The 'Our Rivers, Our Life' campaign is a regional biodiversity campaign in South East Asian countries. The seven country members work to protect the health and biodiversity of 11 rivers: the Salween (Burma), Mekong (Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam ), Mae Kok, Nan, Mae Ping and Mae ing (Thailand), Vaiko (Cambodia), Agusan and Rio Grande De Mindanao (Pulagi) (Philippines), Cisadane (Indonesia), the Dong Nai and Saigon (Vietnam) and the Xedone and Xelanong (Laos).
OROL campaign partners
OROL campaign partners
Name of Organisation:The Karen
Environmental and Social Action Network (KESAN)
the first local non-profit organisation to raise the issues of control of and
access to resources, holistic local knowledge-based natural resource management
and environmental awareness amongst the Karen people. It works for the Karen to
express their concerns to policy and decision makers at different levels.
is a non-profit, non-governmental and non-political organization. It is a
Buddhism monks’ organization founded by Venerable Nhem Kim Teng and other
founders in 1994, at Prey Chlak pagoda, Svay Rieng province and registered with
the Ministry of Interior on 13 October 2002 with registration number 846.
Name of contact person: Venerable Nhem Kim Teng and Sam An
Name of Organisation:The Indonesian
Institute for Forest and Environment (RMI)
Indonesian Institute for Forest and Environment or RMI – is an
independent and non-profit organization that works on environmental issues; to empower people - women and men - in order to
strengthen their bargaining position on land and other natural resources as
well as their equitable, democratic and sustainable natural resources
management system, to enhance the
consciousness and concern as well as to change the thinking and behavior
patterns of decision makers and members of communities in respecting people’s -
women and men - rights on land and other natural resources.
Postal address: Jl.
Sempur No. 55 Bogor-Jawa Barat-Indonesia (16154)
(+62) 811 112 247
Name of Organisation:Gitib, Inc.
The word GITIB is derived from the Visayan word “Nigitib” or “nitubo”
which means Sprout in English; and thereby not an acronym-based word. But the GITIB
as organization means “Resource Center for Sustainable Development”.
GITIB, Inc. was officially registered as a non-stock, non-profit and
non-governmental organization on October 2001 to support the many exceptional
efforts of indigenous peoples and marginalized communities, to bring
improvement in their lives, families, children, environment and communities. The
organization’s sectoral and regional action areas are focus on Environmental
issues and concerns; Ecological Children’s Rights, Child Protection and Child
Participation; and Sustainable Development.
Name of contact person: Roldan R. Gonzales
Email address: email@example.com
Postal address: Door 1 Araceli Apartment, Catadman Manabay,
Name of Organisation:Association
for Community and Ecology Development (ACED)
The Association for Community and Ecology Development (ACED) was
established in 1987. It was registered as the association in 1994, with its
registered number of Chor-Lor 16, administered by a large number of proficient
committees and consultants. And three years later ACED had registered with the
Ministry of Science, Technology, and Environment (presently is the Ministry of
Natural Resource and Development) as a non-profit organization working on
education, environmental protection and natural resource conservation with the
registered number of 15/2540. Its objectives are to promote local communities
and underprivileged peasants, particularly women, children, youth and farmers’
strengths by encouraging them not to use poisonous chemicals to renovate and
preserve natural resources, biodiversity and agricultural culture. The second objective is to advocate and
empower people to get involved in human rights protection and development,
especially the rights of children, women and indigenous people in local
Name of Organisation: Our Village Association for Community Development (OVC)
The Our Village Association for Community Development
(OVC) is a semi - autonomous component of the INGO Village Focus International
(VFI) in Lao PDR. Since
2009, the core Lao team began the process of forming an organization
independent from VFI, which will be a Lao community-based local organization
and aims to continue and build on the work begun by VFI. OVC now has its own advisory board and is in
the process of developing by-laws and other founding documents with the
intention of completing the registration process with the Lao government to
legalize OVC as an independent, Non-Profit Association. OVC aspires to be a local driven
organization to enable ethnic people to be self-reliant in a participatory way.
OV aims to build the capacity of ethnic people, women and men, to develop
better living conditions through a self-reliant and sustainable approach.
Name of contact person: KhounKham Douangphachone and
Narkokpho village, Saravane district, Saravne
province (Southern Lao PDR)
Tel: +856(20) 5652 8382
Office: +856(34) 211 038
Name of Organisation: The Forestry Association, Ho Chi Minh City
The Forestry Association is a NGO which had been in 1987 and belongs to Ho
Chi Minh City. It has 3 areas of work; (1) research, training and advisory in Forestry, Environment (2) transferring technology
related to forestry and environment
to concerning people and (3) public service on information sharing and
educating people widely.