Bringing together our staff, Board, Members and network for conversations and peer-to-peer learning on accountability.
Learning is at the heart of our Annual General Meetings. Every year we bring together our Members for two 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.
Over the past two years, Accountable Now has addressed the topic of Powershift in our yearly Annual Workshops. In our 2019 ‘Preparing for a Powershift’ workshop, we identified the underlying structural and systemic causes of power imbalances in the civil society sector. Colonialism, elitism and capitalism were among the many causes discussed and dissected.
Throughout the following year, as we continued to work with our members and partners, we pushed forward the conversation within our membership. Our 2020 workshop, ‘Rethinking and Rebuilding’ saw us pinpoint a key underlying cause of power imbalance in the civil society sector: institutional racism and colonialism.
As we approached our AGM, we wanted to go deeper into these underlying causes. We brought together our members to have discussions on how their organisations are understanding, reflecting, changing or struggling to adapt. Dynamic accountability can play a key role in the Powershift, decolonisation and anti-racism efforts. Find out how in our Outcome Document.