Managing change in a democratic way
For a long time I have collaborated in The Academy for Democracy, a network focusing on management issues particularly as regards civil society. They often present themselves in joint ventures between NGOs or in a NGO’s relations to business, local and state government. Again and again the question arises: how to design a project for change in such a way that the target group gets a reasonable influence over planning and execution. I have worked with African, Asian and Latin American cooperation projects and have had assignments in Portugal, Bosnia, Kenya, Iraq, the West Bank, Turkey, Ukraine and Russia.
Together with my colleges in the network I have designed a model, An ABC of Democracy, clarifying the connection between democracy and human rights and illuminating the democratic challenges that face organizations on all levels. On the multi-lingual site Democratic Challenges you will get a theoretical background as well as an extensive method bank and many practical applications.