The Knowledge Exchange is a response to an identified need for increased information exchange in the Southern African region. It has been developed as a broad collaboration of partners, with the CSIR acting as the custodian.
Publishers and Data providers
The Land Library includes resources from more than 1,900 national and international information providers. Learn more about the organizations and institutions using the Land Portal to share their open-access research, data and stories.
"Urban LandMark" is short for the Urban Land Markets Programme Southern Africa. Based in Pretoria, the programme was set up in May 2006 with seven years of funding from the UK's Department for International Development until March 2013. The initiative is now hosted at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in South Africa.
At URA, we adopt a long-term and comprehensive planning approach to formulate strategic plans such as the Concept Plan and the Master Plan to guide the physical development of Singapore in a sustainable manner. Our plans and policies are focused on achieving a quality living environment for Singapore.
The Urban Training and Studies Institute- UTI was established via cooperation between the Housing and Building National Research Centre - HBRC in Cairo and the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies- IHS in Rotterdam within the framework of the development cooperation between the Governments of the Netherlands and Egypt.
Desde 1997, cuando Urgente24.com cobró fuerza, en ese momento dentro de la plataforma dynamo.com.ar/, de FiberTel, por entonces empresa de Cablevisión/TCI2, y luego en forma ya independiente, tiene la convicción de que en la internet el éxito sustentable es consecuencia directa del buen periodismo. Y, en el balance, los aciertos deben sumar más que los errores.
About the USUN Mission
Rome, as headquarters of the three principal organizations dedicated to food and agriculture, is at the center of international efforts to promote sustainable development and combat world hunger.
The U.S. Mission in Rome serves as a link between the U.S. Government and the Rome-based international organizations. These include the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Food Programme (WFP), and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
The LAND Project is a five year program supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Its primary goal is strengthening the resilience of Rwandan citizens, communities and institutions and their ability to adapt to land-related economic, environmental and social changes.
We provide science about the natural hazards that threaten lives and livelihoods, the water, energy, minerals, and other natural resources we rely on, the health of our ecosystems and environment, and the impacts of climate and land-use change. Our scientists develop new methods and tools to enable timely, relevant, and useful information about the Earth and its processes.
Utrecht University is a university in Utrecht, the Netherlands. It is one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands. Established March 26, 1636, it had an enrollment of 30,449 students in 2012, and employed 5,295 faculty and staff. In 2011, 485 PhD degrees were awarded and 7,773 scientific articles were published. The 2013 budget of the university was €765 million.
Uttaran, which means ‘transition’, in Bangla language, is a people centred organisation using a rights based approach to alleviate poverty, diversify livelihood opportunities and empower poor communities throughout the southwest region and gradually expanding to other parts of Bangladesh. The core focus of Uttaran programs are human rights, land rights and agrarian reform, community based river basin management, sustainable water management, adaptation to climate change, ecological agriculture and food security.
Our vision & mission
UzInvestigations is a civic initiative administered by Ulster University in partnership with the Uzbek Forum for Human Rights. Drawing on data science, investigative methodologies, and digital analytics, UzInvestigations produces resources and analysis, which help forensically scrutinise corporate and government power in Uzbekistan. Our aim is to promote transparency, good governance, human rights, and civic engagement.
The VVI seeks to develop and disseminate socio-legal knowledge and theory regarding the interaction between law, governance and society. More specifically, the Institute studies the emergence, functioning, and evolution of legal institutions.
The VVI combines a top-down with a bottom-up approach; it considers perspectives of both state agents, citizens and other non-state actors. And driven by normative concerns, the VVI relies on conceptual frameworks that relate to the rule of law, access to justice and legal pluralism.
Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Belgium exists for and by veterinarians. We are here to help African veterinarians and cattle farmers. With healthy animals, they can build a sustainable future for their family.
Somos una asociación formada por personas que creemos en la necesidad de cambiar el sistema agroalimentario actual, que oprime y expulsa a las comunidades rurales, y destruye el medio ambiente. Este cambio pasa por la consecución de la Soberanía Alimentaria.
VISIÓN: La consecución de una sociedad justa, equitativa y solidaria, a través del ejercicio de una solidaridad responsable y respetuosa.
What is La Via Campesina?
The international peasant's voice
Unity among peasants, landless, women farmers and rural youth
La Via Campesina is the international movement which brings together millions of peasants, small and medium-size farmers, landless people, women farmers, indigenous people, migrants and agricultural workers from around the world. It defends small-scale sustainable agriculture as a way to promote social justice and dignity. It strongly opposes corporate driven agriculture and transnational companies that are destroying people and nature.
हिंदी में पढ़ने के लिए नीचे देखीये ।
The name 'Vikalp Sangam' is Hindi for 'Alternatives Confluence'.
As the world hurtles towards greater ecological devastation, inequalities, and social conflicts, the biggest question facing us is: are there alternative ways of meeting human needs and aspirations, without trashing the earth and without leaving half of humanity behind?
Despite our growth, we have remained true to our founding spirit: to emphasize and support local leadership, decision-making and ownership, in both Laos and Cambodia.
The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (abbreviated as VU, VU University Amsterdam, "Free University Amsterdam") is a university in Amsterdam, Netherlands, founded in 1880. The VU is one of two large, publicly funded research universities in the city, the other being the University of Amsterdam (UvA).The literal translation of the Dutch name Vrije Universiteit is "Free University". "Free" refers to independence of the university from both the State and Christian Church. Both within and outside the university, the institution is commonly referred to as "the VU".
Wageningen Academic Publishers is a publishing company in the field of life sciences that publishes scientific journals as well as monographs, textbooks, and proceedings. The company was founded in 2002 as successor of Wageningen Pers. The company publishes books in the fields of animal, food, social, plant, and environmental sciences.
Wageningen Economic Research (WER), formerly Landbouw-Economisch Instituut (LEI) Wageningen UR, is one of the research institutes of Wageningen University and Research Centre (WUR). Within the Netherlands and Belgium, WER is the leading institute for social-economic research in the fields of agriculture, horticulture and fisheries, the management of rural areas, the agricultural sector and the production and consumption of food.
Wageningen Environmental Research (also known as Alterra) is the Dutch research institute for our green living environment. We offer a combination of practical and scientific research in a multitude of disciplines related to the green world around us and the sustainable use of our living environment. Our expertise includes knowledge of water, nature, biodiversity, climate, landscape, forest, ecology, environment, soil, landscape and spatial planning, geo-information, remote sensing, flora and fauna, urban green, man and society etc.
Wageningen Marine Research (formerly IMARES) is the Netherlands research institute established to provide the scientific support that is essential to developing policies and innovation in respect of the marine environment, fishery activities, aquaculture and the maritime sector. Wageningen Marine Research is:
Wageningen Plant Research (WPR) (previously known as "Plant Research International") is the largest plant research institute in The Netherlands and conducts multidisciplinary research in the fields of breeding, agronomy, genomics, bioinformatics and plant-environment interactions. Together with plant-research related chairs from Wageningen University it forms the Plant Sciences Group, which is part of Wageningen University & Research.
The Wageningen School of Social Sciences (WASS) promotes research that increases our understanding of social processes and designs practices around challenges in the domains of food, agriculture, environment, health and development. WASS provides an enabling environment for internationally oriented scholars from a diverse set of disciplinary, interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary research traditions.
Wageningen University & Research is a collaboration between Wageningen University and the Wageningen Research foundation.
That is the mission of Wageningen University & Research. A staff of 6,500 and 10,000 students from over 100 countries work everywhere around the world in the domain of healthy food and living environment for governments and the business community-at-large.
The Water Utility Partnership (WUP) for Capacity Building is a partnership organisation founded by the Union of African Water Suppliers (UAWS) and the International Training Network Centers in Africa – CREPA and TREND. Following a consultative meeting on institutional reform in the Water Sector held in Johannesburg in 1996, WUP was established to address key challenges facing utilities and their partners in the region. The primary constituency for WUP is the Union of African Water Suppliers (UAWS), a membership association of utilities in Africa.
Building capacity for water resources management in southern Africa
We Effect (formerly Swedish Cooperative Centre) was funded in 1958. We are a development cooperation organisation applying a long-term, rights based approach in order to effect change.
Our guiding principle is support to self-help initiatives. We work in 25 countries across four continents, from Guatemala, via Zambia and Moldova to the Phillipines. Our focus areas are Rural development, Housing, Gender equality and Access to land.
Weaver Press is a dynamic independent publishing house formed in 1998 to publish books from and about Zimbabwe.
Weaver’s growing fiction list now features over 120 Zimbabwean short story writers, and our novelists include several international prize-winners who were first published by Weaver Press. Our non-fiction list focuses on political and social history, the environment, media issues, and women and children’s rights; it features many esteemed scholars from inside and outside Zimbabwe whose work looks at Zimbabwe’s developments from a wide range of viewpoints.