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ASEAN Youth Volunteer Programme Database of Environment - Based NGO’s around ASEAN


Background Context The ASEAN Youth Volunteer Programme is a dedicated youth volunteerism platform that mobilises ASEAN youth to develop innovative solutions to the social, cultural, economic and environmental challenges of communities across ASEAN, while forging a sense of regional identity. It is developed and implemented by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), in partnership with the Malaysian Ministry of Youth and Sports, the ASEAN Secretariat and United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

AYVP works on 7 thematic areas, as guided by the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Blueprint, among which is our common advocacy - Environment and Climate Change. As AYVP develops into a regional reference centre for volunteerism initiatives across the region, one of its initiatives with USAID is the development of a database of NGOs around the region, which would help stakeholders in engagement activities in the region.

This Database of Environment-Based NGO’s around ASEAN features 88 nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) that all advocate for the importance of maintaining a sustainable environment and ecosystem for the community. It contains a brief summary of their vision-mission, activities and contact details.


Testimonials from NGOs “Thank you very much for your introduction to the AYVP. We have heard about your work and we are happy to be part of your effort. Please feel free to share the information on our website to the public. We will send up regular updates accordingly.” -

Phuong DON, Director, Centre for Sustainable Development Studies, Vietnam

“This is a brilliant effort and we would like to be part of this. Feel free to use any information on our website.” -

Yasmin Rasyid, President/Founder, EcoKnights, Chairperson, Malaysian Environmental NGOs (MENGO), Hon. Advisor, Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival

“Thank you so much for your kind consideration to include Save the Earth Cambodia into the ASEAN CSO data base working on Environment and Climate Change. Please kindly feel free to include it. Please note that if there is any event you organize and you require our technical participation, we would highly appreciate to work with you.” -

Akhteruzzaman Sano, Chief Technical Advisor, Save the Earth Cambodia, Regional Coordinator, East, South and Southeast Asia Initiative for Equality, Vice President, ECO GROUP Eco Investment & Development Group Co. Ltd.

“Thank you for your email. We are more than happy to be included in the database. Would you be able to provide us a link to the database if it is online? Perhaps we can link back to it so our local volunteers will also have the opportunity to know more about the organisations in the region.” - Khairunnisa Ash'ari, Community Engagement Director, Green Brunei “Thank you for getting connected with us! We are very glad to be part of the database that you are compiling. We recognize that it is our collective effort all across the world that will help make this Earth a better place!” - Eugene Goh, Volunteer Manager, Ground-Up Initiative. Singapore


Table of Contents Kingdom of Brunei Darussalam ............................................................... 1 Kingdom of Cambodia ............................................................................ 5 Republic of Indonesia............................................................................. 14 People’s Democratic Republic of Laos .............................................. 19 Malaysia .................................................................................................... 23 Republic of the Union of Myanmar ...................................................... 29 Republic of the Philippines .................................................................... 33 Republic of Singapore ............................................................................ 37 Kingdom of Thailand ............................................................................... 41 Socialist Republic of Vietnam ............................................................... 45


Kingdom of Brunei Darussalam

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Green Brunei Green Brunei is a non-profit organisation that promotes environmental education and creates awareness on environmental conservation and clean technology. Green Brunei aims to become the biggest green community in Brunei, with the goal of providing green resources and to be an enabler of youth-initiated environmental projects. Run by a team of youth volunteers with a dedicated interest in promoting the beauty of Brunei’s nature and the importance of an eco-friendly lifestyle, it was established in August 2012 and has organized various activities that cater to children, youth and adults, such as nature camps, tree planting, workshops, and talks. Centric to this, it also encourages citizenry journalism, where any Bruneian can submit articles or provide green information for the good of Brunei’s treasured environment. In addition, it also provides a free green database for public use and develops itself into becoming the leading green event organizer in the country. GREEN BRUNEI Website Email Address Telephone Number

www.green-brunei.com info@green-brunei.com (67) 38626588

Beach Bunch The Beach Bunch Association is a passionate non-governmental, non-profit environmental organisation whose mission is to “sustain and protect the beaches of Brunei from pollution.” The Beach Bunch was founded in January 2009 by two good friends who were frustrated by the state of the beaches in the country and the lack of environmental education of the public. From then on, this small group of youth has grown with the support of new members, countless volunteers, sponsors and the government of Brunei. Beach Bunch accomplishes their mission through beach clean-ups and environmental education. They organise and conduct awareness programmes on waste management on the beaches, assist other associations, clubs, corporations & government agencies in promoting beach cleaning campaigns, promotes reduction in waste generation in particular plastic bottles and plastic bag, and finally provides environmental education through public, private and educational institutions. BEACH BUNCH Website Telephone Number

www.beachbunch.net (67) 2610367/ 873 2271

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BruWild BruWild works towards conservation and preservation of Brunei’s flora and fauna by providing educational support to all wildlife and nature enthusiasts. Its vision is to collaborate with the Brunei Government and other NonGovernment Organisations for biodiversity conservation as well as to take part in the sustainable development of the country. The aim is to build a future for Brunei where people and nature, sustainable development and natural heritage can coexist and thrive to mutual benefit. Established on August 2013, BruWild is an independently-formed group of passionate ecologist, conservationists, mammal specialists, herpetologists, ornithologists, botanists and a range of marine life specialists. These experts provide knowledge to help build public understanding of conserving the country’s bio-assets and natural heritage, covering a range of topics including mammals, reptiles, frogs, birds, plants as well as marine life forms. BRUWILD Website Email Address

www.bruwild.org bruwildorg@gmail.com

Earth Hour Brunei Earth Hour Brunei is coordinated by a non-profit organisation which is managed by a group of working professionals, students and the community. Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia with 2.2 million homes and businesses turning their lights off for one whole hour. Brunei join Earth Hour officially in 2010. Since Brunei officially joined Earth Hour in 2010, it has become a yearly event throughout the country across all of 4 districts. Brunei’s highlight so far includes the following: a vertical housing proposal, reduced tax for lower horse power cars including hybrid cars, no plastic weekend, new solar grid, Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EEC) Strategy, and registration with World Green Building Council. EARTH HOUR BRUNEI Email Address

support@earthhour.org.bn

Brunei Nature Society (BNS) The Brunei Nature Society (BNS) aims to promote an interest in, and to study, Natural History in general and that of Brunei Darussalam in particular. It was established in 1975. Membership is necessary for those who wish to join Society outings. The society also has a library on natural subjects that is available for its 3|AYVP Database of Environment -based NGOs around ASEAN


members. The society’s public activities include: the conservation of threatened species in Brunei through research and education, working with relevant Government Departments to enhance and protect the natural environment and the natural history of Brunei, and organising educational programmes for children on aspects of natural history. BNS Website Email Address

www.bruneinaturesociety.org brunei_nature_society@hotmail.com

Society for Community Outreach & Training (SCOT) The Society for Community Outreach & Training (SCOT) launched the Green Xchange H20 project (GX H2O), an underwater clean-up coral restoration programme along the dive sites of Brunei. The project’s objective is to deliver awareness about the beauty of the ocean and corals in the Sultanate, which is home to unique species of corals that include the endangered Blue Coral found in the Pelong Rocks area. Twenty participants compromising committee members of SCOT, representatives from HSBC Brunei and the general public have been selected to participate in this first–of-its-kind project. Successful applicants will take part in a series of ocean dives for a duration of seven months to clean up and restore coral. SCOT Website Email Address

www.fightpovertywithus.org info@fightpovertywithus.org

350.org Brunei 350.org Brunei aims to increase the awareness and knowledge of Bruneians on Climate Crisis. Founded by U.S author Bill McKibben, who wrote one of the first books on global warming for the general public, with a team of university friends, the 350.org team is becoming more global and focused on building an unstoppable movement for climate solutions that will be impossible to ignore. Its mission is to increase the knowledge of Bruneians concerning the importance of protecting the environment from the perspectives of Islam, economy and ecology, as well as to encourage fellow Bruneians to play an active role in participating in preserving the environment. 350.ORG BRUNEI Facebook Page Email Address

www.facebook.com/pages/350orgBrunei/207138319341078 350brunei@gmail.com

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Kingdom of Cambodia

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Culture and Environment Preservation Association (CEPA) Culture and Environment Preservation Association (CEPA) believes that the issues of natural resource management are first and foremost the most important problems facing the country and are in need of immediate and permanent solution. It was founded in 1995 by four social and environmental activists committed to preserving their natural resources. The organization focused its early work on training young activists on nature resource management and empowering forest and river dependent people on resource management. In the past ten years the organization has expanded to include advocacy on environmental rights, community-based forest management, and research. These efforts have helped indigenous communities and ethnic minorities in the north-eastern part of Cambodia preserve their cultures by asserting their rights at the same time accepting modern development through the practice of sustainable methods to conserve their natural resources. CEPA Website Email Address

www.cepa-cambodia.org cepa@cepa-cambodia.org

Khmer Youth Association Cambodia (KYA) Khmer Youth Association (KYA) is a humanitarian, non-political, nongovernmental and non-partisan Cambodian youth organization founded in 1992. KYA is committed to working with and for youth for positive social change by improving and promoting youth participation on different social issues relevant to Cambodia. KYA strives towards an improved framework for respecting human rights, democracy, gender, health, and the empowerment of young people by the government and other stakeholders utilising principles that encourage youth participation and recognise youth’s role and works. KYA works toward improving knowledge, capacity and skills in the Cambodian Youth Networks (CYNs) related to team building, working in solidarity, selfmotivation and advocacy skills. All of these activities are used to ensure the sustainability of the CYNs so that they can adequately respond to the development challenges faced by their communities. KYA Website Email Address

www.kya-cambodia.org admin@kya-cambodia.org

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The Cambodian Rural Development Team The Cambodian Rural Development Team (CRDT) is a local not-for-profit organisation working to improve food security, incomes and living standards of poor rural communities in support of environmental conservation in Cambodia. It believes in a Cambodia free from poverty and environmental degradation. Currently, it has community and conservation projects in Mondulkiri, Kratie and Stung Treng. It also runs the Tourism Training Centre in Ton Le, where local people are trained in hospitality and other tourism related issues such as ecological protection and conservation. In addition, CRDTours offers tours for visitors wherein through which funds are raised for the benefit of communities and their initiatives in environmental conservation. CRDT Website Email Address

www.crdt.org.kh info@crdt.org.kh

Khmer Youth and Social Development (KYSD) Khmer Youth and Social Development (KYSD) is a non-profit, non-partisan Cambodian NGO based in Phnom Penh. It was established in January 2000 and registered with Ministry of Interior on 25 March, 2003. KYSD is an active youth NGO with potential, effective networking and good relationships with Local NGOs, International NGOs and Government Section. It works with many youth NGOs and is active member of UN Youth Advisory Panel, Volcam, Learning and Communication Focus Group of the Ministry of Interior (LCFG), National Climate Change Network in Cambodia (NCCN), Working Group for Partnership in Decentralization (WGPD), HACC and Non-Formal Education Partners (NEP). KSYD Website Email Address

www.kysd.org info@kysd.org / director@kysd.org

Enrich Youth Enrich Youth is a centre for youth development based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Its mission is to train, develop and produce outstanding youth who possess all the necessary skills to be informed, respected, effective, and productive human resource for Cambodia. ENRICH creates opportunities for youth, develops their potential by training, inspires them to take action and empowers them to make a difference. Its youth leadership programme equips youth with the right skills and attitude to become effective leaders. It also hosts a youth forum that provides a platform for youth to learn and share from senior researchers and practitioners and especially from one another. ENRICH YOUTH Website

www.enrichyouth.org

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Save the Earth Cambodia Save the Earth Cambodia (STEC) is a non-government, non-profit, neutral, nonracial, non-religious, and non-political organisation. Save the Earth promotes environmental & energy facilities, builds local capacity at community and institutional levels and creates awareness in the community and in the local authorities in regard to climate change and gender issues. Issues concerning Climate Change are addressed by mitigation and adaptation activities that can have an impact on the environment. These activities are carried out through empowerment programs involving community and community based institutions to identify the options in regard to mitigation and adaptation, and the identified options are mainstreamed into commune development plans. STEC Website Email Address Telephone Number

www.savetheearthcambodia.org sano.stec@gmail.com (+855) 0 9992 7141

Save Cambodia’s Wildlife Save Cambodia's Wildlife (SCW) works on providing technical support to Phnom Tamao Rescue Centre and increasing environmental awareness both within the wildlife rescue centre and with the general public. SCW was established and registered with the Ministry of Interior in July 29, 2002. Its mission is to protect and conserve natural resources and wildlife habitats through active research on relevant issues, efficient alternative livelihood support programs and raising public awareness about climate change concerns and promoting the use of available means for community-based climate change adaptation and individual active participation in climate change mitigation. SCW uses teaching programs, study tours, book publications, videos, presentations and environmental awareness campaigns to educate all levels of society, particularly focusing on youth, children and rural villagers. SCW Website Email Address

www.cambodiaswildlife.org info@cambodiaswildlife.org

Cambodian Center for Study and Development in Agriculture (CEDAC) For more than 15 years, Centre d’Etude et de DÊveloppement Agricole Cambodgien / Cambodian Center for Study and Development in Agriculture (CEDAC) has been working to build the capacity and knowledge of rural farmers in ecologically-sound agriculture. Founded in August 1997, with initial support from the French NGO GRET, today CEDAC stands as the preeminent Cambodian organisation in the fields of agricultural and rural development, and is especially recognized for its farmer-led extension services, agricultural 8|AYVP Database of Environment -based NGOs around ASEAN


innovation trainings, support for farmer organizations and publications. The organisation currently provides direct assistance to about 150,000 families from 6,179 villages, 953 communes and 131 districts in 22 provinces of Cambodia. Since its inception, CEDAC has implemented more than 165 community development projects with funding support from over 40 institutional, international and private donors. CEDAC Website Email Address Telephone Number

www.cedac.org.kh cedacinfo@cedac.org.kh (+855) 023 880 916/ 012 447 599

Fisheries Action Coalition Team (FACT) Fisheries Action Coalition Team (FACT) is a coalition of NGOs established as part of the environment project of the NGO Forum on Cambodia. It was established in 2000 by a group of NGO members working on fisheries and environmental issues around the Tonle Sap Lake and different international NGOs such as Oxfam, NGO Forum on Cambodia, and Environment JusticeFoundation. FACT’s programmes mobilises provincial NGOs and Community Based Organizations (CBOs) to more effective conduct advocacy programmes that respond to development policies and development programmes. Whilst collaborating with NGOs concerned with fisheries involved with local fishing communities, it focuses its work around the Tonle Sap, Coastal and Mekong provinces, on issues that affect Cambodian communities’ livelihoods. FACT Website Email Address Telephone Number

www.fact.org.kh fact@fact.org.kh (855) 23 992 044

Pact Cambodia Pact is a U.S.-based organisation that enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development. Its current and recent work includes improving local governance, fighting against corruption, building savings-led microfinance, providing health education, supporting community forestry and REDD+, and providing organisational development assessments and support to Cambodian organisations. Pact has a Forestry Partnerships in Communities and Climate (FPCC) Programme is comprised of three projects

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that apply the organization’s abilities in the area of capacity building to help rural Cambodian communities protect their forest resources. PACT CAMBODIA Website Email Address

www.pactcambodia.org Caminfo@pactworld.org

Fauna and Flora International (FFI) Fauna and Flora International’s work spans across the globe, with over 140 projects in over 40 countries, mostly in the developing world. FFI has built strong relationships with the Royal Government of Cambodia over the past 13 years. FFI assists the national authorities in building up their institutional capacity and in developing environmental policies and legislation. We place equal importance on the inclusion of civil society and the corporate sector in sustainable natural resource management. FFI’s field activities focus on community engagement and empowerment, law enforcement, biomonitoring and research. The combined output of all these interventions will strengthen biodiversity conservation whilst building good governance and alleviating poverty. FFI Website

www.faunaflora.org/explore/cambodia

Wildlife Conservation Society The Wildlife Conservation Society has the clear mission to save wildlife and wild places across the globe. Through almost a decade of cooperation in Cambodia, WCS has built close relationships with the three government agencies responsible for forestry, fisheries, and the environment. The greatest threats to conservation in Cambodia can only be addressed by decisive action at the highest levels of government. WCS field activities in Cambodia focus on law enforcement, community engagement, and long-term monitoring and research. Government law enforcement patrols target major crimes such as logging, large-scale land grabbing, and commercial hunting. WCS provides funding, training, and technical advice on methods to monitor crime and confiscate poaching equipment, and works with communities to strengthen their role in land-use planning as a means to negotiate management agreements with local indigenous communities. WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY Website

www.wcs.org/where-wework/asia/cambodia.aspx

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World Wide Fund, Cambodia WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of our planet's natural environment, and build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. It spearheads efforts to protect species, encourage sustainable forestry and non-timberforest product management, help communities and governments with climate change adaptation, and promote the sustainable use of freshwater resources. With offices in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam, the WWF Greater Mekong programme is working with government, industry and NGO partners to secure a future where people's daily actions support biodiversity conservation and sustainable use of natural resources—the foundation upon which depends the Greater Mekong region's quality of life for humans. The organization helped establish conservation programmes in Thailand in the early 1980's and has been active in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam since 1990. WWF has both the experience and credibility to deliver the critical interventions needed. WWF CAMBODIA Website wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/where_we_work/greatermekong/our_ solutions

The Centre for People and Forests (RECOFTC) RECOFTC is an international organisation with a vision of local communities actively managing forests in Asia and the Pacific to ensure optimal social, economic, and environmental benefits. In partnership with the Forestry Administration, local governments, communities and NGOs, RECOFTC’s project work, as of mid-2010, has seen nearly 200,000 hectares of forest put into the hands of 60,000 families from 450 villages. RECOFTC has directly supported more than half of the country’s community forestry sites, and more than half of those with legal agreements, through training, facilitating partnerships, and more. It is continuing to set up new community forestry sites and help communities and the government through the legalization process. RECOFTC Email Address

info@recoftc.org

Group for the Environment, Renewable Energy and Solidarity (GERES) Cambodia GERES is a nongovernmental, non-profit organization created in 1976 and specializing in the implementation of efficient energy solutions adapted to developing countries to improve the living conditions of their inhabitants. Currently, their projects are being implemented in 8 developing countries (Afghanistan, Benin, Cambodia, India, Mali, Morocco, Mongolia and 11 | A Y V P D a t a b a s e o f E n v i r o n m e n t - b a s e d N G O s a r o u n d A S E A N


Tajikistan). Since 1994, GERES has been working in Cambodia to develop energy-efficient solutions designed to conserve the environment and improve the living conditions of the Cambodian population. The 60-strong GERES Cambodia team offers various forms of consultancy services to companies and organizations in the fields of biomass management, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and carbon and energy audits, as well as research projects and studies on social and environmental topics. GERES Website Email Address

www.geres-cambodia.org cambodia@geres.eu

International Union for Conservation of Nature International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental network - a democratic membership union with more than 1,200 government and NGO member organizations, and almost 11,000 volunteer scientists in more than 160 countries. IUCN Cambodia Project Office is part of the Southeast Asia Group under the umbrella of the global IUCN. Occasional technical support to the country programme is provided through regional and international experts based in various IUCN Offices, e.g. at the Asia Regional Office in Bangkok and at IUCN Headquarters in Switzerland. IUCN Cambodia focuses on three core program themes: Protected Areas, Governance & Sustainable Financing. The core program will help to strengthen IUCN Cambodia’s stance in Cambodia by working to develop stronger partnerships with the government and stakeholders which allow the conservation and protection of Cambodia’s environment. INTERNATIONAL UNION FOR CONSERVATION OF NATURE Website www.iucn.org/cambodia Email Address info.cambodia@iucn.org UNVolunteers Cambodia UNV values free will, commitment, engagement and solidarity. UNV Cambodia devotes much effort on promoting volunteerism by mobilizing volunteers for development and on enhancing the participation of all people. UNV volunteers come from all walks of life, with various professional backgrounds, but share the same ideal of contributing to the development of Cambodia, particularly to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015. Since 1991 over 1,463 UN Volunteers served in Cambodia and over 93 Cambodians served as International UN Volunteers overseas. UN VOLUNTEERS CAMBODIA Website

www.un.org.kh/unv

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Aide et Action International Aide et Action International is an international solidarity organisation for development which was created in 1981. AEAI started working in Southeast Asia in 2003, first in Cambodia and later extending its programmes to Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar and China through both partnerships and direct implementation with local stakeholders (NGOs, governments, communities). Aide et Action has identified important key issues regarding education in the following areas: Access to Quality Education, Early Childhood Care Education, and Inclusive Education. AIDE ET ACTION INTERNATIONAL Website www.aeai-sea.org/en/our_work/cambodia/country.html

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Republic of Indonesia

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Wahana Lingkungan Hidup Indonesia (WALHI) WALHI or The Indonesian Forum for Environment is an Indonesian environmental non-governmental organisation, which is part of the Friends of the Earth network. It describes itself as “Indonesia’s largest environmental NGO” and its scope is broader than just environmental concerns. It stands for social transformation, people’s sovereignty, and sustainability of life and livelihoods. WALHI was founded on October 15th 1980 as a reaction to and concern over inequalities in natural resource management and livelihoods, as a result of the paradigm and the development of sustainability and justice impartially. WALHI is present in 27 provinces with 479 member organizations and 156 individual members that actively campaigned at local and national level. WALHI Website Email Address

www.walhi.or.id

informasi@walhi.or.id

Perhimpunan SHOREA Shorea Association is a non-governmental organisation working for fair management of natural resources and sustainability. Its vision is to create a community-based natural resource management that is fair and sustainable. It takes charge of public awareness of natural resource management and sustainable fair, particularly issues on natural resource management policies that favour the community and the environment. It projects centre around community assistance, policy advocacy, research and development, consultancy and information services, education and training services, business development economics and finally working with other agencies that have the same vision and purpose that aligns with their goal. PERHIMPUNAN SHOREA Website Email Address Telephone Number

www.perhimpunanshorea.org

shorea@perhimpunanshorea.org (0274) 749 0310

Indonesian Green Youth Coalition (KOPHI) Indonesian Green Youth Coalition is a platform for the youth to become part of the solution to climate change so they can move towards collective action for a sustainable environment. Spearheaded by three founders; Yudithia (University of Indonesia), Lidwina Marcella (London School of Public Relations) and Augusman Institutions (University President), Kophi developed into an environmentalist youth organization spread across 18 provinces of Indonesia. Its vision is to unite young people of Indonesia to care for and realise a

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sustainable environment through environmental education and the creation of a sustainable national green movement. KOPHI Website Email Address

www.kophi.or.id

info@kophi.or.id

Greeneration Greeneration Indonesia, as a business unit, offers products as alternative solution of environmental issues that exist. Environmental programmes are purely non-profit and aim to encourage people of Indonesia to adopt an ecofriendly lifestyle, with the belief that a sustainable environment can only be created through a sustainable society. Greeneration holds on to the three pillars of sustainability which are social, environmental, and economic - all fundamental to the achievement of a sustainable society, with a focus on issues concerning waste, air, water, and energy. GREENERATION Website Email Address Telephone Number

www.greeneration.org

info@greeneration.org (62) 22250 7248

Indonesia Berkebun Indonesian Gardening is a social media community movement that seeks to spread a natural concern for the environment and urban farming. With this aim, Indonesia Gardening has grown in 30 different cities and 8 campuses in Indonesia. It garnered international awards such as for the category of WebHeroes in 2011 by Google Asia, Inspiring Movement for Environment 2013 by Nutrifood, Ashoka Changemakers Finalist 2013. INDONESIA BERKEBUN Website Email Address Telephone Number

www.indonesiaberkebun.org

IDberkebun@gmail.com (62) 21 98092057

Yayasan Keanekaragaman Hayati Indonesia KEHATI Yayasan Keanekaragaman Hayati Indonesia (KEHATI) or the Indonesian Biodiversity Foundation is directed towards mobilising and managing resources in the form of grant, facilitation, consultation and other assistance to support various programmes for biodiversity conservation and utilisation in a fair and sustainable manner. The establishment of this Foundation is closely related to the 1992 Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro and the Tokyo Declaration in 1993. 16 | A Y V P D a t a b a s e o f E n v i r o n m e n t - b a s e d N G O s a r o u n d A S E A N


KEHATI’s vision is to become a trusted and influential agent of change to support the conservation and use of biodiversity and the environment in an equitable and sustainable manner. It does this through awareness raising, biodiversity utilisation, community empowerment and encouraging the establishment of public policy for biodiversity preservation in local and national levels. KEHATI Website Telephone Number

ww.kehati.or.id

(62) 21 718 3187

World Wide Fund, Indonesia (WWF) WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of our planet's natural environment, and build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. It spearheads efforts to protect species, encourage sustainable forestry and non-timberforest product management, help communities and governments with climate change adaptation, and promote the sustainable use of freshwater resources. WWF-Indonesia is dedicated to stop and eventually reverse environmental degradation, and to build a future where people live in harmony with nature. Its mission is to conserve biodiversity and reduce human impact on the environment. It is engaged in promoting strong conservation ethics, awareness and actions in Indonesian society, and facilitating multi-stakeholders efforts to preserve biodiversity & ecological processes on a regional scale. It is also an advocate for policies, law and law enforcement that support conservation. Currently, there are conservation programs in 23 sites in 16 provinces throughout Indonesia in a number of marine, freshwater and forest ecosystems. WWF, INDONESIA Website wwf.or.id Telephone Number wwf-indonesia@wwf.or.id

Wildlife Conservation Society The Wildlife Conservation Society- Indonesia implores a ‘muddy boots’ method to conservation which starts with identifying critical conservation issues, then finding science-based solutions to these problems, and then achieving tangible, on-the-ground success that benefit wild life and wild places. WCS began working in Indonesia in 1965 and established a formal country program in 1991. WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY Email address

info@wcip.org

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Green Peace Greenpeace aims to protect the region from further ecological ruin and to serve as a beacon of awareness and action in the interest of environmental protection and sustainable development. Greenpeace has been present in Southeast Asia since 2000, and has led successful campaigns in the Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia, including preventing the entry of hazardous waste imports and radioactive shipments, campaigning against destructive logging, stopping polluting technologies such as waste incinerators and coal power plants, promoting sustainable agriculture, renewable energy and necessary solutions to key environmental problems. GREEN PEACE Website Email Address Telephone Number

www.greenpeace.org/seasia/id

info.ph@greenpeace.org (63) 2 3321807

Drive Change Drive Change broadens opportunities for young people coming out of adult jail and prison to help lead them to crime-free lives and bright futures. Drive Change has executed Education and Energy projects in schools and organizations in Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia. It designs and delivers curriculum and support, grounded in sustainability, for classrooms at all grade levels –from Kindergarten to High school. It also conducts energy audits and designs energy conservation plans to match consumption with clients’ needs thus ensuring measurable and sustained savings. In addition, it also implements bio-waste to energy projects that help manage on-site and produce energy to further the energy conservation efforts. DRIVE CHANGE Website

www.drivechange.in

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People’s Democratic Republic of Laos

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Community Development and Environment Association (CDEA) CDEA is a non-profit organization which seeks to assist underprivileged communities in Lao PDR by working directly with people at the grassroots in effectively utilising environmental resources to improve living standards and increase income generation. Currently, CDEA is working in four provinces: Vientiane Capital, Oudomxay province, Xiengkuang Province and Sekong province (Thateng district). CDEA was established in 2004, with the mission to help the rural poor improve their lives and also protect the environment. Its work concentrates on water supply system and sanitation, sustainable development, environment education, hygiene and sanitation, energy system and community empowerment. CDEA Website Email Address

www.cdea-laos.weebly.com

cdeacdea@gmail.com

The Global Association for People and the Environment (GAPE) GAPE’s mission is to strengthen the rural, mostly indigenous, communities of Bachieng Chaleunsouk, Paksong, and Pathoumphone districts of Champasak province in southern Laos. Among its core objectives is to assist local people in developing their own potential through an ecologically sensitive and socially just manner. GAPE also implements and coordinates community development and environmental conservation programmes, and facilitates people-centred learning through supporting community-based education programs, with an emphasis on ecological issues. GAPE Website

www.gapeinternational.org

Sustainable Laos Education Initiatives (SLEI) The Sustainable Laos Education Initiatives (SLEI) is a Canadian registered nonprofit organisation that fundraises and runs environmental education projects in remote rural areas in Lao PDR. It has been working in partnership with the Ministry of Education, under the Global Association for People and the Environment (GAPE)'s Memorandum of Understanding. GAPE believes that local people have the knowledge, capacity and depth of understanding to make the best decisions regarding their resources. SLEI also develops leadership programmes and workshops on issues relevant to the community. SLEI Website Email Address

www.sustainablelaos.org ramsey@sustainablelaos.org

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Wildlife Conservation Society WCS conducts scientific surveys on wildlife population to reduce the causes and effects of poaching and habitat loss. In urban centres, WCS collaborates with the Lao government to raise public awareness concerning problems with wildlife trade and assess wildlife loss, habitat destruction, and human-animal conflict. Its field staff has helped establish baseline biodiversity status reports, and developed effective conservation strategies for the Asian elephant, Eld’s deer, western black crested gibbon, Siamese crocodile, and tiger. WCS researchers also monitor tiger numbers in a protected area along the LaosVietnam border, where commercial poaching has depleted prey populations and increased competition between large carnivores. WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY Website Email Address

www.laos.wcs.org

amcwilliam@wcs.org

World Wide Fund, Laos (WWF) WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of our planet's natural environment, and build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. It spearheads efforts to protect species, encourage sustainable forestry and non-timberforest product management, help communities and governments with climate change adaptation, and promote the sustainable use of freshwater resources. WWF Laos is committed to implementing a strategy that focuses on sustainable biodiversity and natural resource management. WWF has been working in Laos since the late 1980s in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. Currently, there are around 10 projects countrywide with offices in Vientiane, Champasak and Salavan provinces, working to gain a long-term economic return for all Lao people, while conserving the biodiversity that makes this part of the world special. Its work in Laos is largely focused within three landscapes: NNBK: Nong Khai, Nakhon Phanom, Bolikhasay, Khammouan Landscape (Thailand / Laos); SLCV: Southern Laos / Central Vietnam Landscape; and SSK: Siphandone, Stung Treng, Kratie section (Cambodia / Laos). WWF LAOS Website Email Address

wwf.panda.org/who_we_are/wwf_offices/laos micah.ingalls@wwf.panda.org

Village Focus International Village Focus International’s Lao programme focuses on poor, vulnerable and marginalised communities in the southern uplands. VFI Laos has three core programmatic areas: ‘Healthy Village and Local Leadership’, which is an 21 | A Y V P D a t a b a s e o f E n v i r o n m e n t - b a s e d N G O s a r o u n d A S E A N


integrated development initiative focusing on local leadership, Land and Livelihoods, which focuses on land rights and natural resource management, and Protection and Empowerment for Women and Children (PEWC), which includes a Shelter, education and awareness raising regarding trafficking, illegal migration for labour, youth leadership, etc. Village Focus currently works in the uplands of southern Laos (near the Vietnamese border), in coordination with multiple civil society members, government and private sector partners to give the programme activities wide and lasting impact. It also works closely with remote, usually ethnic minority communities, focusing on local leadership issues as well as a range of specific land rights activities. VILLAGE FOCUS INTERNATIONAL www.villagefocus.org/laos Website

Fauna and Flora International (FFI) Fauna and Flora International’s work spans across the globe, with over 140 projects in over 40 countries, mostly in the developing world. It stands up for biodiversity and aims to show how relevant it is to all those who share the planet. FFI’s first involvement in Laos has been to support conservation of its rich diversity of gibbon species. Together with the government and partner NGOs, FFI helped to prepare a national gibbon conservation action plan for Lao PDR, which was endorsed by the Lao government. In 2011, FFI and the IUCN initiated activities for the protection of this species and other endemic wildlife using a community-based approach which includes social surveys, awareness-raising, participatory conservation planning and community-based patrols and monitoring. FFI Website

www.fauna-flora.org/explore/laos

The Centre for People and Forests (RECOFTC) RECOFTC is an international organization with a vision of developing local communities that actively manage forests in Asia and the Pacific, to ensure optimal social, economic, and environmental benefits. RECOFTC has been working with the Lao government and other stakeholders to help build capacity for community forestry through a series of trainings, conferences, workshops, dialogues, study tours, and projects at both national and regional levels. These activities gained momentum in June 2006 when RECOFTC signed an MoU with the National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute under which a number of activities have been carried out, the most significant of which was the researching and writing of a publication entitled “Status of Community Based Forest Management in Lao PDR.” This set the framework for a capacity building needs assessment currently underway. 22 | A Y V P D a t a b a s e o f E n v i r o n m e n t - b a s e d N G O s a r o u n d A S E A N


RECOFTC Website Email Address

www.recoftc.org/site/Laos info@recoftc.org

Aide et Action International Aide et Action International is an international solidarity organisation for development which was created in 1981. AEAI started working in Southeast Asia in 2003, first in Cambodia and later extending its programmes to Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar and China through both partnerships and direct implementation with local stakeholders (NGOs, governments, communities). In Laos, AEA and its partners decided to work on two main educational themes which are Access to Quality Education and Inclusive Education. AIDE ET ACTION INTERNATIONAL Website www.aeai-sea.org/en/our_work/laos/country.html

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Malaysia

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Malaysian Environmental NGO Malaysian Environmental NGOs (MENGO) was formed under the DANIDAsupported programme for environmental assistance to Malaysia. The coalition was established in November 2001. The objective of the programme is to contribute to the strengthening of the MNEGOs and facilitate their impact on the decision making at all levels in the Malaysia society. One of the main strategic aims of the programme is to support and facilitate a more effective interaction between MENGO and the Government of Malaysia on environmental policies. It also engages in providing education on environmental concerns, while at the same time facilitating community mobilisation and the participation around environmental issues. MALAYSIAN ENVIRONMENTAL NGO Website www.mengo.org Email Address admin@mengo.org Telephone Number (60) 03 7731 8361 SOS Malaysia “Saving the seahorse means saving the sea”, SOS stands for “Save our Seahorses”. Founded in 2004, it is a non- profit group committed to saving the seahorses and its associated habitats. Its mission is geared towards conserving not only the seahorses, but the ecosystem seahorses are dependent on, such as sea grass, mangrove and coral reef. The project is built upon research, education and outreach, active lobbying, capacity building and communication. SOS MALAYSIA Website Email Address

www.sosmalaysia.org saveourseahorse@yahoo.com

MareCet The MareCet Research Organisation is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation committed to increasing scientific knowledge, implementing conservation actions, strengthening policies, and generating awareness on marine mammals and the greater marine environment. It is the first and only non-profit, non-governmental organisation solely dedicated to the research and conservation of marine mammals in Malaysia. It is envisioned that in the long-term, the organisation will be a centre where various parties are able to study, conduct research, and receive training in various aspects connected to the main focus areas of the organisation. MARECET Email Address Telephone Number

ask.maracet@gmail.com/ partner.marecet@gmail.com (60) 11 1577 6802

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Juara Turtle Project Juara Turtle Project aims to develop highly considerate practices regarding Sea Turtles and environment in and around Kg Juara and Tioman Island, while also creating a research database of the natural life on and around Tioman Island for use as reference and as support for protection of Tioman’s ecosystems. Its strategy is focused around creating awareness education and outreach, nest protection, research and data collection. JUARA TURTLE PROJECT Website www.juaraturtleproject.com Email Address contact@juaraturtleproject.com Telephone Number (60) 09 419 3244 Eco Knights EcoKnights is a not for profit environmental organisation registered with the Malaysian Registrar of Societies. The organisation was founded in 2005 as a small collective offering urban community’s assistance in developing their own environmental initiatives. EcoKnights works with corporate and government agencies to carry out its mission which is to inspire sustainable living among Malaysians through providing platforms where activities on sustainability can be shared with the masses. Its activities include capacity building in areas of community engagement and environmental education, publication and documentation of environment-related materials, as well as youth development programmes. ECO KNIGHTS Website Email Address Telephone Number

www.ecoknights.org.my info@ecoknights.org.my (60) 03 7731 8361

MESYM MESYM.com is an organisation of volunteers who are strongly passionate about environmental issues, and who see great potential in providing a central, online platform for the Malaysian environmental scene. MESYM’s mission is to streamline the environmental movement in Malaysia, through providing a central repository of information on environmental movements. It also acts as a platform for experts to share their knowledge on issues of environmentalism and sustainability and to support networking and collaboration of environmentalists. MESYM Facebook Group Email Address

www.facebook.com/groups/mesym info@mesym.com

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350.org Malaysia 350.org is building a global climate movement. Its online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are coordinated by a global network activates in over 188 countries. The number 350 means climate safety: to preserve a liveable planet, scientists tell us we must reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere from its current level of 400 parts per million to below 350 ppm. They believe that a global grassroots movement can hold leaders accountable to the realities of science and the principle of justice. Today, 350.org works in almost every country in the world, whilst leveraging people power to dismantle the fossil fuel industry, and to develop people-centric solutions to the climate crisis. 350.ORG MALAYSIA Website

www.350.org/kuala-lumpur

World Wide Fund, Malaysia (WWF) WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of our planet's natural environment, and build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. It spearheads efforts to protect species, encourage sustainable forestry and non-timberforest product management, help communities and governments with climate change adaptation, and promote the sustainable use of freshwater resources. Today, WWF – Malaysia’s work covers the broader issues of the annual environment, incorporating such aspects as policy work, environmental education, public awareness and campaigns. Its early work focused on scientific research of wildlife and important natural habitats. This work later expanded to the management of protected areas. WWF- Malaysia headquarters is in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, and its programme offices are housed 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. WWF MALAYSIA Website Telephone Number

contactus@wwf.org.my (60) 3 7450 3773

Drive Change Drive Change broadens opportunities for young people coming out of adult jail and prison to help lead them to crime-free lives and bright futures. Drive Change has executed Education and Energy projects in schools and organizations in Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia. Drive Change has been awarded a grant to pilot an energy program for the Singapore government. It designs and delivers curriculum and support, grounded in sustainability, for classrooms at all grade levels –from Kindergarten to High school. It also 27 | A Y V P D a t a b a s e o f E n v i r o n m e n t - b a s e d N G O s a r o u n d A S E A N


conducts energy audits and designs energy conservation plans to match consumption with clients’ needs thus ensuring measurable and sustained savings. In addition, it also implements bio-waste to energy projects that help manage on-site and produce energy to further the energy conservation efforts. DRIVE CHANGE Website

www.drivechange.in

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Republic of the Union of Myanmar

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Forest Resource Environment Development and Conservation Association (FREDA) FREDA is a non-political, non-profit and non-government organisation in the forestry sector of Myanmar. Founded in 1996, FREDA is currently composed of (409) members, comprising foresters, botanists, agronomists, zoologists, veterinary scientists, hydro-geologists, engineers, timber businessmen, journalists, artists, etc. FREDA is the country Focal Point for Myanmar in the tennation South East Asia Civil Society Environment Alliance (SEACSEA) formed in May 2007 to promote environmental protection and sustainable development in the ASEAN region. FREDA Website Email Address

www.fredamyanmar.org FREDA@mptmail.net.mm

Karen Environmental and Social Action Network (KESAN) KESAN is a non-profit organization working alongside local communities in Karen State to ensure sustainable livelihoods by preserving indigenous knowledge, building capacity and promoting practice and policy change. KESAN brings together socio-cultural and environmental considerations, to empower local communities to increase their livelihood security by using their own tools and knowledge. KESAN's work is guided by the principles of ownership, participation and women empowerment, as well as sustainability, cultural-relevance and benefit sharing by communities as a whole. KESAN Website Email Address

www.kesan.asia info@kesan.asia

Wildlife Conservation Society WCS was the first international conservation organization to initiate a long-term program in Myanmar. It conducts biological surveys, monitors populations of key wildlife species, aids in the establishment of protected areas, and assists protected area staff with landscape management. WCS conservationists work with community leaders and members to develop ways people can use their land and water to generate income while promoting natural resource conservation. They help local people create new agricultural products and practices, modify fishing techniques, generate ecotourism revenue, and provide recovery aid to areas devastated by violence and natural disasters. WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY Website www.wcs.org/where-we-work/asia/myanmar.aspx 30 | A Y V P D a t a b a s e o f E n v i r o n m e n t - b a s e d N G O s a r o u n d A S E A N


EarthRights International – EarthRights School Myanmar EarthRights International (ERI) is a nongovernmental, non-profit organization that combines the power of law and the power of people in defence of human rights and the environment, which is defined as "earth rights." ERI specialises in fact-finding, legal actions against perpetrators of earth rights abuses, training grassroots and community leaders, and advocacy campaigns. The EarthRights School Myanmar (ERSMY) contributes to the development of a vibrant and well-informed civil society in Myanmar and in communities along the Thai-Myanmar border through the intensive training of young environmental and human rights activists from diverse ethnic backgrounds. The ERSMY training program is designed to create young leaders with skills and knowledge to work on earth rights issues in their communities in Myanmar, while also providing a model that combines a balance of theoretical and experiential practical learning for activists and community leaders. EARTH RIGHTS SCHOOL MYANMAR Website www.earthrights.org Email Address infoasia@earthrights.org Telephone Number (66) 815311256

Myanmar Environment Rehabilitation-conservation Network (MERN) MERN, a local environmental NGO, is working for environmental rehabilitation and conservation activities linking with the development of local communities for their livelihood and food security. It consists of 16 local environmental NGOs in which some has strong experience in forestry and environment, some in community development, capacity building and social mobilization, some in agriculture, livestock & fishery, and social infrastructure, etc. The projects implemented by MERN are mainly focused on environmental conservation and rehabilitation together with the capacity building, awareness raising, food security and livelihood development, income generation, agriculture and fisheries, access to water, etc. MERN Website Email Address

www.mernmyanmar.org mern.myanmar@gmal.com

Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Association (BANCA) BANCA’s mission is the conservation of nature, primarily biological diversity, through action based on research, advocacy, network building, education and public awareness. Among its international activities included saving the critically endangered spoon-billed sandpiper and vulture survey in Kachin, 31 | A Y V P D a t a b a s e o f E n v i r o n m e n t - b a s e d N G O s a r o u n d A S E A N


Shan and Chin states and upper Sagaing division. BANCA also conducts Myanmar environmental projects in protected areas of the country. BANCA Website Email Address

www.banca-env.org banca@yangon.net / bancamyanmar@gmail.com

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Republic of the Philippines

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Climate Change Commission The Climate Change Commission is an independent and autonomous agency with the same status as that of a national government. It is the sole policymaking body of the government tasked to coordinate, monitor and evaluate the programs and action plans of the government relating to climate change. The Climate Change Office was created under the DENR Administrative order 2009-04 and serves as the coordinating mechanism internally among the DENR offices as well as externally, with other national government agencies, nongovernment organizations and local government units on matters related to climate change. It has formulated the National Framework Strategy on Climate Change (NFSCC), National Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP) and guidelines for Local Climate Change Action Plan (LCCAP). CLIMATE CHANGE COMMISSION www.climate.gov.ph Website Email Address info@climate.gov.ph Telephone Number (632) 7353144; 7353069

Green Peace Greenpeace aims to protect the region from further ecological ruin and to serve as a beacon of awareness and action in the interest of environmental protection and sustainable development. Greenpeace has been present in Southeast Asia since 2000, and has led successful campaigns in the Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia, including preventing the entry of hazardous waste imports and radioactive shipments, campaigning against destructive logging, stopping polluting technologies such as waste incinerators and coal power plants, promoting sustainable agriculture, renewable energy and necessary solutions to key environmental problems. GREEN PEACE Website Email Address Telephone Number

www.greenpeace.org/seasia/ph

info.ph@greenpeace.org (63) 2 3321807

Save Philippines Seas Save Philippine Seas is an independent movement to protect the country’s marine resources by harnessing the power of social media, lobbying for the strict enforcement of environmental laws, and implementing information, education, and communication activities and projects. Save Philippine Seas aims to research and investigate, lobby for amendment and enforcement of environmental laws, and keep the citizenry aware and involved. 34 | A Y V P D a t a b a s e o f E n v i r o n m e n t - b a s e d N G O s a r o u n d A S E A N


SAVE PHILIPPINE SEAS Website Email Address

www.savephilippineseas.tumblr.com

savephseas@gmail.com

World Fish WorldFish, a member of the CGIAR Consortium, is an international, non-profit research organisation. CGIAR is a global partnership that unites organisations engaged in research for a food secure future. WorldFish is committed to meeting two key development challenges: 1) Improving the livelihoods of those who are especially poor and vulnerable in places where fisheries and aquaculture can make a difference and 2) achieving large scale, environmentally sustainable, increases in supply and access to fish at affordable prices for poor consumers in developing countries. WORLD FISH Website Email Address

www.worldfishcenter.org

worldfish-philippines@cgiar.org

Philippine Movement for Climate Justice (PMCJ) The Philippines Movement for Climate Justice (PMJC) is a broad movement consisting of 103 national networks/alliances and local organisations representing basic sectors, grassroots communities, the marginalised and most vulnerable, including women, indigenous people, fisher folk and coastal communities, farmers and rural communities, forest communities, formal and informal workers, environmental groups, urban poor, and others in the Philippines. Its core aim is to lead in the joint struggles, campaigns and actions in putting forwards the climate justice framework as a fundamental element of solving the climate crisis. Web: PMCJ www.climatejustice.ph Website

World Wide Fund, Philippines (WWF) WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of our planet's natural environment, and build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. It spearheads efforts to protect species, encourage sustainable forestry and non-timberforest product management, help communities and governments with climate change adaptation, and promote the sustainable use of freshwater resources. WWF champions conservation in areas where marine biodiversity matters most 35 | A Y V P D a t a b a s e o f E n v i r o n m e n t - b a s e d N G O s a r o u n d A S E A N


in the Philippines. Its mission is to stop, and eventually reverse the accelerating degradation of the Philippines environment- to build a future in which Filipinos live in harmony with nature. WWF tirelessly pursues its mission of preserving genetic species and ecosystems diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and reducing pollution and wasteful consumption of resources and energy. WWF PHILIPPINES Website Email Address

www.wwf.org.ph

kkp@wwf.org.ph

Wildlife Conservation Society of the Philippines The Wildlife Conservation Society of the Philippines (WCSP) is a professional organization of wildlife researchers, managers, scientists, and conservationists. The Society was formed to advance wildlife research and conservation in the Philippines through promoting collaborative research, providing technical assistance and training and increasing public awareness. Since 1992, wildlife biologists from throughout the country have been meeting every April and the proceedings from most of these annual meetings have been published. The WCSP was officially registered in 1993 and consists of over 700 members. WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY OF THE PHILIPPINES Email Address wcsp.webmaster@gmail.com

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Republic of Singapore

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World Wide Fund, Singapore (WWF) WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of our planet's natural environment, and build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. It spearheads efforts to protect species, encourage sustainable forestry and non-timberforest product management, help communities and governments with climate change adaptation, and promote the sustainable use of freshwater resources. The mission of WWF across the Asia Pacific is to ensure a future for both people and nature. WWF has been working to conserve Asia Pacific’s astonishing wealth of biodiversity for over four decades and has considerable experience in engaging with partners for conservation solutions that benefit people, economies and the environment. Its projects of conservation work across the region are as follows, but not limited to, ‘Love our Forest’, Save our Seas, Save Tigers in the Wild, Fight against Climate Change, and Stop Illegal Wildlife Trade. WWF SINGAPORE Website Email Address

www.wwf.sg

info@wwf.sg

Join the Pipe Join the pipe is the first social community of tap water drinkers. People from all over the world are joining and sharing the same dream of redistributing water in a fairer way. Since May 2010, over 3500 people have joined, together with numerous companies, universities, city council, water companies, schools, airports and restaurants. Their mission is to promote the drinking of tap water instead of bottled water and with the money saved support water and sanitation projects in developing countries so we can all enjoy safe tap water. JOIN THE PIPE Website Email Address

www.jointhepipe.org/sg

singapore@join-the-pipe.org

Ground-Up Initiative The Ground-Up initiative is a not-for-profit organisation organised by a small group of people bound by a common intention - to find and inspire ways to live larger, more joyful, holistic lives in the service of humanity. It started out with movie screenings and discussion on the issues the earth is dealing with. The amount of volunteers and land gradually increased and currently, it has developed a strong core team with tremendous support from individuals, organizations, schools, companies and many others who carry the same passion for living healthier and more consciously. One example of a project is “Balik Kampung” where volunteers are exposed to the medicinal wonders of herbal plants and many more.

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GROUND UP INITIATIVE www.groundupinitiative.org Website Email Address info@groundupinitiative.org

Eco Walk the Talk Eco Walk the Talk is a non-profit environmental website with an Asia focus. Its mission is to provide authentic, grassroots level information about environmental challenges and initiatives in Asia or impacting Asia with a view to inspiring people towards a cleaner, greener future. The website covers econews and insights, offers green living tips and features people who inspire with their environmental thoughts and action. The website is also a platform to feature important environmental causes and campaign in the region. ECO WALK THE TALK Website Email Address

www.ecowalkthetalk.com/blog bhavani@ecowalkthetalk.com

Drive Change Drive Change broadens opportunities for young people coming out of adult jail and prison to help lead them to crime-free lives and bright futures. Drive Change has executed Education and Energy projects in schools and organizations in Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia. Drive Change has been awarded a grant to pilot an energy program for the Singapore government. It designs and delivers curriculum and support, grounded in sustainability, for classrooms at all grade levels –from Kindergarten to High school. It also conducts energy audits and designs energy conservation plans to match consumption with clients’ needs thus ensuring measurable and sustained savings. In addition, it also implements bio-waste to energy projects that help manage on-site and produce energy to further the energy conservation efforts. DRIVE CHANGE Website

www.drivechange.in

ECO Singapore Eco Singapore’s vision is to be the leading environmental body advocating sustainable lifestyle for youth ages 17-35. Its core message is to adopt a sustainable lifestyle and embrace environmental issues holistically. It also organises local and global environmental initiatives and acts as a resource platform involving other environmental stakeholders. 39 | A Y V P D a t a b a s e o f E n v i r o n m e n t - b a s e d N G O s a r o u n d A S E A N


ECO-SINGAPORE Website

www.eco-singapore.org

Singapore Environment Council (SEC) The Singapore Environment Council (SEC) is an independently managed, nonprofit, non-government organisation, and institution of public character that nurtures, facilitates and co-ordinates environmental causes in Singapore. The council is also a registered charity that can offer tax exemptions to donors. SEC’s work is founded on three pillars of action. Firstly, partnership with the people, private and public sectors of Singaporean society, to nurture a culture aligned with sustainable development concepts. Secondly, SEC rewards environmental excellence through awards schemes and product endorsement programmes, such as the Singapore Green Labelling Scheme. Thirdly, the SEC collaborates with partners to develop and implement training and learning programmes to build competencies in environmental sustainability within companies, thus keeping our business leaders ahead of the curve. SEC Website Email Address

www.sec.org.sg info@sec.org.sg

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Kingdom of Thailand

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Lahu Health & Development Project (LHDP) Lahu Health &Development Project (LHDP) is an NGO based in Northern Thailand. The mission of LHDP is to provide the target group with capability and include them in all activities so they feel valued and not being developed but rather develop themselves. Projects that are organized by LHDP are all holistic in nature through health care awareness, education, environmental conservation and others. LHDP realises the importance of restoring and conserving the environment and its natural resources of soil, water and forest by supporting the agriculture of choice namely organic agriculture to producing save and an adequate amount of food. Activities include making fire prevention lines to avoid annual forest fires in the hot season, preserve natural fish habitats in water streams, re-forestation, forest and organic agriculture, waste management and renewable energy.

LHDP Website Email Address Telephone Number

www.lahuhealthproject.com info@lahuhealthproject.com (66) 53 867 400

Rain Tree Foundation The Rain Tree Foundation is a social welfare organisation focusing on helping disadvantaged people in North Thailand. Its main focus areas are children education, water projects, and community projects. Among its environmental projects are on renewable energy and water, bio sand filters, hydraulic ram pumps, and micro hydro. RAIN TREE FOUNDATION Website www.raintree-foundation.org Email Address info@raintree-foundation.org Telephone Number (66)0 857161192

Plant A Tree Today Foundation (PATT) Plant A Tree Today (PATT) is a non-governmental environment organisation whose mission is to work for the sole purpose of raising awareness of global environmental issues, campaigning better environmental practices and taking action against deforestation and climate change by planting trees. Furthermore, it also sets-up school tree nurseries and provides environmental education whilst funding community development projects in rural communities centred on tree planting and reforestation. 42 | A Y V P D a t a b a s e o f E n v i r o n m e n t - b a s e d N G O s a r o u n d A S E A N


PATT Website Telephone Number

www.pattfoundation.org (66) 2259 6455

World Wide Fund, Thailand (WWF) WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of our planet's natural environment, and build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. It spearheads efforts to protect species, encourage sustainable forestry and non-timberforest product management, help communities and governments with climate change adaptation, and promote the sustainable use of freshwater resources. WWF Thailand is part of the WWF Greater Mekong Programme, which works on environmental and conservation issues across Thailand, Cambodia, Lao and Vietnam. Tigers, elephants, giant stingrays, along with thousands of other lesser known but equally threatened species form a complex web of life in the Greater Mekong’s ecosystems. WWF THAILAND Website www.wwf.or.th Email Address wwwthai@wwfgreatermekong.org Telephone Number (66) 2 619 8534 -37

Green Fins Green Fins is operating in South East Asia and the Indian Ocean to work with scuba diving and snorkel operators towards implementing robust environmental standards for the diving and snorkelling industry. The Green Fins mission statement is to protect and conserve coral reefs by establishing and implementing environmentally friendly guidelines to promote a sustainable diving tourism industry. The establishment of Green Fins began when monitoring of the socio-economic impacts of coral reefs has been noted as a common and urgent need in the South East Asian region. As a contribution to, and in support of, relevant work undertaken in the region, the US counterpart contributions will be used to initiate a new activity called “Green Fins” by which a network of dive operators will be asked to offer tours according to a set of environmentally-friendly guidelines. Green Fins initiative will strengthen the involvement and role of dive operators as an important stakeholder and partner in the protection, conservation and sustainable use of coral reefs, and will raise the environmental awareness for coral reefs. GREEN FINS Website Email Address Telephone Number

www.greenfins-thailand.org/index.php reefwatchthailand@gmail.com (66) 76 391128

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Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) SEI Asia has a multinational staff with strong connections across the region. Its work cuts across SEI’s four research themes, but focused on two key areas: climate change and resilient development in Southeast Asia; and sustainable land, water, energy and food management. SEI Asia has expertise in adaption science, environmental education, environmental engineering and sustainable infrastructure, environmental science, development communications, geochemistry, geography, hydrology and water resources engineering, natural resource management, rural and regional development planning, social economy, sociology and public policy. SEI Website Email Address Telephone Number

sei-international.org info-Asia@sei-international.org (66) 225 144 15

Green Peace Greenpeace aims to protect the region from further ecological ruin and to serve as a beacon of awareness and action in the interest of environmental protection and sustainable development. Greenpeace has been present in Southeast Asia since 2000, and has led successful campaigns in the Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia, including preventing the entry of hazardous waste imports and radioactive shipments, campaigning against destructive logging, stopping polluting technologies such as waste incinerators and coal power plants, promoting sustainable agriculture, renewable energy and necessary solutions to key environmental problems. GREEN PEACE Website Email Address Telephone Number

www.greenpeace.org/seasia/ph info.ph@greenpeace.org (63) 2 3321807

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Socialist Republic of Vietnam

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Centre for International Cooperation and Vietnam Talent Development (CVTD) CVTD is a Vietnamese non-governmental, non-profit organization acting mainly on education, community tourism and scientific research. CVTD is a member of the Vietnam Scientific Association for Development of Talents – Human Resources, with the support of the Project STEPs4NGOs which was funded by Youth in Action Programme of the European. Its goals are to create short and long term International Voluntary Projects to assist in long lasting community development, education and community eco-tourism; to exchange and explore cultures; broaden experiences and improve skills between Vietnamese volunteers and international volunteers. CVTD Website Email Address

www.cvtd.org.vn info@cvtd.org.vn, cvtd.academy@gmail.com

Centre for Sustainable Development Studies Vietnam (CSDS) CSDS is a Vietnamese non-profit organization that seeks to address development issues in Vietnam with particular focus on climate change for environment protection, women empowerment through sustainable livelihood support, children support through social inclusion, youth development through international exchange and non-formal education. Geographically, CSDS is now active in different regions in Vietnam: Hanoi and surrounding provinces in North Vietnam, and Ho Chi Minh City in south Vietnam. CSDS Website Email Address Telephone Number

www.csds.vn info@csds.vn (84) 04 6027 8323

Centre for Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (CRES), Viet Nam National University, Hanoi CRES has become a centre for research and training under the Hanoi National University with four main functions: (1) Research, (2) Training (3) Consulting, and (4) perform services on environmental issues and natural resources. With a team of natural scientists and social combined with research institutes in the country, CRES has become a centre catering to the fields of ecological agriculture development sustainability, biodiversity conservation, environmental education, environmental impact assessment, human ecology, mangrove ecosystems, conservation and restoration of wetlands. Through these activities, CRES has created a large impact on raising awareness about the environment. In international relations, CRES is a member of IUCN, the 46 | A Y V P D a t a b a s e o f E n v i r o n m e n t - b a s e d N G O s a r o u n d A S E A N


scientific authority of CITES Vietnam and is a partner of the program Man and the Biosphere by UNESCO. CRES Website Email Address

www.cres.edu.vn cres@cres.edu.vn

Aide et Action International Aide et Action International is an international solidarity organisation for development which was created in 1981. AEAI started working in Southeast Asia in 2003, first in Cambodia and later extending its programmes to Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar and China through both partnerships and direct implementation with local stakeholders (NGOs, governments, communities). In Vietnam, Aide et Action has identified important key issues in education situation notably regarding Early Childhood Care Education. AIDE ET ACTION INTERNATIONAL Website www.aeai-sea.org/en/our_work/vietnam/country.html Email Address info-vietnam@aide-et-action.org Telephone Number (84-58) 3 838 881

Fauna and Flora International (FFI) Fauna and Flora International’s work spans across the globe, with over 140 projects in over 40 countries, mostly in the developing world. It stands up for biodiversity and aims to show how relevant it is to all those who share the planet. The Fauna & Flora International (FFI) Vietnam Programme is at the forefront of saving the unique and extremely threatened wildlife, much of which is teetering on the verge of global extinction. It has several different projects running but one of the most important is the primate programme, which targets the endangered primates persisting in isolated pockets within the Northern Limestone Mountains and the Hoang Lien Mountains, in the north of the country. Since 2006, FFI has been exploring ways in which emerging Payments for Ecosystem Services mechanisms can be harnessed for the benefit of conservation and local communities. Amongst many other projects, FFI also educates Vietnamese children on the EcoBoat, a ‘floating classroom.’ FFI Website

www.fauna-flora.org/explore/vietnam

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SJ Vietnam SolidaritĂŠs Jeunesses Vietnam (SJ Vietnam) is an international youth NGO (NonGovernmental Organization) that promotes values of solidarity, peace and tolerance through youth citizenship projects to improve society during and after the voluntarism. SJ Vietnam is an independent, non-political and nonreligious organization open to everybody without any distinction of nationality, race, philosophy, financial resource, education or sex. SJ Vietnam organizes short-and long-term work camps and projects, actions of social integration, training activities and international solidarity actions. In 2009, SJ Vietnam officially hosted 500 international volunteers and counted 3256 local members aged between 15 and 35 years old. SJ VIETNAM Website

www.sjvietnam.org

World Wide Fund, Vietnam WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of our planet's natural environment, and build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. It spearheads efforts to protect species, encourage sustainable forestry and non-timberforest product management, help communities and governments with climate change adaptation, and promote the sustainable use of freshwater resources. WWF-Vietnam is working across its three priority landscapes, namely Central Annamites, Southern Annamites and Mekong Delta. WWF VIETNAM Website Email Address Telephone Number

www://vietnam.panda.org wwfvietnam@wwfgreatermekong.org (84) 437192048/49

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