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


Advocacy and community participation

See also section 11 - Policy/civil society/research links

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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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    Barter P, Raad T. Taking steps: a community action guide to people-centred, equitable and sustainable urban transport. Jakarta, Sustainable Transport Action Network for Asia and the Pacific (the SUSTRAN Network), 2000.
    http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/Canopy/2853/actionguide/Outline.htm
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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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    Cities for bicycles. Polish-based advocacy group for promoting bicycle-friendly planning. Developed by the Gdańsk Cycling Infrastructure and Promotion Project with Global Environment Facility (GEF) funding. Krakow, Poland.
    http://www.rowery.org.pl/bicycles.htm
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    Dhaka air pollution. Hosted by medinet, a non-profit initiative of Medical Information Group (MIG) to create an Online Community of Medical, Pharmaceutical & Health NGO Professionals in Bangladesh.
    http://www.angelfire.com/ak/medinet/dhakair.html
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    First African Bicycle Information Office. A non-profit, nongovernmental organization linked to the Bicycle Sponsorship Project & Workshop which is supported by Jugendhilfe Ostafrika e.V. in Germany. Jinja, Uganda.
    http://www.jessas.de/partners.html
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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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    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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    International Bicycle Fund. A nongovernmental, non-profit, advocacy organization, promoting sustainable transport and international understanding. Seattle, WA, USA.
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    Issue Brief Series: air pollution. Geneva, World Health Organization, Healthy Environments for Children (accessed online June 2005).
    http://www.who.int/heca/infomaterials/en/air_pollution.pdf
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    Move for Health. Web site focusing on the health benefits of physical activity, with focus sheets and advocacy materials. Geneva, World Health Organization.
    http://www.who.int/moveforhealth/advocacy/en/
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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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    Reclaiming the rights of cyclists. Colombo, Sri Lanka, Intermediate Technology Development Group, 2004.
    http://www.itdg.org/?id=region_south_asia_cycling
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    Smarter Land Use Project. A non-profit organization, based in the U.S.A: offering guidance and models for grassroots action on sustainable land use, including transport, in development at community level.
    http://www.landuse.org/
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    Urban Environment. An international nongovernmental organization advocating environmental protection as a means to improving health and well-being. Brussels, Belgium, EPHA Environment Network (EEN).
    http://www.env-health.org/r/107
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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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    Wittink R. Social marketing of cycling. Utrecht, the Netherlands, I-ce Interface for Cycling Expertise, 2005.
    http://www.i-ce.info/download/publications/Marketing_of_cycling_final.pdf
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