Multimedia

Through these multimedia products, World Movement participants who have crossed over into government share experiences, lessons learned, and strategies they developed to advance reform in office.

VIDEOS & PODCASTS

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Listen to and download more of the podcast series here. Samuel Kofi Woods, II discusses the importance of consultations when deciding to enter government and while serving as a Minister. He highlights successful strategies he used as Minister to push for reforms and remain accountable to the citizens. He joined the Liberian government in 2006 as […]
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Listen to and download more of the podcast series here. Srdjan Darmanovic discusses how civil society provided him with the tools for diplomacy when working in government. He discusses the value in building and maintaining relationships while in government. Srdjan is the Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration in Montenegro and the former Ambassador […]
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Listen to and download more of the podcast series here. Olesea Stamate discusses how she used skills she developed in civil society to support her work as Minister of Justice and how she built a strong team and worked with government colleagues to make change. Olesea is a lawyer and politician who held the position of […]
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Listen to and download more of the podcast series here. Sarkawt Shamsulddin discusses why he decided to join government, the individuals he consulted during the decision-making process, and how he engages with his constituents. Sarkawt is a member of the Iraqi Council of Representatives, elected in 2018. Prior to joining government, Sarkawt was a journalist and […]
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“Ultimately, if we can stay true to our principles…then the political movement provides opportunity to create change.” Sivarasa Rasiah discusses building a coalition with other parties before elections, and how to work together once in government. He mentions that change is sometimes slow in government, but that change can still be achieved. Sivarasa is the […]
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“Being a Member of Parliament, all of a sudden you realize you are responsible for everything, and you are representative of your people in the parliament.” Svitlana Zalishchuk highlights the effectiveness of civil society leaders entering government after political transitions. She discusses the responsibilities and challenges that exist after being elected to parliament and being […]
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“The entry must not be one of a pursuit for individual power. It must be a desire to serve a national good and you must consult with allies who will help you along the way.” Samuel Kofi Woods II describes the importance of having an entry strategy for going into government. He also highlights the […]
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“I think the number one piece of advice I would have given myself is to remember why I wanted to run, know what I want to achieve and be patient, but keep plotting away and try to get there.” Anita Vandenbeld discusses why individuals should cross over from civil society to government and provides advice […]
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“My belief and the lesson learned is that the woman caucus is a strong vector to push within the parliament the reform regarding the woman rights and the woman equality.” Lobna Jeribi discusses the opportunity for her to cross over to government. She highlights a women’s caucus that she created and how that helped to […]