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What is your Interest?
Sustainable Development, Environment
Name of Company / Organization:
Foundation for Sustainable Development
What is your current job title / department?
volunteering with FSD; field of sustainable development
What would you most like to get out of this network?
A support network of individuals interested in helping out in the field of sustainable development.
What knowledge, skills and experience do you have that you would be happy for people to contact you over?
International Development work, sustainable development issues in the global south, internships in sustainable developement, volunteering abroad.

About the Foundation for Sustainable Devlopment

FSD supports the efforts of grassroots development organizations in Latin America, East Africa, and Asia that are working to better the communities, environments, and the economic opportunities around them. Through our programs, we aim to raise international awareness of the economic challenges in developing countries and support cross-cultural communities in finding more effective solutions to development issues.

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Mary's Blog

FSD Bulletin: Our Year, Our Voice–FSD and the International Year of Youth

Posted on August 25, 2010 at 4:02pm 0 Comments

FSD Bulletin | 20 August 2010

“Youth deserve our full commitment—full access to education, adequate healthcare, employment opportunities, financial services and full participation in public life." - United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon

Greetings from FSD,

Today, youth represent 18% of the global population or 1.2 billion people. 87% of youth live in developing countries, facing challenges brought about by limited access to… Continue

A Little Piece, by Benjamin Harris

Posted on September 14, 2009 at 3:50pm 0 Comments

Harris 1 While participating and being actively involved in development work, a bilateral exchange usually occurs whereby the Westerner learns more from the community than aid or help is actually given. During these bilateral experiences, people use clichés such as, “enlightening, life altering and change.” This idealism, and “do-good spirit,” quickly transforms, when one actually sees the harsh reality facing the developing world. As an African American, I was completely ignorant about Africa… Continue

Endeleo, by Josh Silverman

Posted on August 10, 2009 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

My Work Plan : A Summary

June 23, 2009

Silverman 1 First of all, let me just say that I cannot believe that I have already been in Kakamega for over a month. Talk about how time flies! Even scarier, however, is the thought that I only have one month left to accomplish any of my goals at work. As I mentioned in my last post, I spent a lot of time during weeks 2 and 3 formulating my work plan. How could I have a sustainable impact on KES and the Kakamega community? This was a… Continue

FE$: Foundation for Ecological Security

Posted on July 29, 2009 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

A look at the summer lives of four undergrads working on an environmental development project with the Foundation for Ecological Security.

Friday, July 17, 2009: Cribs: The Village Edition

Alice 1 This week marked an important occasion: we moved into a village about 2 hours away from Udaipur and began working on our project. FES has asked us to make an assessment of one particular region with the eventual goal of developing a relationship with those communities…


Nourishing Potential in Rural Rajasthan, by Jessica Sinclair Taylor

Posted on July 24, 2009 at 1:02pm 0 Comments

Shoba Hampered by the complexities of working in a foreign country, an unknown language and an often alien culture, I found weaving together my picture of the work of the Veerni Project was similar to the process of creating the intricate quilted wall hangings made by the women of Rajasthan – a process in which the final design appears only slowly. My first priority was to develop a thorough understanding of the NGO I am working with, its strengths, weaknesses, needs and… Continue

Comment Wall (3 comments)

At 5:19am on April 25, 2008, Dr.J. Christopher Daniel,Ph.D said…
Dear Pamela:

Greetings to you.I would invite you to be my great friend.Please visit my developmentcrossing page and my organisation's Our GOODWILL's children has recently participated in the international poster contest organised by Nature's voice-Our Choice,a US based NGO.Kindly access the following:

If you are interested in partnering with GOODWILL and financially supporting our work,Please let me know.Kind regards

Dr.J.Christopher Daniel
Executive Director
Goodwill social work centre
At 6:59am on November 13, 2008, Ravi Pratap Shahi said…
I think the mail was not complete.
The mail is:
At 3:22pm on October 14, 2009, Aarti Krishnan said…
Hi Mary, liked your profile! Keen on connecting with you.

I'm working with Aadhaar, a development consulting firm based out of India. We are currently profiling various nonprofits organizations and I'm looking for volunteers who could help us with reviewing (content accuracy, structuring and language) the same. Would really appreciate if you could suggest some directions in this regards. Please write to me at

Look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks, Aarti Krishnan

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