Besides the role of Keystone as a group in the local area, it links up, interacts closely and works with many other individuals and institutions working in the same field. Our sharing of experiences and efforts has been mutually beneficial for further learning and application. Some of these partners are:
- Bees for development, Monmouth, UK, http://www.beesfordevelopment.org
Bees for Development is an independent organisation that aims to raise awareness of the importance of beekeeping to sustainable development
- Overseas Development Group, School for Development Studies, University of East Anglia, UK, http://www.uea.ac.uk/dev
The School of International Development (DEV) at the University of East Anglia is a leading global centre of excellence in research and teaching in international development.
- Both Ends, The Netherlands, http://www.bothends.org/
Both Ends remain active at different levels and continue to work towards their ultimate goal: a green, equitable world in which human rights are respected. Both Ends and Keystone Foundation collaberate in the field of the development and marketing of Non Timber Forest Products (NTFP)
- People and Plants International, US & Australia
People and Plants International is a NGO that works to promote the links between cultural and biological biodiversity, and promotes trading practices as well as ethical & sustainable policies
- University of Geneva, Switzerland, http://www.unige.ch/international/index_en.html
The University of Geveva is an institution devoted to research work and teaching
- Adopt-a-Business, UK, http://www.adopt-a-business.com/index.asp
Adopt-a-Business offers a range of services that help organisations to attract, retain, develop and inspire people
- Department of Botany, University of Hawaii, US, http://www.botany.hawaii.edu/
The University of Hawaii offer unique research opportunities
- Ernst & Young, UK, http://www.ey.com/UK/en/home
Ernst & Young is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services.
- Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. Of India, http://envfor.nic.in/
The Ministry is responsible for planning, promoting, coordinating and overseeing the implementation of environmental and foresty programmes in the country.
- Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Govt. Of India, http://tribal.nic.in/
The Ministry is responible for and looks after the affairs of the tribal communities in India in forms of planning and coordination of programmes of development for scheduled tribes
- National Afforestation & Eco-Development Board, Govt. Of India, http://envfor.nic.in/naeb/naeb.html
The board is responsible for promoting afforestation, tree planting, ecological restoration and eco-development activities in the country.
- Forest Department of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, http://www.forests.tn.nic.in/, www.forest.kerala.gov.in, karnatakaforest.gov.in
The Forest Deparments in these three states are responsible for conservation of biodiversity and eco-systems of forests and wilderness areas
- District Administrations of Nilgiris, Chamrajnagar and Nilambur
- ATREE, Bangalore, http://www.atree.org/
ATREE’s mission is to promote socially just environmental conservation and sustainable development
- Nature Conservation Foundation, Mysore, http://ncf-india.org/
The Nature Conservation Foundation’s goal is to contribute to the knowledge and conservation of India’s wildlife heritage
- Inter-Cooperation, Hyderabad, http://www.intercooperation.org.in/
Inter-Cooperation works with governments, research organisations, NGO’s and CBO’s on initiatives in natural resource management for sustainable livelihoods.
- Solar Agni Systems, Pondicherry, http://www.agnisolar.com/
Solar Agni Systems is a solar company working with marketing, sales and servicing of solar energy based products and systems
- Organic Farming Association of India (OFAI), Goa, http://ofai.org/
Organic Farming Association of India is the country’s only organisation of grassroots organic farmers and the associations objective is to produce poison-free food for Indian consumers
- Green Foundation, Bangalore, http://www.greenconserve.com/
The Green Foundation is a community based organisation working with disadvantaged and deprived groups towards the conservation of agro biodiversity and the promotion of sustainable agriculture
- Samaj Pragati Sahyag (SPS), Bagli, http://www.samprag.org/
Samaj Pragati Sahyag is a grass-root organisation committed to generating an alternative path of development in India based on the principles of people’s empowerment, equality and sustainablity
- Institute of Integrated Rural Development (IIRD), Aurangabad, http://www.iird.org.in/
The Institute of Intergrated Rural Development is an organisation promoting development alternatives through the initiatives of groups of rural poor.
- Academy of Development Sciences (ADS), Raigad, http://www.cse.iitb.ac.in/~supratik/temp/appeal/adsnote1.html
The Academy of Development Science works towards connecting citizens, CSO’s, government officials and media in hopes to improve the world
- Central Himalayan Rural Action Group (CHIRAG), Kumaon, http://chirag.org/
Central Himalayan Rural Action Group is a rural development organisation working closely with communities, forestry, agriculture and soil & water conservation