Connecting with the individuals, groups, organizations and communities has been one of the central institutional thrust of the IDSP. IDSP is in direct connection with the different types of coalitions, networks and forums.
SKOLL AWARD SUPPORT
In 2007 the SKOLL award fund played a key role in extending and expanding IDSP capacities, in managing four courses and building IDSP institutional capacity for managing the learning and growth of 300 enrolled young people
in IDSP study and practice based courses and projects. In the year 2009 the Skoll funding was extended and IDSP focused in process of institutional building through this support.
South-Asian Evidence Based Policy Development Network (SA-EBPDN)
The EBPDN provides knowledge on bridging research and policy and an online platform for community members to share information, resources, ideas and connections. IDSP-Pakistan has joined the network as Steward for Pakistan. The network has launched discussion thread on the diverse issues and also assesses the needs of the research based organization in the South Asian level.
The BERKANA Institute is one of the outstanding growing communities which strive in providing opportunities to the various emerging leaders for exchanging their innovative ideas and practices for making peace, pluralism and patterns of livelihood development which are at the risk due to the market economy and factory schooling.
IDSP is member of the Home Net which is widening the network by disseminating and highlighting more and more issues about home based workers and the objectives of Home Net.
Pakistan Coalition for Education (PCE)
As a result of extensive consultations on the issues of Education in Pakistan, the PCE was formed in April 2004, with the support of Commonwealth Education Fund Pakistan. This coalition is consisting of number of civil society organizations who are highlighting the critical learning and education issues in the leading educational scenario. There have been several activities of the coalition regarding the issues and challenges of education.
ASHOKA is an outstanding global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs and with system changing solutions for the world’s most urgent social problems. Since 1981, we have elected over 1,800 leading social entrepreneurs as Ashoka Fellows, providing them with living stipends, professional support, and access to a global network of peers in more than 60 countries.
Learning Societies Network
There is an emerging discussion around the world about the need to develop/connect different kinds of spaces and opportunities to nurture a fuller range of human potentials and human relationships. Unfortunately, this discussion has been limited to education experts and elite policy circles. Further, it is in danger of being dominated by technocratic and technocentric visions of progress in which learning only serves elite interests and corporate profit motives. For just and humanizing learning societies to unfold, many more people and their experiences must be involved in the process.
Baluchistan Gender Network (BGN)
IDSP has been member of the Balochsitan Gender Network which is informal alliance of the 22 civil society organizations and Government line departments. The alliance strives to highlight the issues of gender in balances. The alliance get into the campaigns against the various issues related to the social and economic issues.