CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. They place special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Women are at the heart of CARE’s community-based efforts to improve basic education, prevent the spread of HIV, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources. CARE also delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and helps people rebuild their lives.
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is the official international humanitarian agency of the U.S. Catholic community. CRS seeks to alleviate suffering and provide assistance to people in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS implements programs in emergency response, development and peace building.
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is the world’s largest global environmental network, with more than 1,000 members and 11,000 volunteer scientists. The IUCN Water Programme seeks to bring together this extensive network to support and develop sustainable solutions and initiatives for our planet’s most precious asset, fresh water. The IUCN Water Programme works in more than 30 countries to mainstream environmental issues in water resource planning and management, for the benefit of people and nature.
The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) is a global leader in sustainable development. Its mission is to build a fairer, more sustainable world, using evidence, action and influence, in partnership with others. The International Institute for Environment and Development is one of the world’s most influential international development and environment policy research organisations. IIED builds bridges between policy and practice, rich and poor communities, the government and private sector, and across diverse interest groups.