International Relief and Development

Mission

IRD's mission is to reduce the suffering of the world’s most vulnerable groups and provide tools and resources needed to increase their self-sufficiency. IRD is implementing development services and programs across a broad spectrum of regions and technical activities, including various aspects of environmental health. We collaborate with a wide range of local and international organizations and development agencies.

Organization Type Non-Governmental Organization

Contact Information

Primary Contact
Dr. Maria Miralles
Secondary Contact
Ms. Beth Yeager

Address 1621 North Kent Street
Arlington, VA
22209
United States
Website www.ird.org
Phone 703-248-0161
Fax 703-248-0194
Calling/Fax Instructions

Our Focus

Primary Initiatives, Target Populations, and Scope of Work:

IRD often begins at the community level and takes lessons to scale after demonstration of success. We currently work in all regions. This includes emergency disaster/relief programs through to community development and disaster risk reduction and mitigation. We run targeted, cost-effective programs that tend to integrate improved drinking water, sanitation services and other environmental challenges, including indoor air quality concerns, within a framework that promotes long term sustainability by considering economic development and strengthening opportunities by design.

Fuels/Technologies: N/A Technology Neutral
Sectors of Experience: Agriculture
Behavior Change
Environment
Gender
Health
Infrastructure
Rural Development
Water
Other
Democracy and Governance
Countries of Operation: Cuba
Haiti
Colombia
Cameroon
Chad
Ethiopia
The Gambia
Liberia
Mozambique
Senegal
Sudan
Swaziland
Zimbabwe
Afghanistan
Azerbaijan
Iraq
Jordan
Lebanon
Pakistan
Yemen
Cambodia
Indonesia
Laos
Nepal
Sri Lanka
United States
Armenia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Georgia
Kosovo
Montenegro
Serbia
Slovenia
Ukraine

Our Experience And Interest In The Four PCIA Central Focus Areas

Social/Cultural barriers to using traditional fuels and stoves:

IRD works in regions of the world that present social, political, and technical challenges, and particularly specializes in helping communities affected by conflict and war to recover and improve.


Market development for improved cooking technologies:

We are very interested to learn more about how to integrate improved cooking into our programming considerations.


Technology standardization for cooking, heating and ventilation:

We have expertise through our infrastructure programs on heating and ventilation, working with local authorities in reviews of existing standards.


Indoor air pollution exposure and health monitoring:

We currently have no experience in monitoring IAP exposure but are interested to learn more.

Relevant Publications or Studies

None noted

Our Contribution to the Partnership

We are happy to share our experiences and lessons learned with others.