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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

9. ON THE ALLIANCE FACING GLOBAL CHALLENGES

Interpretation of the 26 appraisals and 9 comments.

There was practical unanimity on the need to elaborate "alternative models to the current globalization" that articulate the proposals generated in the Alliance, but also in the World Social Forum and other forums ... to give this "other possible world" content, on the basis of the views of each society but which offer rules of the game on the global scale as alternatives to the current neoliberal globalization.

The immense majority also approved of setting up a "cross-cultural facilitation team" for dialogue processes via the Internet, and via cross-thematic, cross-cultural, and cross-socioprofessional meetings ... in order to increase the quality and effectiveness of our collective processes.

Also, it was suggested, but to a much lesser degree, to also set up mono-cultural facilitation teams for the workgroups and for training resource persons, although there were also a few persons who did not see the importance nor the wealth of this type of team.

As for the Alliance's having a voice, or a "subset" of voices in solidarity, in favor of just causes in keeping with its principles (Palestine, Argentina, Zimbabwe, etc.), there was more disparity of opinions. Although most people approved the idea, there was one who only "half agreed" because he was in favor of supporting already existing initiatives and of promoting initiatives when there are none.

Along the same lines, there was a sort of general skepticism regarding the need for the members of the Alliance to have a common language for the global issues, issues that are outside of the realm of the thematic groups or rather that are general issues and to which the thematic groups could contribute specific solutions .
There was more of a variety of appraisals (although most were favorable) for the proposal of setting up a "nonviolent intervention corps," a "mediators corps" with the involvement of Nobel Peace Award winners and distinguished persons, and on the basis of already existing initiatives such as the Global Nonviolent Peace Force, the International Fellowship of Reconciliation”, etc.

(It should be observed that this idea was already being initiated all over the world by some 80 organizations under the name of Nonviolent Peace Force and that some Allies are involved in its development).

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