In praise of nine contributing organizations
ASIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (AIT) Thailand
An example of a Third World regional center of excellence in postgraduate education which, through its training of scientists and engineers from Asian countries, has effectively transferred industrial technology and skills to the developing world.
CENTRO INTERNACIONAL DE MEJORAMIENTO DE MAIZ Y TRIGO (CIMMYT) Mexico
INTERNATIONAL RICE RESEARCH INSTITUTE (IRRI) The Philippines
International agricultural research centers that mobilized scientific talent from both advanced and less-developed countries, carried out the research and training that made possible the "green revolution'' in Asia and Latin America, and continue to serve as stellar examples of the successful application of science and technology to the most vexing problem of the world's poorest people, an adequate food supply.
INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR DIARRHOEAL DISEASE RESEARCH Bangladesh
For its diarrheal disease research and its substantial contribution to global child survival, most importantly through the development of the technology known as oral rehydration therapy.
INTERNATIONAL EXECUTIVE SERVICE CORPS United States
A leading private, nonprofit organization that has drawn on the industrial and business experience of more than 10,000 retired professionals who have contributed their time as well as their managerial, scientific, and technical expertise in developing countries to help local enterprises install new technologies.
JOHNS HOPKINS SCHOOL OF HYGIENE AND PUBLIC HEALTH United States
An outstanding example of a private U.S. university whose research, education, information, and technology transfer activities have profoundly influenced health, nutrition, sanitation, and family planning practices in the developing world.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STATE UNIVERSITIES AND LAND GRANT COLLEGES United States
An association whose member institutions in the United States have contributed mightily to Third World human resource development through both the training of developing country students on U.S. campuses and the building and strengthening of indigenous research and education institutions in developing countries.
POPULATION COUNCIL United States
An organization in the vanguard of the movement to identify the problems of rapidly expanding world population growth, to bring population growth issues to the forefront of the development agenda, and to both undertake and support research and training programs that have helped stem rapid population growth in an increasing number of developing countries.
ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION United States
For its pioneering efforts in mobilizing and supporting scientific research to address Third World development needs in food and agriculture, health, and other fields and for its early and continuing support of developing country institutions that have provided the science and technology base in Asia, Latin America, and Africa.
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