This profile of Participedia was originally prepared for, an organization and network that shares community organizing knowledge, profiling ideas and actions. convenes online and in-person across political orientations and borders to contribute to the growth of Canada’s democracy sector.

Participedia Partners Conference, 2019

Tell us about Participedia. How would you describe its purpose and what makes it unique?

Participedia’s mission is to strengthen and mobilize knowledge about…

By Julien Landry and Ann Marie Smith, with Patience Agwenjang, Patricia Blankson Akakpo, Jagat Basnet, Bhumiraj Chapagain, Aklilu Gebremichael, Barbara Maigari, Peggy Saka

In early 2020, COVID-19 swept across the globe, prompting widespread government responses with far-reaching implications for civic space and actors working to strengthen transparency, accountability, participation and…

Gabriela de la Torre Rios & Angela Pajuelo Villón,
Institute of Development Studies

Power to the People السلطة للشعب (Hossam el-Hamalawy/Flickr)

Around the world, practitioners and scholars are claiming that democracy is “in crisis”. The closing of civic spaces and the rise of populist practices that question established democracies increasingly feel like challenges to our ideals of development.


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