Transparency International Rwanda launches the Social Accountability Symposium with the support of the Decentralization and Good Governance Program of the German Development Cooperation. The symposium will take place in Ubumwe Hotel, Kigali on 26 – 27 September 2019.
This two-day symposium is organized to discuss impactful social accountability tools, frameworks and strategies in Rwanda, the region but also integrating global experiences. The aim of the symposium is to foster peer-to-peer networks and cooperation among stakeholders. In Rwanda, where digital transformation is being largely promoted, the symposium will also look at the opportunities that it will have to promote social accountability without leaving no one behind. The outcome of the symposium will be to be able to scale-up successful experiences and to foster empowerment of citizens.
More information available here.
The Public Affairs Centre celebrates its Silver Jubilee and honors its founder, Dr Samuel Paul. Join them in their celebration and wish them continued success in their important mission. Watch the recording of their first event, the release of their special edition commemorative volume - Citizen at Heart, and see the Photo Album of the Silver Jubilee celebrations.
Fourth Global Call for Proposals was launched last April to support civil
society organizations (CSOs) in implementing collaborative social
accountability approaches that address critical governance and development
challenges through citizen feedback and participatory methodologies designed to
help governments and public-sector institutions address these challenges.
Sixty-seven CSOs from a shortlist of six opted-in countries applied for the Call for Proposals. The following the six new GPSA funded projects:
- CARE Benin with the project “Social accountability for nutrition (SA4N)”
- Viva Rio with the project “Local alliances for smarter public spending in citizen security in Brazil”
- INTEC, from the Dominican Republic, in collaboration with IHO, with the project “Strengthening climate governance and civil society capacities”
- SAHA, from Madagascar, with the project “Strengthening community and municipality co-engagement for better basic health services”
- AntAc in collaboration with Nashi Groshi, from Ukraine, with the project “Empowering Civil Society and Journalists in Oversight and Promotion of Effective Anti-Corruption Environment”
- East Europe Foundation in collaboration with Expert Grup, from Moldova, with the project “Improving access to justice for the vulnerable, with a focus on families affected by domestic violence and gender-based violence”
For more information about the Fourth Call for Proposals and the six grants mentioned above, click here.
Visit the GPSA’s website for more information on other grantees and GPSA financed projects.
The Global Partners Forum is coming up soon on November 19 to 21! Registration and call for session proposals are now officially open.
The 6th Global Partners Forum is organized in partnership with the World Bank’s Human Rights and Development Trust Fund, Open Society Foundations and the Public Service Accountability Monitor at Rhodes University.
This year’s Forum theme is Social Accountability and the Challenge of Inclusion. Read the 2019 GPSA Forum Brief and review the reading list for background on this year’s theme of the conference. Additional information about the Forum, including updates about the program and logistics will be posted regularly on the GPSA Forum page.
Spaces are limited, as well as sponsorships for participants from GPSA Partner organizations for travel and accommodations! Register here by September 1.
As in years past, the GPSA Forum program is co-created with you – GPSA Global Partners. If you have an idea for a session or speaker for the Forum Agenda, submit a proposal by September 1. Before submitting your proposal, read the guidelines to ensure that your proposal has the best possible chance of being selected.
Application deadline: May 15, 2019
On April 17, 2019 the Global Partnership for Social Accountability launched its fourth global Call for Proposals to support social accountability initiatives led by civil society organizations (CSOs) for collaboration with government institutions. Under the over-arching theme of “Innovative and Transformative Use of Social Accountability to Solve Governance and Development Challenges”, CSOs from the following countries are invited to apply:
- The Caribbean (Antigua and Barbuda, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & Grenadines)
In each country, the call will focus on specific themes. Further information on the thematic areas, as well as application guidelines, application form template, and all other information related to the Call are available on the GPSA website.
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.