Our Vision

Our Vision

A more globally aware Scotland working to reduce global inequalities through joined up action on poverty, injustice, climate and environmental threats

 

We aim to:

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1. Grow our network of members to include people from all sectors across Scotland

Theory of Change

If we grow our network of members to include people from all sectors across Scotland,

and strengthen this network through activities and events, developing and sharing resources,

increasing opportunities to work together,

undertaking policy research to inform our ideas and strategies,

and ensure these are shared, communicated and discussed as widely as possible,

we, and our members, will be better equipped to work together and take effective action that promotes global sustainable development.

Why

To build capacity for effective action across a range of global sustainable development priorities

To support members to meet global standards and support them to anticipate and respond to changing needs.

How

  • Host and organise activities and events and communicate them to reach as broad an audience as possible
  • Increase opportunities to work together
  • Undertake policy research to inform our ideas and strategies and ensure these are all shared, communicated and discussed as widely as possible
  • Equip our members and ourselves to work together better
  • Demonstrate value to a range of sectors by having accessible information, hosting stimulating and useful events, and providing value for money

2. Give our membership opportunities to work together and access to the relevant people and groups

Theory of Change

If our members work together, listening to each other and sharing views and ideas

using clear, participatory evidence-based information,

and we can provide a space to ensure the voices and concerns of active global citizens are listened to,

and they have access to relevant people and groups through the contacts we have created,

we will boost the voices of our members and their partners to influence and challenge decision makers, and have a greater voice and influence on global sustainable development in Scotland and internationally.

Why

To have a greater voice and influence in the development agenda in Scotland

How

  • Maximise opportunities to listen to each other and share views and ideas using innovative methods and accessible events
  • Use clear information based on participatory evidence
  • Ensure that the range of political and influencing contacts is wide and varied.
  • Provide a space for discussion and debate in which challenging issues are raised, people learn from each other and share and develop new ideas and strategies
  • Amplify the voices and concerns of our members and their partners to influence and challenge decision makers

3. Encourage and grow active global citizenship throughout the Scottish public

Theory of Change

If we encourage and grow active global citizenship throughout Scotland

by providing a space for discussion and debate in which challenging issues can be raised

and people can learn from each other and share and develop new ideas and strategies,

communicating effectively to highlight global and national sustainable development issues,

we can engage a wider network of people to take actions that support sustainable change and promote global solidarity.

Why

To build a wider network of people taking actions that support global sustainable development

How

  • Create opportunities to listen to and raise the voices and concerns of active global citizens
  • Highlight global and national development issues and the actions people can take to make positive change
  • Provide a range of opportunities for people to act collaboratively and demonstrate global solidarity

4. Have a wide network of engaged people, greater capacity for effective action and a greater voice and influence with key decision makers and bodies

Theory of Change

If there is more effective development work,

a better understanding of how global and national sustainable development is interlinked,

and a greater influence on this joined up development agenda from organisations and the wider public,

Scotland will be better able to learn from others, collaborate in a spirit of global solidarity and play a greater role in reducing global inequalities

Why

To ensure Scotland is playing a greater role in reducing global inequalities


Theory of Change (in full)

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  • If we encourage and grow active global citizenship throughout Scotland by providing a space for discussion and debate in which challenging issues can be raised and people can learn from each other and share and develop new ideas and strategies, communicating effectively to highlight global and national sustainable development issues, we can engage a wider network of people to take actions that support sustainable change and promote global solidarity.

  • If we grow our network of members to include people from all sectors across Scotland, and strengthen this network through activities and events, developing and sharing resources, increasing opportunities to work together, undertaking policy research to inform our ideas and strategies, and ensure these are shared, communicated and discussed as widely as possible, we, and our members, will be better equipped to work together and take effective action that promotes global sustainable development.

  • If our members work together, listening to each other and sharing views and ideas, and using clear, participatory evidence-based information, and we can provide a space to ensure the voices and concerns of active global citizens are listened to, and that they have access to the relevant people and groups through the contacts we have created, we will boost the voices of our members and their partners to influence and challenge decision makers, and have a greater voice and influence on global sustainable development in Scotland and internationally.

  • If there is more effective development work, a better understanding of how global and national sustainable development is interlinked, and a greater influence on this joined up development agenda from organisations and the wider public, Scotland will be better able to learn from others, collaborate in a spirit of global solidarity and play a greater role in reducing global inequalities.

Assumptions

There isn’t another broad network in Scotland that can provide the services and support we are able to provide

 If we did not exist critical issues would not be discussed in such a cohesive, inclusive way

Working together we can all have more impact than we can as individual organisations and can have greater access to decision makers and influencers

We need to include all sectors and people because everyone who is 'part of the problem' needs to be 'part of the solution'


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