Dear GPSA Knowledge Platform friends,
After more than four years, and thanks to our 4,500 members, who actively and regularly contribute to its activities, materials, reflections, and news and events, the GPSA Knowledge Platform has become a very dynamic knowledge exchange and networking platform. Together with all of you, we have organized and participated in 42 webinars, 11 expert e-forums and one e-learning course, and we have published 38 blog posts and many other social accountability stories from around the world.
As many of you know, from Fundar, Centro de Análisis e Investigación, we have been managing the GPSA Knowledge Platform since November 2013, with a project grant from the GPSA. In close collaboration with the GPSA Secretariat, we have designed and managed the KP during these years, in which we aimed to continuously adapt and improve the platform based on our lessons learned and members’ feedback.
Today, we believe it is time for the Knowledge Platform to pass on to another manager and take a new path. Starting September 1st, Fundar and the GPSA initiated a management transition process. The Knowledge Platform will continue offering its activities and contents as usual, but this time directly in the hands of the GPSA Secretariat team.
Fundar and the GPSA Secretariat agree that the past five years of collaboration have been very enriching for both parties. Our longstanding partnership remains, and we will keep working together on the Knowledge Platform to strengthen social accountability. To formalize this continued collaboration, Fundar will join the GPSA KP Advisory Group.
In Fundar, we could not be more grateful to all the members, participants, speakers, guest moderators and guest bloggers, who have shared their work, projects, stories and lessons learned or who have provided valuable feedback on our activities. We are convinced that the KP and all its activities will continue to enrich SAcc projects and the work that members are implementing in their – often complex– contexts and that are critical for improving social justice, equality, and the fulfilment of human rights.
We hope to see, meet and listen to you again soon in the GPSA Knowledge Platform, as well as in future activities and events to keep sharing knowledge and collaborating on social accountability. Please keep in touch!
Executive Director of Fundar, Centro de Análisis e Investigación
And the GPSA Knowledge Platform management team in Fundar.
The annual Global Partners Forum will once again gather practitioners and thought leaders across civil society, governments, academia and business at the World Bank headquarters in Washington, DC. The global summit on social accountability for development will take place on October 30th - November 1st, 2018.
To learn more about the Forum, visit the 2017 Forum webpage (https://bit.ly/2lDDApr), watch the short Impression Video (https://bit.ly/2L1RXit) and check out the photos from last year.
Accountable Now, a platform that seeks to advance CSO accountability, is looking for people to join its Independent Review Panel. If you´re interested and would like to join a small group of thought leaders and experts from across the globe who are playing a key role in strengthening CSO accountability mechanisms please consider joining!
For more information, click here.
The Knowledge Platform's staff is currently in Washington, DC, at the 2017 GPSA Global Partners Forum. We will be recording #SocialAccStories for our interactive map.
If you are interested in sharing your Sacc experience and lessons learned, look for us and record your story.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2017 GPSA Global Partners Forum was launched this morning in Washington, DC. Focused on Citizen Action for Open, Accountable and Inclusive Societies, this year's forum will gather partners from civil society, government, academia, businesses and multilateral agencies during, three days, to reflect on important developments in the SAcc field and shape the agenda for years to come.
From October 30 to November 1, 2017, Washington, DC.
Application Closing Date - 03 Aug 2017
Job Start Date - As soon as possible
Duration - 1 year, with the possibility of extension
Pay Scale - Job grade III
Location - Berlin, Germany
Transparency International (TI) is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption. In collaboration with more than 100 chapters worldwide and an international secretariat in Berlin, Germany, TI raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption and works with partners in government, business and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it.
To advance anti-corruption work in multiple fields and in line with TI Strategy 2020’s focus area of public demand for accountability, TI is implementing multi-country projects across different regions of the world. The Integrity Pacts project, which the Social Accountability Coordinator will dedicate the majority of his/her time to, aims to monitor public procurement processes in 17 EU-funded projects across 11 EU member states. In this project, 15 national partners (among which 11 TI National Chapters) are contributing to increasing transparency and accountability of large-scale public contracts through the implementation of so-called Integrity Pacts and the intensive promotion of citizen participation in the monitoring work. The Asia Pacific Regional Programme and the IMPACT project also have a focus on enhanced social accountability, with national chapters implementing activities using different approaches to increase public participation in holding public institutions accountable.
Main function: Guiding and supporting the implementation of social accountability by project partners in the three above-mentioned donor-funded projects
The Partnership for Transparency Fund just introduced two new programs focusing on CSO capacity development in Myanmar and monitoring of e-Procurement in Ukraine. Both seek to fulfill PTF's core focus of making development projects and public services more efficient, reliable and accessible for the world's poorest and most vulnerable communities.
In January, they launched a program to strengthen the capacity of Ukrainian CSOs to monitor public procurement of goods and services using the ProZorro e-procurement platform rolled out by the Government in 2016. They are working with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Kiev School of Economics to give CSOs tools to identify irregularities and bring evidence-based reports of abuse to the attention of the responsible authorities.
In Myanmar, with Helvetas and the Local Resource Centre, they are building the capacity of approximately 1,000 local CSOs in strategic initiatives promoting community engagement and responsive local governance. The goal is to encourage community participation and influence in the planning, implementation and review of development projects, service delivery and policies for more equitable development.
Do you have experience in project evaluation? The Vigilantes project in Dominican Republic is looking for a person or team to evaluate the project.
Deadline: March 10, 2017.
See Terms of Reference here: http://bit.ly/2lLb72y.
¿Tienes experiencia en evaluación de proyectos? Se busca una persona o equipo para la evaluación del proyecto Vigilantes. Deadline: 10 de marzo 2017.
Aquí los términos de referencia: http://bit.ly/2lLb72y