"Everyone in a complex system has a slightly different interpretation. The more interpretations we gather, the easier it becomes to gain a sense of the whole." -Margaret Wheatley
Our mission is to create innovative international development projects by bringing together people and knowledge from across disciplines.
We provide incubation and consultancy services.
Globalhood was founded in 2007 as a way to combine the demand for innovative and effective projects with the supply of people who are eager to participate in development work.
We are structured as a roster of experts, practitioners and volunteers, organized by a core team of project managers and supported by directors and staff. Each incubation or consultancy is led by one project manager, who then assembles a team of consultants from our roster as appropriate. This team approach allows each project the benefit of advice from a multiplicity of perspectives.
"Throughout the world, people engage in dynamics of social change in the developing world. They do so through the thousands of bilateral, international, and non-governmental organizations that are active in the fields of humanitarian relief, development, human rights, and conflict resolution. Traditionally, practitioners and researchers have tended to specialize in only one of these fields. As a result, while in principle in favor of the other aims, they are often unaware of the positive or negative impact their actions may have upon these other fields. We are now beginning to understand that any progress made in one field without attention to the others is sub-optimal at best and often unsustainable, since people who live in situations of extreme deprivation often face all these conditions simultaneously. Practitioners and researchers everywhere now urgently seek to gain insights about the overlaps and interactions between these fields, train staff who are able to collaborate with people from other areas of expertise, and develop strategies that cut across traditional professional borders."