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					NGO Profile: International Institute for Environment and Development                            Issues: Environment
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                                            NGO PROFILE

          INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR
         ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT




  ADDRESS:                                    International Institute for Environment and Development
                                              Head Office
                                              3 Endsleigh Street,
                                              LONDON, WC1H 0DD,
                                              UK

                                              Tel: +44 (0) 20 7388-2117
                                              Fax: +44 (0)20 7388-2826

                                              Web site: www.iied.org
                                              email: info@iied.org




  YEAR OF                                     Founded in 1971, as the International Institute for
                                              Environmental Affairs in the United States, today the
  CREATION:                                   institute is headquartered in London. Its first task was to
                                              prepare for the Stockholm environment conference, which
                                              pioneered the concept of “sustainable development”.
                                              IIED promotes sustainable patterns of world development
                                              through collaborative research, policy studies, networking
                                              and knowledge dissemination. They work to address
                                              global issues, for example; mining, the paper industry and
                                              food systems.
                                              Over the last thirty years IIED has earned a world-wide
                                              reputation and was the first recipient of the Blue Planet
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                                              Prize (1992) for outstanding contributions to environmental
                                              policy and action. Faced with a broad global agenda, IIED
                                              works by identifying the right research collaborators, policy
                                              communities, and other effective ‘levers’ of change.
                                              IIED has a global mandate, working with international and
                                              Southern partners, primarily in Africa, Asia and Latin
                                              America, as well as with institutional partners in the North.



  ORGANISATION                                Independent, Non-Profit Research Organization
  STATUS:

  LEVEL OF ACTION:                             •    Local
                                               •    National
                                               •    International
                                               •    World-Wide Network Of Partners



  CO-OPERATION                                 •   Regional and International Networking Group (RING)
                                               •   Resource Centres for Participatory Learning and Action
  WITH:
                                                   (RCPLA)
                                               •   National strategies for sustainable development (nssd)
                                               •   Regional Advisory Panels (RAPs)



  ACTIVE ADVOCACY                              •    Partners and Advisors
                                               •    Corporation and Private Sector
  AT:
                                               •    Regional Networks
                                               •    Grassroots Organizations
                                               •    UN Network
                                               •    NGO’s
                                               •    Governmental Bodies



  STRUCTURE:                                  Board of Trustees (see Annex)



  BUDGET:                                     Annual receivable income is about UK£3,520,000
                                              (2002/2003), covering approximately 250 projects
                                              involving over 1000 partners.
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  FUNDING                                     IIED receives funding from:
                                                 • Aid And Development Ministries
  SOURCES:
                                                 • Intergovernmental Agencies
                                                 • Foundations
                                                 • Corporate And Individual Donors

                                              See Appendix



  STAFF NUMBER:                               Multicultural, multilingual staff of over 70 people from 18
                                              countries


  HEAD:                                       Jan Pronk, Chair (till June 2004)
                                              New chair to be appointed in autumn 2004
                                              Derek F Osborn CBE, Vice Chair, United Kingdom




  OFFICERS:                                   Dr Camilla Toulmin, Director

                                              Dr Camilla Toulmin studied Economics at Cambridge and
                                              London, before gaining her doctorate at Oxford. Her thesis
                                              concerned livestock-crop relations in central Mali (Cattle,
                                              Women and Wells, OUP 1992). She has worked mainly in
                                              West Africa, on decentralisation, governance and land
                                              tenure issues. She joined IIED in 1987, to set up the
                                              Drylands Programme, having formerly worked for the
                                              International Livestock Research Institute and the
                                              Overseas Development Institute. She was a member of
                                              the International Expert Panel supporting the preparation
                                              of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification and has
                                              worked with a large number of development agencies.
                                              Her current work includes research on changing rights to
                                              land in West Africa, livelihoods and poverty in Mali,
                                              challenges and opportunities relating to decentralisation,
                                              and collective management of common resources.
                                              She has been a member of several boards, including
                                              ISNAR, the Scientific Committee of the Agricultural Policy
                                              Network in West and Central Africa, Comic Relief and the
                                              UK's Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.
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                                                  •    Brian Barban, Finance Manager
                                                  •    Tom Bigg, Coordinator, Global Governance
                                                  •    Barry Dalal-Clayton, Programme Director,
                                                       Strategies, Planning and Assessment
                                                  •    Maryanne Grieg-Gran, Acting Programme Director,
                                                       Environmental Economics Programme
                                                  •    Saleemul Hug, Programme Director, Climate
                                                       Change
                                                  •    James Myers, Programme Director, Forestry and
                                                       Land Use Progamme
                                                  •    Gordon McGranahan, Programme Director, Human
                                                       Settlements
                                                  •    John Thompson, Programme Director, Sustainable
                                                       Agriculture and Rural Livelihoods Programme
                                                  •    Halina Ward, Programme Director, Corporate
                                                       Responsibility for Environment and Development




  MISSION:                                    Since its inception in 1972, IIED’s goal has been to
                                              promote sustainable development. ‘IIED’s Mission is to
                                              provide expertise and leadership in researching and
                                              achieving sustainable development at local, national,
                                              regional and global levels. In alliance with others we seek
                                              to help shape a future that ends global poverty and
                                              delivers and sustains efficient and equitable management
                                              of the world’s natural resources.’

                                              Organisational values
                                                   • Consistency
                                                   • Commitment
                                                   • Independence
                                                   • Integrity and credibility
                                                   • Inclusiveness
                                                   • Innovation
                                                   • Linking perspectives and interests
                                                   • Strategically engaged
                                                   • Continuous improvement
                                                   • Transparency
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  ISSUES OF                                        •    Biodiversity and Livelihoods
                                                   •    Climate Change
  INTEREST:
                                                   •    Communications For Sustainable Development
                                                   •    Corporate Responsibility for Environment and
                                                        Development
                                                   •    Desertification and Drylands Management
                                                   •    Environmental Economics
                                                   •    Forestry and Land Use
                                                   •    Human Settlements
                                                   •    Mining, Minerals and Sustainable Development
                                                   •    National Planning for Sustainable Development
                                                   •    Participatory Methods And Learning
                                                   •    Rural-Urban
                                                   •    Strategies, Planning and Assessment
                                                   •    Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Livelihoods
                                                   •    Trade, Markets And Sustainable Development
                                                   •    Urbanisation And Urban Environments

                                              Programmes also collaborate with each other through four
                                              main Groups:
                                                 • Natural Resources and Livelihoods
                                                 • Urban Environment and Livelihoods
                                                 • Sustainable Markets
                                                 • Policy and Planning Processes



  MEANS OF ACTION:                                 • Research
                                                   • Communication
                                                   • Stakeholder Engagement
                                                   • Capacity Development
                                                   • Implementation Services
                                                   • Promoting policies that work
                                                   • Supporting governance/institutional reform and links
                                                     between global-national-local levels
                                                 • Shaping markets for environmental services
                                                 • Encouraging responsible investment and finance
                                                     flows
                                                 • Developing sustainability assessment methods and
                                                     information
                                            aining diversity and resilience in biological, livelihood and
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  EXAMPLES OF                                      •    Since 1996, IIED has been increasingly engaged in
                                                        projects which link tourism with sustainable
  PAST ACTIVITIES:                                      development.
                                                   •    In June 2004, a new report by IIED explores how
                                                        bilateral and multilateral donors can support
                                                        business activity that contributes to SD, particularly
                                                        in developing countries.
                                                   •    In March 2004, the published Survival For a Small
                                                        Planet, bringing together dozens of the leading
                                                        experts from around the world in a “post-WSSD”
                                                        analysis of the prospects for SD on all major policy
                                                        fronts.
                                                   •    In November 2003, the published the 2003 results
                                                        of the Race to the Top Supermarkets project.
                                                   •    In October 2003, they circulate a questionnaire
                                                        designed to gauge people’s opinion on the
                                                        usefulness of the Millennium Development Goals
                                                        (MDGs)



  CURRENT                                          •    Sustainable livelihoods and poverty alleviation
                                                   •    Democracy, equity and human rights
  ACTIVITIES &
                                                   •    Environmental security
  CAMPAIGNS:                                       •    Responsible business



  REGULAR                                      Publications: http://www.iied.org/bookshop/index.html
                                               Downloadable Documents :
  PUBLICATIONS:                                   http://www.iied.org/bookshop/downloadable.html
                                               News: http://www.iied.org/newtosite/index.html
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  COMMENTS:                                   In June 2004, UN SG Kofi Annan appointed Dutch
                                              environment, development expert, and IIED’s Chair Jan
                                              Pronk, as his special representative in Sudan.

                                              Every five years, the Swedish International Development
                                              Co-operation Agency (SIDA) commissions an external
                                              evaluation of IIED.

                                              Apart from major areas of achievements and major
                                              recommendations for IIED, SIDA listed four major areas of
                                              risk:

                                                   1. Managing the balancing process between
                                                      maintaining independent intellectual effort and
                                                      responding to the demands of a funding source
                                                   2. Managing enthusiasm and commitment of staff with
                                                      risk of over-work
                                                   3. Risks of donor disengagement from main areas of
                                                      IIE work and undervaluing of IIED’s ways of
                                                      working, which take time, but deliver
                                                   4. Donor’s demanding higher levels of outcome
                                                      without the accompanying finance required.
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                                                    APPENDIX
        Contact & Office Information:

                Edinburgh, Scotland                                     Dakar, Senegal
                Drylands Programme                                      Drylands Programme
                4 Hanover Street,                                       BP 5579
                Edinburgh                                               Dakar,
                EH2 2EN, UK                                             Senegal
                Tel: +44 131 226 7040                                   Tel: +221 867-10-58
                Fax: +44 131 624 7050                                   Fax: + 221 867-10-59
                email: drylands@iied.org
                                                                        For Personal Visitors:
                                                                        IIED Senegal
                                                                        Villa N° 24
                                                                        Sacré-Coeur 3
                                                                        Dakar, Senegal
                                                                        email: iiedsen@sentoo.sn
                                                                        Web: www.iiedsahel.org


        IIED Board of Trustees

              Lael Bethlehem, South Africa                             Dr Sandy Cairncross, United Kingdom
              Margaret Catley-Carlson, Canada                          Ana Hardoy, Argentina
              Arif Hasan, Pakistan                                     Professor Idris Kikula, Tanzania
              Julia Marton-Lefèvre, United Kingdom                     Yves Renard, West Indies
              Dr Ir. Niels Roling, Netherlands                         David Runnalls, Canada
              Phillipe Sands, United Kingdom                           Madhu Sarin, India
              Youba Sokona, Senegal                                    David Suratgar, United Kingdom
              Jonathan F Taylor, United Kingdom                        Jerry Warford, USA


        Funders 2001-2002

        IIED receives funding from aid and development ministries, intergovernmental agencies,
        foundations, and corporate and individual donors. Annual receivable income is about
        UK£6 million (2000/01), covering approximately 250 projects involving over 1000
        partners.


        Government Organisations
        Bundesministerium für Wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit (BMZ), Germany
        Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Canada
        Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), UK
        Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT), Canada
        Department for International Development (DFID)
        Environment Canada
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        French Ministry of Foreign Affairs
        Irish Embassy, Mozambique
        Natural Resources Canada
        Netherlands Ministry for Foreign Affairs (DGIS)
        Norwegian Ministry Development Cooperation (NORAD)
        Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
        Royal Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DANIDA)
        Swedish International Development Co-operation Agency (SIDA)
        Swiss Agency for Development and Co-operation (SDC)

        International & Multilateral Agencies
        European Commission (EC)
        Evangelische Zentralstelle Für Entwicklungshilfe (EZE)
        United Nations Secretariat for the Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
        United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)
        United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
        United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (UNFAO)
        United Nations Office for Projects and Services (UNOPS)
        World Bank

        Foundations and other funders
        ALTERRA, Netherlands
        Conservation Law Foundation
        European Partners for the Environment Secretariat
        Esmee Fairbairn Foundation
        Institute for Development Studies (IDS)
        World Conservation Union (IUCN)
        Justus-Liebig University - Giessen
        Loughborough University
        MacArthur Foundation
        Misereor
        National Lotteries Charity Board (NLCB)
        National Resources Institute
        Rockefeller Foundation
        The Ruben and Elizabeth Rausing Trust
        University of Leeds
        University of Trieste
        University of Oxford
        World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

        Corporate
        NRI International Ltd
        Coillte Consultants Ltd
        COWI Denmark
        Shell IPC
        World Business Council for Sustainable Development

				
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