As a convenor, we bring together development cooperation providers (donors),
partner country governments and CSOs to engage in open and inclusive dialogue
to find common ground. As a knowledge broker, we raise awareness on
international commitments on CSOs in development and offer guidance,
evidence and practical tools to further their implementation.
- JUN 2021 / Virtual Multi-stakeh...
- MAY 2021 / Online Guidance now ...
- MAY 2021 / OECD Civil Society D...
- MAY 2021 / Research on a SDG In...
- APR 2021 / 6 May: GPEDC Action ...
- FEB 2021 / Now LIVE! TT Online ...
Virtual Multi-stakeholder Workshop Bangladesh
On June 17 2021, the Government of Bangladesh, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Coastal Association for Social Transformation Trust (COAST) and the Task Team is organizing a virtual multi-stakeholder workshop on effective engagement of civil society organizations in development.
The virtual workshop is part of a 3-phased approach towards effective engagement of civil society in Bangladesh. This has been endorsed by the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (GPEDC) under Action Area 2.4 on Civil Society Partnerships. Preceding the virtual workshop, participants are encouraged to complete an online course on Effective Engagement of Civil Society in Development (PHASE I). The virtual workshop in June (PHASE II) will build on this online course and focus on creating common ground between stakeholders whilst identifying issues requiring deeper exploration. Participants will then come together in a physical workshop (COVID permitting) to discuss effective development in Bangladesh in light of the GPEDC’s monitoring results (PHASE III).
Online Guidance now available in French & Spanish!
The Online Interactive Guidance on “Effective Engagement of Civil Society in Development” is now also available in French & Spanish via the open online course provider Coursera. The Online Guidance is designed to build awareness on the need to engage civil society organizations in development processes. It consists of five modules that each play a part in creating an environment in which CSOs can meaningfully and effectively contribute to implementation and monitoring of international development processes. Each module starts with an animated video introducing the topic and is followed by good practice examples; insights from the field in the form of video interviews; in-depth readings; and an online activity.
OECD Civil Society Days & TT Meeting | 27 May – 4 June 2021
The OECD DAC Civil Society Days 2021 will be held from 27 May – 4 June and will be dedicated to the back-to-back meetings of the Task Team, DAC community of practice on civil society and International Donor Group, as well as the annual DAC-CSO Reference Group meeting. The Task Team will be participating in one of the sessions of the technical workshop ‘Towards building forward better together: finding solutions to enable civil society’ on Thursday 2 June 2021. More information can be found here.
The dates for the Spring edition of the bi-annual Task Team Meeting have been set for Monday 31 May & Tuesday 1 June 2021. The meetings will take place in a virtual format.
Research on a SDG Indicator on CSO Engagement
A study to research the possibility of influencing anew SDG indicator measuring the inclusion and participation of CSOs in the development process (achievement of the SDGs) be commissioned by the Task Team.
The next opportunity to propose new indicators or changes to existing indicators to the Inter-Agency Expert Group on the SDGs (IAEG-SDG) will be in 2024, for decisions by 2025. By 2024, the formulation of an indicator, including methodology, data, and testing should be developed so it can be considered for approval. This research is a direct contribution to this process. More information about the research questions and timeline of the study can be found under activities.
6 May: GPEDC Action Area 2.4 Webinar
The webinar “Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue in a Digital Time: Strengthening CSOs’ Enabling Environment” hosted by members of the Global Partnership (GPEDC) Action Area 2.4 will take place on Thursday May 6 from 7:30 – 8:50am EST. Please register for the webinar here!
In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, traditional in-person dialogues have either been greatly limited or completely replaced by digital dialogues. But what is the effect of digitalisation on the experience and effectiveness of multi-stakeholder dialogues? Do digital dialogues evolve into digital partnerships? Is there anything CSOs need to do differently to engage effectively and transparently in online dialogues? Are digital multi-stakeholder dialogues able to be meaningful, that is, institutionalised, accessible and inclusive? More information can be found here.
Now LIVE! TT Online Guidance
The day you have all been waiting for is finally here! The Task Team’s Online Interactive Guidance on “Effective Engagement of Civil Society in Development is now LIVE on the open online course provider Coursera.
The Online Interactive Guidance is designed to build awareness on the need to engage civil society organizations in development processes. Explore the 5 interactive modules including animated videos and good practice examples from across the globe. Are you a true champion of effective development cooperation? Test your knowledge of meaningful engagement of and with civil society in development in the online activities. The rest you will have to discover for your yourself.
- Go to https://coursera.org/learn/effective-engagement-of-civil-society-in-development
- Select enroll for free
- Select sign up, enter your details & click join for free
- You will receive an automated email from Coursera with instructions on how to access the Online Guidance
If you encounter any issues with your enrollment, please contact the Task Team Secretariat: Lieneke Paalman (firstname.lastname@example.org).