MINGA

MINGA
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MINGA (contact: Martha Giraldo) MINGA is a civil society initiative in Bogota, Colombia, whose purpose is “to advance in the co-creation of an eco-ethical, autonomous, collaborative, grateful and committed society”. Partners include systems engineering, environmental organisations, indigenous rights, biodiversity, agriculture, education.
The Alternative UK (contact Indra Adnan). The Alternative UK are building Citizens Action Networks (CANS) around the UK. CANS form below the level of party politics or traditional social divides to establish the importance of place-based community for both identity and agency. In particular this will help people who have been excluded from the conversations about how we can face the future, from where we live. AUK has been developing CANs in South Devon / Plymouth, Stoke-on-Trent and Birmingham. Working closely with established civil society organisations in each city, AUK run three-stage collaboratories to engage 1) those who share our values but are not yet in the conversation 2) those who may not share our values, or are uninterested in taking action. Going from the ‘Friendly’ to the Inquiry to the Action. This is where the first stages of building trust happens. From there participants are invited to join a digital network where they can develop their relationships and organise action across the community, within cosmo-local networks of communities doing the same.