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Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue in a Digital Time: Strengthening CSOs' Enabling Environment

GPEDC • 27 April 2021
CSOWebinar


Multi-stakeholder dialogue is an important vehicle to bring to the table the voices of people that might otherwise be marginalized from broad development agendas. Through access to multi-stakeholder dialogue, civil society organisations (CSOs) can furthermore share their invaluable insights and experiences and influence development policies and processes. As such, access to multi-stakeholder dialogue is a key component of the CSO enabling environment.

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, traditional in-person dialogues have either been greatly limited or completely replaced by digital dialogues. But what is the effect of digitalisation on the experience and effectiveness of multi-stakeholder dialogues? Do digital dialogues evolve into digital partnerships? Is there anything CSOs need to do differently to engage effectively and transparently in online dialogues? Are digital multi-stakeholder dialogues able to be meaningful, that is, institutionalised, accessible and inclusive?

Key objectives:

  • Emphasize the important role of meaningful multi-stakeholder dialogues for a CSO enabling environment and as a basis for meaningful multi-stakeholder partnerships.

  • Explore the possible impacts of digitalization on civic space and multi-stakeholder dialogues. The OECD will provide an overview of plausible outcomes from the Foresight Policy Paper on “Digital transformation and the futures of civic space to 2030.”

  • Present country experiences on challenges and opportunities for CSO engagement in digital multi-stakeholder dialogues 

  • Gather some lessons learnt and good practices for meaningful digital multi-stakeholder dialogues. The Task Team will showcase its online interactive guidance and virtual workshops as a positive solution for continued information dissemination and multi-stakeholder partnerships for CSO development effectiveness and enabling environment through virtual means.

 

Webinar Programme

Speaker

A. Welcome
Vitalice Meja (Global Partnership)
B. Opening remarks
Josefina Villegas (CPDE)
C. Setting the scene: an overview of plausible futures - Presentation of new OECD paper on 'Digital transformation and the futures of civic space to 2030'
Marilyn Cham (OECD - DCD)
D. Experiences on the ground: Digital partnerships in times of COVID-19
Modibo Makalou (Government of Mali)
Richard Ssewakiryanga (CPDE) 
E. Good practices, guidance and tools
Sanne Huesken (Task Team Secretariat)
F. Discussion and Q&A
For all participants 
G. Closing remarks
Diego López González (ITUC)
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