The CSO FfD Group is an open civil society platform with the single criterion for membership being representation of a public-benefit civil society organization. The Group 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 Group includes the Women’s Working Group on FfD.

The Addis Ababa CSO Coordination Group (ACG) was formed in October 2014 through an open, inclusive and transparent process within the CSO FfD Group. 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 Group’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

Josephine Kamel, African Women Economic Policy Network

Fanwell Bokosi, Afrodad

Jean Saldanha, CIDSE

Jesse Griffith, Eurodad

Jennifer del Rosario-Malonzo, IBON International

Matt Simonds, ITUC

Lidy Nacpil, Jubilee South Asia Pacific Movement on Debt and Dev

Eric LeCompte, Jubilee USA

Carlos Bedoya, Latindadd

Aashish Khullar, MGCY- IMCS Pax Romana

Daniel LeBlanc, 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

Bhumika Muchhala, Third World Network

Anne Schoenstein, Women’s Working Group on FfD

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