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 more than 100 organizations from the Global South, located especially in Sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia & India, and Latin America to reset our democracies.
In this project, participants were able to incorporate their initiatives and participate in an experience that can transform the landscape of democracy in the Global South. From this space, participants have co-constructed, in a Laboratory of civic innovation of the Global South (Demo.Reset/Lab), tools and solutions to face the challenges that organizations like yours face in the process of deploying democratic innovation. You can find on this page the network of organizations working together in 4 regions of the Global South, who have shared their best practices and with whom you can build alliances and spaces to develop and refine your proposals for change. Now, these organizations, will be able to implement a tool/solution in their specific region with specialized support, international mentoring, among other surprises.
It is time to transform democracy from new narratives of the Global South.
As a result of the inputs we have had in our first call, we believe it is important that these spaces remain open. If you know any organization working on strengthening democracy or you are part of a new organization, we encourage you to sign up now! Be part of this network of deliberative democracy in the Global South.
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, If your organization leads projects related to the strengthening of democracy through innovation tools or deliberative democracy, we are looking for you!
Why should I join?
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 Demo.Reset/Lab, and set up a Match-making component of deliberation, connecting common problems with their respective ways of solving them.
WHAT WE ARE IN
The moment we have been waiting for is here, the “Demo.Talks” master-classes that bring together experts from different parts of the world to share their knowledge on deliberative democracy, innovation, activism and many other topics. topics.
We are in the process of selecting 5 leaders for Demo.Reset/Lab, they will lead 5 multidisciplinary teams that will seek to create and prototype solutions to the challenges that we collectively discover in innovation and deliberative democracy.
In two weeks we will be launching the inscriptions for collaborators of the solution teams!
At the beginning of each month we are sending out our ON.Reset, where you will find three sections:
1. How we are doing (findings and current project agenda).
2. What’s coming up (what are our next events).
3. Recommendations of the month (three articles that will contribute to the knowledge).
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…
IDENTIFY THE WALLS OF DELIBERATIVE DEMOCRACY
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…
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…
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….
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.