THE PURPOSE

We are looking for you to be part of the new wave of deliberative democracy in the Global South!

About this project

In partnership with the global office of the National Endowment for Democracy NED and Extituto de Politica Abierta (Colombia), we are bringing together the best experiences of 150 organizations from the Global South, located especially in Sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia, and Latin America to reset our democracies.

In this project, you will be able to incorporate your initiatives and participate in an experience that will transform the landscape of democracy in the Global South.  From this space, you will be able to find tools and solutions from around the world to face the challenges that organizations like yours face in the process of deploying democratic innovation. You will have a network of organizations in 4 regions of the Global South, who will share their best practices and with whom you can build alliances, spaces to develop and refine your proposals for change at a Summit of the Global South. You will be able to implement a tool/solution in your specific region with specialized support, international mentoring, among other surprises.

Come, join us! It is time to transform democracy from new proposals and narratives in the Global South. Collective learning and networking will activate a new wave of deliberative democracy, articulating and accompanying new deliberative democracy initiatives in the regions.

Global South

WHERE

HOW TO GET INVOLVED?

This project targets civil society organizations who have worked transforming democracy, on citizen movements, feminist organizations, medioambiental initiatives, or any advocacy exercise.

In other words, with practitioners of innovative political processes or who have worked in the promotion of deliberative democracy and democratic innovation.

Enhance your capacities to carry out successful deliberative processes, join the Global Network of Deliberative Democracy through this link:

WHY SHOULD I JOIN THIS INITIATIVE?

This project is connecting experiences of political innovation at a global level. We are building a repository of information to articulate experiences, barriers, challenges, and innovative solutions. The participants will prototype tools to overcome their obstacles while remaining in contact with a worldwide network of solutions.

We will jointly build an interactive Deliberation Map, develop solutions and prototypes in an experimental Bootcamp of democratic innovation, and set up a "Tinder" (matching system) of deliberation, connecting common problems with their respective ways of solving them.

PROJECT PHASES

BE PART OF THIS GLOBAL NETWORK: DEMO.RESET.

This phase will contribute to enable the exchange among all practitioners of democratic deliberation. Although knowledge circulates today through academic literature, forums, conferences and professional networks, it is necessary¬† to consolidate a more fluid and efficient exchange…

IDENTIFY THE WALLS OF DELIBERATIVE DEMOCRACY IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH.

The second phase of the project recognizes the impact of the first phase, reinforcing the thematic sub-groups of deliberation previously created. In each thematic subgroup, a needs assessment will be carried out: evaluating the main obstacles, challenges, methodological and technical issues…

WEAVING OUR EXPERIENCES.

Phase 3 seeks t implement the solutions, methodologies, etc., previously co-created as prototypes. This means that phase 2 will provide prototype tools, methodologies and frameworks that will be tested..

JUMPING THE WALLS INTO A DELIBERATIVE DEMOCRACY.

In this Last Phase the team provides recommendations to improve the efficiency practice were identified prototype solutions were created and tested….

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

The project will be held simultaneously in English and Spanish.

Demo.Reset requires availability of time and trained personnel for the realization of the project, therefore, we seek to connect directly with organizations that have these capabilities and that have worked in political and democratic innovation.

In the early stages of the project we will work for about 2 and 6 hours per week.

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