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CSO Accountability: why and how should CSOs effectively engage stakeholders to increase their impact?

January 30th, 2019, 09:00 am EST

 

 

About the Webinar

Following on from the webinar CSO Accountability: A people-driven approach to increase trust and impact hosted by the GPSA Knowledge Platform, in this webinar we will dive deeper into a key aspect of CSO accountability – stakeholder engagement. By involving stakeholders in various aspects of programmes, strategy, and advocacy, from planning and decision making to implementation and monitoring, CSOs are able to increase buy-in and achieve better, more sustainable impact. Accountable Now and CBM International will talk about why stakeholder engagement is important, how to go about it and some common challenges, and share best practices.

 

About our speaker

Ezgi HeadshotEzgi is Programme Manager at Accountable Now, a global platform that encourages CSOs to be transparent, responsive to stakeholders and focused on delivering impact. She manages the annual accountability reporting process for members, member relations, and general administration and organisation of the Secretariat. Ezgi has previously worked as Project Coordinator at the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance and completed internships at the Australian Embassy in Berlin and Amnesty International Australia. Ezgi studied International Relations and a Master of International Law at the University of Sydney in Australia, with a focus on human rights and refugee issues.

Mary Keogh was appointed Director of CBM’s Disability Inclusive Development Initiative in April 2018.  She has worked with CBM for 10 years in a number of capacities including advocacy, technical, and programme advisor. Prior to working with CBM, Mary worked with the International Disability Rights Monitor (IDRM), as coordinator of the IDRM European regional report and author of Ireland’s report . She has also written reports for the UN on inclusive development and most recently contributed to the development of the CRPD committee general comment on women and girls with disabilities. Mary has authored a publication on: How to make international development disability inclusive, and is a co-author of Inclusion Counts – The Economic Case for Disability-Inclusive Development. She completed her PhD in 2014 at the Centre for Disability Law and Policy at NUIG, where her research focused on mainstreaming disability in international aid. She also holds a Masters in International Development, an M.Sc. in Rehabilitation management and a BA in Economics.

Kathy Al Ju’beh is a Senior Advisor for Inclusive Development at CBM International.Kathy has a Masters in Development and Education and over 30 years’ experience working in both the humanitarian and development sectors, in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Kathy has worked with a wide range of stakeholders across the fields of health, education and disability with local and national governments, grassroots community based organisations, NGOs, DPOs, academic institutions as well as UN and donor agencies. Her main areas of expertise is in supporting: inclusive inter-disciplinary approaches to development programming; community mobilization and development approaches that address equality; as well as capacity development including curriculum development, inclusive facilitation and mentoring approaches which promote critical reflection and praxis.

 

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