TO THE WEB SITE OF THE
TRANSNATIONAL NGO NONPROFIT LEARNING
ORGANIZATION FOR DEVELOPMENT
DEDICATED TO CATALYZING LONG-TERM
SYSTEMIC CHANGE IN
CULTURE, EDUCATION, HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT, ECONOMICS AND RESEARCH
FOR THE SUSTAINABLE ADVANCEMENT OF PEACE, KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING.
Foundation maintains Consultative Status with the United Nations
Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
A N D A T E &
O B J E C T I V E S
Spanda Foundation has a cross-cultural goal, aiming to a better
understanding among people through a deeper knowledge of their
ideas, traditions, faiths and beliefs in a dialogue intended to
stimulate cultural diversity.
At the heart of this mission is an aspiration to contribute to
of a higher state of consciousness.
Spanda is particularly interested in projects that encourage freedom
imagination, insight, creativity and expression.
Spanda is active in promoting individual and collective development,
education, health, the environment, microfinance, scientific initiatives
and projects that add social value by fostering creative solutions
and strategic resources and that, by serving the common good,
may advance human progress and enrich communities
towards a more just, sustainable and peaceful world.
I M S
promote transnational and international development and cooperation
to advance human achievement.
promote the transition to participatory sustainability for the
future and the implementation of ways for society to live in
balance with the natural world.
promote the understanding of factors affecting the quality of
life for the future of humanity.
promote humane health care and greater equity in global health
support innovative programs that challenge existing cultural,
social and scientific patterns and to introduce new models of
promote the study, the preservation and conservation of cultural
and environmental heritage and indigenous knowledge (IK) while
fostering the ecological awareness for future generations.
use science and education to promote solutions that help conserve
promote and foster relations and exchange of cultural, artistic,
religious and scientific values among people, countries, regions
and groupings, particularly by seeking to generate mutual understanding
and acceptance at grassroots levels for their intellectual,
cultural and spiritual heritage.
provide the bridge for cultural and scientific exchange and
appreciation between Eastern and Western cultures, and facilitate
and enhance educational opportunities for the community.
collect and disseminate knowledge and information about the
arts and culture in both policy and practice and by serving
as a locus for interdisciplinary exploration of higher education.
enhance dialogue and interactive interchange between cultures
on a wide range of issues, thereby improving bilateral and multilateral
encourage research and cultural exchange through community and
support the collection and provision of international exchange
information and international cultural exchange standard bearers.
as independent facilitator between the official public bodies,
the academic world and the cultural and scientific fields, seeks
to achieve its aims by means of research; by publishing studies,
organizing and promoting cultural events, courses and training
programs, and by distributing educational content; by providing
information, comprehensive training, equipment, consultations,
and exhibition opportunities to independent and public cultural
and scientific operators; by awarding grants, prizes and scholarships;
by fostering the preparation of essential human, academic, professional
and scientific resources and expertise for the highest quality
of professional performance; by gathering and disseminating
accurate information through catalogues, databases, journals,
photographic archives, publications, and other compendia; by
sharing of expertise, direct exchange of research and experience
through conferences, symposia, seminars and other professional
meetings; by maintaining a library and documentation centre,
and all other activities, endeavours, ventures and undertakings,
none excluded, consistent with its institutional aim and deemed
useful to its achievement. The Foundation acts in an advisory
capacity to governments, parliaments and social organizations.