The Leading Change Network Global Affiliates (GA) Gathering 2015 was a three-day event bringing
community organizing practitioners, trainers and coaches together from across the globe to discuss trends and challenges in community organizing, and to shape the path for future activities of the Global Affiliates. The meeting was held in Andrevlje, Serbia 27 – 29 March 2015.
The GA meeting was attended by professor Marshall Ganz, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government; Rawan Zeine, Leading Change Network Board Member, Nisreen Haj Ahmad, Project Coordinator for Global Affiliates, Sung E Bai, Leading Change Network Executive Director, and sixteen representatives from the following Global Affiliates member organizations:
- Serbia on the move (Serbia),
- Ahel (Jordan, Syria, Palestine, Lebanon),
- New Organizing Institute (USA),
- United We Dream (USA),
- Planned Parenthood (USA),
- Community Organizing Japan (Japan),
- Tatua Kenya (Kenya),
- Haiyya (India) and
- ReThink Health (USA).
During the GA Gathering, it was established that the members have jointly trained over 32,000 people in approximately 350 trainings and have coached and/or led over 200 campaigns, while over 2 million people have been engaged through their campaigns.
Summary of the 3 day gathering
Day One: Knowing our Affiliates
Day Two: Training and Coaching
Day Three: Campaign Challenges and Impact
Closing: Path forward