We aim at contributing to more effective and inclusive local-to-global civil society collaboration.
A healthy civil society is a critical component of effective international development cooperation and humanitarian action. Civil society can connect local concerns to national and global decision making, and can ensure that power-holders are held responsible for listening and responding to people’s needs effectively. Yet we need to be conscious that CSOs in many of the countries where we work are increasingly suppressed or marginalized (a situation often made worse by COVID-19), and continuously struggle to protect and sustain their organisations, safely engage, and raise their voices.
Based on our extensive networks, our knowledge and know-how and our access to channels and resources, we will actively seek and amplify the voices of civil society actors we work with at all levels and with all relevant stakeholders. We will work to enable access to the decision-making channels relevant to people’s constituencies, to influence decisions that affect them. We will deepen our existing experience to build and share more impactful and inclusive models of collaboration towards greater impact, quality and sustainability in emergency response and human development.