Working in partnership with civil society is critical to effectively implement the 2030 Agenda.
Suzanne supports civil society participation and engagement in ADB’s operations, and has organized several knowledge sharing events on CSO engagement for ADB staff. To strengthen communication and dialogue with civil society, she co-manages social media platforms for ADB’s NGO and Civil Society Center. Before joining ADB, Ms. Nazal worked with several NGOs in the Philippines before becoming a freelance development planning consultant.
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CSOs’ presence on the ground has developed their ability to work with community chiefs under the customary system.
Cooperation with civil society remains a strategic priority for ADB because CSOs share our vision of an Asia and the Pacific free of poverty.
Civil society participation becomes meaningful only when one learns to understand the local context, and appreciate the community’s inherent capacity to address issues that affect them.
How can CSOs contribute meaningfully to the new SDGs, and how can the post-2015 agenda support civil society’s development efforts over the next 15 years? Here are 5 ways.
ADB's engagement with CSOs and NGOs has changed over time, and Strategy 2020 highlights partnerships with both as central to ADB's project development processes — but there are still misconceptions about working with CSOs, which create challenges not only for ADB but for other development institutions as well.
A year ago this last weekend, Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) hit the Philippines, the strongest tropical cyclone in recorded history. You may have heard about this tragedy via traditional media but it is likely you heard more about it through social media.