This program proposal supported by the European Commission was submitted in the time when the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) was in a cusp of expanding to engage the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To respond effectively to this broadening of mandate, CSOs need to similarly increase its efforts in the GPEDC and relevant policy arenas.
It is in this regard that CPDE is submitting this application entitled Enhancing Civil Society Role in Development Partnerships Post 2015. This Action aims to ensure significant CSO contribution in global and regional development policy arenas, particularly through the GPEDC and other relevant processes, with focus on the implementation of the SDGs. In order to contribute towards this over-all objective, it sets out the following immediate objectives:
Influence favourable policy outcomes in Development Partnerships at the global and regional levels through institutionalising CSO participation, and advocating enabling environment for CSOs, and aligning development frameworks to human rights based approaches; and,
Increase CSO capacity to contribute and monitor DPs and Istanbul Principles implementation