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

Grassroots LeadershipLatin America

María Estela Barco Huerta

María Estela Barco Huerta is the General Coordinator of Social and Economic Development of Indigenous Mexicans (DESMI), a Mexican non-governmental organization based in…

April 02, 2014

AfricaGrassroots Leadership

Desmond D’Sa

Desmond D’Sa is the winner of a 2014 Goldman Environmental Prize! The Goldman Prize, often called the “Green Nobel”, rewards extraordinary grassroots environmentalists. Mr. D’Sa was nominated by Thousand Currents for the world’s…

April 02, 2014

AfricaClimate Justice

Stop the Durban Port Expansion Project

Help us to persuade the South African Government to drop the South Durban Port and Petro-Chemical Expansion for the betterment of local communities and society at large, and, if they disagree, launch…

March 27, 2014

What We Do

Martin Luther King Jr. and Thousand Currents’ path for social justice

By Rajasvini Bhansali, former Thousand Currents Executive Director The temptation to self-aggrandize and self-congratulate when a process of consultation and participatory evaluation results in a new revised theory of change is strong.

January 29, 2014

GlobalGrassroots Leadership

Theory of Change Outlines Vision for International Development and Philanthropy

January 1, 2014 International Development Exchange (IDEX)* is pleased to announce the release of its newly revised Theory of Change. Illustrated in an eye-catching infographic, the Theory of Change is a result…

January 01, 2014