Grassroots LeadershipLatin America

Learnings from Peru’s Vibrant Civil Society: A Study in Indigenous Activism

By Katherine Zavala, Thousand Currents Regional Director for Latin America Indigenous Andean woman from Vilcas Huamán, Ayacucho showcasing the diversity of native beans grown in her community (Chirapaq) Photo Courtesy: Katherine…

January 14, 2015

Climate JusticeLatin America

COP20 Local Stories of Climate Change Impacts: the Case of Peru

By Katherine Zavala, Thousand Currents Regional Director, Latin America From December 1 to 12th this month, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) held its 20thsession…

December 30, 2014

AfricaFood Sovereignty

African and US Food Movement Leaders Unite in Opposition to the Gates Foundation’s Agricultural Development Program

PRESS RELEASE (October 12, 2014) Contact: Heather Day, Executive Director, Community Alliance for Global Justice, [email protected], cell- 206-724- 2243 On October 12th, several of Africa’s leading proponents of sustainable agriculture will take…

October 12, 2014

What We Do

Listening From The Head and Heart: My Take Aways From the IDEX Academy

Guest Post By Christen Dobson, Program Director, Research and Policy, International Human Rights Funders Group (IHRFG) We began with a story – that moment when our political consciousness…

October 07, 2014

AfricaGrassroots Leadership

IDEX, Africans in the Diaspora Announce New Partnership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 17, 2014 For media inquiries, please contact: Solome Lemma (AiD)- 917-426-4540, [email protected] Rajasvini Bhansali (IDEX)- 415-824-8384 ext 101, [email protected] (San Francisco, CA, September 17, 2014) —…

September 17, 2014

Grassroots LeadershipLatin America

Jorge Santiago

Jorge Santiago is the former Director of Desarrollo Económico y Social de los Mexicanos Indígenas (DESMI; Social and Economic Development for Indigenous Mexicans)…

June 26, 2014

AfricaClimate Justice

Worldwide Coverage of Goldman Prize

IDEX* was thrilled to hear the news that our nominee for the Goldman Environmental Prize, Desmond D’Sa of our South African partner SDCEA, was selected for the prestigious award. We hoped that the…

May 05, 2014

AfricaGrassroots Leadership

Desmond D’Sa wins 2014 Goldman Environmental Prize

Our heartfelt congratulations to Desmond D’Sa, Coordinator of the South Durban Community Environmental Alliance (SDCEA), for winning the 2014 Goldman Environmental Prize! Thousand Currents nominated him for The Goldman Prize, the…

April 28, 2014

AfricaClimate Justice

For a Breath of Fresh Air

Apartheid’s Toxic Legacy Environmental justice has historically been at the vanguard of South Africa’s struggle for human rights. As apartheid ended, huge numbers of people were forced to relocate, concentrating the most…

April 28, 2014

Alternative EconomiesLatin America

DESMI: Building a New Way to Grow

An Innovative Model in Chiapas, Mexico Imagine this: an economic model that takes the needs of the entire community into account. One that respects the rights of people and the planet. A…

April 26, 2014