#Action4Change Forum Report

by CHANGEMATES TEAM

For all of you who were not able to attend the #Action4Change Forum, this article sums-up the event very nicely: http://www.sixdegreesnews.org/Sustainable-Development-Goals-an-opportunity-for-transnational-solidarity A two day conference (6-7 November 2015) on SDGs and transnational activism in Berlin got together an exciting mix of open culture initiatives where activists and practitioners shared their approaches for ‘doing development differently’.…



INTERSECTIONALITY BETWEEN TRANSCULTURAL ACTIVISM AND DIGITAL SECURITY

by CHANGEMATES TEAM

As the SDGs kick off and multiple discourse take place, it’s important for civil society to have impact in their work and engage government stakeholders effectively. This is where information security plays a huge role in ensuring that civil society work reach the right audience and have the right impact. For example, an environmental activist…



Introducing our fellows: Yvonne – bridging the gender divide in tech

by CHANGEMATES TEAM

“Letting women know that they have a voice and that they can shape their own stories is liberating and empowering.”   One of our great Kenyan GLOBAL CHANGEMATES FELLOW is Yvonne. Her passion for women’s rights activism and all things techie lead her to found S.K.I.R.T.S. – Socially Keen Individuals Redefining Tech Spaces. The initiative’s…



Introducing our fellows: Maryanne

by CHANGEMATES TEAM

“I hope to contribute majorly on disaster risk reduction, conservation, internet governance, civic education and sports for development to impact on the lives of rural youth, women and persons living with disabilities. This includes on considering the local context, mobilizing local resources, collaboration, alignment across policies, lessons from the past, recognizing the potential of civil…



Introducing our fellows: Andreas

by CHANGEMATES TEAM

“I am simply convinced that it is the big job of my generation to move towards a green and sustainable economy and lifestyle.” Andreas (24) has been involved in activism since he joined German Greenpeace Youth in the age of 14. Later on he organized national climate youth campaigns and worked as a coordinator. Besides…



THE CONFERENCE POGRAMME: DIVERSE + PROMISING

by CHANGEMATES TEAM

You are interested in… #DoingDevelopmentDifferently #CreatingSustainableSocieties #DataRevolutionForDevelopment #OpenKnowledgeTransfer #BuildingInclusiveSocieties … then do not hesitate joining us – it’s for free, there will be super inspiring people, initiatives and topics, food and and the INCUBATOR MARKET! #ACTION4CHANGE FORUM Creating new spaces for transnational activism. Friday, 6th November__ 5pm – 9pm Saturday, 7th November__9am – 6pm Venue:…



Conference now Open for Registration

by Lukas Goltermann

#Action4Change Forum | 6th/7th November 2015 in Berlin | Register now! The #Action4Change Forum will bring together a huge variety of civil society organizations in Berlin to discuss the opportunities and challenges of the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals. Amongst others, our topics include: #DoDevDif #DigitalGlobe #DigitalToolsForGlobalChange #DataRevolutionForDevelopment #SustainableSociety #InclusiveSociety #LGBTIQRights #Advocacy #ChangeAgents #OpenKnowledgeTransfer #OpenDevelopment…