The CSO FfD Mechanism is an open civil society platform with the single criterion for membership being representation of a public-benefit civil society organization. The Mechanism has been active in its present format (Global Social Economy Group – GSEG) since the Doha FfD Review Conference in 2008, though many of its members are engaged since the Monterrey FfD Conference in 2002. It is an open virtual list containing more than 800 organizations (with more than 950 individual members). The CSO FfD Mechanism includes the Women’s Working Group on FfD. Please read more on the group, its procedures and governance arrangements in the following document:

CSO FfD Group – Intro & Governance

The Addis Ababa CSO Coordination Group (ACG) was formed in October 2014 through an open, inclusive and transparent process within the CSO FfD Mechanism. The composition of the coordinating group takes into full consideration regional, gender and constituency balance (including the Major Groups’ constituencies). The ACG has been functioning fully and effectively to facilitate broad CSO participation in all FfD meetings which have taken place up until now. It has done so by ensuring dissemination of information across CSO networks and platforms, organizing the democratic and transparent selection of CSO speakers, coordinating civil society messages and responses through an inclusive process, and most recently, promoting common fundraising efforts to ensure strong participation of Southern civil society in the lead up to, as well as at the actual Addis Conference in July 2015. The Addis Ababa CSO Coordination Group is now facilitating the CSO FfD Mechanism’s engagement in the FfD follow-up process, including the Annual FfD Follow-up Forum and its interlinkages with the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development as well as other related policy processes.

The composition of the Addis Ababa CSO Coordination Group is the following:

  • Soren Ambrose, ActionAid
  • Martin Tsounkeu, Africa Development Interchange Network
  • Jason Braganza, Afrodad
  • Representative being appointed, CIDSE
  • Jean Saldanha, Eurodad
  • Jennifer del Rosario-Malonzo, IBON International
  • Paola Simonetti, ITUC
  • Lidy Nacpil, Jubilee South Asia Pacific Movement on Debt and Dev
  • Eric LeCompte, Jubilee USA
  • Carlos Bedoya, Latindadd
  • Donovan Gutierres, UN Major Group for Children and Youth
  • Anita Thomas, NGO Committee on FfD
  • Vitalice Meja, Reality of Aid Africa
  • Catharina Bu, Save the Children
  • Roberto Bissio, Social Watch
  • Stefano Prato, Society for International Development
  • David Hillman, Stamp Out Poverty
  • Yoke Ling Chee, Third World Network
  • Luisa Emilia Reyes, Women’s Working Group on FfD
  • Rosa Lizarde, Women’s Working Group on FfD

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The Civil Society FfD Mechanism wishes to express its appreciation for the continued confidence and support by its development partners. The progressive strengthening of the Civil Sociey Financing for Development Mechanismwas facilitated through financial contributions by the Government of Germany (GIZ), the Government of Sweden (SIDA), and the Government of Norway (NORAD), among others. It is however important to recognize that the collective positions of the CS FfD Mechanism are uninfluenced by the policy stance of these development partners and, at the same time, the financial support of these partners should not be understood as policy alignment with and support for the policy stance of the CS FfD Mechanism.

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