Workshop by Alternatives at the CIVICUS World Assembly!

Saturday, September 10, 2011 - 08:00 - Monday, September 12, 2011 - 05:30

The CIVICUS World Assembly Is Back This September! 

CIVICUS is a unique opportunity to come together in order to find innovative ways to strengthen civil society!

The assembly will take place in Montreal for the second consecutive year. Alongside interactive activities based on a rich and participation-focused program, the event will convene international keynote speakers as well as regional, national and local spokespersons. The weekend will also include an exciting celebration to mark the 10th edition of the World Assembly.

This year’s program includes three opening plenary sessions and 40 workshop sessions divided among four major themes. Confirmed plenary speakers include:

  • Jay Naidoo, 
  • Maina Kiai, 
  • Hamouda Soubhi, 
  • Mozn Hassan, 
  • Everjoice Win, 
  • Matt Dunne, 
  • Miguel Palacin 
  • Quispe, 
  • Kelly Rigg, 
  • Alancay Morales.


2011 CIVICUS World Assembly

Under the overarching concept of "Acting Together for a Just World," the theme of the 2011 World Assembly is Civil Society and Global Decision-Making: Doing it Better.

In 2011, the CIVICUS World Assembly will bring together civil society representatives - from the North and the South and from large and small organizations - to talk about civil society's input in global decision-making and how it can be done more effectively. By engaging all facets of civil society as well as representatives from other sectors in participative dialogue, we can ensure that a diversity of voices is taking part in global forums.

A Workshop by Alternatives:

"Taking the information highway: Solutions and strategies for the spread of information and technology related education in the community"

Description : The technological gap experienced between countries of the world today has prevented certain regions and sectors of society from benefitting from the growing digital revolution. This condition has contributed to slower societal, economic and cultural progress in many of these areas. This gap has materialized mainly in the lack of access to technological tools and an ensuing gap in education related to technology and available resources. What is clear is that innovative solutions are crucial and urgently needed to address these issues.

The main objective of this activity will be to explore how to increase civil society’s influence on actions taken in the face of new technology, in order to make better use of these tools as a collective. With the participation of outside parties and attending participants, we will identify the obstacles as well as the solutions needed to reduce inequality of access to new technologies. In addition, this will workshop will provide the opportunity to share ideas on how to best utilize ICT as a community. 


Come participate in the Alternatives’ workshop in large numbers! We hope to see you there!


The program of the CIVICUS World Assembly 2011