All India Institute of Local Self-Government (AIILSG)

Established in 1926, the All India Institute of Local Self-Government (AIILSG), has been the steadfast friend, philosopher and guide to Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) across the Country. For more than eight decades it has contributed to the principles and practice of urban governance, education, research and capacity building.  It has designed and developed a vast array of training literature and courses and trained more than 1.5 million stakeholders in diverse areas of urban governance and urban services delivery. To know more about AIILSG, refer to its website:www.aiilsg.org


APEKSI:  Established in 25 May 2000, APEKSI is a forum consisting of 98 cities in urban area aiming at assisting its members in implementing regional autonomy and creating a climate conducive to the establishment of cooperation among regional administrations. In line with the spirit of decentralization and democracy, APEKSI has helped its members to achieve improved social welfare through democracy, people’s participation, justice and equal access for local diversity and potential.

For more information, visit their website: http://www2.apeksi.or.id/website/

The Association of Cities in Vietnam (ACVN)

The Association of Cities in Vietnam (ACVN) is a voluntary social organization composed of 95 Vietnamese cities and towns (from rank IV to rank I). The ACVN operates both as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) and as a social professional organization. It is the only organization of local governments in Vietnam. Our scope of mission is to provide the link between cities in Vietnam. As a non-governmental organization, we are the representative of Vietnamese cities when meeting with the Government, the National Assembly, Ministries, Party Agencies, and other organizations. 

To know more about ACVN, refer to its website: www.acvn.vn

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC)

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC): Established in 1986, ADPC is as an independent non-governmental organization. It works in a number of countries in the Asia region including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Saudi-Arabia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the Philippines, and Vietnam. With headquarters located in Bangkok, Thailand, ADPC has country offices in Bangladesh, Lao PDR and Myanmar. ADPC's well-established networks with government line agencies and strong partnerships with regional organizations and development agencies provide the foundation for their work. 

ADPC deploys disaster risk management (DRM) information and systems to reduce local, national and regional risk across Asia-Pacific. 

To know more about ADPC, refer to its website: http://www.adpc.net/igo/

League of Cities of Philippines

League of Cities of Philippines: Protecting the interests of cities, the League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) is committed to bringing local urban governance agenda at the forefront of the country’s development strategies. As the mandated organization of all Philippine cities, the LCP believes effective change in the national consciousness starts with the primary visions of the local government units.

To know more about LCP, refer to tis website: http://www.lcp.org.ph/

Local Government Authority, Republic of Maldives

Local Government Authority, Republic of Maldives: Established in 2010, the local Government authority of the Republic of Maldives, oversees and coordinates the activities of local councils.

Municipal Association of Bangladesh

Municipal Association of Bangladesh: To strengthen the municipality as a local government organization, Municipal Association of Bangladesh-MAB was established in 2003 including all municipalities of Bangladesh.

To learn more, visit their website: http://www.mab-bd.org/

Municipal Association of Nepal

Municipal Association of Nepal: The Municipal Association of Nepal (MuAN) was established in 1994. MuAn is currently concentrating on three major issues: 

1. Ensuring a constitutional provision for autonomous local self-governments;  2. The scheduling of overdue local elections; 3. The establishment of autonomous metro-cities and urban governments in the federal structure of Nepal.

To know more about MuAn, refer to its website: http://www.muannepal.org.np/

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD): OECD uses its wealth of information on a broad range of topics to help governments foster prosperity and fight poverty through economic growth and financial stability. They help ensure the environmental implications of economic and social development. OECD's work is based on continued monitoring of events in member countries as well as outside OECD area, and includes regular projections of short and medium-term economic developments. The OECD Secretariat collects and analyses data, after which committees discuss policy regarding this information, the Council makes decisions, and then governments implement recommendations. 

To know more about OCED, refer to its website: http://www.oecd.org/

The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI)

The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI) was formally established in 1974 with the purpose of tackling and dealing with the immense and acute problems that mankind is likely to face within in the years ahead on account of the gradual depletion of the earth's finite energy resources which are largely non-renewable and of the existing methods of their use which are polluting. TERI has created an environment that is enabling, dynamic and inspiring for the development of solutions to global problems in the fields of energy, environment and current patterns of development, which are largely unsustainable.

For more information about TERI and its activities, please visit the website: http://www.teriin.org/