The crises that we face in our areas of work are not isolated. They are connected by root systems of injustice, such as patriarchy, colonialism, and the logic of market growth. The concentration of power has allowed the unsustainable and unjust exploitation of people and our common home. The exclusion of communities from decision making processes has ignored viable alternatives.
CIDSE has been in a several year process of reflection, consultation and envisioning on a systemic change that would address structural injustices. We no longer elaborate policy proposals in silos, but through interdisciplinary discussions to find coherent solutions. We are counteracting power imbalances in the development sector by sharing the voices of the most affected, accompanying social movements, and supporting the representation of the perspectives of our partners and allies in international policy negotiation. This is a new and ongoing process to try to truly live our values in the way we work, and to effect transformational change.
A post-growth Europe critical to survive and thrive, urge overMay 15, 2023
CIDSE signed the Open Letter: “A post-growth Europe critical to survive and thrive“, led by Timothée Parrique, Kate Raworth, Vincent […]
One Synod, one tent, stretching across oceans and continentsFebruary 24, 2023
Inclusivity, diversity, unity, synodality, and reconciliation. These are some of the key words that came out of the Synod European […]
Thriving in our common homeFebruary 15, 2023
CIDSE STRATEGIC Framework 2023 – 2028 CIDSE is pleased to publish its new Strategic Framework ‘Thriving in our common home’, […]
Coming home – We are part of the land thatDecember 19, 2022
A reflection by our Secretary General, Josianne Gauthier following her participation in the UN COP15 conference on Biodiversity which took […]
Reconnecting with the ‘library of life’ through our eldersOctober 18, 2022
How do we hold the course for a just and sustainable society? That was the red thread that ran through […]