Like-minded Links

América Latina Genera. Knowledge Management for Gender Equity.

http://www.americalatinagenera.org/

América Latina Genera is an UNDP initiative that was born with the support of the Government of Japan. The project operates within UNDP’s regional cooperation framework for Latin America. Through the virtual knowledge city on gender, the project pretends to facilitate access to information and knowledge on gender topics in the Latin American Spanish-speaking region, as well as to promote greater interchange and articulation among the actors working in favor of gender equality. América Latina Genera is convinced that knowledge is an undeniable means for achieving gender equality, overcome the obstacles, and improve our practices for implementing the gender streaming strategy adopted in the Platform for Action of Beijing (1995).


Beyond Intractability

http://www.beyondintractability.org

Free knowledge base on more constructive approaches to destructive conflict. University of Colorado.


Canadian International Development Agency CIDA

http://www.acdi-cida.gc.ca/

The Government of Canada is committed to making its international assistance more efficient, focused and accountable. A key element of this aid effectiveness agenda is transparency. As such, CIDA is fully committed to make public useful information to enhance its transparency and accountability.


Centro de Colaboración Cívica

http://www.colaboracioncivica.org/

Civil, non-partisan and non-profit association whose mission is to strengthen democracy in Mexico, developing capacity for dialogue, cooperation and conflict management for public interest issues. The CCC applies diverse and successful methodologies developed by the international organization Partners for Democratic Change A. C.


CRIES

http://www.cries.org

The Regional Coordinator of Economic and Social Research was established in Managua in 1982. It is a network comprising more than 70 research centers, think tanks, NGOs, foundations, professional associations, experts and academics from Latin America and the Caribbean. Its mandate is to promote economic, political, environmental, and social research, as well as the participation in public debate, empowerment and advocacy of civil society in the regional and global agenda.


Democracia & Desarrollo Internacional (D&D Internacional)

http://www.ddint.org/indexin.html

Non profit civilian association located in Lima, Peru. It emerged as a think tank in order to educate the population and to influence in the design of public policies that are directed to strengthen democracy and to obtain a sustainable and equitable development in the country of a long reach.


Democratic Governance UNDP Bolivia

http://www.gobernabilidad.org.bo

More than an institutional site, it aims at providing spaces for disseminating activities and documents of institutions working on Democratica Governance in and about Bolivia. This site pretends to constitute a permanent exploration in the intersection of technology, democratic governance, and creativity.


Fundación Cambio Democrático

http://www.cambiodemocratico.org

Non-profit and non-partisan organization of the Argentinean civil society working with a vision of a pacific, fair and participative society. In order to achieve this, it develops capacities in communities for the prevention and democratic transformation of conflicts, and generates conditions for a sustainable human development. Their objectives include: to produce knowledge on conflict transformation and peace building; to have a bearing on the design and implementation of public policies using democratic dialogue tools and mechanisms for conflict transformation; as well as to develop capacities of social, private, academic and governmental actors in this type of tools. It is a member of the global network Partners for Democratic Change International.


Fundación Mediadores en Red

http://www.mediadoresenred.org.ar/

Interdisciplinary foundation made up by and for mediators. Its purpose is to consolidate and spread methods for pacific conflict resolution and consensus building in diverse scopes of the social network. Currently, it includes eighteen nodes along the Argentinean Republic, and has representatives in Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay.


Fundación Soros Guatemala (FSG)

http://www.soros.org.gt/

Organism of the Guatemalan civil society that has the strength to count with financial and technical resources to support other like-minded social actors. The FSG belongs to International Network for an Open Society, OSI, which is made up of more than 50 national foundations, regional initiatives and global programs in different parts of the world, that share the vision of contributing to the emergence of more democratic, equitable, just and humane societies. The OSI Network provides consultations, training and other services and additional financing to the funds granted for the implementation of its strategies.


Fundación UNIR Bolivia

http://www.unirbolivia.org/

Private, independent and non-profit organization working in information, dialogue, development of democratic citizenship, and conflict management for contributing to build a united, intercultural, and equitative country guided by values that allow a pacific coexistence among Bolivians.

Global Leadership Initiative

http://www.globalleadershipinitiative.org/

Dedicated to developing, applying and mainstreaming advanced methods for multi-stakeholder, transboundary, dialogic problem solving and leadership development to complex challenges.


Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC)

http://www.gppac.net

It is a member-led network of civil society organisations (CSOs) active in the field of conflict prevention and peacebuilding across the world. The network is organised around 15 regional networks of local organisations, each region having its own priorities, character and agenda.


Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, ICAR

http://icar.gmu.edu

ICAR is an innovative academic resource for people and institutions worldwide. It comprises a community of scholars, graduate and undergraduate students, alumni, practitioners, and organizations in the field of peace making and conflict resolution.


Inter-American Foundation

http://www.iaf.gov/

Independent US government agency created to channel development assistance directly to the organized poor in Latin America and the Caribbean.


Intercooperation- Swiss Foundation for Development and International Cooperation

http://www.helvetas.org

Leading Swiss non-profit making organization engaged in development and international cooperation since 1982. It is governed by 21 organisations representing the development community, civil society and the private sector. Intercooperation is both an implementing and an advisory organization, providing professional resources and knowledge combined with social commitment. It specializes in rural development, process competences and services being grouped around three principal working domains: natural resource management (agriculture and forestry), rural economy, and local governance and civil society. Intercooperation collaborates with partner organizations in more than twenty developing and transition countries.

 


International IDEA

http://www.idea.int/

Intergovernmental organization aiming to provide knowledge to democracy builders, provide policy development and analysis, and support democratic reform.


International Institute for Sustainable Development IISD

http://www.iisd.org/

Champions sustainable development around the world through innovation, partnerships, research and communications.


Interpeace

http://www.interpeace.org/

International peacebuilding organization that helps divided and conflicted societies build sustainable peace, reinforcing local capacities to overcome deep social divisions and to address conflict in non-violent ways. It works with local peacebuilding teams to facilitate research-based dialogue processes with all sectors of society.


Latin American Dialogue Group. Mining, Democracy and Sustainable Development

http://www.dialogolatinoamericano.org/english/home.html

"In the Latin American Dialogue Group we seek, through dialogue, to encourage the exchanges of information and experiences, and the construction of bridges, in order to promote the mining activity, democracy and sustainable development."


Mediators Foundation

http://www.mediatorsfoundation.org/

Fosters global leadership for a peaceful, just and sustainable world by identifying, supporting and connecting visionary leaders working in the best interests of our  planet.


Mesa de Diálogo

http://www.prodialogo.blogspot.com

Virtual space of dialogue for sharing information related to dialogue and conflict prevention and transformation. It contains several thematic sections on social conflicts, a list of resources like the specialized publications related to these subjects, and other website links of interest to specialist, among others.


MSP Resource Portal: building facilitation capacity

http://portals.wi.wur.nl/msp

Run by Wageningen International, the Multi-Stakeholder Process (MSP) Resource Portal is a rich resource for practitioners on building capacity to facilitate multi stakeholder processes and societal-level learning. It provides, in a very accessible way, a wide variety of concepts, methods and tools to create learning processes, facilitation tips, examples, literature and links.


Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy nIMD

http://www.nimd.org/

Democracy assistance organization of political parties in the Netherlands for political parties in young democracies.


Organization of American States

http://www.oas.org/en/

Through its four main pillars––democracy, human rights, security, and development–– promotes political dialogue, inclusiveness, cooperation, and legal and follow-up instruments.


Oslo Governance Centre

http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/ourwork/democraticgovernance/oslo_governance_centre/

Works to position UNDP as a champion of democratic governance, both as an end in itself, and as a means to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, through knowledge networking and multi-disciplinary team work, as well as through close partnerships with leading policy and research institutions in different parts of the world.


Partners for Democratic Change

http://www.partnersglobal.org

International organization committed to building sustainable local capacity to advance civil society and a culture of change and conflict management worldwide.


PDDL- Decentralization and Local Development

http://www.pddl-intercooperation.org

Governance initiative financed by Cosude and executed by Intercooperation in Ecuador. It is a governance project with a territorial anchorage that covers the regional and national dimensions (micro, meso and macro). It promotes the development of participative systems with decentralized management as a way of promoting local development.


Peace and Collaborative Development Network

http://internationalpeaceandconflict.ning.com

Free professional networking site with over 6550 members from around the world to foster dialogue and sharing of resources in international development, conflict resolution, gender mainstreaming, human rights, social entrepreneurship and related fields.


PRODIÁLOGO, Prevención y Resolución de Conflictos

http://www.prodialogo.org

Civil organization specialized in conflict prevention and resolution that, through consensus building, achieves to channel the intrinsically renewing energy of this phenomenon and converts it into a valuable source of opportunities, a factor of transformation and a generator of learning and value. The role of PRODIÁLOGO is that of an impartial third party that bases its actions on the principles of impartiality, transparence, confidentiality, integrity, and cooperation. Peru.


PROPAZ

http://www.propaz.org.gt

Public-service private institution, independent and without any political or economic conditioning. We work for consolidating peace, democracy and development, and for strengthening the national public sphere, with emphasis on prevention and resolution of public conflicts. As an institution, we aim to become an entity with legitimacy, credibility, efficacy and efficiency in the facilitation of social change processes. We deliver our services to any institution and person from the public sector, the organized civil society, the indigenous peoples, the business sector and citizens in general, who are interested in promoting and channeling citizen coexistence from the potentials of diversity.


Reos Partners

http://www.reospartners.com

International organisation dedicated to supporting and building capacity for innovative collective action in complex social systems. We organise, design and facilitate results-oriented multi-stakeholder partnerships, within and across business, government and civil society organisations. We help stakeholders act together, across their differences, to address their most vital and complex challenges. Reos Partners works in many parts of the world on many types of challenges, helping people work together fluidly, in partnership. Our name Reos comes from the Greek “rheos,” which means flow or stream.


The Carter Center

http://www.cartercenter.org/

A nongovernmental organization that helps to improve life for people in more than 70 countries by resolving conflicts, advancing democracy and human rights, preventing diseases, and improving mental health care.


The Esquel Group

http://www.ESQUEL.org

Consultancies on deliberative democracy and development issues, particularly at a local level.


UN Peacemaker

http://peacemaker.un.org

Offers key tools and resources to support mediators and their teams in managing peace processes and negotiating peace agreements.

University for Peace

http://www.upeace.org/

Contributes to the great universal task of educating for peace by engaging in teaching, research, post-graduate training and dissemination of knowledge fundamental to the full development of the human person and societies through the interdisciplinary study of all matters related to peace.


Virtual School for Latin America, UNDP

http://www.escuelapnud.org/public/index.php

UNDP’s Virtual School for Latin America and the Caribbean provides training in applied sciences for social transformation directed toward two academic areas, which are the basic paradigms of UNDP: Human Development and Democratic Governance. The mission of the Virtual School is to foster capacities and facilitate the development of knowledge and skills of strategic actors for strengthening democratic governance and contributing to human development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The purpose of the School is to favor the development of the people, by the people and for the people, strengthening their capacities and using information and communication technologies for building networks and for contributing to the education of new leaders.