1) Who we are


The Nest! foundation is registered on Lindengracht 95, 1015KD Amsterdam, the Netherlands. We can be contacted by phone or fax on +31204279033 or by email on stichting.nest or You can write us for a copy of our policy plan or any information on our activities.


Our board consists of the following six dedicated persons:

Chair Fransjan de Waard
Secretary Jacqueline van Loon
Treasurer Marieke van Geldermalsen-Jaeckel
Members Eduard van Vloten, Liesbeth Rooders-van Geldermalsen, Tim Rease

Nest! is inscribed at the Amsterdam Chamber of Commerce under nr 09138244.


2) Contacts


International Gardens:

ü        International Gardens Göttingen, Calsowstr. 1, 37085 Göttingen, Germany, Tel: 49-551-5313787 or 0551-45023, Fax: 49-551-47655, Contact: Tassew Schimeles

ü        Stiftung Interkultur, Daiserstr. 15, RGB, 81371 Munich, Germany, Tel/Fax 49-89-74746030. E mail:,, Contact: Christa Müller


Mother Centers:

Mother Centers International Network (mine): E Mail:,

National Association of Dutch Mother Centers, E Mail:,, Contact: Gina Giavarra


German Youth Institute:

Deutsches Jugendinstitut München (DJI)  Website:, Contact: Ursula Schindler


Building Buddies in the Netherlands include the following: - De Regie - Prima Villa - Ready 4 living - Terra Traiectum - Van Diepen adviseurs bij ontwerp en bouw


Mine Nederland

Stichting Andergeld



GEM Schuytgraaf



References CH 2 (in annex?)



3) GWIA groups


Groups presenting their knowledge at the pilot  Grassroots Women’s International Academies (GWIA) as part of the Expo 2000 in Germany.


Alianza de Mujeres, Costa Rica

Antillian Women’s Association, Netherlands

Area Relief Ministereis, USA

Association Colombians de Mujeres, Columbia

Bantay-Banay, Philippines

Bogso Women’s Farmer Association, Cameroon

Cafsu Montreal, Canada

Centre for Natural Birth, Munich, Germany

Circle of Life Foundation, USA

Comite de Emergencia Garifuna, Honduras

Community Women’s Education Initiative, Ireland

Community Organisers Multiversity, Philippines

De Doorzetters, Netherlands

EKIZ, Mother Center Stuttgart West, Germany

Emancipatie Bureau Amsterdam, Netherlands

Everest Foundation, Nepal

Fenix, Bosnia

Forum of Women in Democracy, Uganda

FSWW, Turkey

Foundation Mama, Netherlands

Foundation Our Children, Rumania


Hindustan Women Vikaash, Netherlands

International Garden Göttingen, Germany

IRAV Moscow, Russia

Isfahan Medical University Nursing Midwiferies, Iran

League of Women Voters, Russia

Mahila Samakhya Karnataka, India

Mother Centre Charkov, Ukraine

Mother Centre Cooperatives, Canada

Mother Centre Initiative St. Petersburg, Russia

Mother Center Sarajevo, Bosnia

Mother Center Network, Czech Republic

Mütterforum Baden Württemberg, Germany

National Association of Mother Centers, USA

National Congress of Neighborhood Women, USA

Network of Dutch Mother Centers, Netherlands

Neighborhood Women’s Alliance, UK

ORAP, Zimbabwe

OWEN, Germany

Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Prijateljice, Bosnia

Rosario Women’s Collective, Philippines

Sama Sama, Philippines

Self Employed Women’s Union, South Africa

Sinergii Bukarest, Rumania

Soldiers Mothers St. Petersburg, Russia

SPARC, India

Solidarité Feminine, Marocco

Surinamese Women of Bijlmermeer, Netherlands

SOS Mother Center Salzgitter, Germany

Swayam Shikshan Prayog, India

Swiss Mother Centers, Switzerland

Tibetian Women’s Refugee Group

Unione de Vecinos, USA

VAC, Netherlands

Victoria 21, Bulgaria

Women’s Peace Network, Bosnia

WomanSpirit, USA

Women’s School Frankfurt, Germany



The following organisations took part in the GWIA Partner Dialogues:

Anglican Church of Canada, Toronto, Canada

Anstiftung, Germany

Committee of Finances, German Parliament

Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland

Ecological Magazine “Kraut & Rüben”, Germany

Ford Foundation, USA

Global Fund for Women, USA

Groots International, USA

Huairou Commission, USA

Kreisjugendring München, Germany

Kübel Foundation, Bensheim, Germany

Lehman College New York, USA

Manske Institute Hamburg, Germany

Municipality of Zavidovici, Bosnia

Ravensburg College, Germany

Regional Department: Women, Work and Social Affairs, Lower Saxony, Germany

Social Ministry of Hessen, Germany

Society for Birth Preparation, Germany

SOS-Kinderdorf, SPI, Germany

University of California, Los Angeles, USA

University of Kassel, Germany

Ursulines, USA