Ghana ThinkTank (Christopher Robbins, John Ewing, and Maria del Carmen Montoya) was established in 2006 as an international network of think tanks producing strategies for the solution of local problems in the "developed" world. The founding principle was that think tanks in the so-called "third world" could offer solutions to "first-world" problems, as a way to expose the assumptions and power dynamics of cross-cultural work, particularly charity, aid, and international development. They later discovered that this process could serve to create encounters between groups in conflict, and to produce unexpected alliances.