Learning is at the heart of our Annual General Meetings. Every year we bring together our Members for several days of workshops and sessions to showcase the latest work and innovations in CSO accountability as well as give insight into the great projects and initiatives of our Members and partners.
Our Annual General Meetings provide us with the opportunity to update our Members on financial and governance issues as well as catch up with those who are interested in and support our work.
Our 2022 AGM ‘Dynamic Accountability Dialogue: From Rhetoric to Action’ took place virtually from May 23 – 26.
The aim of the conversations was to collectively learn and reflect on how accountability can help tackle the different issues facing civil society – such as structural power imbalances. We believe that to be truly accountable and to redress power imbalances in order to work in truly equitable partnerships, CSOs should be driven by their values, led by promoting and fighting for the protection of human rights, ensure that principles of do-no-harm guide their program and project work, and prioritise activities by sustainability values – but more radically by constantly questioning their ways of working and approach (how) and by becoming actively anti-racist.
We brought organisations, practitioners, and donors to discuss and exchange their experiences and ideas on how to continue advancing their organisational accountability and to achieve a collective and continuous growth. See learnings from the sessions in this blog post. Following up from a session on Diversity & Inclusion, we organised a webinar ‘Being Accountable: Our Different Journeys Towards Inclusiveness, Diversity, and Shifting Power‘, with Jean Scrimgeour (Accountability Lab), Oriana Castillo (CIVICUS), Andres Gomez de la Torre (CARE International), Jay Goulden (CARE International) and facilitation by Tina Ajuonuma (the Better Org).