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The Asian Development Bank (ADB)

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) was conceived in the early 1960s as a financial institution that would be Asian in character and foster economic growth and cooperation in one of the poorest regions in the world. ADB assists its members, and partners, by providing loans, technical assistance, grants, and equity investments to promote social and economic development. ADB is composed of 67 members, 48 of which are from the Asia and Pacific region.

To know more about ADB, refer to its website: http://www.adb.org/

APAN (Asia Pacific Adaptation Network)

APAN (Asia Pacific Adaptation Network):  The Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN) is a regional programme for managing and implementing adaptation knowledge in the region. It supports governments and other organisations working on adaptation, with special emphases on the management of knowledge and capacity building.

APAN activities are carried out by the Institute of Global Environmental strategies (IGES), Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RRC.AP) located at Asian Institute for Technology (AIT), and Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) representing two programmes coordinated by The UNEP Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP) and merged as one programme in 2011.

For more information, visit their website: http://www.apan-gan.net/

The Rockefeller Foundation

The Rockefeller Foundation: For more than 100 years, The Rockefeller Foundation’s mission has been to promote the well-being of humanity throughout the world. Today, The Rockefeller Foundation pursues this mission through dual goals: advancing inclusive economies that expand opportunities for more broadly shared prosperity, and building resilience by helping people, communities and institutions prepare for, withstand, and emerge stronger from acute shocks and chronic stresses.

To achieve these goals, The Rockefeller Foundation works at the intersection of four focus areas – advance health, revalue ecosystems, secure livelihoods, and transform cities – to address the root causes of emerging challenges and create systemic change. Together with partners and grantees, The Rockefeller Foundation strives to catalyze and scale transformative innovations, create unlikely partnerships that span sectors, and take risks others cannot – or will not.

To learn more, please visit www.rockefellerfoundation.org

Cities Development Initiative for Asia

Cities Development Initiative for Asia:  CDIA is an international partnership initiative, established in 2007, by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Germany, with additional core funding support from the governments of Austria, Sweden, Switzerland and the Shanghai Municipal Government. The Initiative provides assistance to medium-sized Asian cities to bridge the gap between their development plans and the implementation of their infrastructure investments.

To know more about CDIA, refer to its website: http://cdia.asia/

Country Garden

Country Garden is a company listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited in 2007, with contract sales over RMB 140 billion in 2015 and tax payment over RMB 10 billion in 2013. It strictly complies with laws and regulations. As a company having over 70,000 employees, Country Garden strives to offer the best value-for-money produces to the world. 

To know more about County Garden, refer to its website: www.countrygarden.com.cn/

Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps:  Since 1979, Mercy Corps have helped people struggling with the toughest hardships, survive — and then thrive. That’s the heart of their approach: As they say, “we help communities turn crisis into opportunity.” Their mission is to assuage suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities.

To learn more, visit their site: https://www.mercycorps.org/

MISEREOR

MISEREOR is the German Catholic Bishops’ Organisation for Development Cooperation. For over 50 years MISEREOR has been committed to fighting poverty in Africa, Asia and Latin America. MISEREOR’s support is available to any human being in need – regardless of their religion, ethnicity or gender. With support from Misereor, ICLEI is working with informal settlements in four cities in India, Indonesia and Phillipines with the aim of connecting them urban resilience. Through RCAP a unique platform is being provided wherein the city planners and decision makers along with representative of the informal settlements will get an opportunity to discuss the issues and with the support from subject matter experts will design solution baskets. Two of the same will then be taken up for pilot implementation in order to develop replicable solutions for building resilience into the urban poor.

To know more about MISEREOR, refer to its website: www.misereor.org 

GIDRM (Global Initiative Disaster Risk Management)

GIDRM (Global Initiative Disaster Risk Management):  Global Initiative on Disaster Risk Management (GIDRM), a new project implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, on behalf of the German Government and of which ESCAP is a major partner brings together a wide range of stakeholders from Germany and the Asia-Pacific region, providing a forum for new and innovative ways of collaboration in disaster risk management. The GIDRM has been designed as a network, incorporating multiple stakeholders from developing, emerging and industrialised nations working in various fields such as public administrations, academia, civil society and the private sector. For the initial pilot phase, GIDRM is being implemented in eight countries including Bangladesh, India, China, Thailand, Philippines, Myanmar and Indonesia.

WWF Malaysia

WWF Malaysia established as a national conservation trust on 13 January 1972, WWF-Malaysia began as a humble two person-organisation. Today, we have close to 200 people working for us – from Kedah to Sabah. Also known as Tabung Alam Malaysia, we are governed by a Board of Trustees. Besides our headquarters in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, we have programme offices in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah and Kuching, Sarawak as well as site offices in Fraser’s Hill, Malacca, Jeli and Stong in Kelantan, Ma’ Daerah and Setiu in Terengganu. Our early work focused on scientific research of wildlife and important natural habitats. This work later expanded to the management of protected areas. 

To know more about WWF Malaysia, refer to its website: http://www.wwf.org.my/