Directory of resources on transport, health and environment in developing countries


NGO policy/civil society/research links

(see also section 6. for grassroots advocacy )

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    Afribike. A South African non-profit organization promoting the use of non-motorized transport (bicycles, work-cycles) as a means of poverty alleviation, job creation, education, sustainable development, and environmental protection. Johannesburg, South Africa.
    http://www.afribike.org/content/home/index.html
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    Afribike. A South African non-profit organization promoting the use of non-motorized transport (bicycles, work-cycles) as a means of poverty alleviation, job creation, education, sustainable development, and environmental protection. Johannesburg, South Africa.
    http://www.afribike.org/content/home/index.html
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    AirImpacts.org – health and economic impacts of air pollution. This web site aims to increase global awareness of the impacts of air pollution. It is the result of an international initiative funded by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and led by the UNEP Risoe Centre on Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development (URC), among others.
    http://www.airimpacts.org/
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    AIRNET. A network project initiated to develop an overarching European-wide framework for air pollution and health research. Coordinated by: Institute for Risk Assessment Science (IRAS), University of Utrecht, Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM). Utrecht, the Netherlands.
    http://airnet.iras.uu.nl/
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    Bicycling Empowerment Network (BEN) . Promoting the use of the bicycle to address low-cost transport and improve health. Developed in partnership with the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), the Interface for Cycling Expertise (I-ce) and the Velo Mondial 2006 Conference. Cape Town, South Africa.
    http://www.benbikes.org.za/
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    Clean Air Initiative for Cities around the world. The Clean Air Initiative (CAI) advances innovative ways to improve air quality in cities through partnerships in selected regions of the world by sharing knowledge and experiences. Washington, DC, World Bank. Separate sections of the site are devoted to Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Regi
    http://www.cleanairnet.org/cai/1403/channel.html
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    Clean Air Initiative for Cities of Latin America. Sponsored by the World Bank and regional financial institutions, multi-lateral and bilateral development agencies, major Latin American municipalities, and the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI. the
    http://www.cleanairnet.org/lac/1471/channel.html
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    Clean Air Initiative for Cities of Sub-Saharan Africa. Sponsored by the World Bank and regional partners.
    http://www.cleanairnet.org/ssa/1414/propertyvalue-13573.html
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    Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities (CAI-Asia) . The Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities promotes and demonstrates innovative ways to improve the air quality of Asian cities through partnerships and sharing experiences. Washington, DC, World Bank and Manila, Asian Development Bank.
    http://www.cleanairnet.org/caiasia/1412/channel.html
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    Division for Sustainable Development. New York, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
    http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/
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    EMBARQ: the World Resources Institute Center for Transport and the Environment. EMBARQ acts as a catalyst for socially, financially, and environmentally sound solutions to the problems of urban mobility.
    http://embarq.wri.org/en/index.aspx
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    Environmentally sustainable transport. Nagoya, Japan, United Nations Centre for Regional Development.
    http://www.uncrd.or.jp/env/est/
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    European Federation for Transport and Environment (T&E) . T&E is Europe's principal environmental organization campaigning specifically on transport. Members are drawn from nongovernmental organizations in nearly every European country. Brussels, Belgium.
    http://www.t-e.nu/
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    European Transport Safety Council (ETSC). An independent, non-profit organization dedicated to the reduction and severity of transport crashes in Europe. Brussels, Belgium.
    http://www.etsc.be/home.php
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    FIA Foundation for the Automobile and Society (FIA-F). Automobile Industry sponsored non-profit foundation supporting road safety initiatives, United Kingdom.
    http://www.fiafoundation.com/
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    Global Road Safety Partnership. Bringing together governments, civil society, NGOs and researchers. Hosted program of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Geneva.
    http://www.grsproadsafety.org/
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    Global Transport Knowledge Partnership (GTKP) . initiative to promote and disseminate sustainable transport knowledge, whilst encouraging greater participation from the developing world. Jointly hosted by UK Department of International Development and the Asian Development Bank.
    http://www.gtkp.com
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    Health Effects Institute. Nonprofit corporation and independent research organization, supported proving high-quality, impartial, and relevant science on the health effects of air pollution. Supported by USEPA and the vehicle industry. HEI has funded over 250 studies in North America, Europe, and Asia and is a leader in the Public Health and Air Pollution in Asia (PAPA) initiative.
    http://www.healtheffects.org/
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    I-ce, Interface for Cycling Expertise. I-ce is an expertise centre with the aim to support capacity building for planning and design of cycling facilities in an urban policy context, including in developing countries. The Netherlands.
    http://www.i-ce.info/frameset.htm
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    i>Indian Institute of Technology: Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Programme (TRIPP) . WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Safety Technology. An interdisciplinary programme focusing on the reduction of adverse health effects of road transport. New Delhi, India.
    http://www.iitd.ernet.in/tripp/
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    Institute for Sustainability and Technology Policy. Research institute integrating policy for creating better economies, improved environments, and more just, participative societies, with emphasis on transport/landuse planning. Perth, Western Australia, Murdoch University.
    http://wwwistp.murdoch.edu.au/
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    Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) . A private non-profit organization promoting environmentally sustainable and equitable transportation worldwide. New York.
    http://www.itdp.org/
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    International Association of Traffic and Safety Sciences (IATSS) . IATSS was established in 1974 with an endowment from Soichiro Honda and Takeo Fujisawa, as well as from Honda Motor Company. It is a forum for scholars and other specialists to discuss and conduct research on the present and future state of transportation in mobile societies. Tokyo, Japan.
    http://www.iatss.or.jp/english/index.html
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    The Journal of World Transport Policy and Practice, John Whitelegg, ed. Peer-reviewed journal on sustainable transport, health, social impacts and environment.
    http://www.ecoplan.org/wtpp/wt_index.htm
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    Kyoto World Cities 20/20 Challenge. A partnership including the Clean Air Initiative in Asian Cities, the GTZ-Sustainable Urban Transport Project, the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) and other nongovernmental organizations/research institutes.
    http://www.ecoplan.org/kyoto/ky_index.htm
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    Mobilizing Africa. Sponsored by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, a private, non-profit organization which promotes environmentally sustainable and equitable transportation policies and projects worldwide. New York, USA.
    http://www.itdp.org/MA/ma1.html
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    New Mobility Agenda. An open-society internet platform for the international exchange of ideas and materials in support of sustainable transportation. Contains links to the Journal of World Transport Policy and Practice, as well as to nongovernmental organizations addressing mobility issues, car-free days and car-sharing. Supported by The Commons, a global internet forum for better use of technologies Paris, The Commons.
    http://www.ecoplan.org/wtpp/wt_index.htm
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    Partnership for Sustainable Urban Transport in Asia (PSUTA) . Funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), PSUTA focuses on sustainable transport in three cities in Asia: Hanoi (Viet Nam), Pune (India), and Xi'an (China).
    http://www.cleanairnet.org/caiasia/1412/article-58616.html
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    Pan Africa Bicycle Information Network (PABIN) . Supports opportunities for bicycle transport and low-cost mobility to improve productivity, the quality of life and the environment in Africa. Sponsored by International Bicycle Fund, Seattle, WA, USA.
    http://www.ibike.org/pabin/index.htm
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    RAPIDC – Regional Air Pollution in Developing Countries. The aim of RAPIDC is to facilitate the implementation of measures which prevent and control air pollution. Sponsored by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), Stockholm, Sweden.
    http://www.york.ac.uk/inst/sei/rapidc2/rapidc.html
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    Road Traffic Injuries Research Network. Partnership of government, academic, and NGOs collaborating in research on impacts, causes and interventions related to road traffic injuries (RTIs) in low- and middle-income countries. Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
    http://www.rtirn.net/
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    Road traffic Injuries and Health Equity. A Harvard research programme which aims to: reduce the burden of traffic accidents in low- and middle-income countries; enquire into the social inequities in risk and outcomes of road traffic crashes; evaluate the economic impact of injuries at household level; and enhance local capacity for intervention research and action. Many accessible publications. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University, Center for Population and Development Studies.
    http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/traffic/index.html
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    Sub-Saharan African Transport Policy Program. Addresses transport services and management strategies. Partnership of countries, regional economic communities, civil society and development agencies. Supported by the World Bank and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.
    http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/COUNTRIES/ AFRICAEXT/EXTAFRREGTOPTRA/EXTAFRSUBSAHTRA/0,,menuPK:1513942~page PK:64168427~piPK:64168435~theSitePK:1513930,00.html
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    Sustainable Urban Transport (SUTRA) . SUTRA works to develop a consistent and comprehensive approach and planning methodology for the analysis of urban transportation problems, that helps to design strategies for sustainable cities. Sponsored by the European Commission: Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development.
    http://www.ess.co.at/SUTRA
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    Sustainable Urban Transport Project. A partnership between the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ), the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA, CITYNET and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) which aims to help developing Asian cities achieve their sustainable transport goals. Bangkok, Thailand.
    http://www.sutp.org/
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    Sustran LAC – Sustainable Transport Action Network Latin America. Supported by the World Bank, Interface for Cycling Expertise, the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy among others, Sustran LAC focuses on sustainable transportation systems and policy development for Latin America.
    http://www.sustranlac.org/
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    The Centre for Sustainable Transportation. A non-profit Canadian organization formed to help overcome the barriers to the attainment of sustainable transportation through the provision of well-reasoned and balanced information and analysis.
    http://www.cstctd.org/english/index.htm
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    The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) . Composed of regulators and experts from motorized and motorizing countries around the world, the goal of the ICCT is to improve the environmental efficiency of cars, trucks, and buses. Sponsored by the William and Flora Hewitt Foundation and the Energy Foundation, Berkeley, CA, USA.
    http://www.cleantransportcouncil.org/
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    The World Resources Institute. An independent non-profit organization working to protect the Earth and improve people's lives. Washington, DC, USA.
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    TransMilenio. Portal showcasing Bogotá’s mass transportation system. The TransMilenio System models urban mobility by means of a bus-based passenger transportation system. Bogotá, Colombia.
    http://www.transmilenio.gov.co/transmilenio/index.htm
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    Transportation Research Board (TRB) . A unit of the National Research Council, a private, nonprofit institution that is the principal operating agency of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering. TRB's mission is to promote innovation and progress in transportation by stimulating research, dissemination of information, and implementation of research results, Washington, D.C.
    http://nationalacademies.org/trb/
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    Transport. Intermediate Technology Development Group (ITDG), East Africa. ITDG’s Practical Action's Transport Programme aims to assist in the development process by enhancing the capacity of poor people and institutions in both rural and urban areas of eastern Africa to resolve transport problems.
    http://www.itdg.org/?id=region_east_africa_transport
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    Transport – Links. Transport for Development. United Kingdom Department for International Development's (DFID) web site focusing on transport-related matters for developing countries.
    http://www.transport-links.org/transport_links/index.asp
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    Union of International Public Transport (UITP) . Worldwide association of urban and regional passenger transport operators, their authorities and suppliers. Brussels, Belgium.
    http://www.uitp.com
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    Urban Transit Studies. Canadian government sustainable transportation programme. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Transport Canada.
    http://www.tc.gc.ca/programs/environment/utsp/transitstudies/vision.htm
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    Velo.Info – the European network for cycling expertise. A project in the EU Fifth Framework Programme, part of the work programme City of Tomorrow and Cultural Heritage. Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
    http://www.velo.info/
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    Velo Mondial. Velo Mondial is a Dutch non-profit organization that aims to bring international stakeholders together to create a synergy of expert knowledge supporting cycling planning on the agenda of local and national governments.
    http://www.velomondial.net/default.asp
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    Vert l'action. ( en Français) Organization Canadien non-gouvernemental, support des modes de transport actifs
    http://www.goforgreen.ca/at/eng/sitemap/index.aro
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    Victoria Transport Policy Institute. The Victoria Transport Policy Institute is an independent research organization dedicated to developing innovative and practical solutions to transportation problems. Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
    http://www.vtpi.org/index.php
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    World Bank Transport Group. Improving the efficiency and equity of transport policy and interventions. Includes sections on urban transport, transport and health, and transport and social responsibility. Washington, DC, World Bank.
    http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/TOPICS/EXTTRANSPORT/ 0,,menuPK:337122~pagePK:149018~piPK:149093~ theSitePK:337116,00.html
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    World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS) . WCTRS provides a forum for the interchange of ideas among transportation researchers, managers, policy-makers, and educators from all over the world, from a perspective which is multimodal, multidisciplinary, and multisectoral. Lyon, France.
    http://www.ish-lyon.cnrs.fr/let/wctrs/indexpres.htm
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