CPDE hosts session on inclusive development partnerships at Stockholm Civil Society Days 2019


The CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) and the Task Team on CSO Development Effectiveness and Enabling Environment are holding a joint session on inclusive development partnerships at the Stockholm Civil Society Days 2019, happening on November 19, 2019 at Valhallavagen 199, Stockholm, Sweden.

Dubbed Inclusive Development Partnerships amid Shrinking Civic Spaces: Can CSOs be both watchdogs and partners of governments?, the session aims to demonstrate the importance of inclusive partnerships to achieve sustainable development, and how CSOs and other development actors can promote said partnerships in the context of shrinking and closing civic spaces and increasing attacks on human rights defenders around the world.

The event opens with an overview to be moderated by Task Team’s Vanessa de Oliveira and CPDE Policy Coordinator Erin Palomares, and will prominently feature a people’s debate, where participants will formulate and discuss their position on whether CSOs can be both watchdogs and partners of governments in development partnerships.

It will be followed by a townhall discussion, where panelists will tackle the role that CSOs play in development partnerships from their specific viewpoint, and the audience will be engaged to exchange perspectives with the panelists. Panel members include CPDE Co-Chairs Beverly Longid of the International Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self-Determination and Liberation (IPMSDL) and Marita Gonzalez of Confederacion General del Trabajo (CGT). CPDE Co-Chair Justin Kilcullen of Social Justice Ireland and CPDE Network Manager Jodel Dacara will moderate the panel and the audience, respectively.

Capping the event is a Synthesis and Call to Action segment, which will highlight key insights from the debate and townhall discussion, present the Belgrade Call to Action and Action Agenda to participants, and cite possible actions to address the issue of shrinking civic space, including signing the Belgrade Call to Action and Action Agenda. The segment will be moderated by CPDE Co-Chair Monica Novillo of Coordinadora dela Mujer, and Hans de Voogd of Task Team.

The event takes place at the sidelines of the Stockholm Civil Society Days (SCSD), which this year focuses on the 2030 Agenda and the core principle to Leave No One Behind. 

Gathering CSO actors involved in Swedish international development cooperation, SCSD is co-organised by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), and CONCORD Sweden, a platform of Swedish civil society organisations working towards sustainable development. 

Interested parties may also watch the sessions via these links () and ().

CPDE is an open platform that unites CSOs from around the world on the issue of effective development cooperation. It strives to make development more effective by reshaping the global aid architecture and empowering CSOs working on the ground. Learn more by visiting csopartnership.org.#


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