Research and Training Institutes


newDemocracy is first and foremost a research organisation. Their principal interest is to ensure citizens trust government decision making. They do this by working with governments to design and operate public engagement projects that enable everyday people to contribute to reaching shared and trusted recommendations around challenging areas of public policy.


What organizations are involved with the Hub?

PLACARD, (the PLAtform for Climate Adaptation and Risk reDuction) created the Connectivity Hub, which is designed and led by the Stockholm Environment Institute. The Hub links data from several European and global CCA and DRR platforms, including:


ReliefWeb is the leading humanitarian information source on global crises and disasters. It is a specialized digital service of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

SD Strategies

SD Strategies is a policy and communications consultancy. We focus on issues at the intersection of economic and social development, energy, and the environment. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, SD Strategies often works as a collaborative work-desk partnering with leading individuals and institutions from all over the world.


The Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific (formerly the Asian Statistical Institute) was established in May 1970 as a centre for statistical training in Asia and the Pacific by 20 Governments [Afghanistan, Australia, Ceylon, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Republic of Vietnam,


The Stockholm Environment Institute is an international non-profit research and policy organization that tackles environment and development challenges.


SDPI was founded in August 1992 on the recommendation of the Pakistan National Conservation Strategy (NCS), also called Pakistan's Agenda 21. The NCS placed Pakistan's socio-economic development within the context of a national environmental plan.

Thailand Environment Institute

The Thailand Environment Institute (TEI) is a non-profit, non-governmental, environmental organization, focusing on environmental issues. Established in May 1993 with a working philosophy of serving as a reliable and up-to-date information and knowledge resource.

The Danish Institute for Human Rights

The Danish Institute for Human Rights is an independent state-funded institution. Our mandate is to promote and protect human rights and equal treatment in Denmark and abroad.

NITI Aayog

The National Institution for Transforming India, also called NITI Aayog, was formed via a resolution of the Union Cabinet of the country on January 1, 2015. NITI Aayog functions as the premier policy think tank of the Government of India, providing both directional and policy inputs.

Thinking Circular

With Thinking Circular, we are constructing a multiverse for green progress, in which we unleash the potential of green innovation. Through the Circular Economy and the Cradle to Cradle (C2C) design principle, we support economics, science and politics in becoming part of a sustainable society.


thinkstep helps businesses become more environmentally friendly through improvements in operational excellence, product innovation, brand value and regulatory compliance. With expert sustainability consulting services, high quality data and easy-to-use product and organizational software, thinkstep enables organizations worldwide to succeed sustainably.