 18-years long track records recognized with international awards and appreciation letters from USAID, World Bank, UNICEF, ISPCAN, US NDAA, Gundersen NCPTC, Boston University (USA), Ramböll Management (Sweden), Chance International Foundation (Belarus), as well as local awards. It is Laureate of National Social Fair of 2005, 2006, and 2007. Founder of Ponimanie Mr. Andrey Makhanko was recognized with USAID Cenrtificate of Recognition for Implementation of the US experience in reponse to violence against children in Belarus (2016), Who is Who (Belarus edition, 2016), Certificate of Recognition of the State of California Senate (2017), and the Donald Fridley Memorial Award for Excellence in Training and Mentoring (2017). Current Chairman of Ponimanie Prof., Dr. Vladimir Yanchuk is bright figure on international psychological arena, ex-member of National Commission on Children's Rights, extremely influential person in Children's Rights on national level, and within international scientific and expert community, author of the Concept of the First Natonal Study of Child Abuse in Belarus (2006-08), recognized with famous State Decoration - Francis Skaryna Medal. We are looking for foreign and international support to our activity due to 1) poor and tough international donor market for Human Rights/Children's Rights available for Belarus; 2) absence of local culture of philanthropy and financial participation in solution of societal challenges in Belarus both in people and business; 3) active counteraction of excessive intermediaries (local UN and some civic/expert/human rights defenders groups) protecting their unjust control over international donor support to national civil society of Belarus. We become weaker in 2019 because of dirty competition on international donor market, from the side of local UN agencies, and we need for building new partnerships aiming for better outcomes for children in Belarus, and wider in Baltic Region.

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