Our Community

IDEX’s not-so-secret weapon for communicating about grassroots social change

(Or, introducing myself as the newest member of IDEX’s team!) By Jennifer Lentfer, Thousand Currents Director of Communications Originally published on May 26, 2015 IDEX* started funding community-led development projects thirty years ago. A…

May 26, 2015

What We Do

What were you doing when you were 30 years old?

A brief overview of the evolution of IDEX* By Jennifer Lentfer, Thousand Currents Director of Communications For the actual day of IDEX’s 30th birthday, we were celebrating, kicking-off a…

May 10, 2015

AfricaFood Sovereignty

“The Farmers Have Come”

By Yeshica Weerasekera, Thousand Currents’ former Regional Director for Africa Across the globe there is a strong and expanding movement of farmers working to promote agro-ecological practices and food sovereignty. Going beyond the…

May 06, 2015

Our Community

What Thousand Currents is learning from artists about vulnerability, courage, and social change

Thousand Currents’ artists-in-residence program is launched and off and running, and artistic special powers are running through all of us in the Thousand Currents team. We’ve not quite assimilated…

April 12, 2015

AfricaClimate Justice

Three Circles of Knowledge: A Model of Resilience

By Yeshica Weerasekera, Thousand Currents’ former Regional Director for Africa Chimanimani Highlands – Photo: Yeshica Weerasekera In Zimbabwe 80% of people depend on agriculture for a living. Most farms…

April 10, 2015

AfricaGrassroots Leadership

My Body, My Zimbabwe, My Miniskirt!

By Yeshica Weerasekera, Thousand Currents’ former Regional Director for Africa  Katswe Sistahood’s Stop Child Marriage campaign poster – Photo: Yeshica Weerasekera In Zimbabwe, I observed firsthand the…

February 24, 2015

AfricaGrassroots Leadership

Spotlight on Zimbabwe: Young Women Rising

By Yeshica Weerasekera, Thousand Currents’ former Regional Director for Africa Photo courtesy: Yeshica Weerasekera In Zimbabwe, I learned of an emerging young women’s movement that is both robust and…

February 23, 2015

AfricaGrassroots Leadership

Spotlight on Zimbabwe: What’s Going On?

By Yeshica Weerasekera, Thousand Currents’ former Regional Director for Africa The Best Way Out is Always Through Photo Courtesy: Photobucket.com As I enthusiastically prepared to travel to…

February 20, 2015

Grassroots LeadershipLatin America

Steadily and Surely: How Indigenous Women in Peru Are Being the Change They Want To See

By Katherine Zavala, Thousand Currents Regional Director for Latin America One of the most promising movements on the horizon in Peru’s landscape is the indigenous women’s movement. Nearly 20 years ago, the…

February 10, 2015

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