RESPOND participated in and co-sponsored the 5th Civil Society Development Forum which took place in Kyiv on November 29-30, 2016. The Forum brought together over 1,200 Ukrainian civil society professionals to promote best practices that ensure the development of adequate skills and organizational capacities to ultimately enable civil society to effectively move the reform process forward in Ukraine.
RESPOND supported participation of 33 partners from local organizations – current and former RESPOND grantees. In addition to providing an opportunity to attend various sessions and networking events in the two days of the Forum, RESPOND also hosted Capacity Development Community of Practice (COP) meeting for its partner NGOs. This meeting served as a venue for sharing four years’ experience of improving organizational performance through the implementation of Pact-introduced capacity development tools. Wrapping the meeting up, RESPOND invited partner organizations to submit their Expression of Interest in receiving individually tailored technical support in the development of comprehensive sustainability strategies.
Pictures of RESPOND and its partners at the Civil Society CD Forum are available here.