Université de Kara (UK, Togo)
Created on August 25, 2013, the Balai Citoyen is a Burkinabe civil society organization whose mission is to constitute a force of proposals and pressure for social change through citizen engagement. Our actions revolve around two axes that we believe are necessary for the establishment and development of a democratic state based on the rule of law: i) education for citizenship of the population, ii) participation of the population in the management of public affairs.
Balai Citoyen's approach consists first and foremost in mobilizing the population, particularly young people, at both local and national levels, and strengthening their knowledge of their rights, freedoms and duties with regard to citizen participation in the management of public affairs. In a second phase, these young people will organize themselves to participate meaningfully in the various frameworks for the formulation, implementation and monitoring of public policies. The primary objective is for them to be able to carry out citizen monitoring of public policies in order to influence the decision-making process with a direct or indirect positive impact on the population' s living conditions.
Caribbean Coastal Area Management Foundation (Jamaica) was established in 1997 to promote coastal conservation in Jamaica. Their mission is to promote sustainable development of the Portland Bight Protected Area through stake holder participation in the implementation and management of programmes and projects. This includes executing livelihood enhancement activities for stakeholders as well establishing a sustainable financing programme for C-CAM.
Catherine Hall Community Development Committee – CHCDC (Jamaica)
This grassroots organisation centers indigenous Rastafari voicesand their alternative knowledge in an effort to mobilise community resources to tackle social issues in rural Jamaica.
Earthlife Africa is a non-profit organization. The Johannesburg branch was founded in 1988 to mobilize civil society around environmental issues in relation to people. The organization has since grown to include branches in Cape Town, eThekwini (formerly Durban), as well as in Windhoek, Namibia.
Enda Graf Sahel (Senegal) is a member of the international NGO Enda Third World. In this sense, it has developed a work of research for alternatives to development, based on all the dimensions covered by the factors of impoverishment and enhancing the value of local initiatives.
Hararghe Catholic Secretariat – HCS (Ethiopia) becomes one of the largest Ethiopian based NGO’s operating in the Eastern parts of Ethiopia. The officially registered organization has gained extensive experience in implementing Emergency Response, Rehabilitation, and Recovery and Development programs in pastoralist, agro-pastoralist and farming communities. The organization will be responsible for the overall management and implementation of the proposed action. The organization has been working with many donors since its inception in 1987.
Institut Culturel Karl Lévêque – ICKL‘s (Haiti) is a private, non-confessional, non-profit foundation and is not linked to any political party. Created in July 1989, the ICKL defines itself as a think tank for social analysis and popular education which intends to contribute to the liberation struggles of the popular strata of society through theoretical reflection, analysis and accompaniment of grassroots groups. It wants to :
- to participate in the urgent task of thinking politics in Haiti;
- to contribute to the elucidation of the theoretical and practical blockages of the popular movement;
- to enable the establishment of an autonomous and structured space for struggle.
Jamaica Network of Rural Women Producers – JNRWP (Jamaica), was launched under the distinguished patronage of the First Lady of Jamaica, the Most Honorable Lady Cooke in May 1999. The JNRWP which now has a membership over 300 (175 fully paid-up) members, all rural women, was the first such organization to be established in the Caribbean and provides a model for similar networks including the Caribbean Network of Rural Women Producers (CANROP) of which it is a member. The Network development has over the years been guided by the Inter American Institute for Co-operation on Agriculture (IICA) in collaboration with other organizations concerned with the economic and social development of women, namely: Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA); Bureau of Women's Affairs; Centre for Gender and Development Studies, University of the West Indies (UWI).
Kalpavriksh Environment Action Group (India) is a non profit organization working on environmental and social issues at local, national and global levels. Kalpavriksh believes that a country can develop meaningfully only when ecological sustainability and social equity are guaranteed, and a sense of respect for, and oneness with nature, and fellow humans is achieved. It is a non-hierarchical organisation and the group takes all decisions after appropriate debate and discussion.
For 50 years the aid and human rights organisation Medico International (Germany) has fought for social change. In solidarity with socially excluded and marginalised people in the global South, medico works to promote good living conditions for people which maximise health and social justice. The goal is not merely to reduce poverty, want and violence, but to identify and overcome their causes. The problem in the world is not too little aid, but rather the conditions that make more and more aid necessary.
MISEREOR is the German Catholic Bishops’ Organisation for Development Cooperation. For over 60 years it has been committed to fighting poverty. MISEREOR supports the weakest members of society, regardless of religion, ethnicity or gender. We support projects run by local organisations that strengthen the self-initiative and autonomy of the poor and disadvantaged. Our mandate rules out the promotion of pastoral or missionary measures. To fight structural causes of injustice, MISEREOR aims to influence public opinion and policymaking and promotes political education and networking. Wherever possible, MISEREOR invites representatives from the so-called Global South to articulate themselves their views and concerns.
Réseau pour l'Emergence et le Développement des Ecovillages au Sahel – REDES (Senegal) is a grassroots community association dedicated to developing a mutual support network of ecovillages in the Sahel region of sub-Saharan Africa. REDES was founded in 2015 by Dr. Ousmane Pame, the former mayor of Guédé-Chantier and current president of the Global Ecovillage Network Africa. The village of Guédé-Chantier had been operated under ecovillage principles since 2007, and has since become the nucleus of REDES’ network. Since its founding, REDES has not only expanded (currently 141 villages across Senegal and Mauritania, and counting!). It now also includes collaborators and supporters from around the globe.
Third World Network Africa (Ghana) is a Pan-African research and advocacy organization which works for economic and social equity within Africa and for an equitable place for Africa in the global order. Since 1994, we have focused on strategic development issues facing Africa in the age of globalization, such as extractives, trade and investment, international finance, gender and systemic inequalities and inequities as well as climate change, SAPs and Debt.