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Asia Oceania Geosciences Society

www.asiaoceania.org/society/index.asp

Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS) works to promote geophysical science throughout Asia and Oceania. This international society publishes journals and has developed close connections with local and regional societies. Founded in 2003. Location: Singapore.

Asia Pacific Network

www.apn-gcr.org

The Asia Pacific Network (APN) is an intergovernmental network of 22 countries working toward an Asia-Pacific region that is successfully addressing the challenges of global change and sustainability. Founded in 1996. Location: Secretariat: Kobe, Japan.

Asian Association on Remote Sensing

www.a-a-r-s.org

Asian Association on Remote Sensing (AARS) is an Asian non-governmental organization (NGO) dedicated to promote Remote Sensing through exchange of information, mutual cooperation, and international understanding and goodwill amongst the member countries of the Asia-Pacific Region. Founded in 1981. Location: Tokyo, Japan.

Asian Disaster Reduction Center

www.adrc.asia

The mission of the Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC) is to enhance the disaster resilience of its member countries, building safe communities, and to create a society where sustainable development is attainable. ADRC works to build disaster-resilient communities and to establish networks among countries through personnel exchanges and a variety of other programs. Founded in 1998. Location: Kobe, Japan.

Cambodian Research Development Institute

www.cdri.org.kh

The Cambodian Research Development Institute (CRDI) is an independent Cambodian development policy research institute that works to contribute to Cambodia’s sustainable development and the well-being of its people through the generation of high-quality policy-relevant development research, knowledge dissemination and capacity building. Founded in 1990. Location: Cambodia.

Center for Environmental and Geographic Information Services

www.cegisbd.com

Initially created by the Bangladesh Ministry of Water Resources, the Center for Environmental and Geographic Information Services is a scientifically independent center of excellence. It uses integrated environmental analysis, geographic information systems, remote sensing, and information technology to manage natural resources for sustainable socio-economic development. Founded in 2002. Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities

www.cleanairinitiative.org

The Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities (CAI Asia) promotes and demonstrates innovative ways to improve the air quality of Asian cities through partnerships and information sharing. CAI Asia is a non-binding, multi-stakeholder network of government agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), research institutes, international organizations, and private sector firms. Founded in 2001. Location: Pasig City, Philippines.

Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency

www.theknowledgeworld.com

The Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA) develops applications and provides data services relating to space technology and geo-informatics. It serves as the lead organization in Thailand for establishing common standards for remote sensing and geo-informatics systems. The organization has also created a natural resource information center. Founded in 2000. Location: Bangkok, Thailand.

Indian Council of Agricultural Research

www.icar.org.in

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) serves as a repository of information and provides consultancy on agriculture, horticulture, resource management, animal sciences, agricultural engineering, fisheries, agricultural extension, agricultural education, home science and agricultural communication. It also coordinates agricultural research and development programs and to develop linkages at national and international level with related organizations to enhance the quality of life of the farming community. Founded: 1930. Location: New Delhi, India.

Indonesian Forum for Environment

www.walhi.or.id

The Indonesian Forum for Environment (WALHI) is the largest forum of non-government and community-based organizations in Indonesia, and works to promote social transformation, peoples’ sovereignty, and sustainability of life and livelihoods. Founded in 1980. Location: Jakarta, Indonesia.

Institute for Global Environmental Strategies

www.iges.or.jp/en

The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) is a strategic policy research institute that deals with global environmental issues. IGES research focuses on sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific, a region experiencing rapid growth in industrial activity and population, with serious implications for the future global environment. Founded in 1998. Location: Kanagawa, Japan.

International Rice Research Institute

www.irri.org

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) is a non-profit research and training center established to reduce poverty and hunger, improve the health of rice farmers and consumers, and ensure environmental sustainability through collaborative research, partnerships and strengthening of national agricultural research and extension systems. Founded in 1960. Location: Los Banos, Philippines.