Lessons in Participatory Governance

Lessons in Participatory Governance

Lessons in Participatory Governance

OneShared.World believes we all have a critically important role to play in shaping our collective future. To do this most effectively, we must learn from critical experiences of the past. Our internal working group has carefully examined what lessons we might learn from participatory democratic and social movements seeking to mobilize broad coalitions around common goals. Some of the examples we have studied include:

Participatory Democracies

Iceland’s 2013 Crowd-Sourced Constitution

Denmark’s Consensus Conferences

Chile’s 2015 Constitutional Reformation

British Columbia’s Electoral Reform

New Zealand’s MMP System

Participatory Movements

Global Citizen

The Council of Europe

Occupy/Spain’s Indignados (15-M)


Extinction Rebellion

Inspiring Organizations

OneShared.World finds inspiration in the many organizations working to address the issues raised in our Declaration of Interdependence. This list is not meant to suggest a relationship with or endorsement of the organizations, but some of these include:

Organizations building the predictive, preventive, and responsive infrastructure to protect us from global pandemics


Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations

Emergency Prevention System for Transboundary Animal and Plant Pests and Diseases (EMPRES)

European Influenza Surveillance Network

European Union Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)

International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID)

Planetary Health Alliance

Population Services International

Together First

World Bank

North American

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC)

Pan American Health Organization

The Earth Institute

Organizations preventing the dangerous proliferation of nuclear, chemical, cyber, and other weapons of mass destruction


Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

Global Zero

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)

International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW)

Nuclear Threat Initiative

Peace Action

The Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy

The Atom Project

United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs

North American

Alliance for Nuclear Accountability

Arms Control Association

Beyond Nuclear

Council for Livable World

Institute for Energy and Environmental Research

Physicians for Social Responsibility

The Arms Control Association

The Center for Arms Control and Nonproliferation

The Federation of American Scientists

The Stimson Center

Organizations addressing climate change and environmental destruction, and to defend the survival of all species and the sustainability of our planet


Environmental Defense Fund

Greenpeace Fund

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)

Natural Resources Defense Council

Pew Center on Global Climate Change

Rainforest Action Network

Rocky Mountain Institute

The Nature Conservancy

United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP)

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)

World Wildlife Fund

North American

American Rivers

Climate Interactive

Center for Biological Diversity

Green America

National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

National Climate Data Center (NCDC)

National Parks Conservation Association

National Wildlife Federation

Sierra Club Foundation

Trust for Public Land

Organizations protecting the most vulnerable among us from depravity, hunger, malnutrition, discrimination, disease, and disorder


Amnesty International

Convoy of Hope

Direct Relief

Doctors Without Borders

Engineers Without Borders

Giving Children Hope

Global Giving

Heart to Heart International

Save the Children

The Red Cross


United Nations Foundation

Water Mission


World Health Organization

North American

Feeding America

Meals on Wheel Association of America

National Alliance to End Homelessness

No Kid Hungry

Oxfam America

Share Our Strength

The National Coalition for the Homeless


Why Hunger

Organizations establishing systems that help ensure our most cherished collective values can guide the application of our most powerful technologies


All Tech is Human

Foundation for Responsible Robotics

Future of Life Institute

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEE)

North American

AI Ethics Lab

AI Now Institute


Algorithmic Justice League

Americans for Responsible Technology

Center for Humane Technology

Common Sense


Machine Intelligence Research Institute

National Association for Children and Safe Technology

Safe Tech

Technology Safety

We recognize that many incredible organizations may be missing from our list. Please let us know if there are specific organizations we should add. Working together broadly and inclusively is the only way we can reach our common goals.

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