The development sector as a whole recognises that its efforts, whether it is finding climate solutions, tackling inequity, humanitarian actions, or advocating for more open and democratic societies, should be carried out alongside the people who we work for and with – i.e the people who are impacted directly by the actions that organisations and institutions carry out and finance. There is no doubt that well-targeted and impactful actions require collaboration with people, especially in ways that are facilitative for people to determine their needs, priorities and how certain problems could be solved.
During these past couple of years, the sector has been carrying out in-depth assessments and participating in a wide range of conversations with the purpose of identifying how they can work in a more inclusive and equitable way that seeks to enhance this collaboration and redress existing power imbalances. We all agree that power needs to be redistributed so that we can address systemic issues together, but how can this be done?
For our Dynamic Accountability Dialogues, Accountable Now would like to invite you to discuss the importance of strengthening our accountability efforts to advance a kind of development that is collaborative, community-led, people-driven and equitable. Dynamic Accountability underpins the ethos to our work at Accountable Now – it is an approach that is grounded in meaningful stakeholder engagement, specifically the people that we work for and with. This approach is not only about procedures; it is also about centering justice and equity, putting communities at the heart of our work, values-based decision-making, responsible leadership and much more.
Through these Dialogues, we aim to:
If you are an organisation, a funder, a foundation, a practitioner who is interested in shifting the power and advancing locally-led actions, then join us to share and explore new ways of strengthening accountability processes in order to create fertile ground to ensure that everyone has a voice in the decisions that shape their lives.
Dynamic Accountability Dialogues: Shifting Power for Locally Led Development
WHEN: May 23rd and 24th
WHO IS IT FOR: Anyone from an organisation, a funder, a foundation, a practitioner who is interested in shifting the power and advancing locally-led actions.
Join the pre-event conversation! Attend the event on LinkedIn and post in the discussion board. Introduce yourself!
Stay tuned to the conversation as we will be sharing content, resources, and prompts to get participants talking.
We will be sharing content ahead of the Dialogues, and live tweeting during the event, so keep updated and join the conversation be following and using the hashtags:
The agenda is currently being developed. Sessions and speakers will be announced very soon. Keep an eye on social media for updates!