How do NGOs Navigate the Shrinking Civil Society Space?

The space in which civil society organisations operate is shrinking, with freedoms of association and assembly increasingly restricted. This webinar looks at how NGOs can navigate this shrinking environment as well as what other actors are doing to advocate for greater freedom. We also explore the role humanitarian organisations play in these efforts and where they need improvement.

How do NGOs Navigate the Shrinking Civil Society Space?...

An overview of current challenges and trends regarding civil society space and how NGOs and other actors are working to counter initiatives that shrink this space....
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Introduction

The webinar on “How do NGOs navigate shrinking civil society space”, was an opportunity to hear from NGOs and different actors’ on current challenges and trends regarding civil society space. The webinar provided an opportunity to have a broader discussion on how to connect and collaborate with other actors already working on shrinking space, possible counterstrategies, and ways forward.

This webinar was organised on 20 June 2019 by ICVA and PHAP with an aim to answer the following questions:

  • What measures are being put in place to restrict the operations of NGOs and how are humanitarian NGOs affected?
  • What are NGOs and other actors doing to navigate shrinking and changing space for civil society?
  • How can NGOs improve their engagement with other actors and partners and connect and collaborate?
How do NGOs Navigate the Shrinking Civil Society Space?

The webinar provided an overview of current challenges and trends regarding civil society space, including how non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other actors are working to counter initiatives that shrink this space.

Podcast - How do NGOs navigate shrinking Civil Society Space?

The following are the speakers.

Bettina Koelle
Bettina Koelle
Senior Learning Specialist, Red Cross and Red Crescent Climate Centre
Bettina Koelle
Bettina Koelle
Senior Learning Specialist, Red Cross and Red Crescent Climate Centre
Bettina Koelle
Bettina Koelle
Senior Learning Specialist, Red Cross and Red Crescent Climate Centre
Bettina Koelle
Bettina Koelle
Senior Learning Specialist, Red Cross and Red Crescent Climate Centre

The following are the co-hosts.

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Angharad Laing
Executive Director, PHAP​
Bettina Koelle
Bettina Koelle
Senior Learning Specialist, Red Cross and Red Crescent Climate Centre
Resources on How NGOs Navigate Shrinking Civil Society Space

ICVA Paper
24 June 2019
Scoping study: civil society space in humanitarian action
Subject/ Civil society space / Learning /
2021-08-24_13-40-24
Description

The scoping study on civil society space in humanitarian action