Alliances

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IDEX believes in alliances as an effective tool for amplifying common strategies. To this end, we are members of the following alliances and funding collaboratives:

Alliances

  • Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) – an international, feminist, membership organization committed to achieving gender equality, sustainable development and women’s human rights. A dynamic network of women and men around the world, AWID members are researchers, academics, students, educators, activists, business people, policy-makers, development practitioners, funders, and more.
  • The People’s Food Justice Summit Bay Area – on Dec 8, 2012, the Summit, mainly organized by Community Food and Justice Coalition and Food First, convened food justice activists to break through sector divides and have a real discussion about how we can work more effectively together to take back our food system. It was a grassroots convening of a diverse group of individuals, who all have committed to continuing the discussion and working together to take collective action.
  • US Food Sovereignty Alliance (USFSA) – This alliance works to end poverty, rebuild local food economies, and assert democratic control over the food system. The alliance believes all people have the right to healthy, culturally appropriate food, produced in an ecologically sound manner. As a US-based alliance of food justice, anti-hunger, labor, environmental, faith-based, and food producer groups, the alliance upholds the right to food as a basic human right and work to connect our local and national struggles to the international movement for food sovereignty.
  • The California Biosafety Alliance – The CA Biosafety Alliance is a cross sector, multilevel and inter-ethnic alliance of individuals and organizations working together to engage in broader outreach around genetically modified (GMO) food issues and to bring together strategic coalitions of diverse stakeholders to advocate for a GMO free food supply as a means of pushing for a shift from an industrial food model, to a model of local resilience. CA Biosafety Alliance organizes the annual “Justice Begins with Seeds” conference in which IDEX staff and partners have participated.

Funding Collaboratives

  • Zimbabwe Alliance – The Zimbabwe Alliance is a collaboration of like-minded donors formed in 2009 and working within a human rights framework to strengthen civil society and promote democratic transformation in Zimbabwe. The Alliance works by supporting strategic initiatives that enhance democratic participation in key processes, and by building people’s capacity to hold government accountable.
  • Agroecology Collaborative – IDEX, together with Grassroots International (GRI), the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) and Focus on the Global South have joined forces to amplify agroecological solutions supporting the work of partners in Asia, Africa and Latin America, to advocate for supportive policies in the U.S. and internationally, and to raise awareness the potential of agroecology. IDEX will support the agroecology-centered work of IDEX Partners: Biowatch in South Africa, Sahyog Sansthan in India and DESMI in Mexico. GRI will support their partners MCP (Popular Peasant Organization) in Brazil, UNOSJO (Union of Organizations of the Sierra Juarez of Oaxaca) in Mexico, and the Tamil Nadu Women’s Collective in India. IATP and Focus will focus on advocating for policies in the U.S. and abroad, respectively, that recognize the importance and encourage the spread of agroecology.