9 in 10 grassroots human rights orgs. are still working alone
We are on a mission to change that. Because as a human rights activist working alone means risking your life without backup and working thrice as hard for half the impact. Most importantly, it means all your insights are lost to the rest of the human rights community as soon as your project ends. It's time to embrace the tools, lessons, and mindsets of the digital age so that human rights organisations may systematically benefit from each other's existence, experience, and resources. That's why we connect them to knowledge, funding, and one another, slowly turning local impact into change at scale.
How it works
Seeds are the basic cells of our Global Activist Network and form a natural point of contact for both local actors and international organisations. They transparently establish and coordinate common needs and goals, provide access to and preserve knowledge, and channel funding towards promising projects. In sum, they amplify the total impact of local grassroot initiatives and funding, while turning new insights into resources for the global human rights community.
Connecting the dots
Building an ecosystem that systematically creates win/win situations for human rights actors on all levels heavily depends on the network effect. Hence, our goal is to plant and connect as many Seeds as possible.
Getting everyone on board
You can help… by planting your own Seeds. Everything is open access. We share our approach and insights with organisations on all institutional levels by giving talks, offering consultations, and running workshops.
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It's co-creative because effective solutions rarely stem from top-down design. Instead we run hackathons with local partners to maximise relevance, expertise and stakeholder buy-in.
It's sustainable because without sustainability there is no future. That's why we co-create our projects to take advantage of network effects and become self-sustaining and expanding.
It's digital first because using digital technology and mindsets offers the highest ROI for activists, grassroots organisations, and donors, if employed safely.
Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit—
Kiel Institute for the World Economy —
Global Economic Symposium —
Rockefeller Foundation —
Social Impact Lab —
Global 21 —
Betterplace Lab —
MIZ Babelsberg —