About

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Karakoyun Strategies is an international political consulting firm specializing in grassroots organizing, campaigns and elections, strategic communications and women’s political participation. Read more about me, Kristina Wilfore, and my work to increase political participation around the world. 

Where I Work 

My work is concentrated across Europe, Eurasia and the Middle East. I have worked on projects in Afghanistan, Syria, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Egypt, Israel, Georgia, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Serbia, Moldova, Kosovo, Albania and Ukraine, and more! I have worked in over 20 countries spanning four regions of the world. My consulting services reach developing democracies as well as political parties in Western Europe, in countries such as Sweden, Spain, Finland and Amsterdam.  I believe in being smarter about what we know from country to country, campaign to campaign and in that spirit chaired the 2015 European Association of Political Consultant´s conference to create a mutual exchange of information, experience and support for cooperation and understanding beyond all borders to promote the democracy, and was recently elected to the board of the International Association of Political Consultants.

How I Can Help

With a home base in Istanbul, I am strategically located between the East and West and travel to wherever training, strategic thinking, campaigning, and grassroots tools are needed to create lasting social change. Social movements need leaders, and those leaders need support! My clients include NGOs, international development organizations, elected officials, candidates, women’s organizations, thinkers, doers, and anyone who wants to move change forward. Read more about me, and ways that I can assist you as a consultant in grassroots organizing, elections campaignsstrategic communicationreferendumwomen’s participation and program evaluation.

RISE: Results, Integrity, Strategy, Empowerment 

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Karakoyun Strategies is working in partnership with Stephanie Berger on RISE – a new project to help organizations fundraise We provide advice, support and training to NGOs, philanthropic organizations and political and community leaders in the Middle East and Europe on strategies to bring more resources to projects and fund your dreams!

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What am I thinking?

Articles (including rants and wishes) and on the topic of women´s political participation with toolkits for action can be accessed here.

What’s in a Name? 

Read more about what Karakoyun Strategies means, and stands for.

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