The Sivis Institute

The Sivis Institute is a non-profit organization in Brazil that seeks to have a collaborative and democratic Brazil. The organization is non-partisan, which means it doesn’t pick sides because they want Brazil to deepen its democratic values for the benefit of its people. One of the board members Bernard de Laguiche, expresses his pride as a board member. He says, “I feel honoured to be part of an organization that brings change to Brazil.”

Values of Sivis Institute

The institute focuses on the Brazilian people and what value they bring to Brazilian society. The institute considers what the people need, and their work is based on giving each person the respect and consideration they deserve. It doesn’t matter where the person is located or whether they are part of the organization. What matters is the development and the impact of the institution’s work on Brazilian society.

Sivis Institute tries to brew trust between themselves and the people by building a relationship. The relationship is based on trust and respect, showing concern and interest in Brazilian society. Their view is to reach a common understanding by incorporating everyone into their culture of communal responsibility. The aim is to stimulate society to ensure dialogue and a collaborative spirit among citizens.

Sivis Institute approaches its mandate with bravery and determination. The fear of losing brings an openness to change, and society will realize that it is their responsibility to seek change. Without risk, there is no reward; the institute prides itself on maintaining its standards and doing things right by focusing on important goals. The Sivis Institute ensures its team members are competent and complementary to its efforts to maintain the institution’s conscious autonomy. The organization selects a team that stimulates and pushes each other toward growth.


Transparency is one of the core values of the organization. Through publishing annual reports, the organization opens its books to the public. They show their revenues and expenses yearly to build trust with the people and improve their relations with Brazilian society.


The organization knows it cannot succeed without international community support. The institute receives support from Brazil, the USA, Netherlands, Italy, and Germany.


The board members are international professionals whose main goals are to ensure the organization grows in the right direction. The team is highly capable to achieve the desired results because the advisory and fiscal boards are indispensable.

Sivis Institute Impact on Brazil

There is no recipe for change but a blueprint on how you can effect change in society. The organization understands the problem within Brazil, and one of the common issues is the lack of participation among Brazilians. The people have shown a lack of commitment toward community life and the values of democracy.

Sivis Institute works with the systems practice methodology that allows them to look at the problem from a broader perspective. The institute sees the patterns and the relationship between factors that comprise citizenship.

The organization’s impact is due to the following steps:-

Theory of context.

Theory of change.

Portfolio of actions.

The theory of context aims to understand citizenship. The elements comprise citizenship and the existing standards that make up a society.

The theory of change explores how a society explores its relationships to ensure it moves in the right direction. Citizens should know what is required to effect change and the organization has to show them the correct path toward change. The organization takes the citizens through the planning stage to show them what needs to be done to integrate change. After that, they take them through the management phase, where they appoint leaders who can manage the issues within the community. After the management phase, the organization is evaluated to determine whether the steps taken have brought its desired effect.

The portfolio of actions comprises mobilizing people in key areas of the programs and projects. The projects are already in existence, but they need to be designed by these key figures appointed by the organization to achieve a solid impact when practised. Once the path is established, and the plan is repeated, the repetitiveness establishes a learning system. Each time the project is repeated, the organization can learn more about the problem and be precise in its strategies.

Through the portfolio of actions, the organization is tasked with emphasizing the importance of the diversity of points of view. The strategic plan has to be collected so that everyone is involved. When everyone is involved, it produces the desired impact, and the community benefits from this cooperation.

Media Interactions

The Sivis Institute uses the media to enhance its democratic culture. People need to understand what democracy is, and through media, the organization can spread its efforts towards building awareness. Through the papers and publications provided, people can research how to create a stable environment for democracy to thrive.

Written by Bernard de Laguiche