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Changangkha Middle Secondary School

Thimphu - Bhutan

Founded in 1961, the Changangkha Middle Secondary School is a reputable special needs school, committed to a child-friendly framework and an ethos of opportunities for all.

An integrated school comprised of approximately 1095 students and 54 teachers, the school is also inclusive of students with learning disabilities and students with moderate to severe disabilities.

Career Education and Counselling Division, Department of Youth and Sports, Ministry of Education

Thimphu - Bhutan

The Career Education and Counselling Division of the Department of Youth and Sports, Ministry of Education, has been working towards institutionalising school guidance and counselling programs in Bhutan. This includes recruitment and training of school guidance counsellors, teacher counsellors, student support programs, development of resource kits and guidance curriculums.
The Division also coordinates school-based career and vocational education programs, school-based parenting education and awareness programs, and other youth development and engagement programs across the region.

Department of Laboratory Medicine, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital

Thimphu - Bhutan

Established in 1972, the Referral Hospital is part of the Bhutan government's health system, which provides free medical treatment for all. It is equipped to deliver basic medical treatment, as well as some advanced surgeries and emergency services.
The Department of Laboratory Medicine provide quality laboratory results in a timely manner. It receives clinical samples from all outpatients, inpatients and emergency patients of the hospital. The department also serves as the technical expert for other district laboratories.

Council for RNR Research of Bhutan (CoRRB), Ministry of Agriculture and Forests

Thimphu - Bhutan

Based in the capital of Thimphu, the Council coordinates and monitors research on natural resources mainly in the areas of agriculture, livestock and forest and environment. Their work is performed as part of the Ministry of Agriculture's mission to conserve the natural resources of Bhutan, while contributing to sustainable and socio - economic development of the region.

National STI and HIV/AIDS Control Program, Department of Public Health, Ministry of Health

Thimphu - Bhutan

Implemented by the Ministry of Health, the National STI and HIV/AIDS Control Program aims to reduce new sexually transmitted infections and HIV infection, and provide continuum of care to people living with and affected by HIV.

The Program's services are mainly delivered through Health Information Service Centres established in urban and populated towns, and provide services relating to information, education, communication, counselling, testing services for HIV and sexually transmitted infections, and peer education and outreach programs

Royal Institute of Management

Thimphu - Bhutan

Established in 1986, the Institute is Bhutan's foremost provider of imparting and improving professional knowledge and skills in management and public administration.
Its objectives are to improve management capacity, deliver and improve quality of training programs and strengthen research capacity in order to enhance public and private sector outcomes within the region


Cambodia Trust

Phnom Penh - Cambodia

The Cambodia Trust is recognised as leaders in the field of prosthetics and orthotics. It is a specialist 'task force', working in countries affected by conflict, disaster and poverty where the rehabilitation services for disabled people are non-existent or inadequate.
Cambodia has a large disabled population as a result of 30 years of conflict. Through its work, the Trust aims to increase disabled people's mobility and functional skills, access to health care, training and employment. Early detection of preventable conditions, advocacy and ensuring disabled people's inclusion in national governance are also part of its objectives.

Cambodian Disabled People's Organisation (CDPO)

Phnom Penh - Cambodia

The Cambodian Disabled People's Organisation represents persons with disabilities in Cambodia, advocates for their rights and interests as well as helping to build their rights awareness and capacity towards achieving a life with dignity.
Based in the capital of Phnom Penh, the Organisation works in the areas of advocacy and rights monitoring, awareness raising and communication, disabled people's organisation development, and overall organisational development.

Cambodian Organisation for Children and Development

Phnom Penh - Cambodia

Founded in 2008, the organisation assists around 2000 of Cambodia's poorest families per year, through a child-centred approach that addresses numerous challenges: poor education, family incomes, migration and trafficking, access to clean water and sanitation, and people's ability to participate in decisions that affect their communities.
By working directly with children, families and communities, the organisation is able to address structural causes of poverty, inequality and social exclusion, as well as pursue primary objectives of child protection and education.

Cambodian Red Cross

Phnom Penh - Cambodia

The Cambodian Red Cross is the largest humanitarian organisation in the country. It is the auxiliary to the Royal Government of Cambodia for humanitarian work and works closely with all components of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, relevant UN agencies, government and non-government organisations.
Incorporating 24 branches across the nation, the organisation helps to provide much-needed programs in the fields of disaster management, health and care in community, together with the promotion of the movement's fundamental principles and humanitarian values.

Cambodian Women's Crisis Centre (CWCC)

Phnom Penh / Siem Reap

Founded in 1997, the CWCC's mission is to empower women and girls to claim their universal human rights to personal security and to equal participation in community, civil, economic, social and cultural life.
The organisation is working through four strategic objectives of prevention, protection, advocacy and organisational development, and employs rights-based, empowerment, holistic and community-cased approaches to achieve this.

Cooperation Committee for Cambodia

Phnom Penh - Cambodia

The Cooperation Committee for Cambodia plays a unique role in strengthening the cooperation, professionalism, accountability, governance, and development effectiveness of civil society organisations that are working across diverse sectors in Cambodia.
Consisting of more than 160 international and local non-governmental organisations, the Committee aims to support Cambodia's representation as a strong and capable civil society, cooperating and responsive to present and future development challenges.

Enfants & Développement

Phnom Penh - Cambodia

Enfants & Développement was created in 1984 as 'SOS Children of Cambodia' to help the child victims of the Cambodian genocide. The organisation's purpose remains to improve the living conditions, health and education of the neediest children.
The organisation has a particular focus on the rights of young girls, the rights of mothers and the development of the communities in which they live. Its goal is to establish programs that encourage lasting development in the sectors of health, education, socio-economic development and the fight against violence and exclusion.

Handicap International

Cambodia / Thailand

Handicap International is an independent and impartial international aid organisation working alongside people with disabilities and other vulnerable groups in situations of poverty, exclusion, conflict and disaster. Their projects encompass physical rehabilitation, livelihoods, inclusive education, road safety, maternal and child health, rehabilitation, social inclusion and mine risk education.
The organisation works with various national partner organisations, including disabled people's organisations, vocational training centres, and government ministries.

Healthcare Centre for Children

Koh Kong City - Cambodia

The Healthcare Centre For Children was initially established to support people affected by HIV/AIDS, and has now expanded to work to combat human trafficking, abuse, exploitation and protecting survivors. Within Koh Kong, the centre operates within three main strands to combat human trafficking and abuse; prevention, protection, social dialogue and networking.
The Centre is part of the 19-member Cambodian Network for Anti-human Trafficking.

Koh Kong Provincial Referral Hospital

Koh Kong City - Cambodia

Koh Kong Provincial Referral Hospital is a 60-bed hospital with 51 clinical staff and 15 general support staff. The hospital provides maternity and delivery services out-patients department; emergency services; general medical and paediatric wards; minor surgery; laboratory; tuberculosis care; voluntary counselling, testing and treatment service for HIV/AIDS patients; dentistry; diabetes clinic and ambulance.
Any complex or difficult pregnancies are usually transferred to Koh Kong Provincial Referral Hospital or, for major accident or trauma patients, transferred to a larger hospital in Phnom Penh.

National Blood Transfusion Centre

Phnom Penh - Cambodia

The National Blood Transfusion Centre provides quality blood and blood products to patients through safe donors, collection planning, quality testing and capacity building with partnering hospitals. The Cambodia Ministry of Health has made the Centre responsible for organising and supervising the collection and supply of blood throughout the country.
The National Blood Transfusion Centre has 47 permanent staff and 12 contracted staff, and is located in the compound of Preah Ang Dong Hospital in Phnom Penh.

National Plan Mental Health (NPMH)

Phnom Penh - Cambodia

Established in 2005 by the Cambodia Ministry of Health, the NPMH is responsible for addressing mental health and substance misuse challenges within the broader context of health system strengthening.
The agency's program areas of work include expanding coverage of improved quality services, ensuring financial resource for health service delivery, improving the clinical skills and competencies of the mental health workforce, strengthening information and operational researches, and improving coordination, planning and legislation.

Reproductive and Child Health Alliance (RACHA)

Phnom Penh - Cambodia

The Reproductive and Child Health Alliance undertakes a broad range of activities and operates in five focus provinces. Its work is geared to improving the health and wellbeing of people at grassroots level.

The Alliance works with government to influence policy change and regulation, lobby on program support and budget allocations, and to foster local government participation at community level. It works closely with village chiefs, commune councils, operational district staff and provincial health department officials to ensure commitment and support.

Transcultural Psychosocial Organisation Cambodia (TPO Cambodia)

Phnom Penh - Cambodia

Set up in 1995 in response to the psychosocial and mental health needs of Cambodian people traumatised from decades of war, genocide and socio-economic issues, TPO's mission is to improve the wellbeing of Cambodian people with psychosocial and mental health problems.
The organisation coordinates a wide range of projects not limited to livelihood supports for disadvantaged groups, community mental health initiatives, advocacy and legal/judicial support.

YES Centre (under the umbrella of Progetto Continenti)

Siem Reap - Cambodia

Supported by the Italian non-governmental organisation Progetto Continenti, the YES Centre's mission is to provide a youth-friendly facility where female and male youth in Siem Reap Province, including those with disabilities, can access information and support services that will help them enhance their employability and increase their economic opportunities.
The Centre team works to address the gap between vulnerable youth in Siem Reap Province and employment by providing services such as job placement, recruitment skills training, soft skills training, job matching, vacancy management, social club events, career workshops and work place empowerment.  


International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Society (IFRC) Pacific Regional Office

Suva - Fiji

The International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) shares a vision with the Pacific national societies of the Red Cross in the region: to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the Pacific region, contributing to the maintenance and promotion of dignity and peace in the world.
Targeting both urban and isolated rural and small island communities, the Fiji Regional Office focuses primarily on risk reduction, preparedness for disasters, disaster response, first aid, health promotion and volunteer blood donor recruitment.

Live & Learn Fiji

Suva, Viti Levu - Fiji

Live & Learn Fiji engages with communities through education, supportive partnerships and action-oriented programs in order to foster a greater understanding of sustainability, and to help move towards a sustainable future.
Live & Learn has established a regional Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) and Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) program called the Nakau Program. The Nakau program is a fair-trade styled community-based program for protecting Pacific Island rain forests; its vision is for a sustainable future, of healthy forests supporting and supported by strong indigenous communities.

Ministry of Health

Labasa, Vanua Levu - Fiji

The Fiji Ministry of Health is responsible for the health, well-being and care of people and communities across Fiji.
Its mission includes promotion of healthier lifestyles, early diagnosis and treatment of illnesses, and support of vulnerable groups across the country. Reducing the spread and impact of non-communicable illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease and other lifestyle-related ailments are also part the Ministry's objectives.

Medical Services Pacific

Suva - Fiji

Medical Services Pacific is a registered Fijian NGO established to enable Pacific women and adolescents to have greater access to quality health care services and to build resilience in vulnerable groups to cope with emerging environmental, economic and human security challenges.
The organisation works with community police to provide support services, and is an alternative service provider and choice for those impacted by sexual assault. Its' medical and social support staff are available 24 hours to respond to police, to provide clinical examination in a confidential and private clinic, as well as counselling and social assistance.;

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

Suva - Fiji

The UNISDR is at the heart of a global partnership to build a world in which nations and communities are resilient to the risks of disasters and climate change, enabling them to develop and prosper sustainability.
The UNISDR Sub-Regional Office for the Pacific was established in 2008 to support 17 UN member states and territories in the Pacific to build their resilience to disasters and implement appropriate protocols.

Viseisei Sai Health Centre

Viseisei, Lautoka - Fiji

The Viseisei Sai Health Centre is a charitable community health initiative which, in collaboration with various health partners, aims to provide quality accessible health care and empower communities to avoid health risk factors.
The Centre's main projects concentrate on modifying lifestyle choices to reduce community non-communicable disease risk factors, and to empower rural women and girls in sexual and reproductive health via outreach work.

Secretariat of the Pacific Community - SOPAC Division

Suva - Fiji

The Secretariat of the Pacific Community is an international organisation that works in public health, geoscience, agriculture, forestry, water resources, disaster risk management, fisheries, education, statistics, transport, energy, information communication technology, media, human rights, gender, youth and culture to help Pacific Island people achieve sustainable development.
The Secretariat's Applied Geoscience and Technology Division (SOPAC) uses the geosciences and various technologies to realise new opportunities for improving the livelihoods of Pacific communities, assess whether resources use is viable, and study natural disasters and their impact on island communities.

Water Safety Council of Fiji (WSCF)

APO: Surf Life Saving Australia Ltd. (SLSA)
Suva - Fiji

The Water Safety Council of Fiji (WSCF) was established in 2012. Its vision is to reduce drowning death and injury in Fiji through the implementation of programs and services that have been developed through consultation and collaboration with organisations and agencies involved in water safety.
The members of the Water Safety Council of Fiji include sporting bodies, NGOs, education institutions, defence forces, municipal councils and government agencies.


Association for Autism

Vientiane - Laos

The Association for Autism runs the Vientiane Autism Centre to provide specialist therapy and educational services to children with autism. Students undergo movement exercises, speech therapy, sensory and cognitive development activities, and life skills exercises. The centre also trains teachers, parents and others to support autistic children to reach their potential.
The Vientiane Autism Centre is currently the only centre of its kind in the country and its goal is to help its students work towards participation in inclusive mainstream schooling. Low-income families unable to meet the costs of tuition are able to apply for support from the Association for Autism scholarship fund so that their children are not left behind.

Elite Sport Department, Ministry of Education and Sports

Vientiane - Laos

The Department of Elite Sports is an organisation under the Ministry of Education and Sports, and is responsible for developing, managing and supporting national sports disciplines on the domestic and international stage.
The Department's main objectives include promoting elite sport development, and developing human resources and athletic expertise.

Lao National Institute of Tourism and Hospitality (LANITH)

Vientiane and Luang Prabang - Laos

LANITH is Laos' pre-eminent hospitality and tourism education and training institute. Its mission is to build a tourism and hospitality 'Centre of Excellence' to educate, train, innovate, communicate, and unite.
Training in food and beverage production, food and beverage service operations, accommodation operations, and travel and tourism operations are some of the opportunities available to its students.

Lao Red Cross National Blood Transfusion Centre

Vientiane - Laos

Based in the capital of Vientiane, the Lao Red Cross Blood Transfusion Centre's primary services encompass blood donation, laboratory, training, preparation and promotion of clinical use of blood and administration.
Additional responsibilities of the Centre include blood donor recruitment and retention, blood collection, processing, testing, and storage, as well as the supply of blood and blood components to hospitals. In addition, the blood transfusion service is responsible for promoting the appropriate use of blood products to ensure quality management.

National Centre for Environmental Health and Water Supply

Vientiane - Laos

The National Centre for Environmental Health and Water Supply assists the Laos Department of Hygiene and Health Promotion in the field of development, implementation, management and research in the fields of clean water, sanitation and safe water supply.
It is also the lead agency responsible for rural water supply, safe water management and sanitation activities for all provinces in Laos

National Library, Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism

Vientiane - Laos

Opened in 1956, the National Library provides knowledge, literature, magazines and newspapers to the public of Laos, and preserves various documents, magazines and printed materials supported by the government and international organisations.
The National Library has a five-year strategic plan to better support public access and improve infrastructure of the national library as a standard digital library.

Population Education and Development Association (PEDA)

Vientiane - Laos

PEDA's vision is to contribute to sustainable development and poverty reduction in Laos, leading to a self-sufficient and healthy country. Its goals include empowering communities to become self-reliant, and addressing underlying issues that contribute to social, economic and health problems.
PEDA has vast experience designing and delivering programs aimed at HIV/AIDS, STIs, malaria, tuberculosis, drug use and human trafficking prevention. It is strongly committed to involving ethnic minorities, people in rural and remote areas, in/out of school youth, women and other vulnerable communities in its projects.

Public Library; Department of Information, Culture and Tourism

Luang Prabang Province - Laos

The Public Library - Luang Prabang Province was formed in 1985 under the supervision of the Department of Information, Culture and Tourism. The main purpose of the library is to support access to reading material for the public.
The Library also provides external services for the public, including mobile libraries and out of school activities for children outside of the city.

Vientiane Youth Centre for Health and Development of Lao Women's Union

Vientiane - Laos

The Vientiane Youth Centre for Health and Development was implemented under the Lao Women's Union of Vientiane Capital to help respond to the need for sexual and reproductive health counselling and clinic services.
The centre runs a youth-friendly clinic with confidential counselling and basic sexual reproductive health services, a daily radio program aimed at Lao youth, and an extensive outreach and peer education program to access young people in the community. It also provides information and telephone counselling for young people throughout the country.


Children and Young People's Protection and Development

Ulaanbaatar - Mongolia
Children and Young People's Protection and Development (CYPPD) is a non-government organisation working under an overarching vision "to protect vulnerable children and to support them in their development as equal and harmonious citizens".
In pursuit of this mission, CYPPD works across a broad spectrum of disadvantaged children and youth in Ulaanbaatar, including: children involved in the worst forms of child labour; orphaned children; street children; children exposed to or at risk of homelessness, trafficking, abuse and abandonment.

Mongolian Red Cross Society

Ulaanbaatar - Mongolia
Mongolian Red Cross Society is the largest humanitarian organisation in Mongolia. It has an extensive national network covering all areas of the country through 33 mid-level branches and over 900 primary level branches.
The society has almost 10,000 volunteers and more than 250 staff, about 20% of which are based in the national headquarters. Its' key strategic directions include improving organisational capacity and branch development, strengthening health programs, strengthening civil society through the promotion of humanitarian values and developing partnerships with international partners and other Red Cross networks.

National Emergency Management Agency

Ulaanbaatar - Mongolia
Established in 2004, the Agency carries out nationwide search and rescue and fire fighting operations during disaster incidents, natural phenomena, industrial accidents, human and animal highly infectious diseases, floods, snow and dust storms, earthquake, landslide, and Mongolia's dzud (severe winter).
The Agency has many responsibilities, not limited to developing a disaster protection legal environment, integrated planning, policy and information systems for disaster prevention and response, strengthening disaster protection capacity and technical supply, joining regional and neighbouring countries' cooperative disaster prevention activities, and establishing additional rescue and fire fighting units considering current necessity


Ulaanbaatar - Mongolia
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the respecting and protection children's rights, the meeting of basic needs of all children and the expansion of their opportunities to reach their full potential.
Program objectives include ensuring that families living in poverty have better access to quality nutrition, health, education and protection services, as well as promoting appropriate and timely responses to humanitarian needs.  

Uvurkhangai Province Children and Family Development Department

Uvurkhangai, Arvaikheer - Mongolia

The Children and Family Development Department of Uvrurkhangai province is a government agency working under the jurisdiction of the Aimag Governor's Office. Its main mission is to follow the Convention on the Rights of the Child, therefore it promotes child protection and child participation.
The department has the responsibility of service delivery in child protection and family development, overseeing a total of 19 child and family development workers across the province. Each provincial district has an allocated Child and Family Development Worker, who is responsible for providing support in areas of child protection, ensuring that children's rights are protected, supporting family development and providing general support to the community.


Aklan State University

Banga, Aklan - Philippines

The Extension and Community Services Unit is part of Aklan State University's efforts to reach out to people in need of knowledge, skills, attitudes, values, and opportunities for quality education, sustainable agriculture, enterprise development, health and social welfare.
The unit is establishing a Regional Resource Centre that aims to raise awareness and build knowledge about disaster situations, empower communities to take well-informed decisions to reduce vulnerability to disaster and build a culture of prevention. The Centre will also be a platform for solutions in the agriculture and natural resource sectors on adaptation to climate change.

Gualandi Volunteer Service Program, Inc. (GVSP)

Cebu City - Philippines

Founded in 2005, GVSP is a non-government organisation which trains and recruits volunteers to provide human resources for the delivery of services to the deaf community.
The program provides a system for recruitment, assessment and screening, training and formation, placement monitoring and regular evaluation for volunteers.

Nutrition Centre of the Philippines

Taguig, Manila - Philippines

The Centre's mission is to work with partners to achieve nutrition security, especially for those who are disadvantaged. The organisation conducts research, advocates for relevant policy, innovates with new products, and empowers communities.

It has contributed to health policy by providing evidence for innovative, cost-effective and sustainable nutrition strategies and interventions. Local government units and non-government organisations implement the health and nutrition programs developed by the Centre.

Nutrition Foundation of the Philippines

Quezon City, Metro Manila - Philippines

The Foundation was founded in December 1959 and is the country's first private, non-stock, non-profit organization engaged in community nutrition.

Its mission is to contribute to the attainment of well-nourished individuals and families in targeted/selected communities through capacity building, provision of comprehensive community-based nutrition and related services, networking, partnership, and alliance building, and modelling of innovative strategies.

Philippine Red Cross

Manila - Philippines
The Philippine Red Cross is the premier humanitarian organisation in the country, committed to provide quality life-saving services that protect the life and dignity of indigent Filipinos in vulnerable situations.
It provides six major services: blood; disaster management; safety; community health and nursing; social services and volunteer services. These are delivered nationally by more than 1000 staff and 480,000 volunteers. All services embody the fundamental principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement - humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.

Provincial Government of Aklan - Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO)

Kalibo - Philippines
The PDRRMO is responsible for the formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of disaster risk reduction programs, plans, projects and activities within the province of Aklan.
As per a new mandate for local government units under the Disaster Risk Reduction Management Act, provinces, cities, and municipalities now play a greater role in building the disaster resilience of communities, as well as implementing disaster risk reduction measures, enhancing disaster preparedness and improving response capabilities.

Provincial Government of Antique - Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council

San Jose - Philippines

The office of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council of Antique is responsible for the formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of disaster risk reduction programs, plans, projects and activities of the province.

Under a new mandate for local government units through the Disaster Risk Reduction Management Act, provinces, cities, and municipalities now play a greater role in building the disaster resilience of communities and in institutionalising measures for reducing disaster risks, enhancing disaster preparedness and response capabilities.

Provincial Government of Romblon

Romblon - Philippines

The Provincial Government of Romblon is responsible for the formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs, plans, projects and activities of the province.
The capital town of Romblon and the port town of Odiongan are the province's trade and commercial centers. Direct ship routes from Manila as well as the southern Luzon ports of Batangas and Lucena intensify its linkages with the industrial CALABARZON region, making the province an ideal location for supply distribution and light manufacturing ventures.


Asisténsia Legál ba Feto no Labarik (ALFeLa)

Dili - Timor-Leste
ALFeLa is an independent and impartial not-for-profit legal aid organisation. Its mission is to support women and children in Timor-Leste to access a fair formal justice system through legal aid, legal education and advocacy.
ALFeLa believes that legal assistance for women and child victims is essential to ensure justice, protect their human rights and promote gender equality in Timor-Leste.

Catholic Relief Services

Bacua - Timor-Leste
Catholic Relief Services is one of the world's largest private voluntary organisations, with more than 30 years' experience in Timor-Leste.
It currently works in three main sectors: health, justice and peace building, and resilient livelihoods. There is approximately 40 staff in Timor-Leste, as well as ten partner organisations that directly implement development projects across the sectors.

Centre of Studies for Peace and Development (CEPAD)

Dili - Timor-Leste

To support the aspirations of the Timorese people, the Centre of Studies for Peace and Development (CEPAD) - in cooperation with its international partner Interpeace - was established in 2007.
CEPAD seeks to consolidate the democratisation process in Timor-Leste by using collaborative research and dialogue to advance the understanding of conflict-related issues in Timor-Leste. They have executed various projects that focus on engagement of the community in peace and dialogue processes.

Centro Feto Haburas Dezenvolvemento - Centre to Foster and Cultivate the Development of Women

Bacau - Timor-Leste
Centro Feto Haburas Dezenvolvemento (CFHD) translates into English as "centre to foster and cultivate the development of women". It was first established in 2010 with the objective of supporting women to actively participate in social, economic, cultural and political arenas.

The organisation aims to build the capacity of women to deal with difficulties in life, become liberated and sustain their own livelihoods to support their families through partnering with target groups in different communities.

Estrela Plus

Dili - Timor-Leste

Knowledge about HIV and awareness of the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS remains low in many sectors of Timor-Leste society. As a result, people living with HIV continue to experience high levels of stigma and discrimination both in community and health care settings. Other challenges include low levels of antiretroviral therapy adherence and difficulties faced by people living with HIV in accessing care and support services.
Estrela Plus was established in 2009 on the basis of the belief that HIV positive people must have a collective voice in addressing vital issues that affect their lives, and that they themselves must be responsible for decision-making within a people living with HIV organisation.

Forum Tau Matan - Institute for Human Rights and Development Study

Dili - Timor-Leste
Forum Tau Matan is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation committed to the abolition of human rights violations. It is directly concerned with the human rights situation in Timor-Leste and its ability to act to prevent or end human rights violations, to promote the rule of law, democratisation and respect for human rights.
In 2003 Forum Tau Matan began its work providing support to children in prisons, publishing research on the housing situation and housing rights, and organising student human rights debates and workshops. The organisation also specialises in the areas of housing and land rights, youth, child protection and women's rights.


Fundacao ETADEP

Dili - Timor-Leste
Fundacao ETADEP (Ema maTA Dalan ba Progressu) is a national NGO established in 1987 by a group of young Timorese intellectuals and farmers.
The main objective of the organisation is to improve the social level of Timor-Leste farmers by strengthening advocacy to reduce poverty. It also aims to promote environmental protection for sustainable development and supports gender equality.

Fundação Hafoun Timor Lorosa'e (FHTL)

Dili - Timor-Leste
Fundação Hafoun Timor Lorosa'e (FHTL) is a national non-government organisation which has been working in Timor-Leste since 2000. It participates in national development programs involving clean water, sanitation, and hygiene education (WASH) which are delivered to urban and rural areas.
FHTL is committed to the development of the rural areas of Timor-Leste and working together with community groups and local authorities to implement their programs. The organisation's vision is of everyone in Timor-Leste having sustainable and equitable access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene education.

Health Alliance International

Dili - Timor-Leste
Health Alliance International is a USA based non-profit organisation supporting governments in strengthening health systems and providing health care for all. Health programs focus on maternal and child health, family planning, and the care and treatment of persons with HIV/AIDS, including the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
In Timor-Leste, Health Alliance International works closely with the Ministry of Health and has been involved with maternal and child health programs since 1999. It currently supports health system strengthening and community health promotion in the five districts of Timor-Leste's central district.

HealthNet Timor-Leste

Dili - Timor-Leste

HealthNet International was founded in 1992 to bridge the gap between emergency medical relief and structural development in areas of chronic crisis and post-conflict situations.
It currently works on health promotion programs focussing on malaria, nutrition and family planning in various districts in close collaboration with local community leaders, the Ministry of Health and other NGOs.


Judicial System Monitoring Program

Dili - Timor-Leste
The Judicial System Monitoring Program is an independent organisation which supports the development and improvement of the justice system in Timor-Leste through objective monitoring, analysis, advocacy and training.
The Program's activities are aimed at supporting and advancing the rule of law and human rights, an independent judiciary and legal profession, timely and effective administration of justice, a legal system that protects individuals and groups against human rights violations, and equal and fair access to justice and treatment under the law.

Ministry for Social Solidarity

Dili - Timor-Leste
The Ministry of Social Solidarity is responsible for the design, implementation and assessment of the policies and laws defined by the Council of Ministers for the areas of social assistance, social security and community reinsertion.
The Ministry cooperates at district level with local organisations to advocate, socialise, and support the communities in addressing gender-based violence, particularly through provision of services to victims.

PRADET (Psychosocial Recovery and Development in East Timor)

Dili - Timor-Leste
PRADET provides psychosocial support to men, women, children and families who suffer from trauma, violence and other social problems.
The organisation focuses on supplying direct services in response to the needs of vulnerable people, particularly those experiencing a serious mental illness or suffering from severe stress or trauma, including imprisonment, victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, abandonment and victims of human trafficking. Providing community education and training regarding the nature and impact of these issues is another component of their work.

Cruz Vermelha de Timor-Leste (CVTL) - Timor-Leste Red Cross Society

Lospalos, Lautem District - Timor-Leste

The Timor-Leste Red Cross Society (CVTL) began in 2002 with the vision of improving the quality of life of vulnerable people.
CVTL is a growing organisation with a large number of volunteers and community members. Its main programming areas encompass health, disaster mitigation, preparedness and management, as well as dissemination of International Humanitarian Law and the Fundamental Principles of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement.


Vila Central Hospital (Blood Collections and Transfusions Section)

Port Vila - Vanuatu
Vila Central Hospital is the central blood collection, blood bank and blood transfusion centre within Vanuatu. The hospital's laboratory services the Port Vila and Efate population and is the coordinating point for provincial blood collection and transfusion.
Vila Central Hospital and the laboratory section are managed by the Vanuatu Ministry of Health.

Vanuatu Red Cross Society

Port Vila - Vanuatu
Formed in 1982, Vanuatu Red Cross Society supports vulnerable members of the community. It provides a range of programs, including disaster preparedness and response, community based health, community and commercial first aid training, water, sanitation and hygiene programs, women's empowerment programs and climate change awareness and adaptation activities.
Vanuatu Red Cross has also been involved in building the skills and knowledge of community disaster committees, who are usually the first source of response in a disaster.

Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-hazards Department

Port Vila - Vanuatu
The Department provides a full range of meteorological services for the people of Vanuatu including forecasting, observing and recording weather and geo-hazards information.
The department also issues warnings for minor and major weather and climate events, volcanic and earthquake events (including tsunamis). Dissemination of this information to community level is vital to allow communities to prepare for natural hazard events, and to build resilience and reduce vulnerability through longer-term preparedness.

Tafea Provincial Agriculture Office

Isangel, Tanna - Vanuatu
Located in Vanuatu's southernmost province, the Office operates under the auspices of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development within the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry and Fisheries.
It is responsible for implementing Department directives in relation to research, planning and development, with particular focus on areas such as disaster preparedness through improving food security.

Presbyterian Church of Vanuatu - Health Division

Port Vila - Vanuatu
The Presbyterian Church of Vanuatu provides a range of health services in association with the Vanuatu Ministry of Health.
Central to operations is the Dental Care Service initiative which provides mobile, low cost, low technology dental services to communities, and builds skills and capacity in dental care at village and community levels.

Air Vanuatu

Port Vila - Vanuatu

Air Vanuatu is the national government owned airline of Vanuatu. The airline has played a major role in establishing Vanuatu as a tourist and investment destination, particularly in its closest markets of Australia and New Zealand.

Air Vanuatu plays an important role in the National Disaster Plan of Vanuatu, particularly in the movement of people and goods in the event of a disaster and in undertaking initial damage assessments. The airline also maintains an extensive communication network across the country.

National Disaster Management Office

Port Vila - Vanuatu

The National Disaster Management Office is the Vanuatu Government agency mandated with the responsibility to help Vanuatu citizens prepare for and respond to disasters. In 2013 the National Disaster Management Office worked with the six provinces of Vanuatu to establish Provincial Disaster Committees to provide immediate response and recovery in time of disaster.

As per the UN Cluster Approach, Vanuatu has five humanitarian clusters to manage disaster response coordination. The National Disaster Management Office and the Vanuatu Red Cross are the lead agencies for logistics within this system.