OUR PARTNERS AND ASSOCIATES
PRIA collaborates with a variety of partners and associates at the local, national and international levels.
Its core network of partners at the sub-national level include: Centre for Communication Resources Development (CENCORED), Centre for Youth and Social Development (CYSD), Gram Vikas, Himalayan Action Research Centre (HARC), SahbhagiShikshan Kendra (SSK), SAHAYI, Samarthan, Society for the Promotion of Area Resource Centers (SPARC) and UNNATI.
Nationally, PRIA engages with and receives support from government ministries (Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty, etc) and departments both at central and state levels.
Asian South Pacific Bureau of Adult Education (ASPBAE), Commonwealth Foundation, Hauser Center,The Institute of Development Studies (IDS), International NGO Training and Research Centre (INTRAC), The Montreal International Forum (FIM), The Synergos Institute and The University of Victoria are PRIA's international partners.
KEY RESOURCE PROVIDERS
PRIA's key international supporters and resource providers currently include Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), DVV international , UNDP /UNICEF/UNFPA/UNDEF, The Ford Foundation, The Gates Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation and Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). National resource providers include state and central level ministries of the government.
Over the past several years, PRIA acknowledges the support of ANSA-EAP, Asia Foundation, CARE, Cepa-GDN, CIVICUS, CYP-Asia, DFID, European Union, GTZ, ICCO, ILO, The Leprosy Mission Trust, India, OTELP, OWA, Partnership for Transparency Fund (PTF), SCF, Wilbursmith Associates, The World Bank and WPC.
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ASPBAE is a regional association of organisations and individuals engaged in both formal and non-formal adult education, working with and through government agencies, universities, NGOs, community groups, trade unions, indigenous peoples and women’s organisations, the media and other institutions across the Asia-Pacific region. Established in 1964, the network currently comprises around 640 organisations and individuals as members and operates in 30 countries of the region.
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The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is a leading global organisation for research, teaching and communications on international development.IDS was founded in 1966 and enjoys an international reputation based on the quality of its work and its commitment to applying academic skills to real world challenges. Its purpose is to understand and explain the world, and to try to change it – to influence as well as to inform.
IDS hosts dynamic research teams, popular postgraduate courses, and a family of world-class knowledge services. These three spheres are integrated in a unique combination– as a development knowledge hub, IDS is connected to and is a convenor of networks throughout the world. The IDS community encompasses an extensive network of partners, former staff and students across the development community worldwide.
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INTRAC is a non-profit organisation working in the international development and relief sector. INTRAC was founded in 1991. The original board consisted of Peter Baas, Robert Chambers, Paddy Coulter, Ian Davis, Margaret Hardiman, Malcolm Harper, Michael Harris and Elizabeth Stamp and Brian Pratt has been its executive director since. INTRAC supports non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and civil society organisations (CSOs) around the world by helping to explore policy issues, and by strengthening management and organisational effectiveness.
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The Montreal International Forum (FIM) is an international NGO think tank with a goal to increase the voice and participation of civil society actors in all multilateral institutions. FIM provides a neutral and impartial setting for holding meetings that favour dialogue, reflection and active learning about the interaction between civil society and the multilateral system. In doing so, these meetings enable practitioners from the civil society to draw lessons from NGO experiences that can strengthen the voice and participation of civil society actors in all multilateral institutions.
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The Synergos Institute is an independent nonprofit organisation dedicated to the development of effective, sustainable and locally based solutions to poverty. Working with partners, Synergos' mission is to mobilise resources and bridge social and economic divides to reduce poverty and increase equity around the world. The Institute believes that poverty is the result of a complex array of causes and conditions and will only be remedied with the commitment of all sectors of society – government, business, nonprofit organisations, philanthropists and other major stakeholders. To tackle the issues of poverty, partnerships must bring together all the stakeholders, engage the affected communities, seek sustainable changes in systems and tap the participants' deep sense of purpose and collective wisdom. Synergos was founded in 1986 by Peggy Dulany, who now serves as the organisation's Chair. Synergos' work is supported by private foundations, international agencies, corporate donations, and individual and family contributions.
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The University of Victoria, one of Canada's leading universities, provides both students and faculty with a unique learning environment. The University has earned a reputation for commitment to research, scholarship and co-op education. The university is widely recognised for its innovative and responsive programmes, interdisciplinary and international initiatives, and a diverse and welcoming learning community. Widely recognised for leadership in research, inspired teaching and community engagement, it provides innovative programmes and real-life learning experiences in a diverse and welcoming West Coast environment. The University ranks consistently among the top universities in Canada.
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The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is Switzerland’s international cooperation agency within the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA). In operating with other federal offices concerned, SDC is responsible for the overall coordination of development activities and cooperation with Eastern Europe, as well as for the humanitarian aid delivered by the Swiss Confederation.
The goal of development cooperation is that of reducing poverty. It is meant to foster economic self-reliance and state autonomy, to contribute to the improvement of production conditions, to help in finding solutions to environmental problems, and to provide better access to education and basic healthcare services.
dvv international is the Institute for International Cooperation of the German Adult Education Association (Deutscher Volkshochschul-Verband e.V., DVV), which, in turn, is the federal umbrella association for the 16 regional associations of Germany's community adult education centres (Volkshochschulen, VHS). DVV and its Institute represent the interests of the association's members, together with those of over 1000 Volkshochschulen, at the national, European and international level.
The domestic and international work of dvv international is guided by a commitment to human rights and the Institute's principles on the promotion of women and gender equality. dvv international is active on a worldwide basis, cooperating with 200 partners in over 40 countries. The Institute sees itself as a professional partner that brings experience and resources to joint projects and learns, in turn, from its partners.
UNDP Country Office
UNDPis the UN's global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We work in 166 countries through a network of 135 country offices worldwide, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. UNDP does not represent any one approach to development; rather, our commitment is to assist partner governments in finding their own approaches, according to their own unique national circumstances.UNDP advocates for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the concept of human development and the need to empower women. Its series of global, regional and country-focused Human Development Reports are a powerful advocacy tool with a focus on people-centered, inclusive, equitable and sustainable growth.Under the overarching goal of poverty eradication UNDP focuses on five inter-connected thematic areas: poverty reduction, democratic governance, crisis prevention and recovery, environment and energy, and HIV/AIDS.
UNDP is committed to help India achieve the global Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as well as the national objectives articulated in consecutive Five-Year Plans. The goal of the organization is to help improve the lives of the poorest women and men, the marginalized and the disadvantaged in India. UNDP works in the following areas: Democratic Governance, Poverty Reduction, Crisis Prevention and Recovery, Environment and Energy, and HIV and Development.
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The United Nations Population Fund is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect.UNFPA works in partnership with governments, as well as with other agencies and civil society broadly, to advance its mission. Two frameworks serve to focus its efforts: The Programme of Action adopted at the International Conference on Population and Development and the Millennium Development Goals, which the international development community committed itself to six years later. Because the dates for achievement of these interconnected sets of goals and related targets are fast approaching, considerable work has been done in analyzing what has worked, and to galvanize support and a redoubling of efforts.
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The Ford Foundation was established on 15 January 1936, with an initial gift of $25,000 from Edsel Ford, whose father Henry, founded the Ford Motor Company. During its early years, the foundation operated in Michigan under the leadership of Ford family members. Since the founding charter stated that resources should be used “for scientific, educational and charitable purposes, all for the public welfare,” the foundation made grants to many kinds of organizations. Today, the Ford Foundation, led by Luis Ubiñas, its ninth president, remains committed to advancing human welfare. Headquartered in New York City, we make grants in all 50 states and, through 10 regional offices around the world, support programs in more than 50 countries. Over the years, our trustees have been drawn from the United States, Latin America, Africa and Asia and have brought experience in business, government, higher education, law, nonprofit management and the civic sector with a diversity of approaches and continuity of purpose.
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The belief that every life has equal value is at the core of their work at the foundation. They follow 15 guiding principles, which help define their approach to their philanthropic work, and employ an outstanding leadership team to direct their strategies and grantmaking.
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The Rockefeller Foundation supports work that expands opportunity and strengthens resilience to social, economic, health and environmental challenges – affirming its pioneering philanthropic mission since 1913 to promote the well-being of humanity. The Foundation operates both within the United States and around the world. The Foundation's efforts are overseen by an independent Board of Trustees and managed by its president through a leadership teamdrawn from scholarly, scientific, and professional disciplines.
The Commonwealth Foundation is an intergovernmental organisation that was established by the Commonwealth Heads of Government in 1965 to make civil society stronger. The organisation believes in giving a voice to the voiceless, bringing people together and promoting cultural expression and exchange. The value of commitment to diversity, development, democracy, good governance and human rights are rooted in declarations agreed by all forty seven commonwealth member states. Major declarations include the 1971 Singapore Principles, 1991 Harare Declaration and, today, the 2009 Trinidad and Tobago Affirmation.
The Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations
The Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard University is a university-wide center for the study of nonprofit organizations and civil society. The Hauser Center seeks to expand understanding and accelerate critical thinking about the leadership of nonprofit and non-governmental organizations through the key goals of research, education, and practice. Established in 1997, the Center has explored the critical questions affecting nonprofits and NGOs and widely disseminated the findings; supported teaching about nonprofit organizations across Harvard University and development of curricula in the field and has attempted to connect current and future leaders with new thinking and scholarship.
Key Resource Providers
SIDA is a government agency of the country of Sweden with over 650 employees. SIDA channels its resources through NGOs, multilateral cooperation, and the EU, among others and is interested in promoting the idea of “international development cooperation” to replace the one-sided giving indicated by the term “assistance.” Supporting over 2,000 projects in over 100 countries (over 20 of them are specially designated as target countries), SIDA seeks to create partnerships with companies, popular movements, organizations, universities, and government agencies for its development projects. SIDA’s geographic focus is on countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Central and Eastern Europe.
UNICEF has been working in India since 1949. The largest UN organisation in the country, UNICEF is fully committed to working with the Government of India to ensure that each child born in this vast and complex country gets the best start in life, thrives and develops to his or her full potential. The organisation uses quality research and data to understand issues, implements new and innovative interventions that address the situation of children, and works with partners to bring those innovations to fruitition.
The United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF)
UNDEF was established by the UN Secretary-General in 2005 as a United Nations General Trust Fund to support democratization efforts around the world. UNDEF supports projects that strengthen the voice of civil society, promote human rights, and encourage the participation of all groups in democratic processes. The large majority of UNDEF funds go to local civil society organizations -- both in the transition and consolidation phases of democratization. In this way, UNDEF plays a novel and unique role in complementing the UN's traditional work -- the work with Governments -- to strengthen democratic governance around the world.
The Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) is a non-profit research institution established in 1959, whose overarching purpose is to conduct research on the conditions for peaceful relations between states, groups and people. The institute is independent, international and interdisciplinary, and explores issues related to all facets of peace and conflict. To remain at the cutting edge of peace research, PRIO is both proactively involved in identifying new trends in global conflict, and oriented toward formulating and documenting new understandings and responses.