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
From the 20th to the 23rd of January 2023, The Constellation with its IndoCompetence team as a host, organised and facilitated a Link and Learn event for Voice grantee organisations and groups in Asia, to explore the theme of “Improving our practices for a sustainable inclusive society” and with the aim of creating communities of practices.
“While we did the self assessment training, we shared stories of change amongst the facilitators. From those stories, we realised that it is the little things that add up to the big picture eventually. A good example is the story of a family that we visited. Their relationship was rebuilt, and they linked our facilitator to other families that had been facing the same issue as them. It makes us happy when we receive such calls from the community! ”
Aaliyah Busolo Quintonne, L’Afrikana
Improving access to health care for migrants and vulnerable populations in Algeria: review of the project
Between February and September 2022, The Constellation’s mission was to encourage Algerian civil society and health professionals directly involved in the care of People in Socially Vulnerable Situations to design in synergy a strategy based on their experience and implement it.
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.”