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Olivier Consolo

Building Post-2015 from the Grassroots

Despite lip service and some efforts to the contrary, international organisations and campaigners rarely manage to really build an agenda from the grassroots.

That's the conclusion of veteran activist Olivier Consolo, a GCAP supporter who served as the director of the European NGO confederation CONCORD from 2003 - 2013.

"We mainly encourage local movements and organisations to input our own international agenda or to join our global campaign . . . it is unlikely that we propose to local leaders and movements to support their processes or to co-build joint action."

Instead, as we work on the Post-2015 agenda, Consolo proposes an alternative course . . .

First, we must make explicit two important assumptions:

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