Call for Workshop Proposals during the Nairobi Global Civil Society Forum

  • From 28 November to 1 December 2016, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) will meet in Nairobi, Kenya to prepare for the Second High Level Ministerial Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC HLM2). The Nairobi Global Civil Society Forum (NCSF) will be an important and last opportunity for CSOs from across the globe and across many sectors to come together to develop a collective strategy around the priority issues for HLM2 and beyond.

    With this in mind, it is foreseen that within the program of the NCSF half of the day will be dedicated to self-organised workshops. Time is allocated to self-organised workshops on the afternoon of 29 November. Over this period, there will be a total of two (2) parallel sessions of 1 hour each, allocated for self-organised workshops. There is a possibility of eight workshops running in parallel during each session with a total of sixteen (16) workshops for the entire CSO Forum. The number of participants can range from 30 to 100 depending on the results of registration. Workshop organisers wishing to host an event of more than one session can request to do so, but it will be subject to space availability. Please also note that interpretation will not be provided for self-organised workshops.

    Priority will be given to workshop proposals focusing on issues that aim to enrich CSO positions on the (1) effective development cooperation (EDC), (2) development effectiveness, (3) core/unfinished business of Accra, Paris, Busan, and Mexico, (4) the Agenda 2030 and “Leaving No One Behind” (LNOB), (5) private sector, (6) security, peace, and development, and (7) migrants and refugee issues among other focus themes. As the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) gears toward EDC guided by human rights and democratic ownership, it has reiterated the need to renew and raise the bar of commitments on the core business of quantity and quality of official development assistance (ODA) as per Paris, Accra, Busan and Mexico. And, included in the EDC agenda are the aforementioned issues which need to be addressed as the CPDE engages the HLM2. Please note that joint proposals are encouraged and will be given priority.

    If you wish to organise a workshop, please accomplish the application form in this link. The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, 21 October 2016. The NCSF organising members will process and review applications and make selections based on the above-mentioned criteria. Only the organisers of accepted workshop proposals will be contacted by 28 October 2016.

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