Organisation doing work in the Himalayan region

APPEN was formed in 1983 by a diverse group of NGOs from the Asia- Pacific region in order to act together on issues related to development, natural resources, the environment and "human dignity". APPEN´s objectives are to disseminate information on the environment among NGOs and to establish links with groups outside the region. APPEN produces a quarterly newsletter on the environment CU$1.2 annually), a bimonthly Environmental News Digest (U$40), and a directory of environmental NGOs in the Asia-Pacific region (U$15),
Is a voluntary organization working to disseminate low-cost rural technology. It does this by linking research and development institutions, grassroots organizations and funding agencies. Recently, it decided to strengthen regional
grassroots organisations, and formed a regional consortium called Himalaya Takniki Mandal (HITAM). Through HITAM, the Consortium will disseminate and propagate technologies related to the hills. CORT: D320 Laxmi Nagar, Delhi-110092
HESCO is a multidisciplinary group of young scientists working to create innovative, sustainable options for eco-devclopment. It is active in protecting the fragile Siwalik region of the Himalaya, where the focus has been on stabilizing land-slides with indigenous plant species. The Border Road Organisation is now using HESCO´s assistance for the maintenance of high roads in other parts of Uttar Pradesh. The organisation has also initiated work towards sustainable village-level development. It has promoted the use of agave plants as fencing for village plots and also the use of agave fibre which has developed into a small-scale industry. HESCO: PO Box 7, Kotdwara – 246149, Uttar Pradesh.
Working in association with the Social Service National Coordination Council, SAP facilitates contact among NGOs in Nepal to enhance their understanding of approaches to development. SAP seeks to support small and newly established groups which work at the local level and with the neediest. To receive funding, these groups are required to have a local support base and the ability to design and implement projects. Also they must be registered NGO´s with one of the Coordination Committees under the SSNCC.
The projects which pass muster are
recommended to a group of Canadian
NGOs, which select the projects they are
able to support. SAP is presently
supporting 66 projects, from piggeries to
soap-making to drinking water to print
shops. Applications for funding must be
addressed to: SAP, GPO Box 3827,

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