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2021's Projects planning and overview

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2021's Projects planning and overview

Funds available

Remaining from 2020:

  • FCF: 2,940 USD
  • Swift: 5,650 USD

From this we would need still to cover:

  • 2,000 USD for Report of Cases #2
  • 2,000 USD for short video production [:!: TBD]
  • 10% of the total amount of the year's budget for CEDI/Unitierra in concept of funds operational costs/ For 2020 the total budget was around 25,000 USD, so 2,500 USD.
  • Estimated remaining from 2020: 2,000 USD

Specific for 2021:

  • Remaining from 2020: 2,000 USD1)
  • FCF: 15,000 USD2)
  • Swift: 40,000 USD3)


This comes from the budget proposal presented to Swift:

[A] General coordination and logistics

  • Total: 10.000 u$s
  • Assigned: 10.000 u$s

Operational and coordination work. Its directly connected with the daily work, regular operations and infrastructure maintenance needed for the general GTAGlobal Tapestry of Alternatives's process and also it's projects.

Needed actions and work:

  • Email and mailing list management
  • Grant proposal writing
  • Organize and document meetings
  • Internal documentation updates
  • Newsletter production
  • Graphic design tasks
  • A more detailed list is here

[B] Networking, research and contents creation

  • Total: 24.000 u$s
  • Assigned: 17.000 u$s
  • Remains: 5.000 u$s

Case studies reports on Covid-19 community responses

Publish 8 reports, with 8 to 10 cases each, on Covid-19 community responses. In 2020 we funded the first 2 reports, so for 2021 we would produce other 6. In previous budget we defined 2,000 u$s per report.

  • Total: 12,000 u$s

Weaver and supporter in Asia

A full time person in Kalpavriksh to handle various aspects of the GTA, including:

  • help with mapping in Asia and possibly Africa,
  • more active and regular contact with endorsers/weavers in that region, * weaving the South Asia Vikalp Sangam and South-East asia alternative processes,
  • helping with pre/post production of online sessions.

Requires: 5,000 u$d

New weavers engagement and support fund

Define a pool of resources resources to engage new weavers by region and assign them weaving and content production of specific items.


[C] Software development and tech infrastructure

Total: 12.000 u$s

Website maintenance

  • Website general development, fixes and improvements
  • Visual design of the website
  • Security maintenance and administration

Requires: 1.000 u$d

Collaborative Mapping pltaform development

Continue the development and expansion of a software tool aimed at collective mapping and collaborative production of knowledge about alternatives. More detail is here.

This demands full year work of a development team of 3 persons. The required budget covers 3 part-time dedications, in roles of General Coordination, Programmer and UX Design.

Requires: 10.000 u$d

Technical infrastructure cost

Fixed costs for servers, online services, domains, security certificates and regular maintenance tasks (backups, updates, optimization, monitoring, migration of data and others).

Requires: 1.000 u$d

[D] Gatherings, events and travels

Total: 22.000 u$s

GTA's core Face to face meeting

Current subscribers

Only GTA's core members are part of it.

Location?: Degrowth meeting or WSF in MX? NEED TO ESTIMATE COSTS FIXME.

Current members:

  1. Ana Cecilia Dinerstein a.c.dinerstein@gmail.com
  2. Arturo Escobar aescobar@email.unc.edu
  3. Christine Dann christine@horomaka.org
  4. Fatma Alloo falloo@zitec.org :!:
  5. Itzel Farías itzel_pa@hotmail.com
  6. Patricia Botero jantosib@gmail.com
  7. Simon Mitambo smitambo@yahoo.com
  8. Vasna Ramasar v.ramasar@gmail.com

Online gatherings of Weavers


[E] Fixed operational costs

Total: 7.000 u$s

10% of the total to allocate resources to Unitierra/CEDI for funds operational costs.

  • TOTAL: 75.000 u$s
  • Covered: 57.000 u$s
  • Missing: 18.000 u$s
12.400 EUR to be accredited in 2021
Already accredited in account