Changemakers network


Are you interested in participating in Shift – Connections for Change?

In order to apply you need to be affiliated to one of our partner organizations.

You can check the list of current partnerships to see if you are affiliated to one. If not, you can contact us to recommend that your organization partner with us and we will happily contact them.

In that case, please send an email to informing your full name, the name of the organization and the contact of the person responsible for partnerships.


Shift has a number of partners, including social organizations, community-led initiatives, higher education institutions.

If you want to partner with us, contact

Artevelde Hogeschool

Artevelde Hogeschool is a higher education institution in Ghent (Belgium) with over 14000 students and 1300 faculty and staff, offering a diverse range of bachelor programs, bachelor-after-bachelor programs, postgraduate programs and schoolings.

Makers Valley Partnership

Makers Valley Partnership is based in Johannesburg (South Africa) inner city with a growing presence and activities of many forms of creative entrepreneurism. The evolving community culture builds on versions of the Makers Movement within the 4th Industrial Revolution and focuses on changemaking within a Wellbeing Economy framework.


Purposeful is an Africa-rooted global hub for girls organising and activism. They believe that another world is not only possible, it is already being built right here and now, in the ways that girls are organising with each other, imagining with each other, pushing us all a little further towards liberation.

The Thinkubator

The Thinkubator in the Bronx, NYC (USA) exists to train, educate, and connect Bronx youth to work-based learning experiences, employment, and educational opportunities to partake in the US democracy and to impact change. They seek to prepare diverse, low-income youth from the Bronx to succeed in the workplace and the world.


Toestand is a bilingual organization based in Brussels (Belgium) that strives for an inclusive and caring city where space is accessible to everyone. They transform empty and desolated space into temporary social and cultural meeting spots.

Ulwazi Africa

Ulwazi Africa is the first Black and Women African owned Pan-African Exchange Programme. Their network spreads to communities, institutions and NGOs across the entire continent. Expansive is not the only word that springs to mind, but also Afro-centric development that is as introspective as it is global-facing. The focus at Ulwazi Africa is to create pathways for opportunity and mutual understanding for youth both on the continent and in the diaspora.