Campagna per la Riforma della Banca Mondiale
Campagna per la Riforma della Banca Mondiale (CRBM) is the advocacy programme of the Italian Development NGO "Mani Tese". CRBM works in cooperation with development NGOs, environmental organizations, social movements, in the global north and south to defend the human rights of local communities impacted by large scale projects supported by international financial institutions (IFIs). CRBM seeks a deep reform of IFIs, based on a new and equitable development model, transparency, accountability and with a public benefits orientations. Today CRBM is active in advocating the Italian government and parliament, European institutions, the World Bank and IMF, export credit agencies, European Investment Bank, and private banks
Counter Balance is a European coalition of development and environmental non-governmental organisations, formed in 2007 to specifically challenge the European Investment Bank. The groups involved have extensive experience working on development finance and the international financial institutions (IFIs) as well as campaigning to prevent negative impacts resulting from major infrastructure projects. Counter Balance's mission is to make the EIB an open and progressive institution delivering on EU development goals and promoting sustainable development to empower people affected by its work. Counter Balance includes members from: Central and Eastern Europe, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, United Kingdom.
Since 1985, International Rivers (formerly International Rivers Network) has worked to protect rivers and defend the rights of communities that depend on them. In partnership with a global network of dam-affected people, environmentalists, human rights advocates and experts, International Rivers opposes destructive dams and the development model they advance, and advocates for better solutions for meeting people’s needs for water, energy and protection from damaging floods. International Rivers has staff based on five continents and focuses its work on Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Founded in 1969, Survival is the only international organization supporting tribal peoples worldwide. It helps them defend their lives, protect their lands and determine their own futures. Survival works closely with hundreds of indigenous organisations and communities in many countries, offering tribal people themselves a platform to address the world. It focuses on tribal peoples who have the most to lose, usually those most recently in contact with the outside world, and it believes that public opinion is the most effective force for change. In order to maintain its integrity and independence, Survival does not accept money from any national government. Its campaigns are not only directed at governments, but at companies, banks, guerrilla armies, narrow minded conservationists or anyone else who violates tribal peoples’ rights, making use of public opinion and public action to secure their future.
Italian office: www.survival.it
Friends of lake Turkana
Friends of Lake Turkana (FoLT) is an association of concerned persons interested in the survival and conservation of Lake Turkana and its ecosystem. FoLT's mission is to work with the local communities to champion for their rights and ensure the communities' involvement in decisions on issues relating to Lake Turkana, as well as promote community involvement in peace initiatives to enable a search for home-grown solutions in the elusive search for peace in the region. FoLTs vision is to become an integral part of the Lake Turkana Communities and a valuable instrument to showcase the beauty and treasures of the Lake, its people and their cultures. www.friendsoflaketurkana.org
"The rise and fall of the Omo waters is the heartbeat of the Lower Omo Valley. More than any other single factor, the river determines everyday economic practice throughout the region"