Examples of Alliances within Movements

As movements of social change evolve and grow, alliances and coalitions naturally form to help further their work and coordinate their activities.  Given below are some global alliances and coalitions that relate to the Connectivity, Economic and Social Development, and Peacebuilding movements:


The GSMA (www.gsma.org) represents the interests of the worldwide mobile communications industry. Spanning 219 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world’s mobile operators, as well as more than 200 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset makers, software companies, equipment providers, Internet companies, and media and entertainment organizations.

The Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies and Development (GAID, www.un-gaid.org) is an initiative sponsored by the United Nations.

Economic and Social Development

InterAction (www.interaction.org) is the largest coalition of U.S.-based international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) focused on the world’s poor and most vulnerable people.

The World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations (WANGO, www.wango.org) is an international organization uniting NGOs worldwide in the cause of advancing peace and global well being.


The Alliance for Peacebuilding (AfP, www.allianceforpeacebuilding.org) is a coalition of diverse organizations working together to build sustainable peace and security worldwide.