HLF4 mini-debate: Southern CSOs’ role in capacity development for global policy innovation

Posted on 30 November 2011
As part of our commitment to the upcoming Knowledge and Innovation Space at the 4th High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF4) in Busan, South Korea, IBON International is organizing a mini-debate called “ Southern CSOs: Receivers or Providers of Capacity Development for Global Policy Innovation? ” This mini-debate shall feature speakers discussing successes and problems faced by Southern civil society organizations (CSOs) in capacity development for policy influencing – one side shall be expected to highlight the strengths and opportunities that Southern CSOs possess, while the other side shall highlight the challenges and constraints that they face. 
The ensuing dialogue is expected to point to valuable insights and lessons for further strengthening the capacities of Southern CSOs in playing their development roles to their full potential. Approximately 50 participants coming from Southern and Northern CSOs, international non-governmental organizations (INGOs), donors, capacity development practitioners and others are expected to attend the mini-debate.
This event is being organized in cooperation with Better Aid, an open platform which unites over 700 development organizations from civil society, and which has been working on development cooperation and challenging the aid effectiveness agenda since January 2007.
For queries and suggestions, Paul Quintos of IBON International may be contacted at pquintos[AT]
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