Best Practices by Topic: Sustainable Development
"Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."
Sustainable development focuses on improving the quality of life for all of the Earth's citizens without increasing the use of natural resources beyond the capacity of the environment to supply them indefinitely. It requires an understanding that inaction has consequences and that we must find innovative ways to change institutional structures and influence individual behaviour. It is about taking action, changing policy and practice at all levels, from the individual to the international.
Since the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, sustainable development has emerged as a new paradigm of development, integrating economic growth, social development and environmental protection as interdependent and mutually supportive elements of long-term development. Sustainable development also emphasizes a participatory, multi-stakeholder approach to policy making and implementation, mobilizing public and private resources for development and making use of the knowledge, skills and energy of all social groups
concerned with the future of the planet and its people.
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Page 1"My Environment" Kindergarten Curriculum 25 Sep 2008 - Bahrain Women Society [NGO] Location: Ar Rifa, Bahrain
All India Shah Behram Baug Society - All India Shah Behram Baug Society (for Scientific and Educational Research) [NGO] Location: Mumbai, India
Anti-HIV Stigma IEC Materials Launch 22 Apr 2010 - The Modern Advocacy Humanitarian Social and Rehabilitation Association (MAHSRA) launched Information, Education and Communication (IEC) kits to fight stigma against People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWA) at the Bamenda Congress Hall on Friday 11 December 2009 at 3pm. The project that was designed to fight institutionalized and societal stigma against people living with HIV /AIDS and encourage employers and socio-cultural groups to adopt specific policies that protect the rights of HIV-infected workers and group members had a foreword of the launch by the British High Commissioner Bharat Joshi who said: ┐We all know of the immense damage that HIV/AIDS has inflicted across Africa over the past two decades. I am proud that we are supporting this important project through MAHSRA to ensure that sufferers are not marginalized at a time when they need the support of friends, family and colleagues most.┐ The prepared package for the event included teachings on the respect of a code of conduct in workplaces, the presentation of a bilingual monograph on HIV/AIDS, a brochure that addresses the issue of Stigmatisation, a short film and a musical video Album on Human Rights and HIV/AIDS. The improvised package included a drama and musical interludes themed around the Rights of PLWHA at their workplaces, groups, homes and amongst peers. Modern Advocacy, Humanitarian, Social and Rehabilitation Association [NGO] Location: Bamenda
Award for Innovative Legislation 15 Apr 2010 - Legislative Directory Foundation believes that many members of Congress over the past few years have undertaken creative programs to improve the social and political conditions in Argentina. With our Award for Innovative Legislation (┐Premio a la Innovaciˇn Legislativa┐) we seeks to identify, publicly, recognize and encourage legislators who are developing innovative initiatives that address societal, institutional, cultural and economic, resulting in a change in work patterns in a given field. The award given is a trip of the legislator with the Executive Director of the Foundation to visit a foreign parliament and leasing with other lawmakers to have the experience on how similar issues can be resolved in different manners, with the intention to apply the new experience when coming back to Argentina. In 2009 the winner was Congresswoman Paula Bertol who travelled with Maria Baron to Washington DC and held a series of meetings with representatives of Congress, leaders of social organizations and international agencies. Fundaciˇn Directorio Legislativo [NGO] Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Benefits of Solar Energy in Rural India 30 Mar 2009 - International Presentation Association [NGO] Location: Siktia in Bihar, Morai in Tamilnadu, Jeevan Jyoti Hospice for HIV/AIDS patients in Theni, Tamilnadu and Karanje in Maharashtra, India
Better environment, healthier society and human dignity through the tool of Sulabh technologies - Sulabh International [NGO] Location: New Dehli, India
Building Advice and Construction Improvement Programme, Pakistan 21 Sep 2008 - Building and Social Housing Foundation [NGO] Location: Chitral, Pakistan
Centers of Development and Social Assistance (Centros de Desarrollo y Asistencia Social, CEDAS) 17 Jun 2008 - Federacion Internacional de Asociaciones de Ayuda Social Ecologica y Cultural FIADASEC / International Federation of Associations for Social, Ecological and Cultural Help [NGO] Location: Bani, Bonao, La Vega, Palave, Corui in the Dominican Republic
Combating Climate Change Through Economically Rich Trees Planting And Early Environmental Education 16 Jun 2009 - Federation of Environmental and Ecological Diversity for Agricultural Revampment and Human Rights, The (FEEDAR & HR) [NGO] Location: Mbonge, Cameroon
Coral Garden Project in the Dominican Republic - Fundaciˇn Global Democracia y Desarrollo [NGO] Location: Punta Cana, Bayahibe, Samana and Sosua Bay in the Dominican Republic