Projects in the Americas
CLI's impact in the Americas
Mexico, South Africa, Germany, India - ESD Leadership Programme
ESD Leadership Closing Event in Mexico

CLI entered into a year-long partnership agreement with Engagement Global’s Mentoring for Education for Sustainable Development Leadership Programme. The programme is for twenty young professionals from Germany, India, Mexico and South Africa working in the field of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). As part of the programme’s offering in competencies in the areas of project management and ESD-Leadership, each mentee is partnered with an ESD Expert mentor for support in the realization and implementation of the mentees’ sustainability projects. CLI facilitates online and offline Project Management and Leadership learning sessions.

Project Facts:
ESD Leadership Programme

Project time: 2019

Sector(s): civil society

Main SDG: 17 Partnerships

Stakeholders: 20 young professionals from Germany, India, Mexico, South Africa in the field of education for sustainable development

Outcome: Mentees develop an understanding of leadership in the context of social change, strengthen their personal development, develop leadership skills at individual-, process-, and systems level; and successfully apply CLI methodologies in practice.

CLI Project Managers: Alina Gruen, Lulekwa Gqiba

All mentees of the Mentoring for Education for Sustainable Development Leadership Programme have made incredible progress this year and have outgrown themselves. We are touched and very happy that we were able to work and grow together with the 20 young people.
The exchange and intensive cooperation with the mentees and the Engagement Global Team has been a great pleasure.

Here you can see some  selected projects:

  • THE MAP OF TOMORROW – All the best on one map

The world is full of explorers, and full of things to be explored: The Map of tomorrow is an interactive online platform for initiatives of change and sustainable businesses. Organic farming, open gardens, free educational initiatives and, of course, visionary cohabitation are just some of the examples. Please find more information on this project here.


Educational and interactive place, aimed to experiment and induce the autonomous regenerative development,
producing deep changes in Individuals and communities that led to a deeper conscious about nature and our
relationship with sustainability. Please find more information on this project here.

OmniUnity Non Profit - We Need you
The Art of Stakeholder Collaboration

- 4 days of training
- core methodology: CLI Dialogic Change Model
- tuition fee: € 1,700.00
Registration status: OPEN

11 May — 14 May 2020
Bogota, Colombia
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Brazil - Multi-Stakeholder Partnership for a Sustainable Orange Juice Value Chain
Multi-Stakeholder Partnership for a Sustainable Orange Juice Value Chain

The Multi-Stakeholder Partnership for a Sustainable Orange Juice Value Chain from Germany, Europe to Brazil by the Christliche Initiative Romero (CIR) aims to improve the working conditions of farmers and manufacturers and wants to strengthen civil society as well as unions in Brazil. For this CIR is working with traders, unions, local communities, academia in Germany and Brazil as well as international platforms in Europe. CLI supports CIR through a long-term capacity development for structured and goal oriented dialogue, facilitation and cooperation with the stakeholders from the diverse collaboration systems along the supply chain. As of 2019, these core actors have succeeded in creating a skilled core team in Germany committed to give Brazilian workers a voice so that they can design alternatives for their pathway towards respected core labour standards and fundamental social rights.

Project Facts:
MSP for a Sustainable Orange Juice Value Chain

Project time: start 2018, ongoing

Sector(s): civil society, private sector, public sector

Main SDG: 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

Stakeholders: Orange juice farmers, manufacturers, traders, unions, local communities, academia, international supply chain platforms

Outcome: Structured and goal oriented dialogues are developed, facilitation and cooperation skills of the core actors are strengthened, Brazilian workers have a voice to improve their working conditions for orange juice sold in Germany.

CLI Project Managers: Sabine Heckmann, Douglas F. Williamson

USA - World Bank Global Leadership Forum

“How can we help governments, civil society, and entrepreneurs form effective coalitions for change?” was a working group discussion led by Dominic Stucker, Senior Project Manager at the Collective Leadership Institute (CLI), at the World Bank Global Leadership Forum 2016 in Washington, USA. The Forum was the inaugural event of the newly formed Global Partnership on Collaborative Leadership for Development (GPCL4D) that puts Leadership and Coalitions at the centre of international development practices. The GPCL4D aims to move the collaborative leadership agenda forward by creating a sustainable partnership among like-minded practitioners committed to addressing the important role Leadership and Coalitions play in promoting development solutions.

Project Facts:
World Bank Global Leadership Forum

Project time: 2016

Sector(s): public sector, private sector, civil society

Main SDG: 17 Partnerships for the Goals

Stakeholders: 200 partners, leaders, and practitioners from government, private enterprise, civil society, foundations, and other international development actors

Outcome: Questions like why are coalitions important, how should they be formed and what impact can coalitions have were further explored.

CLI Project Manager: Dominic Stucker

3D Learnspace Session: Stakeholder Collaboration

A cutting-edge online experience for CLI alumni

16 May — 16 May 2019
Collective Leadership Institute gGmbH, Kurfürstenstraße, Potsdam, Deutschland
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Honduras - Technical Innovation Roundtable
Technical Innovation Roundtable in Honduras

The competitiveness of the Central American region has not increased enough to overcome certain development problems. In order to improve this situation, a cooperation between the academic, private and public sector was created in the form of the Technical Innovation Roundtable, which focuses on mid- and long-term oriented work like strengthening university education as well as short term-initiatives. The GIZ helped with the creation of this project, supports the Roundtable through strategic planning, advisory and capacity building functions and chose CLI’s stakeholder dialogue approach as a way to conduct a result-oriented process and promote change.

Project Facts:
Technical Innovation Roundtable

Project time: 2012

Sector(s): private sector, public sector

Main SDG: 9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Stakeholders: Public and privat organisations, as well as academic institutions from Honduras which introduce innovation to all sectors of Honduran society.

Outcome: Increased transparency, more clear rules of the game, common goals and benefits were reported from the Technical Round Table members.

CLI Project Manager: N/A

Peru - CLI's first open course in Latin America

In 2013 CLI conducted an open course for development cooperation professionals and their project partners in Lima, Peru. 22 participants from Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Guatemala, and Mexico gathered for a four-day training on stakeholder dialogues. The topics of the participants’ projects were very diverse, e.g. water management, biodiversity, rights protection of indigenous people, public sector reforms, and many more. They learned to apply CLI’s Dialogic Change Model as a guiding methodology to achieve common goals with their stakeholders.

Project Facts:
CLI's first open course in Latin America

Project time: 2013

Sector(s): public sector, civil society, private sector

Main SDG: 17 Partnerships for the Goals

Stakeholders: 22 participants in fields like water management, biodiversity, rights protection of indigenous people, and public sector reforms.

Outcome: Capacity in CLI’s Dialogic Change Model was built, six month actions plans for next steps developed.

CLI Project Manager: Alejandra Mueller

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