INTRAC believes that for civil society to be effective and achieve real social change (through its work in fields of economic development, poverty reduction, supporting the vulnerable/marginalised, social justice, human rights, democratisation and governance), it needs to be sustainable.
Aid dynamics and global power relations are changing, which is having a great effect on civil society organisations (CSOs) around the world. How to make organisations sustainable – financially and in terms of their structure, efficacy, legitimacy, and ability to operate freely – is a major topic of research and debate.
The purpose of the webinar was to provide feedback from two regional dialogues on civil society sustainability (at the Takaful conference in Abu Dhabi on 4-5 November 2015, and a workshop and meetings jointly organised with the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) in Ghana from 16-20 November 2015); as well as to identify and share emerging cross- regional themes and issues with a small group of key individuals interested in sustainability issues. The full presentations from the webinar are available in Annex 1 – 2.