Strengthening Civil Society's Role in Development: A Partner's Perspective
This webinar will highlight the tools, approaches, and processes used to engage local partners and promote effective civil society and local engagement for sustainable outcomes. Strengthening Civil Society's Role in Development: A Handbook for Engagement outlines four engagement practices to advance development that is more participatory, inclusive, transparent, accountable and sustainable. Find out how Lutheran World Relief teamed up with women’s networks in Honduras to increase local implementation of national policies and to strengthen their capacity to act as advocates. The project piloted a new methodology for women to advocate for policies that increase their access to resources for agricultural production. Then, learn about World Vision's Citizen Voice and Action approach to social accountability, encouraging constructive dialogue among citizens, service providers, and governments to improve services at the local level using case studies from Bangladesh and Tanzania.
Join the experts this November as they discuss how to further the U.S. Government's Global Food Security Strategy goals by enhancing local capacity and promoting stakeholder engagement and local ownership to improve food security, nutrition, and women’s empowerment.
Susan Pologruto has worked at USAID for over a decade, and she joined the Bureau for Food Security in 2013 to promote local solutions and strengthen civil society engagement.
Carolyn Barker-Villena has spent a decade working at Lutheran World Relief and has served as the senior regional director for Latin America and the Caribbean since November 2013.
Stanlake Kaziboni is World Vision’s business development and quality assurance director in Tanzania.
Sue Cant is technical advisor to World Vision’s social accountability programs, now scaled to more than 400 sites across 48 countries.
Sara Nitz is the policy and advocacy manager for food security and agriculture at InterAction, the largest alliance of U.S.-based international NGOs.