TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute) is working to realize the potential for national and international leadership as a knowledge based agent of change in the fields of energy, environment, other natural resources and sustainable development. www.teriin.org

GEAG (Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group) is an NGO that undertakes development initiatives to impact positively the lives of the poor, deprived and marginalized through a people centered approach focusing on their participation, awareness and empowerment for sustainable development. www.geagindia.org

IRADe (Integrated Research and Action for Development) is set up as a fully autonomous advanced research institute, which aims to do research and policy analysis in the areas of poverty, degraded environment, poor terms of trade, inadequate infrastructure and the weak bargaining power of the poor. www.irade.org

Mercy Corps is an international NGO, helping people around the world to turn the crises of natural disaster, poverty and conflict into opportunities for progress. The program in Indonesia addresses the root causes of poverty, thereby improving the quality of life for disaster and conflict affected urban and coastal communities. Mercy Corps has improved the lives of more than 1,000,000 Indonesians across the country’s vast expanse of islands since 1998. Mercy Corps provides both immediate aid and long-term programs to “build back better” by improving community infrastructure, resiliency, and economic opportunities in Indonesia’s most challenging urban and coastal areas. www.mercycorps.org


URDI (Urban and Regional Development Institute) is an Indonesia-based think tank, providing policy analysis and technical support on issues relating to urban and regional development. www.urdi.org

TEI (Thailand Environment Institute) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization focusing on environmental issues and the conservation of natural resources in Thailand. Founded on the belief that partnerships are the most effective approach in achieving sustainable development and better quality of life, the Thailand Environment Institute advocates a participatory approach to shared environmental responsibility. TEI works with stakeholders across sectors to help formulate environmental directives and link policy with action to encourage meaningful environmental progress in Thailand. In this way, and by serving as a reliable and up-to-date information and knowledge resource, TEI works to advance sustainable development in the country, in the Asia-Pacific region, and beyond. www.tei.or.th

CtC (Challenge to Change) is an international NGO with a base in Vietnam, focusing on climate change issues, and supporting poor communities to adapt their livelihoods to the local impacts of changing climate in Vietnam. www.challengetochange.org

NISTPASS (the National Institute of Science and Technology Forecast and Strategy Studies) is the research organization of the Ministry of Science and Technology and Environment. It focuses on analysis and development of Science and Technology Policy and Strategy towards innovation and sustainable development. www.nistpass.gov.vn/en/

The International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) is a research and training centre based at the Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) in Dhaka. It aims to be a global Centre of Excellence on climate change and development through its research in Bangladesh where Climate Change has a significant impact. The Centre’s mission is to gain and distribute knowledge on Climate Change Adaptation by building and spearheading a network of Southern based partner institutes, whose combined effort would then go on to educate the world Climate Change & Development and increase capacity in the global South. www.icccad.net

National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) is a premier institute for research, capacity building and dissemination of knowledge for the urban sector in India. It conducts research on urbanization, urban policy and planning, municipal finance and governance, land economics, transit oriented development, urban livelihoods, environment & climate change and smart cities. The institute was set up to bridge the gap between research and practice, and to provide critical and objective analyses of trends and prospects for urban development. NIUA has assisted in policy formulation and programme appraisal and monitoring for the Ministry of Urban Development, state governments, multilateral agencies and other private organizations. It contributed to the National Commission on Urbanisation, participated in drafting the 74th Constitutional Amendment of 1992, prepared the Draft National Urban Policy and other documents for the roll out of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM). It also guided the discourse on municipal finance by framing the Model Municipal Law. www.niua.org