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Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group (ABCG)
The Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group (ABCG) comprises seven U.S.-based international conservation non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with field programs in Africa. ABCG explores emerging and high priority African conservation issues, shares lessons learned, and seeks opportunities for collaboration.

Associates in Rural Development (ARD)
Through innovation and leadership, ARD, Inc., helps people across the world create the essential conditions for successful economic development. Since it was founded in 1977, ARD has led more than 600 projects in Africa, Asia, Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean. These projects have helped countries respond to a range of environmental, social, and institutional challenges. ARD has 43 field offices around the globe, in addition to its main office in Burlington, Vermont, and its branch offices in Washington, D.C., and San Francisco, CA. ARD is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tetra Tech, a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide

Asociación de Promoción Iniciativas Ecologicas (APIE)
Organización dedicada a la formación, asistencia, protección y estímulo de la sociedad civil para generar actividades que promuevan el mejoramiento de la calidad de vida de todos los ciudadanos.

American Wildlife Foundation (AWF)
Through education and involvement, the American Wildlife Foundation is dedicated to teaching people to care for and about the environment. The interests of AWF are worldwide; its focus is on the local communities.

Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology (BARA)
BARA's mission is to place anthropology at the service of contemporary society, prepare the next generation of professional anthropologists, advance knowledge of the human condition, and address the pressing issues of local communities.

USAID Biodiversity & Forestry Seminars
USAID’s Biodiversity and Forestry Team hosts "extended team meetings" open to anyone with a professional interest in forestry and biodiversity conservation. This tradition has evolved into a Fall and Spring seminar series. At each seminar, a speaker (or speakers) presents an issue of interest, followed by a question and answer session. Seminars focus on broader topics that are thematic or technical in nature, rather than specific projects supported by USAID. Meetings are held on the first Thursdays of February, March, April, October, November, and December from 9:30 am - 11:00 am, unless otherwise noted, in the USAID Information Center, located on the mezzanine of the Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC.

Chemonics is an international development consulting company that helps governments, businesses, civil society groups, and communities promote meaningful change so people can live healthier, more productive, and more independent lives.

Conservation International (CI)
Conservation International's mission is to conserve the Earth's living natural heritage, our global biodiversity, and to demonstrate that human societies are able to live harmoniously with nature.

Center for International Development and Conflict Management (CIDCM)
An interdisciplinary research center at the University of Maryland. CIDCM seeks to prevent and transform conflict, to understand the interplay between conflict and development, and to help societies create sustainable futures for themselves.

Development Alternatives Inc (DAI)
DAI's mission is to make a difference in the world by helping societies and economies become more prosperous, fairer and more just, safer, more stable, more efficient, and better governed.

DevTech, an international consulting firm, specializes in providing technical assistance to governments and civil society on the major means to stimulate economic growth and combat poverty, operating over a wide spectrum of cultural and political conditions, from the highest levels of government to the operational level in the field. DevTech’s clients include government agencies in the United States and around the world, consulting firms, and multilateral development banks.

ECODIT is an organization dedicated to working with governments, businesses, and local communities to promote environmental protection and sustainable development around the world.

For more than 40 years in 100 countries, EnterpriseWorks/VITA (EWV) has worked to combat poverty by helping small producers and other entrepreneurs build sustainable businesses that create jobs and increase productivity, market opportunities and incomes. EWV achieves this by expanding access to appropriate technologies, technical assistance, knowledge and finance.

Extractive Industries MEHA Forum Project
The MEHA forum is intended to be a means of sharing both positive and negative lessons of individual mining projects across Africa. It is meant to provide a voice to local communities, industry and governments alike regarding projects and initiatives that can collectively improve the performance of the mining sector vis-a-vis environmental and social impact.

Fair Trade Federation (FTF)
The Fair Trade Federation (FTF) is an international association of businesses and non-profit organizations that are fully committed to fair trade. Members strive to sell 100% fairly traded product and to create positive employment opportunities for economically- disadvantaged artisans and farmers worldwide.

Forest Stewardship Council
The Forest Stewardship Council was created to change the dialogue about and the practice of sustainable forestry worldwide. This impressive goal has in many ways been achieved, yet there is more work to be done. FSC sets forth principles, criteria, and standards that span economic, social, and environmental concerns.The FSC standards represent the world’s strongest system for guiding forest management toward sustainable outcomes. Like the forestry profession itself, the FSC system includes stakeholders with diverse array of perspectives on what represents a well-managed and sustainable forest. While the discussion continues, the FSC standards for forest management have now been applied in over 57 countries around the world.

Forest Trends
Bridging traditional divides and promoting market-based approaches to forest conservation.

FRAME is a peer-to-peer network of Natural Resource Management practitioners, facilitating knowledge transfer and relationships building, enabling members to grow best practices around development challenges.

FEWS-NET Famine Early Warning Systems Network
The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) is a USAID-funded activity that collaborates with international, regional and national partners to provide timely and rigorous early warning and vulnerability information on emerging and evolving food security issues. FEWS NET professionals in the Africa, Central America, Haiti, Afghanistan and the United States monitor and analyze relevant data and information in terms of its impacts on livelihoods and markets to identify potential threats to food security.

GLOBAL Fish Alliance
The Global FISH Alliance promotes sustainable fisheries and aquaculture practices through the application of a system-wide approach that balances economic, environmental, governmental, and social components essential to enhancing livelihoods and biodiversity. Supported by the U.S. Government and partners, G-FISH brings together government, private sector, and civil society to work collaboratively on specific fisheries around the world.

GLOBALWATERS (GLOWS) Global Water for Sustainability
GLOWS is a consortium financed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) working to increase social, economic, and environmental benefits to people of the developing world through clean water, healthy aquatic ecosystems and sustainable water resources management.

Global Environmental Management Education Center (GEM)
The Global Environmental Management Education Center (GEM) is a center for world class curricula and outreach education services in natural resources and environmental management.

Human-Livestock-Wildlife Health Systems

Integrated Management of Coastal and Freshwater Systems (IMCAFS)
IMCAFS features two separate but collaborative programs. The IMCAFS-SUCCESS program (Sustainable Coastal Communities and Ecosystems) and IMCAFS-GLOWS program (Global Water for Sustainability).

Integrated Pest Management (IPM CRSP)
Integrated Pest Management and information technology specialists at North Carolina State University are helping developing countries use the Internet to manage old pests and to guard their borders against new pests.

Headquartered in Chantilly, Va., Engility provides government services in engineering, professional support and mission support to customers in the U.S. Department of Defense, Federal civilian agencies and allied foreign governments. Launched in July 2012 as a spin-off company of L-3 Communications, Engility’s 2012 revenues are estimated to be about $1.6 billion.

Katoomba Group (Ecosystems Marketplace)
The Katoomba Group is an international network of individuals working to promote, and improve capacity related to, markets and payments for ecosystem services (PES). The Group serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas and strategic information about ecosystem service transactions and markets, as well as site for collaboration between practitioners on PES projects and programs.

Land Tenure and Property Rights (LTPR)
Land tenure and property rights (LTPR) refer to rights that individuals, communities, families, firms, and other corporate or community structures hold in land, water, forestry, wildlife, and, in some cases, mineral resources.

Natural Resources Information Clearinghouse (NRIC)
The Natural Resources Information Clearinghouse has developed online resource libraries about USAID’s natural resources projects that include documents produced by these projects, and links to related Web resources.

Protection de l'Environnement, Suivi de la Qualité des Eaux du Fleuve Sénégal, Mise en route du Projet Navigation, Traitement des axes hydrauliques dans les 4 Etats

A non-profit, mission-driven organization delivering support to those most in need while building the technical skills and capacity of those people to help themselves.
Pact's mission is to build empowered communities, effective governments and responsible private institutions that give people an opportunity for a better life. We do this by strengthening the capacity of organizations and institutions to be good service providers, represent their stakeholders, network with others for learning and knowledge sharing, and advocate for social, economic and environmental justice.

Pond Dynamics/Aquaculture (PDA) Collaborative Research Support Program (CRSP)
The Pond Dynamics/Aquaculture Collaborative Research Support Program (PD/A CRSP) represents an international, multi-disciplinary effort to improve human nutrition through pond aquaculture research. The work of the PD/A CRSP benefits both domestic and international aquaculture.

Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (SANREM) Collaborative Research Support Program (CRSP)
SANREM CRSP promotes stakeholder empowerment and improved livelihoods through knowledge-based sustainable agriculture and natural resource management systems. The program is managed by the Office of International Research, Education, and Development at Virginia Tech.

Soil Management (SM) Collaborative Research Support Program (CRSP)
Achieving food security in regions of the world where hunger and poverty are highest, and enabling its clients to do so without compromising the sustainability of agroenvironments.

SUCCESS CRC URI Sustainable Coastal Communities and Ecosystems
Launched in 2004, the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Sustainable Coastal Communities and Ecosystems (SUCCESS) Program is helping coastal communities in Latin and Central America and East Africa improve their quality of life and physical environment through good governance. SUCCESS also integrates across cross-cutting themes including gender, health and HIV/AIDS.

Provides environmental services, water/wastewater management, infrastructure services, security design, and outsourced technical services

Tourism Competitiveness

The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
The Nature Conservancy is a US charitable environmental organization working to preserve the plants, animals, and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.

USDA Forest Service International Programs
USDA Forest Service International Programs promotes sustainable forest management and biodiversity conservation internationally. International Programs has three main staff units: Technical Cooperation, Policy, and Disaster Assistance. Both Technical Cooperation and Disaster Assistance work closely with United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Technical Cooperation, specifically, develops and manages natural resource projects overseas on a wide range of topics (i.e. fire management and forest health). There are two main disaster programs: Disaster Assistance Support Program (DASP) and the Disaster Mitigation Program. Funded by USAID's Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, DASP trains and mobilizes personnel domestically to respond and mitigate foreign disasters, such as the drought in Ethiopia and the locust response in West Africa. The Disaster Mitigation Program, on the other hand, trains and provides technical expertice to partners overseas in emergency preparedness, response and disaster mitigation. Finally, International Programs's policy unit is actively involved in sustainability roundtables and international fora, which ensures that US position on global forest policies and agreements reflect the best interests of the country.

USFWS MENTOR Fellowship Program
Through the 2008-2009 Wildlife Without Borders Africa program, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) is addressing the need for action to curtail the illegal and unsustainable bushmeat trade in eastern Africa. The USFWS MENTOR Fellowship Program used a team approach to build the capacity of eight emerging eastern African conservation leaders to address bushmeat challenges and lay the foundation for implementing bushmeat solutions.

Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)
The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild lands through careful science, international conservation, education, and the management of the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks. These activities change attitudes toward nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in sustainable interaction on both a local and a global scale. WCS is committed to this work because we believe it essential to the integrity of life on Earth.

Winrock International
Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources.

World Resources Institute (WRI)
WRI is an environmental think tank that goes beyond research to find practical ways to protect the earth and improve people’s lives.

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