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People’s Climate March

IDEX rallied at the historic People’s Climate March on October 21st in New York City with our partners Desmond D’Sa from SDCEA in South Africa, Jorge Santiago from DESMI in Mexico, and Srijana Poudel from WACN in Nepal. Below you can see photos from this powerful call for environmental justice.

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IDEX, Africans in the Diaspora Announce New Partnership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 17, 2014 For media inquiries, please contact: Solome Lemma (AiD)- 917-426-4540, lemma@africansinthediaspora.org Rajasvini Bhansali (IDEX)- 415-824-8384 ext 101, vini@idex.org (San Francisco, CA, September 17, 2014) — The International Development Exchange (IDEX) and Africans in the Diaspora (AiD) are pleased to announce a new partnership that aims to strengthen diaspora investments in […]

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Off the Greed’s Speakers

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“Off the Greed” will convene the world’s leading figures in the movement for alternative economic models. These speakers showcase a remarkable diversity of perspectives, experience and solutions to the problems of unjust and unsustainable economic systems. Let’s hear, in their own words, why they are working so hard to create and grow the alternatives that […]

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The Local and the Global

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Around the world and in our own backyard, people are looking for solutions to the pressing problems of inequality, injustice and poverty. On September 10th in Berkeley, IDEX is convening leading figures in the movement for building alternatives that work at Off the Greed: Economics from the Grassroots. Internationally, alternative economics drive much of the work […]

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Photo of the Week 8/11/14

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AFEDES (Asociación Femenina para el Desarrollo de Sacatepéquez or Women’s Association for the Development of Sacatepéquez) was founded by a group of Maya Kak’chiquel women in Guatemala seeking to improve their economic opportunities. With over 1,000 members, their most important work focuses on promoting women’s rights, civic participation, and leadership development. AFEDES, aiming to educate and empower indigenous women about their […]

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Photo of the Week 8/4/14

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For over 10 years, Biowatch has been committed to encouraging local food sovereignty in rural South Africa through its community training programs supporting sustainable, organic food production methods. In recent years, many South African farmers have been persuaded to adopt industrial farming methods (including the use of Genetically Modified (GM) seeds), despite the negative environmental and health […]

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Photo of the Week 7/28/14

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GRAVIS, an organization founded by Gandhian activists, focuses on creating self-reliant village communities among the Thar Desert peoples in Rajasthan, India. GRAVIS’s approach focuses on social transformation rather than economic assistance with programs related to education, health, women’s empowerment and income generation, microcredit, water resource development, agriculture, forestry, land management, and labor rights of mineworkers. Over the […]

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Photo of the Week 7/21/14

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Ñepi Behña (“Women of Dignity”), an IDEX partner based in the state of Hidalgo, Mexico, focuses on working with the tools that indigenous women have to better themselves and their communities in a sustainable way. Using a holistic approach, the self-guided members of the community work to build gender equality and create alternative economic opportunities through unique […]

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The Need for Economics from the Grassroots

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An economy based on endless growth and ever-increasing extraction is not sustainable. Too often, economic models that only serve the bottom line have left communities bereft of resources, environments destroyed and inequality heightened. The current economic framework doesn’t value anything beyond growing profits. But alternatives exist. Communities from California to Nepal have created new economic […]

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Photo of the Week 7/14/14

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Formerly known as the Angus Gillis Foundation (AGF), Ubunye Foundation was founded in 2002 by an independent charitable trust initiated by the owners of the Kwandwe Private Game Reserve in order to support impoverished communities that lack services and development opportunities, like many of the local villages located on the outskirts of the reserve. Located […]

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