Middle East and North Africa

Overview

The Asia region is concerned with the issues of official development assistance (ODA), monitoring international finance institutions (IFIs) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), militarisation, and private sector and public-private partnerships (PPPs), all of which are easily linked to effective development cooperation. The constituency was part of a breakthrough in cooperation among CSOs when it became part of the CSO Alliance on South-South Cooperation. Members of the constituency, who are also members of the Reality of Aid-Asia Pacific are represented in the platform People Over Profit, a campaign network that unites people’s movements and NGOs across the globe to stop free trade agreements (FTAs) and corporate plunder. Through this platform, members of the constituency have articulated its calls on the impacts of the operations and policies of ADB operations and to a certain extent, the World Bank.

Regional Representative/s

Representation
Name
Organisation/s
E-mail Address/es
Website/s
Regional Secretariat
Sarah Torres
Reality of Aid Asia Pacific
realityofaid.org/category/roa-asia-pacific
Regional Representative
Thilak Kariwayasam
Sri Lanka Nature Group
srilankanaturegroup.org
Sub-Regional Representative: Central Asia
Farida Abdyldaeva
Public Fund Legal Perspective
Alternate Regional Representative & Sub-Regional Representative: Central Asia
Chinara Aitbaeva
Nash Vek
Sub-Regional Representative: Southeast Asia
Mi Nac
Cooperation Committee for Cambodia
ccc-cambodia.org/kh
Sub-Regional Representative: Southeast Asia
Nyi Nyi Aung
Local Resource Centre
Local Resource Centre
lrcmyanmar.org
Sub-Regional Representative: Northeast Asia
Nina Kao
TaiwanAid
taiwanaid.org
Sub-Regional Representative: South Asia
Barkat Ullah Maruf
Equity BD/COAST
coastbd.net

Overview

The African constituency faces the following key issues for development cooperation: civil society organisation (CSO) enabling environment in the light of shrinking democratic spaces in the region; youth and women inclusion in development cooperation agenda; domestication and ownership of Istanbul principles; capacity building of CSOs in development effectiveness; and linkage of sustainable development goals (SDGs) to development effectiveness principles.

Regional Representative/s

Representation
Name
Organisation/s
E-mail Address/es
Website/s
Regional Secretariat
Cynthia Barasa
Reality of Aid Africa
[email protected]
www.roaafrica.org
Regional Representative
Blanche Simonny Abegue
Dynamique Dynamique des Organisations de la Société civile d’Afrique Francophone (OSCAF)-Gabon
[email protected]
www.facebook.com/oscafinter
Sub-Regional Representative: Central Africa
Christine Andela
Collectif des OSC pour la sécurité Alimentaire et le développement rural (COSADER)
[email protected]
www.cosader.org/cosader
Sub-Regional Representative: East Africa
Eugene Rwibasira
Rwanda Development Organization (RDO)
[email protected]
rdorwanda.org.rw
Sub-Regional Representative: South Africa
Nshindano Patrick Kryticous
Civil Society for Poverty Reduction
[email protected]
https://www.csprzambia.org/
Sub-Regional Representative: West Africa
Aurelien Atidegla
Organisations de la Société civile d’Afrique Francophone (OSCAF)-Benin
[email protected]
www.facebook.com/oscafinter

Overview

The Europe constituency is diverse: most of the countries in the region are already part of the European Union (EU), while many countries from Eastern Europe are still in the transition stage to become members of the EU. The members work on inclusive development partnerships, transparency and accountability and civic space and enabling environment. Some engage in migration issues and human rights. Those who are already active within the constituency find it easy to link their concerns to the principles of effective development cooperation (EDC). Appreciation of EDC principles differ among organisations, and engagement happens in various ways and arenas. Some members of CONCORD, which are also active in the ICSO constituency, work together on the quality of aid through the annual AidWatch report, monitoring the quantity and quality of official development assistance (ODA) of members states of the EU. Members from non-EU countries, on the other hand, focus on key capacity development areas that are needed to qualitatively enhance civic space.

Regional Representative/s

Representation
Name
Organisation/s
E-mail Address/es
Website/s
Regional Secretariat
Biljana Spasovka
Balkan Civil Society Development Network
[email protected]
www.facebook.com/balkancsd.net
Regional Representative
Izabella Toth
Cordaid
[email protected]
www.cordaid.org/en
Sub-Regional Representative: Black Sea
Zaur Akbar
Youth Atlantic Treaty Association Azerbaijan
[email protected]
www.facebook.com/YATA-Azerbaijan
Sub-Regional Representative: Balkan
Simona Ognenovska
Macedonian Center for International Cooperation
[email protected]
www.mcms.mk/en

Overview

The Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) constituency is composed of civil society and people’s organisations as well as networks of non-government organisations in the region involved in development cooperation. LAC’s priorities include the following issues: South-South Cooperation, accountability of the private sector and development effectiveness, and developing actions in particular for the Caribbean region on countries in situations of conflict and fragility.

Regional Representative/s

Representation
Name
Organisation/s
E-mail Address/es
Website/s
Regional Secretariat
Georgina Muñoz
Red Nicaragüense de Comercio Comunitario (RENICC)
[email protected]
www.facebook.com/RedElEncuentro
Sub-Regional Representative: Andean
Liliana Rodriguez
Confederación Colombiana de ONG (CCONG)
[email protected]
ccong.org.co/ccong
Sub-Regional Representative: Mexico and Central America
Laura Becerra
Equipo Pueblo DECA
[email protected]
www.equipopueblo.org.mx
Sub-Regional Representative: Caribbean
Maryam Amsale Ze-Dingel
Association of Development Agencies (ADA)
[email protected]
Regional Representative: South Cone
Marita González
Confederación General del Trabajo de la República Argentina – CGT, Red Sindical de Cooperación al Desarrollo, y Confederación Sindical de las Américas – CSA
[email protected]

Overview

The MENA region faces long-standing armed conflict and wars of aggression including proxy wars. It is also one of the most, if not the most, unequal region in the world in terms of income inequality. According to the World Inequality Lab, in the period 1990-2016, the top 10% of the population in the Middle East accounted for, on average, 60-66% of the region’s income, while the bottom 50% accounted for, on average, less than 10% of regional income. In this context, the region focuses on development cooperation with a rights-based approach, private sector accountability, inter-regional development cooperation and monitoring development actors.

Regional Representative/s

Representation
Name
Organisation/s
E-mail Address/es
Website/s
Regional Secretariat
May Makki
Arab NGO Network for Development(ANND)
[email protected]
www.annd.org/english
Regional Representative
Anas El-Hasnaoui
Arab NGO Network for Development(ANND)/ Espace Associatif
[email protected]
www.annd.org/english/ & www.espace-associatif.ma
Sub-Regional Representative: Middle East
Jamal el Jawahiri
Iraqui al-Amal
[email protected]
iraqi-alamal.org
Sub-Regional Representative: North Africa
Douha El Jourshi
ADO+
[email protected]
www.facebook.com/ASSOCIATIONADOPLUS

Overview

The Pacific Islands region is comprised of 23 countries and territories that are far from homogenous. These countries and territories are linked by their common denominator of being situated on the vast stretch of the biggest ocean in the world, but they have a lot of differences in size, geography, history, culture, and economies. They share a lot in common in terms of geographic isolation, ecological fragility – including being among the most vulnerable to the impact of climate change and natural hazards – and limited resources. Many of these countries depend heavily on official development assistance, overseas remittances and importation. Members of the Pacific constituency work on business and human rights, climate change and displacement, seabed mining and extractive industries. A major area of work is engaging governments and their institutions in relation to development policy and in enabling environment for civil society.

Regional Representative/s

Representation
Name
Organisation/s
E-mail Address/es
Website/s
Regional Secretariat & Regional Representative:
Emeline Siale Ilolahia
Pacific Islands Association of NGO (PIANGO)
[email protected]
www.piango.org
Sub-Regional Representative: Polynesia
Drew Havea
Civil Society Forum of Tonga
[email protected]
www.facebook.com/civilsocietytonga
Sub-Regional Representative: Melanesia
Vani Catanasiga
Fiji Council of Social Services
[email protected]
www.facebook.com/FijiCOSS
Sub-Regional Representative: Micronesia
Sarah Thomas Nededog
Payu-TA, Guam
[email protected]
www.facebook.com/PayuTa.Inc

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