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In September we shared our Annual Workshop concept note calling for Civil Society actors to help us to co-create the workshop. We didn’t expect such a massive response: more than 20 organisations have reached out and provided insights to shape our agenda!


From the 17-19 November, we will address three thematic areas: Inclusion, Powershift and Resilience.


The Testing Change project will cohost the workshop with Accountable Now. Six other organisations will contribute with their experiences and facilitate peer discussions.

The workshop:

Civil Society Organisation’s (CSOs) internal and external contexts are evolving at an unprecedented speed as the crisis provoked by the Covid-19 pandemic has no end in sight. Over the past 7 months, CSOs have had to: swiftly adapt to a fast paced and very uncertain environment; operate with limited funding as the pandemic has attracted a significant portion of resources; deal with persistent closing or shrinking of civic space due to states of emergency; implement more and stronger safeguarding measures not only in communities but also for staff. 

Whilst the situation can seem overwhelming, it has also proven that the sector can dramatically change the way it operates as we face chaos, uncertainty, and disruption. We will address one thematic area per day, while tying them together for a holistic perspective, applying the following approaches:

  • The need for a paradigm shift in ourselves, our organizations and the sector.

  • Each session will be an integral part of the whole workshop

  • It’s not about one workshop or meeting – what will be our individual plans

    and accountability going forward?


Concept Note

Participants Guide


Get prepared for discussion with our list of articles to read. Each article gives background information on the themes we will be discussing to help participants prepare for the workshop. 

Post-workshop resources

Here you can find the resources shared by participants and hosts throughout the three-day workshop. 

Accountable Now

Accountable Now is legally registered in United Kingdom at Amnesty International, 1 Easton Street, London WC1X 0DW, UK under the name International NGO Charter of Accountability Ltd.

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