TNI places great importance on working collaboratively. Here are some of the key organisations we work closely with.

Association DIOGENIS

The Association DIOGENIS is a non-profit organisation whose main objective is to promote drug policy dialogue in Southeast Europe. DIOGENIS promotes the cooperation of NGOs in the Balkan countries and seeks cooperation with scientists, research institutions and bodies responsible for the policy on drugs

Initiatives in Critical Agrarian Studies (ICAS)

The Initiatives in Critical Agrarian Studies (ICAS) is a community of like-minded scholars, development practitioners and activists from different parts of the world who are working on agrarian issues.

It is based at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), The Hague, Netherlands.

Acción Andina Colombia

The organisation of Ricardo Vargas, who has been working with TNI since the beginning of the programme on issues of drugs and conflict in Colombia, alternative development, fumigations and coca cultivation.

Alternative Information Development Centre

AIDC was formed in 1996 in response to the democratic transition in South Africa and the new opportunities and challenges it brought those seeking greater social justice within the democracy. 

Amrta Institute for Water Literacy

Amrta in Sankskrit means living water that gives live to every living.
Vision: A world with sustainable water supply both in quality and quantity, a just access to water for every living organism on Earth.


  1. Increasing public awareness in water management, wise use, and a sustainable water protection. 
  2. Finding and implementing efforts to overcome water scarcity for ecosystem sustainability and public welfare through water conservation.
  3. Fight for the public rights to get water with a fair access.


ATTAC is an international organization involved in the alter-globalization movement. We oppose neo-liberal globalization and develop social, ecological, and democratic alternatives so as to guarantee fundamental rights for all. Specifically, we fight for the regulation of financial markets, the closure of tax havens, the introduction of global taxes to finance global public goods, the cancellation of the debt of developing countries, fair trade, and the implementation of limits to free trade and capital flows.


Biofuelwatch actively supports the campaign for an EU moratorium on agrofuels from large-scale monocultures. Agroenergy monocultures are linked to accelerated climate change, deforestation, the impoverishment and dispossession of local communities, bio-diversity losses, human rights abuses, water and soil degradation, loss of food sovereignty and food security.

Blue Planet Project

The Blue Planet Project is a global initiative working with partners to achieve the goal of water justice now. Water Justice is based on right to water and on the principals that water is a public trust and a part of the global commons.   

Camp for Climate Action

Camp for Climate Action organises camps in the UK that combine education, direct action, sustainable living, and constructing a movement to effectively tackle climate change by both resisting climate crimes and developing sustainable solutions.

CENSAT Agua Viva (Friends of the Earth Colombia)

Asociación Centro Nacional Salud, Ambiente y Trabajo, or CENSAT Agua Viva, was founded in 1989 to preserve the health of the environment and communities, and promote sustainable development in Colombia. The organisation joined FoEI in 1999. CENSAT Agua Viva campaigns include mining, alternative technology and sustainable mining. CENSAT Agua Viva takes part in the following FoEI campaigns and programs: climate change, ecological debt, forests, mining, and sustainable societies.

Centre for Research on Drugs and Human Rights (CIDDH)

The Centre for Research on Drugs and Human Rights (CIDDH) is a Civil Association based in Lima, Peru. Its main objectives are the promotion of debate and implementation of legal reform in drug control in Latin America.

CIDDH’s board is composed of four experts with extensive experience in public policy in drug control. The CIDDH has close ties with the Transnational Institute (TNI) and the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), organizations that have programmes focussed on international drug policy and the situation of human rights in the hemisphere, respectively.

The CIDDH has collaborated with TNI and WOLA attending the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) sessions, and has supported the organization and implementation of the “Informal Dialogues” - closed meetings with officials and academics since 2006 – that have taken place in Montevideo, Mexico City, Quito, Cochabamba, Rio de Janeiro, and Buenos Aires. The three organisations have also participated together in various international conferences, international processes, analysis, monitoring and evaluation of drug control policies, particularly the assessment process of UNGASS 1998/2008 which was conducted in the 52nd Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs.

Centre of Excellence for Change


The Centre's mission: to mitigate Climate Challenges, water & food crisis, through a paradigm shift in Water Management & Service Delivery, engendering individual & organisational change, focusing on sustainable, equitable and democratic management of critical Resources & Services. 

Colectivo de Estudios Drogas y Derecho (CEDD)

The Research Consortium on Drugs and the Law (Colectivo de Estudios Drogas y Derecho, CEDD) brings together researchers from eight Latin American countries with the goal of analyzing the impact of criminal law and legal practice surrounding illicit drugs, seeking to generate information and foster a debate about the effectiveness of the current drug policies and recommends policy alternatives that are more balanced and effective.

Coordinadora Andina de Organizaciones Indígenas (CAOI)

The Andean Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations (IOTC) is a coordination of Andean indigenous organizations of Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru and Colombia. It was established on July 17, 2006 in its founding congress held in Cusco, Peru. Its main objective is the full exercise of the rights of indigenous peoples, particularly self-determination, land, consultation and free, prior and informed against the criminalization of applications and the militarization of the territories. Its central proposal is the construction of Good Living and Plurinational States. This does research and works for the reconstitution of indigenous peoples and their articulation with the mainland and all the social movements and develops alternatives advocacy in international forums.

Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO)

CEO is a research and campaign group targeting the threats to democracy, equity, social justice and the environment posed by the economic and political power of corporations and their lobby groups.

Dag Hammarskjold Foundation

Dag Hammarskjold Foundation’s work is guided by the search for ‘Another Development’ in support of democracy, human rights and security based on the social and economic transformation of institutions and societies.


Dejusticia was created in 2003 by a group of Colombian university professors in order to intervene in debates about the law, institutions and public policies based on rigorous studies and actions that promote social inclusion, democracy, social state of law and human rights in Colombia and Latin America.

Dejusticia is a center for applied research that influences public opinion, the academic debate and public policy. This combines research, strategic litigation, training and dissemination. This work is done with social networking, research centers and human rights defenders, both in Colombia and abroad.

Enginyeria Sense Fronteres Catalunya

Enginyeria Sense Fronteres Catalunya (Engineers Without Borders) is an aid association made up of professionals, teachers and students who work to help guarantee universal access to basic services, tied to social change and strengthening Southern populations, and respecting cultural and technical distinctiveness.

European Federation of Public Services Unions (EPSU)

Representing more than 200 unions - 8 million public service workers in Europe.   

Focus on the Global South

Focus on the Global South combines policy research, advocacy, activism, and grassroots capacity-building in order to generate critical analysis and encourage debates on national and international policies related to corporate-led globalisation, neo-liberalism and militarisation.