CIVICUS Civil Society Index

An international action-research project by and for civil society

Foundation for the Future: the CSI looks back

Posted by civilsocietyindex on January 25, 2010

On Thursday 28 January 2009, Jacob Mati, Research Officer with the CIVICUS Civil Society Index, will address a conference organised by the Foundation for the Future in Amman, Jordan, 26th – 28th January. The conference focuses specifically on improving the link between research, policy and action in the civil society environment in the Broader Middle East and North Africa (BMENA) region, and marks the beginning of an ambitious new attempt to strengthen this link in the region.

During the two day conference, Jacob Mati will present a research paper entitled ‘Bridging research, policy and action in civil society strengthening initiatives: lessons from a decade of CIVICUS Civil Society Index implementation’, in which he will reflect on some of the challenges and opportunities faced by the CIVICUS CSI.

The regional conference also serves as an opportunity for the CSI team to identify next steps and partners in leveraging greater support for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. During the current 2008-2010 phase, Bahrain, Djibouti, Jordan, Lebanon and Morocco all targeted implementation of the CSI in their countries in the MENA region.

The paper presented by Jacob Mati will be posted on this blog later in the week.

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