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Alliance 21: Making Another World Possible
Evaluations, Visions, Proposals, and Projects
Alliance for a Responsible, Plural and United World
April 2003

The first three parts :

- Evaluation and Vision of the Future
- Proposals and Projects
- Report on the Participatory Process Used for the Evaluation and Future of the Alliance :


- The second stage of the Alliance

 

Part Three :

Report on the Participatory Process Used for the Evaluation
and Future of the Alliance

EIFE and delibera.info-alliance e-forums, and Porto Alegre Meeting
March 2002 - April 2003

8. ON THE APPLICATION OF THE PROPOSALS AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHER INITIATIVES

Interpretation of the 25 appraisals and 13 comments.

It was affirmed unanimously (and exceptionally) that the Alliance is not only a think tank but also and mainly a network of networks of mobilized actors and as such that it cannot remain isolated from other efforts in progress for the articulation of networks.

Moving in this direction, the alternative proposals should be contributed to the forums, protest movements, and networks of networks that are articulated against the prevailing globalization model. We should also strengthen relationships with other initiatives such as the World Social Forum, the Global Citizen Initiative Forum, Ubuntu - the World Forum of Networks, the Universal Forum of Cultures Barcelona 2004, by contributing proposals, contacts, methodologies, etc. One comment mentioned the need to find a way to be present in these initiatives without "representing" the Alliance, but yes, as the Alliance.

There was not much positive appraisal (mostly "I don't know/understand" appraisals) for the proposal that in international forums such as these, Pierre Calame and Gustavo Marin could have an important role to play. One comment warns of the danger that this would identify Alliance with the FPH in a "negative" way the by giving the impression that they are the same thing.

Another of those forums (with some reservations) would be the Earth Summit (or some of the side events such as the Global People's Forum), where a delegation representing the Alliance could contribute the proposals and pool the Charter of Duties and Responsibilities, the Earth Charter, and the Charter of Human Responsibilities and see how they reinforce one another.
There was also a proposal for the year 2002, the International Year of Mountains, to articulate different workshops on the mountains theme (mountains and peace, and water, and soil, and forests, and education, and women, and the economy, etc.).

An immense majority (but not quite unanimously) considered that a new dynamics should begin, oriented toward the implementation of the Proposal Papers in specific social-transformation projects. These projects could be drawn up by socioprofessional, thematic, and geocultural groups, they should obtain a variety of financial sources for backing and seek sociopolitical impact. It was also affirmed (with a few reservations) that the workgroups could have much greater impact if their management model were based on integration into existing meetings and projects, instead of starting from scratch. An example of this is the new direction taken by São Paulo group, which begins by the integration of seven or more Alliance projects into a common local-action project in the city.

 2001 Alliance pour un monde responsable, pluriel et solidaire. Tous droits rZservZs.