We dream of a world where communities take action based on their strengths and realise their objectives
The Constellation is an organization at the service of a network of people and communities who are acting locally to create a better world.
We stimulate and connect local responses around the world.
We live in a world where there is no shortage of challenges, whether individual, local or global. These challenges affect us all. If we can realise our capacity to be actors in our own lives, we can also activate our collective responsibility to co-create our world.
Our experience has taught us that communities can and do respond to the challenges that they face when they take ownership of those challenges.
Our support process enables resilience in communities, who take the lead in solving their problems
In The Constellation, we seek to accompany the community as it takes the path to ownership of its challenge.
We transfer an appreciative and supportive mindset to the groups we work with.
We stimulate conversation in a non-hierarchical setting where members share and learn together.
Every occasion becomes an opportunity to connect, to learn from collective intelligence, and to grow.
We create occasions for communities to share and to learn in order to stimulate community-to-community transfer. This transfer then takes on a life of its own and spreads.
Our discovery began 23 years ago with HIV/AIDS.
In Thailand, Uganda and Brazil people had begun to address this issue publicly and to recognise that it was theirs to deal with. They took ownership of their response to HIV. This was the basis of a local response that reduced the impact of the epidemic.
It also led to the foundation of The Constellation in 2004.
Read the full story of people and communities in The Constellation in the book What Makes us Human by co-founder Dr Jean-Louis Lamboray.
Watch the story of the community response to HIV in Northern Thailand.
Latest news from the field
Faulu Productions is a community-based organisation based in the Kakuma refugee camp in northwestern Kenya (team in the picture). The Faulu team intends to eradicate early pregnancy and forced marriage observed in most camp-based communities. The team reached out to The Constellation to take part in the Go Girl programme where the SALT-CLCP methodology supports girls and people around them in finding solutions and establishing behaviour change so that their health and safety are improved.
The Global Fund for Children (GFC) Knowledge Fair: A Unanimously Acclaimed Event, Co-created by Participants
In Kolhapur, Maharashtra, from the 20th to the 22nd of May 2023, a Knowledge Fair was held bringing together representatives of the villages of Pirwadi, Vashi, Nandwal, Kandgaon, and Kerli, where the Avani organisation led SALT conversations for the past two years, Indian organisations who also facilitate SALT-CLCP (Rural Aid and Purnata from West Bengal, Faith Foundation from Meghalaya) and the GFC. Avani organised the event with the GFC’s support.
Second Voice Festival: Linking and Learning between African Communities and Organisations for an Inclusive Society
Hosted by The Constellation, the festival was held from the 24th to the 27th of July 2023, bringing together 45 delegates from 10 multi country projects in Africa, implemented by grantees of Voice, counterparts from Asia through video conference, and representatives of Voice and The Constellation. Even though they work on very different topics, participants realise that they have a lot in common and a lot to learn from each other.
The Constellation is
"The Constellation provides change
In a simple, tremendously empowering way”
"The Constellation is a movement of people
(all over the world) connecting as humans and acting from their strengths to co-create their realities.”