The Dgroups Partnerships keeps growing, with four organizations having recently joined the Dgroups Foundation: Global Healthcare Information Network CIC (GHI-net) and C3 Collaborating for Health as Associate Partners; Charter for Change and Personas Facilitadoras DT as Project Partners.

Global Healthcare Information Network CIC (GHI-net) is a “non-profit organisation established in 2005 to administer the global initiative HIFA (Healthcare Information For All). […] HIFA continues to grow, with more than 17,000 members in 177 countries, and is supported by more than 300 health and development organisations worldwide, including the WHO (main strategic partner) and the British Medical Association (main funder).”

C3 Collaborating for Health is a small, global charity, based in London, and focused on prevention of chronic, non-communicable diseases (NCDs), particularly cardiovascular disease, diabetes, many cancers and chronic lung disease. These diseases are responsible for the majority of premature deaths and disease throughout the world, with an increasing burden in low- and middle-income countries. As part of a three year programme, funded by the Burdett Trust, C3 is establishing an email based global network of nurses, nursing organisations, employers and other stakeholders to facilitate sharing of information, materials and resources. They have chosen to use Dgroups as they believe it provides an ideal platform to enable them to achieve their goals.

Charter for Change (C4C) is a global movement initiated in 2015 and endorsed by a growing number of international organizations involved with humanitarian relief (list). By signing the Charter for Change, these organizations “commit to changing the way they work to enable more leadership and space to be taken by national and local NGOs providing disaster preparedness and response work.” C4C is using Dgroups to support the communication requirements of the group of signatory organizations, as well as the C4C coordination team.

Personas Facilitadoras DT is a project lead by Orkestra – Basque Institute of Competitiveness, in the context of a wider initiative called Zubigintza (Building Bridges, in the Basque language). The project focuses on the role of facilitators in territorial development – not just “professional” facilitators but different agents with a specific set of capabilities that allows them to drive complex territorial problems forward (researcher-facilitators; policymaker-facilitators, firm-manager facilitators, development agency facilitators…). The project aims to create – using Dgroups – a virtual community of practice for such facilitators in Spain, Argentina, and other Latin American countries.

You can see the full list and map of Dgroups members on our Partnership page.