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Welcome to the Parallel Lives Network, a vibrant community of practice dedicated to fostering collaboration among NGOs, charities, community groups, individuals, and educational organizations across Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, and South-East Asia.

Our network serves as a dynamic platform for empowerment, knowledge exchange, and collective action.

Mission Statement:

Our mission is to empower each other by amplifying voices, sharing best practices, and collectively celebrating impact. We aim to create a space where members can engage in joint activities, discussions, and problem-solving opportunities to address common challenges and advance shared goals.

Who is the Network for?

The Parallel Lives Network is designed for:

Organisations: NGOs, charities, community groups, and educational institutions committed to sustainable development and social progress.

Network Associates: Industry practitioners, issue experts, researchers, and volunteers providing invaluable support and guidance to members, enriching the community with diverse perspectives and expertise.

Key Features:

Participants in the Parallel Lives Network gain access to:

News: Stay informed with relevant updates and posts highlighting the latest developments in sustainable development efforts across our diverse regions.

Events: Engage in online opportunities such as World Radio Day, World Photography Day, and World Television Day, designed to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing.

Resources: Access a wealth of useful materials, tools, and sector-specific information to enhance organizational capacity and effectiveness.

People: Connect with fellow practitioners, issue experts, researchers, and supporters passionate about driving positive change and achieving the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Community Characteristics:

The Parallel Lives Network embodies the three key characteristics of a community of practice:

Domain: Our members share a common domain of interest, competence, and commitment, united by a shared dedication to advancing sustainable development and social justice. This shared domain provides the foundation for collaboration, learning, and meaningful action.

Community: Through joint activities, discussions, and information sharing, members actively engage with one another, fostering a strong sense of community and collective learning. Our network serves as a social fabric, enabling interaction, relationship building, and the exchange of ideas.

Practice: Members are practitioners actively engaged in their respective domains, contributing to a shared repertoire of resources, ideas, and best practices. The network serves as a platform for developing, sharing, and maintaining collective knowledge to drive positive change in our communities.

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Join us in building a more sustainable and equitable future for all, as we work together to achieve the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Together, we can make a difference.

John Coster