civil society

Last week representatives from the U.S. State Department Elana Berkowitz and Bruce Wharton reached out directly to innovators in East Africa to discuss the Apps 4 Africa contest, and the role software developers play in solving civil society issues in their countries.

In both spirit and in structure, the Cochabamba meeting is meant to give greater voice to civil society, indigenous groups, and those who hail from countries most impacted by the effects of climate change.

Southern Africa People's Solidarity Network (SASPN) was started in 1999 by civil society groups that believe the struggle for economic, environmental, social and political justice, including for people's participation in decision-making, continues after the fall of apartheid.

We asked Haitians in civil society organizations, on the streets, in buses, "What do you want from the U.S.? What help can Americans give Haiti?" Here are some of their answers.

Canada has a rapidly growing cadre of 'combat diplomats' and none of them has more experience in the danger zones than Ben Rowswell.

An Egyptian diplomat on Tuesday called for an end to religious intolerance and violence through constructive dialogue, in order to promote understanding among countries and cultures that could help end historical rivalries.

Collaboration between Armenian and Turkish civil society organizations has helped to ease the recent tension in Turkish-Armenian relations as various civil society organizations from Turkey continue meeting with their counterparts in Yerevan.