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Rhize x Open Gov Hub: How Movement-Building Is Reshaping Social Change

  • Open Gov Hub 1110 Vermont Ave NW Suite 500 Washington, DC 20005 USA (map)

We invite you to join a conversation with Erin Mazursky, CEO of Rhize, and Ivan Marovic, a co-founder of the Otpor Student Movement of Serbia and Rhize's Director of Global Training, about the way that today's social movements are reshaping approaches to social change.

Over the last eighteen months, Rhize launched its first regional coaching network in eastern and central Africa with the idea that investing in local knowledge and leadership, we could create a new model for scaling support to grassroots movements.

The impact far surpassed expectations -- with an investment in 8 coaches in 5 countries, Rhize managed to provide support to 25 movements, over 1500 activists, and develop close to 70 new trainers equipped to support emerging movements in just one year. The impacts have provided tangible impact like helping a small Nairobi community gain access to potable drinking water to the emergence of a women's movement in Uganda to catalyzing a true community of peers and mentors that support one another with solidarity.

Join us for a conversation about how this model is being adapted in additional contexts like the U.S. and Thailand. And how it can have broader implications for the social change "sector" and how we think about supporting civil society in this age of movements.

For questions, please email Kalaya'an Mendoza at