Development Cooperation News Roundup – 11 – 15 Jan 2021

Development Cooperation News Roundup – 11 – 15 Jan 2021

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Online Events

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  • On January 15, at 11AM Mexico | 2PM Argentina | January 16 1AM Philippines | 6PM Belgium, DECA Equipo Pueblo invites civil society organisations in Mexico, national networks and state institutions to their virtual press conference “For the defense of civic spaces and an enabling environment for CSOs”. Join them live on Facebook (SP):  
  • On January 19 January 2021 at 9AM Lima/ 4PM Johannesburg/ 10PM Manila , CIVICUS holds a webinar entitled ‘Challenging systemic racism: #BLM in the USA and beyond’ (EN/SP) – Sign up:  
  • The 7th Annual Symposium on the Role of Religion and Faith-Based Organisations in International Affairs will take place on January 26, 2020 from 8-12:30 EST. This year’s event is entitled “2021: A Defining Year for Accelerating Gender Equality, Equity and Justice.” Sign up:  
  • On 26 January 2021 at 4PM Johannesburg/ 10PM Manila, CIVICUS will hold a webinar entitled ‘Positive narratives of collective action’ – Sign up:  


  • Watch CPDE Working Group on Conflict and Fragility, and the Int’l Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self Determination & Liberation launching their Policy Research on Development Cooperation in situations of conflict and fragility. The research features case studies from Kenya, India, Yemen, Burundi, and the Pacific region, before the pandemic.   
  • A webinar on People’s Resistance against militarist and corporate-biased COVID 19 responses in Southeast Asia, co-organised by IBON International, Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN) and the Center for People’s Development and Governance (CPDG):  
  • CIVICUS webinar, ‘Challenging exclusion and claiming rights’.  

Call for projects/applications

  • CPDE Independent Accountability Committee Call for members nomination: EN FR  SP  
  • Reality of Aid Asia Pacific launched calls for applications for the following position: Project Officer, Policy Officer, Intern or Volunteer: 
  • The Western Balkan Fund launched an Open Call for Research Papers “Impact of COVID-19 on sustainability of Civil Society Organizations in the Western Balkan region”Apply before February 7.  
  • Youth activists are welcome to apply for the CIVICUS Youth Action Lab, a one year co-creation lab to support youth activists to be more resilient and sustainable in their work. Apply before February 1, 2021: 



  • CPDE Constituency Papers are out! ‘Gaining Ground, Facing Challenges’. 
  • IBON International 2019 video Annual Report ‘Forging Ahead: Reclaiming Civic Spaces, Asserting People’s Rights and Development’: 
  • ‘In Millions, We are One’, People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty’s support statement to Delhi Chalo, the sustained militance of the millions of India’s farmers protesting the Three Farm Acts and other enacted neoliberal reforms in the country.  
  • The Trade Union Development Cooperation Network (TUDCN) and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) call for a Global Social Protection Fund to support the poorest countries in achieving this goal. 
  • Statement of International Migrants Alliance (IAM) on the Commemoration of International Migrant Day 2020 
  • From Arab NGO Network for Development: ‘EU in Gaza: Better late than never?’  


Good Reads 

  • Aid policy trends to watch in 2021:   
  • The US can no longer turn a blind eye to abuses in Papua:  
  • Aid spending in Africa must be African-led – it needs a Black Lives Matter reckoning 
  • Joint Statement of South Korean Civil Society on the Massacre Targeting Indigenous People of the Philippines:  Watch this short documentary to know more about the struggle the Tumandok indigenous people as they face dispossession from their ancestral lands due to the construction of a mega dam. 
  • Shell case puts spotlight on energy groups’ role in climate change:  
  • Ten defining moments for women in 2020:
  • Around the world, platform food couriers are mobilising for basic workers’ rights

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