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 Inspiration

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

“We are ready for the new year! What are some or the things we learned in our training??”

Go Girl Ghana post on https://www.facebook.com/GoGirlGhana the 31st of December 2023: a record of what the team learned from SALT-CLCP training.

Go Girl Ghana is a registered foundation in both the Netherlands and Ghana who “inspire girls to believe in themselves to be educated to create a better future for themselves and their communities”.

Facilitating a Global Learning Festival (GLF) for We Lead in Maputo, Mozambique

Exploring our strengths, our diversity and our commonalities as human beings; Learn Visits to local community groups; a Market Place that showcases good practices and eventually reflections on what could be set up in the future. Over the years, The Constellation keeps developing its signature elements as our teams are facilitating Learning Festivals with old and new partners.

In February, a team of The Constellation facilitators took on the challenge of organising and facilitating the Global Linking and Learning Festival for 70 persons in Maputo, Mozambique: staff, partners and rightsholders of the HIVOS We Lead programme.

Evaluation of a project implemented by The Constellation in Assam, India

An Outcome Harvest evaluation based on evidence of change of a project implemented by The Constellation in Assam, India, between March 2017 and March 2019 Evaluations are essential for advocating with policymakers and influencers to appreciate the power of community...

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.”


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and contribute to building a better world

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Become a change maker in your own community
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