CIVICUS Civil Society Index

An international action-research project by and for civil society

CSI at the 6th Annual ISTR Asia Pacific Regional Conference in Taipei

Posted by civilsocietyindex on October 2, 2009


The CSI team, along with several CSI Asia Pacific regional partners, will be attending the upcoming 6th Annual ISTR Asia Pacific Regional Conference in Taipei this November. They will be hosting a panel on CSI data collected from both the previous (2003-2006) and current (2008-2010) phase of implementation.

In terms of specific CSI activities at the event, Ambalika Kutty will present a paper on findings from Fiji’s implementation in the 2003-2006 phase; a team from CENPRI in Japan will present their findings from the current phase of implementation; and Jacob Mati from the CSI Secretariat will present a paper on CSO accountability with findings from the ten Asia Pacific countries that implemented in the 2003-2006 phase.

The titles and authors of the papers are as follows:

Paper 1: The State of Civil Society Accountability in the Asia Pacific Region: Insights from the CIVICUS Civil Society Index.
Author(s): Jacob M. Mati and Tracy Anderson (CIVICUS Civil Society Index)

Paper 2: Challenges for Civil Society in Japan: Findings from CIVICUS CSI Project
Author(s): Naoto Yamauchi (Professor, Osaka University, Japan); Midori Matsushima (Researcher, Center for NPO Research and Information, Osaka University); Naoko Okuyama (Ph.D Candidate, Osaka University)

Paper 3: Civil Society Challenges in Leadership and Governance in the context of Development: Insights from CIVICUS Civil Society Index Project in Fiji.
Author: Ambalika D Kutty, (Former Programme Director, Fiji Council of Social Services)

The conference is being held at the Howard International House in Taipei, Taiwan from November 1-4, 2009. Keep your eye out for the CSI display table for brochures and update newsletters for the region.

For more information on the conference, or to attend, please visit:

We look forward to interacting with CSI partners and stakeholders in Taipei!


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