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Organisations & news sources relevant to technology in general. Those concerned with one issue or confined to one region are noted in the relevant sections

Regional Ministries, Institutes programs & NGOs | Other organizations active in South Asia | News & Research Sources


Regional Ministries, Institutes, Programs & Non Governmental Organisations

Websites of public and private organizations involved in sustainable technology concerns in South Asia.





Asian & Pacific Centre for the Transfer of Technology (APCTT)
Regional institution of UNESCAP promoting technology transfer between small- and medium scale enterprises. New Delhi, India

Asia Regional Cookstove program (ARECOP)
Network, mainly non-governmental, involved in ecologically manageable energy resources at domestic and small industry levels

Asian Regional Research Programme in Energy, Environment & Climate (ARROEEC)
Network of national research institutes involved mainly in biomass & energy efficiency

Commission on Science & Technology for Sustainable Development in the South
International organization promoting indigenous capability in science & technology. Pakistan

SAARC Agricultural Information Center (SAIC)
Regional arm of SAARC sharing information on agriculture, livestock, fisheries, forestry and related fields. Bangladesh

The Sustainable Transport Network (SUSTRAN) for Asia & the Pacific
Information-sharing network & discussion forum promoting equitable & sustainable transport




No website: Renewable Energy Research and Development Center, Ministry of Telecommunications, Geshen, Kabul


Center for Energy Studies (CES)
Dept. involved in energy utilization and efficiency with emphasis on renewable sources. Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET), Dhaka.

Institute of Appropriate Technology (IAT)
Dept. concerned with technology assessment, policy, development and transfer. Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET), Dhaka.




Ministry of Agriculture, Bhutan
Official site concerned with agriculture & renewable resources

Ministry of Trade & Industry, Bhutan
Official site concerned with development of trade & industrial sectors

Planning Commission, Royal Government of Bhutan
Official site concerned with five year plan strategy



Development Alternatives Group (DAG)
Non-profit engaged in research & action for sustainable development. Delhi, India

East India Vyapaar, Renewable Energy
Renewable energy information site of a portal covering five east Indian states, West Bengal. Orissa, Bihar, Jharkhand and Assam

Indian Wind Energy Association (InWEA)
Organisation promoting interests of the wind energy sector in India

Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources, Govt. India
Official site concerned with sustainable energy. India
Rainwater Harvesting
Site with guides, training programmes, policy, events. New Delhi, India



Ministry of Fisheries, Agriculture & Marine resources, Govt. Maldives
Official site concerned with sustainable management of agricultural & fisheries sectors.



Fertilizer Unit, Ministry of Agriculture & Cooperatives, Govt. Nepal
Official news, policy reports & addresses pertaining to the fertizer sector

Intermediate Technology Development Group Nepal (ITDG Nepal)
Branch of the ITDG involved with agroprocessing, energy & transport in Nepal

Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC)
Autonomous organisation conducting agricultural research



Ministry of Environment, Local Government & Rural Development, Pakistan
Official site concerned with, among others, sustainable strategy

Ministry of Industry & production, Pakistan
Official site concerned with industrialization and indigenization policy

Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Resources, Pakistan
Official site concerned with energy supply and infrastructure

Ministry of Science & Technology, Pakistan
Government branch promoting introduction & development of new technologies

Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC)
Official site concerned with crops, animal sciences and natural resources

Pakistan Housing Authority
Arm of Housing Ministry concerned with high density settlement

Sustainable Development Policy Institute
Independent policy-oriented research institute


Sri Lanka

Department of Agriculture, Sri Lanka
Official site with technical information and links to research institutes

Ministry of Economic Reform, Science & Technology, Sri Lanka
Official site responsible for small industry, industrial & natural resources technology and standards

Ministry of Enterprise Development, Industrial Policy & Investment Promotion, Sri Lanka
Official site concerned with preparing and implementing industrial policy

Ministry of Irrigation & Water Management, Sri Lanka

Ministry of Land, Sri Lanka
Government branch concerned with land reform & settlement

Ministry of Rural Economy, Sri Lanka
Arm of government concerned with sustainable development practices

Ministry of Transport, Highways & Aviation
Government Branch responsible for implementing transport policy

National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka
Institution overseeing science research, funding & interregional cooperation

National Science & Technology Commission, Sri Lanka
Official organ responsible for formulation & implementation of science policy

Research Cooperation Sri Lanka-Sweden (SIDA)
Bilateral programme in research training & support of scientific infrastructure



Other Organisations active in South Asia

Links to organisations and Institutions engaged in activities related to implementation, research, development, training and education in appropriate technology in South Asia.

Building Advisory Service & Information Network (Basin)
Branch of the Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ), a government-owned corporation for international cooperation supporting development projects and programs.

Centre for Information on Low External Input & Sustainable Agriculture (ILEA)
Independent organization promoting agro-ecological approaches to poverty alleviation. Netherlands

Department for International Development (DFID)
Earthquake Engineering
Business network of professionals providing earthquake design strategies at many levels. New Zealand

International Scientific Council for Island Development (Insula)
Branch of UNESCO concerned about a sustainable future for islands

Colorado, USA
South Asia regional Energy Coalition (SAREC)
Program to promote market-based national and inter-regional energy policy by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, D.C.

Swiss Association for International co-operation (Helvetas)
Promotes self-reliant and sustainable development in countries of the South. Switzerland

United Nations Development Program & Energy
UNDP approach to sustainable energy


News & Research Sources

Links to international networks and sites containing appropriate technology resources.

Appropriate Technology Transfer to Rural Area (ATTRA)
Branch of NCAT providing information on sustainable agriculture. Arizona, USA

American Wind Energy Association
National trade association promoting wind energy for consumers around the world, USA

National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT)
Non-profit organization promoting sustainable technologies. Montana, USA

Campus Center for Appropriate Technology (CCAT)
Humboldt State University site discussing & showcasing eco-friendly technologies.
California, USA

Centre for Appropriate Technology Inc. (CAT)
Non-profit Indigenous organization providing appropriate technical advice and assistance to indigenous people. Alice Springs, Australia

Environmental & Natural Resources Development Division
Branch of UNESCAP concerned with energy, environment, water and space technology. Links to programs and publications

Implementing Agreement of the Ocean Energy Systems (IEA-OES)
International collaboration to promote ocean energy technologies

Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP)
Advocacy for sustainable transportation. USA

Payson Center for International Development & Technology Transfer
Institute promoting sustainable human development through technology and education

Renewable Energy Policy Project (REPP)
Information on renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainability by CREST (formerly Solstice). Washington DC, USA

Renewable Energy World
International news & resources. UK

Sustainable Architecture, Building & Culture (Sustainable ABC)
Compendium of resources on sustainability. California, USA

Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation (Swisscontact)
NGO promoting small to medium sized enterprises

Victoria transport Policy Institute
Independent research institute concerned with transportation problems, Australia

Village Earth
Consortium for Sustainable Village Based Development, an NGO connecting rural villages to appropriate technological and social global resources. Colorado, USA

Windmill World
Directory of websites concerned with windmills & windpumps. UK

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