AIT - Asian Institute of Technology (Thailand)
Over the 53 years of its history, and as a leading regional developmental graduate institution, the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) has played an important role in the development of technologies and scientific competence and capacity of the Asian region and beyond. In partnership with the Ministry of Higher Education of various developing and least developed countries and the organizations like World Bank, Asian Development Bank, UNESCO and various other donor organizations and countries, AIT is supporting the strategic planning, and implementation of the development and reform program of higher education institutions and capacity building in the least developed and developing countries in Asia and Africa. AIT efforts to establish strategic association with national, regional and overseas Universities/ Institutes to create opportunities to expand the global reach; to enhance relations with Regional (Asian and African) Governmental Organizations for Capacity Building Program; to develop a distinctive approach to learning that is relevant to society, its sustainable growth, poverty alleviation and climate change impacts.
AuIT - Austrian Institute of Technology (Austria)
The AIT Austrian Institute of Technology focuses in its research on the key infrastructure and knowledge development for the future. The Department Foresight & Policy Development (F&PD) builds on expertise in innovation and sustainability research. It concentrates on the development of novel approaches to policy-oriented research, building a range of systems concepts from various disciplines (innovation systems, science and technology studies, socio-ecological systems, complex adaptive systems etc.) and applying them in the areas of mobility, energy supply, climate change, environmental technologies, innovation systems and regional development. Forward-looking approaches are central to the department’s research and advisory work in order to exploit scientific knowledge for the purpose of strategic advice to policy-making (“adaptive foresight”).
CAI - Clean Air Initiative for Asia (The Philippines)
CAI-Asia promotes better air quality and livable cities by translating knowledge to policies and actions that reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from transport, energy and other sectors. It was established as the premier air quality network for Asia by the Asian Development Bank, World Bank and USAID in 2001, and operates since 2007 as an independent non-profit organization. CAI-Asia has offices in Manila, Beijing and Delhi, networks in eight Asian countries (China, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam) and is a UN recognized partnership of 230 organizations in Asia and worldwide. CAI-Asia uses knowledge and partnerships to enable Asia’s 2500 cities and national governments understand the problems, identify solutions and implement these effectively.
CIRAD - Agricultural Research for Development (France)
The Agricultural Research Centre for International Development, is a French agricultural research organization working for developing countries and the French overseas regions. Its mandate is to contribute to sustainable development in these regions through research, trials, training and the dissemination of scientific and technical information. From its regional offices, CIRAD conducts joint operations with more than 90 countries. CIRAD's activities involve life sciences, social sciences and engineering, applied to agriculture, food and rural areas.
CSCP - Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (Germany)
The Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP) focuses on research, outreach and transfer activities on sustainable consumption and production (SCP). CSCP facilitates the scaling-up of promising practices and inclusive business ideas for development impact in all regions. They engage with international development agencies, business membership organizations and policymakers and run processes for dialogue, experience sharing and collaborative innovation. Synergy building is at the core of their development work.
DLR - German Aerospace Center (Germany)
The Project Management Agency – part of the German Aerospace Center (PT-DLR) – is the largest funding agency working for the German Ministry for Education and Science (BMBF) and other governmental bodies. It provides direct services to the Ministry and administers, also for the BMBF, the support for German Universities, public research institutions and industries. The International Bureau (IB) at PT-DLR supports bilateral cooperation programmes in S&T with about 50 countries around the world in order to facilitate the preparation and implementation of international cooperation of German institutions. The department “Environment, Culture and Sustainability” administers research funding programs on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in different topic areas in the field of sustainable and environmental research.
FU Berlin - Free University Berlin (Germany)
The Environmental Policy Research Centre at FU Berlin was founded in 1986. It is active both in basic and applied research and provides policy advice for a number of political bodies and private institutions in Germany and abroad. It is also responsible for the co-ordination of environmental research in the social sciences at the Freie Universität Berlin. Research is focused on restrictions, potentials and effects of environmental policies in light of an emerging global environmental governance. A special focus lies on the development of new strategic concepts of environmental policy and on the analysis of innovation effects of environmental policy measures. With its research activities on ecological modernisation, energy policy, innovation oriented environmental policy and lead markets for environmental innovations the Environmental Policy Research Centre has made important contributions to the scientific debate.
MOST - Ministry of Science and Technology (Lao DPR)
The Ministry of Science and Technology has a role of secretariat to the government in developing, coordinating and administering the duties concerning Science, Technology, and Innovation throughout the country. MOST directs its sectoral branch in implementing duties and managing the global, regional and national issues including the climate change by coordinating with authorities concerned. The ministry disseminates information, raise the public awareness and promote the access to and the utilization of the successful outcome of Science, Technology and Innovation for the society. MOST coordinates the cooperation with foreign countries and international organizations in order to receive the assistance and support for the development of Science, Technology and Innovation and Metrology fields in accordance with the basic principles, regulations and the assignment from the Government.
NASATI - National Agency for Science and Technology Information (Vietnam)
NASATI is a subordinate body under the Ministry of Science and Technology of Vietnam, with the function of state management and implementation of science and technology information, library and statistics activities. Currently, NASATI is performing in five main areas of activities: S&T information, S&T library, S&T statistics, technology transfer promotion, and development of Vietnam Research and Education Network (VinaREN). NASATI provides information services to support S&T policy making, management, and R&D activities. In the framework of FP7, NASATI participated in SEA-EU-NET project since 2008 and contributed to its successful implementation. NASATI continues to be a partner with more active roles in the next phase, SEA-EU-NET 2, which will take place during 2012-2016.
NSTDA - National Science and Technology Development Agency (Thailand)
Thailand’s National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) was established in 1991 with a mission to “conduct, support, coordinate and promote efforts in scientific and technological development in the public and private sectors so as to maximise contributions to national development”. NSTDA’s R&D strategy is built around five clusters which directly reflects national social and economic priorities: food and agriculture; health and medicine; energy and environment; resources, communities and the underprivileged; and manufacturing and service industries. To support these clusters, NSTDA also conducts research in a number of platform technologies. In addition, NSTDA reaches out to other research organizations and universities through joint collaboration, contracted research, and other mechanisms to ensure the best resources are being captured for the country’s innovation needs.
SEI - Stockholm Environment Institute (Sweden)
Established in 1989, SEI is an independent, international research institute based in Stockholm and ranked recently at number 8 in the Top 10 Global Environmental Think-Tanks. SEI’s mission is to support decision-making and induce change towards sustainable development around the world by providing integrative knowledge that bridges science and policy in the fields of environment and development. The Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) is an independent and non-profit international research institute specialising in sustainable development and environment issues with 7 offices located around the world. SEI’s goal is to bring about change for sustainable development by bridging science and policy. This is done by both applied and basic research (e.g. on policy-making processes), providing integrated analysis that supports decision makers. SEI’s approach is often highly collaborative, and stakeholder involvement has always been at the heart of its work.
UNESCAP - United Nations Economic and Social Commission on Asia and the Pacific (associated partner)
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) promotes regional cooperation for inclusive and sustainable economic and social development in Asia and the Pacific, a dynamic region characterized by growing wealth, diversity and change, but also challenged with persistent poverty, environmental degradation, inequality and insecurity. ESCAP supports member States with sound strategic analysis, policy options and technical cooperation activities to address development challenges and to implement innovative solutions for region-wide economic prosperity, social progress and environmental sustainability. ESCAP, through its conference structure, assists member States in forging a stronger, coordinated regional voice on global issues by building capacities to dialogue, negotiate and shape the development agenda in an age of globalization, decentralization and problems that transcend borders. A key modality for this strategy is the promotion of intraregional connectivity and regional integration.
UoY - University of York (United Kingdom)
The Stockholm Environment Institute centre in York has 38 core members of staff and is located within the University of York. The SEI Centre in York is forms part of the Environment Department at the University of York. York University is ranked number two in the UK for research in environment and ecology. After 20 years of research collaboration, SEI has become fully integrated within the University, the Environment Department and the newly established York Environmental Sustainability Institute (YESI), which promotes cross-departmental environmental research.
WI - Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment, and Energy (Germany)
Sustainable development requires an integrated approach to policy and science because many of the issues it raises cannot be addressed within a single department or using the tools of individual scientific disciplines. This is where the Wuppertal Institute's research program begins - by taking an interdisciplinary approach and working towards systems understanding. Applied sustainability research is the Wuppertal Institute's stated mission. The Institute has its headquarters in Wuppertal and also has an office in Germany's capital Berlin since 2004. The Wuppertal Institute collaborates with a multitude of universities and institutes around the world.
ZSI - Centre for Social Innovation (Austria)
The Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI) is a trans-disciplinary social science research institute, founded as a registered non-profit organisation in 1990. The head office is located in Vienna, Austria. The unit for Research Policy and Development (responsible for SUSTAIN EU-ASEAN) works on several nationally and internationally funded projects. Its core competencies comprise S&T policy dialogue facilitation, the analysis and the practical improvement of RTDI systems and innovation policy and social-scientific studies for STI policy-making. ZSI also works with other funding institutions (World Bank, UNDP, Structural funds, IPA funds, etc.) and its staff act as experts for the Regional EU-ASEAN Dialogue Instrument (READI) or the Expert Advisory Group of the European Commission on RTDI Internationalisation.