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A selection of institutions
working on Local Agenda 21
and related issues in the Asia-Pacific Region




  • Administrative Centre for China's Agenda 21
    The mandate of the Administrative Centre for China's Agenda 21 is to facilitate the implementation of China's Agenda 21 and sustainable development strategy.

  • APEC Sustainable Development Training and Information Network
    The role of the APEC Sustainable Development Training and Information Network is to establish a higher level of ongoing communication, and to share information (including best practices) and training resources among APEC working groups, technical committees, and member economies.

  • Asia Pacific Cities Forum
    The Asia PAcific Cities Forum acts as an action partnership promoting business citizenship for urban development.

  • Canadian Urban Institute
    The mandate of the Canadian Urban Institute is to enhance policy making and management of urban areas and urban hinterlands throughout Canada and internationally through capcity development, information exchange and applied research.

  • Capacity 21 (UNDP)
    Capacity 21 was created to assist developing countries in building their capacities to integrate the principles of Agenda 21 into national planning and development.

  • Centre for Environmentally Sound Technology Transfer
    The mission of CESTT is to promote the transfer and adoption of environmentally sound technology by forming a bridge between policy makers, technology suppliers and developers, financial institutions and the Chinese industry, particularly small and medium enterprises.

  • CITYNET
    CITYNET acts as a focal point and facilitator in the Asia-Pacific region by promoting the exchange of expertise and experience and by expanding bilateral relationships into a multilateral network.

  • Development Alternatives
    Development Alternatives mandate is to design and foster new relationships for effective people-environent-technology interactions, in order to attain the goal of sustainable development.

  • Environs Australia
    The mandate of Environs Australia is to assist local governments meet sustainability objectives through providing information, advice, programmes and campaigns for member councils.

  • German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ)
    The overall aim of GTZ is to sustainably improve the living and working conditions of the urban poor and limit the negative ecological impacts of urbanization.

  • Institute for Environment and Development
    The institute's objectives are to strengthen local institutional capacity; to provide the structure for inter/multi disciplinary research and training; to host research and training programmes; to facilitate access to and exchange of, information on the environment.

  • International Centre for Sustainable Cities
    The mandate of the International Centre for Sustainable Cities is to promote sustainable urban development around the world through demonstration projects using Canadian experience and technologies.

  • International City/County Management Association
    The mandate of the International City/County Management Association is to enhance the quality of local government and to support and assist professional local administrators in the United States and other countries.

  • International Council for Local Authorities
    The International Council for Local Authorities is an association of local governments dedicated to the prevention and solution of local, regional, and global environmental problems through local action

  • International Institute for Sustainable Development
    The mission of the International Institute for Sustainable Development is to promote sustainable development in decision-making internationally and within Canada.

  • International Union of Local Authorities
    The priciple aims of IULA is to promote local governments, to represent their interests at the regional and international levels, to foster improvement of local decision-making, to promote international information exchange.

  • Local Government Development Organization
    The mandate of the Local Government Development Organization is to promote local autonomy, to development of Philippine local governments, to encourage inter-disciplinary research, and to establish linkages with international and other organizations.

  • National League of Cities
    The National League of Cities works to strengthen and promote cities as centers of opportunity, leadership, and governance inthe United States.

  • Sustainable Cities and Localizing Agenda 21 Programme
    The 'Sustainable Cities' and 'Localizing Agenda 21' Programmes contribute to UN Centre for Human Settlements (UNCHS) goals of sustainable urban development and good governance.

  • Thailand Environment Institute
    The Thailand Environment Institute aims to play a catalytic role in environmental issues in Thailand. It helps to formulate environmental policies at the national level and collaborates with various international organizations to promote environmental awareness at the local level.

  • Urban Management Programme (Asia-Pacific)
    The mandate of UMP-AP is to strengthen the capacity of urban local governments in addressing the challenge of urbanization, particularly in the areas of poverty eradication, environmental management and participatory governance.

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Contact: Hari Srinivas - hsrinivas@gdrc.org