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Creation of Global CSO Partnership
In response to the emerging post-Busan architecture, and in order to better capitalize on the synergies and coordination between the two global CSO development effectiveness processes, Open Forum and BetterAid together with CSOs across the globe worked to establish a new Global CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE). This CSO initiative was the response to the 4th High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness and civil society’s significant role therein.
To establish this global CSO platform, BetterAid and Open Forum undertook a series of regional, sectoral and sub-regional consultations with the civil society sector, both to make sure the CPDE responds to the needs of the sector, and also to mobilize the civil society sector as CSOs move forward as equal partners in development.
The final meeting establishing the new mandate and structure of the new CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) took place on December 8-9 2012 in Nairobi, Kenya.
OUTCOME DOCUMENT: The Nairobi Declaration:
Other associated documents:
The Global Council represents the ultimate decision-making body of the CSO Platform for Development Effectiveness
Four Co-Chairs of the Global Council were elected:
- Emele Duituturaga (Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisations)
- Mayra Moro-Coco (Association for Women’s Rights in Development),
- Richard Ssewakiryanga (Uganda NGO Forum),
- Tony Tujan (IBON).
Represent the various constituencies - regional and sectoral and, in collaboration with the Global Council, oversees the work of the CPDE.
It was agreed that IBON should be the host agent of the secretariat.
The priority thematic areas of work will be taken forward by designated working groups.
Independent Accountability Committee:
The IAC shall ensure evaluation and audit mechanisms as well as other aspects and applications of accountability.
CPDE prioirity Areas
Action in the following areas was prioritized at the moment:
- CSO Development Effectiveness (Download strategy paper)
- Enabling environment for CSOs (Download strategy paper)
- Human rights based approach (Download strategy paper)
Other Priority areas
- The Development Assistance Committee
- The United Nations Development Cooperation Forum (Download strategic guidelines)
- The Post-MDG and Sustainable Development Frameworks (Download strategic guidelines);
- The Building Blocks (Download strategic guidelines)
- The Private Sector (Download strategic guidelines)
- South-South Cooperation;
- Application of the feminist approach and social justice. (Download strategic guidelines)
Also download the general CPDE Country, Sub-regional and Regional Engagement and Advocacy Strategies
The plans to establish the new CPDE came out of an important post-Busan CSO meeting held in February 2012 in Cebu, Philippines, the proceedings of which can be found here.
You can download a copy of the draft consolidated concept note of the CPDE, which was discussed in the regional/sectoral consultations, as per October 2012:
Also, you can download a copy of the Information Sheet for the consultations and guiding questions on CSOs engagement to be discussed during the consultations:
Further Terms of Reference associated with CPDE planning activities
REGIONAL CONSULTATION SCHEDULE
|Region||Date||Location||Organizing body and contact information||Associated documents|
|Asia and Pacific||June 8 and 9, 2012||Hanoi, Vietnam||Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN): lpano aprn.org, adanlog realityofaid.org||Flyer, Summary Report, Final Report|
|Europe||July 3 and 4, 2012||Belgrade, Serbia||European NGO Confederation for Relief and Development (CONCORD): Daniel.Nuijten concordeurope.org, Zuzana.SLADKOVA concordeurope.org||Agenda, Participants List, Pictures, Dictionary of Terms for the European Consultation, Summary report; Report|
|North America||Canada: July 4; USA: June 22||Ottawa, Canada and Washington, DC, USA||Canadian Council for International Cooperation (CCIC: freillyking ccic.ca) and InterAction (clong interaction.org)||Reports: Canada and USA|
|Latin America||July 12 and 13, 2012||Lima, Peru||Asociación Latinoamericana de Organizaciones de Promoción (ALOP): jbalbis alop.org.mx||Summary Report in English and Spanish, Blog article|
|Middle East and North Africa||July 12 and 13, 2012||Beirut, Lebanon||Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND): ziadas gmail.com, elhanas13 gmail.com||Agenda, Report; Article|
|Sub-Saharan Africa||July 12 and 13, 2012||Nairobi, Kenya||AACC: Christine Onyango; Solomon Gichira and Reality of Aid Africa: roaafrica-secretariat realityofaid.org||Invitation, Report|
SECTORAL CONSULTATION SCHEDULE
|Sector||Date||Location||Organizing body and contact information||Associated documents|
|Rural and Marginalized Groups||June 1 and 2, 2012||Nairobi, Kenya||People’s Coalition for Food Soverignty (PCFS): secretariat foodsov.org||Flyer EN, Flyer FR, Summary Report|
|Faith-based groups||July 10 and 11, 2012||Nairobi, Kenya||AACC: Christine Onyango; Solomon Gichira and ACT Alliance: Peter.Lanzet eed.de||Invitation, Summary Report, NEW Report|
|Gender||July 25 and 26, 2012||Nairobi, Kenya||Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD): kate apwld.org, Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID): MMoro-coco awid.org; FEMNET: musarose_ng yahoo.com||Flyer EN, Flyer FR, Flyer SP, Report|
|International CSOs||July 30 and 31, 2012||Brussels, Belgium||ActionAid (Luca.Defraia actionaid.org) and CIVICUS (henri.valot civicus.org)||Draft Agenda, Summary Report|
|Trade Unions||May 14 to 16, 2012 (Global and Nordic region: Oslo, Norway); July (North America); August (Latin America: Brazil); September (Africa and Asia)||Various||International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC): jan.dereymaeker ituc-csi.org||Report|
SUB-REGIONAL CONSULTATION SCHEDULE
|Sub-Region||Date||Location||Organizing body and contact information||Associated documents|
|Pacific Sub-region||November 7-9, 2012||Nadi, Fiji||PIANGO: Emele Duituturaga emele piango.net and Laisa Vereti laisa piango.net||Letter from the organizers|
|EU Region||November 26-27||Brussels, Belgium||European NGO Confederation for Relief and Development (CONCORD): Daniel.Nuijten concordeurope.org, Zuzana.SLADKOVA concordeurope.org||Invitation, Agenda, Participant list|
|Northeast Asia||November 26-28||Beijing, China||KOFID & CANGO: Anselmo Lee alee7080 gmail.com and Daxing Zhao daxing cango.org||Outcome statement - CSO Beijing Consensus|
|Central Asia||December 3-5, 2012||Dushanbe, Tajikistan||JAHON: Zuhra Khakimova matoka mail.ru|