Empowering Local Identities

Inaccurate understandings of cultural heritage and place cause major problems in society. We supply populations with accurate information to help regenerate positive self and other images.

Building Global Minds

We offer targeted educational strategies that root global thinking in a deep understanding of local relationships, anchoring individuals to positive empowering perspectives and images.

Developing Perspectives

The OICD works to inform and popularize interdisciplinary theory and research that influences the way that people are able to understand themselves as socio-cultural beings.

The Organization for Identity and Cultural Development creates and disseminates tools and interventions that utilize the structure and workings of identities to transform conflict and build cohesion.

Recent advances in the social, behavioral, political and neurological sciences demonstrate that identities are complex systems that operate within their own internal parameters and mechanisms. Understanding and targeting processes within these culturally-determined identities (intra-culturally) unlocks the potential to target destructive identities and regenerate cohesion between individuals and communities.

The Organization for Identity and Cultural Development (OICD) is a group of academics, practitioners and professionals committed to applying this emerging knowledge and practice to conflict transformation and cohesion building in communities and societies around the world.

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