CIVICUS World Assembly: Call For Activity Proposals
Posted by civilsocietyindex on March 29, 2011
In 2011, the call for World Assembly workshop proposals is extended to other activity formats. All World Assembly participants, CIVICUS members, partners or individuals wanting to join the discussions on the World Assembly themes are welcome to submit an activity proposal until 11 April 2011 included.
You can submit an activity proposal online by reading the following theme descriptions and application guidelines, and by filling the standard submission form that corresponds to your choice of activity format.
2011 World Assembly focus theme
The 2011 World Assembly theme is Civil Society and Global Decision-Making: Doing It Better
The 2011 World assembly builds on the overarching theme of “Acting Together for a Just World” by focussing on Civil Society and Global Decision-Making: Doing it Better.
The impact of issues like human rights, climate justice, development effectiveness, women’s rights and labour rights is felt at the local level. Yet, more and more frequently, policy decisions are being made at the global level. Populated by governments, multi-lateral institutions, multinational corporations and large international NGOs and civil society organisations, there are voices missing from this decision-making arena: those of the local people and grassroots organisations who most need to be heard.
In 2011, the CIVICUS World Assembly will bring together representatives from civil society – Northern and Southern, large and small, global and grassroots – to talk about civil society’s impact on global decision-making and how we can do it better. By engaging all facets of civil society as well as representatives from other sectors in participative dialogue, we aim to find ways to ensure that the voices of the people are heard in current and emerging forums of global decision making.