Global Assembly 2010

The Open Forum Global Assembly took place in Istanbul, Turkey, from the 28th to the 30th of September 2010!

The 2010 Global Assembly of the Open Forum was one of the key events within the Open Forum process.
- For more information on the purpose of the Global Assembly, click here
- See the agenda here
- You can read about post-Global Assembly follow-up by clicking here or visiting the Summary Report Page for access to presentations and documents from the event.
- To check out reports, updates and press coverage on the Global Assembly, click here

Please also feel free to download our INFORMATION SHEET in FRANÇAIS, ESPAÑOL or in ENGLISH, which will provide you with a brief overview of the Global Assembly.

Information on the Global Assembly

Here you will find background documents which pertain to the Global Assembly. We are very grateful to all our participants, each of whom carefully read the background report, which you will find on this page, and the Draft Framework for CSO Development Effectiveness, which you can read about by clicking here

Global Assembly Background document in French, Spanish and English


Why the Global Assembly is such an important event for CSOs worldwide

The First Global Assembly of the Open Forum on CSO Development Effectiveness provides the first international meeting point for participants and stakeholders of the Open Forum process, where those present will be able to review and discuss the results of the consultations and plot ways forward in preparation for the next HLF4 in Seoul in 2011.

In the run-up to the Global Assembly, dozens of platforms and networks of CSOs have organised over 70 national and thematic consultations, most of which have taken place from March to July 2010. These consultations have brought together hundreds of CSO stakeholders across the globe to discuss principles for CSO development effectiveness, as well as mechanisms, guidelines and indicators for their implementation, including minimum standards for enabling conditions. These consultations also include multi-stakeholder dialogue with governments, donors and other development actors.

The results of these national and thematic consultations will be consolidated and circulated before the Global Assembly, and then presented and discussed at the event as a draft holistic framework for CSO development effectiveness. The proposed framework will remain under discussion in the months following the first Global Assembly until a second Global Assembly in mid-2011, where CSOs will finalise the proposed framework and mobilise for the High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Seoul in late 2011.

Key Objectives

Through the Global Facilitation Group (GFG) of the Open Forum, present an initial draft framework on CSO development effectiveness to the Global Assembly for discussion. This framework will be based on the results from all Open Forum consultations that have occurred throughout the world up until July 2010.

Share, discuss and analyse the consolidated report and experiences of the Open Forum consultation process to date.

Explore the emerging perspectives on CSO development effectiveness, including the rights, roles and responsibilities of CSOs as actors in development.

Initiate a multi-stakeholder debate with governments, donors and other development actors on CSO development effectiveness and the enabling environment for CSOs.

Renew the membership and mandate of the Global Facilitation Group.

Background

The Open Forum consultations began with a series of four regional workshops in Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa, as well as some pilot national consultations in late 2009 and early 2010. Through the regional workshops, a number of platforms and networks of CSOs have organised country consultations, most of which will be taking place from March to July 2010. These consultations bring together CSOs to discuss principles for CSO development effectiveness and mechanisms, guidelines or indicators for their implementation, as well as minimum standards for enabling conditions. Where appropriate, they will include multi-stakeholder dialogues with governments, donors and other development actors.

The results of these consultations will be consolidated, and then presented and discussed at the Global Assembly as a draft holistic framework for CSO development effectiveness. The proposed framework will remain under discussion in the months following the first Global Assembly until a second Global Assembly in mid-2011, where CSOs will finalise the proposed framework and mobilise for the High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Seoul in late-2011.

Agenda

Open Forum’s First Global Assembly

The agenda has been recently updated! A copy can be downloaded here

Day 1,Tuesday September 28th


- Welcome and presentation on the activities completed to date
- Presentation of the draft Global Framework
- Discussion and debate around the principles proposed in the framework

Day 2,Wednesday September 29th


- Final endorsement of the principles
- Break up into working groups into regions and/or thematic groups to discuss enabling environment
- Discussion on guidelines, mechansims and indicators
- "Future Factory" for planning next steps and ways forward
- Open Forum GFG nomination session

Day 3,Thursday September 30th


- Presentation of the Open Forum Process/draft framework to the multi-stakeholder actors
- Roundtables on four or five key issues pertinent to multi-stakeholder dialogue. These issues will centre around the draft framework, with a particular focus on the requirements for an enabling environment
- Final plenary reporting and ways forward


Media, updates and outreach

MEDIA COVERAGE

Prior to the Global Assembly, the event garnered some publicity in a number of fora and websites, including:
- Balkan CSD
- United National Non-Governmental Liaison Service

The event also attracted a lot of media attention in various regions. Please visit the links below:

- Island Business.com
- Guidestar International
- Pina

PIANGOs executive director, Emele Duituturaga was interviewed on Radio Australia, and you can read a transcript of the interview by clicking on this link

The event was particularly well-publicised in Turkey, more specifically by the local media in Istanbul. Check out the following excerpts (in Turkish):
- T24 newspaper
- Habervaktim
- Habermaden
- Logisticus Dergisi

If you have more media links to share, please send them to info at cso-effectiveness.org so we can share them with others too!


Global Assembly Summary Report

On this page, you can download all of the documents, minutes and presentations associated with the Open Forum Global Assembly, including the Global Assembly Summary Report of the event, in:
- English
- French
- Spanish

Please also visit the Global Assembly Follow-up page for more information, documents and ideas on how you can build on the activities at the Global Assembly!

To download a copy of the evaluation analysis and results from the Global Assembly in Istanbul, please click here!


Global Assembly DAY 1: Tuesday, September 28
TimeSessionFacilitator/ PresenterAssociated Files
9:00 to 9:15Welcome(Susana Erostegui and Daniel Svoboda, Open Forum GFG co-chairs)Opening Presentation by Daniel Svodoba and updated analysis of GA participants
9:15 to 10:15The Open Forum process: Where we’ve come from and where we are nowJake Bharier (Consortium) and Amy Bartlett (Coordinator)Consortium Presentation; Activities update
10:15 to 11:00Reflection, discussion, and expectations activityNick Roseveare, BOND and GFG membern/a
11:30 to 12:30Key note AddressDr. Rajesh Tandon, PRIAKey note Presentation; Minutes of the presentation
1:30 to 2:30Presentation on the draft framework for CSO Development EffectivenessBrian Tomlinson and Rose Wanjiru, Global Framework co-draftersFramework Presentation; Minutes from session
2:30 to 4:00Small group workshops (6) to discuss the principles for CSO development effectivenessVariousNotes
4:30 to 6:00Plenary: Report back on discussions on the principles for CSO Development EffectivenessModerator: Maria Theresa Lauron, APRN and Consortium MemberNotes
Global Assembly DAY 2: Wednesday, September 29th
TimeSessionFacilitator/ PresenterAssociated Files
9:00 to 9:30Plenary: Final presentation and endorsement of principles guiding CSO Development EffectivenessVariousIstanbul Principles:

- Version in English
- Version en Français
- Version en Español
9:30 to 11:00Enabling Environment: Small workshops for Regional and Sectoral DiscussionsVariousReport back from:
- Africa
- Asia, plus presentation
- Europe
- INGOs
- Latin America
- North America and Pacific
11:30 to 12:30Report back from enabling environment workshopsModerator: Sally O’Neill, TrocaireSummary
1:30 to 3:00Guidelines, Mechanisms and Indicators: What next?Maliha Khan, Care International and GFG member and Roberto Pinauin, IBON and GFG memberSummary
3:00 to 4:30Future Factory: Workshops on upcoming Open Forum ActivitiesVariousWorkshops Notes
- African CSOs Platform on Principled Partnership (ACPPP) Presentation
- Notes from CSOs in situations of conflict (English) Procés-verbal Français workshop and Report on Conflict in the Niger region by Souley Alarou in French
- Draft Open Forum political strategy in English, Español, Français, and summary from workshop discussion
- Notes from CSOs and Volunteerism workshop
- Presentation from CSOs working with marginalized groups workshop
- Notes from Open Space, on North-South CSO relations
- Notes from CSOs and Gender workshop
5:00 to 6:00GFG Nomination and Selection ProcessVariousList of the updated GFG composition
6:00 to 6:30Plenary wrap up of key conclusions and ways forwardModerator: Jorge Balbis, ALOP and Consortium membern/a
Global Assembly DAY 3: Thursday, September 30th - Multi-stakeholder Day
TimeSessionFacilitator/ PresenterAssociated Files
9:00 to 10:00Welcome, introduction to the Multi-stakeholder DialogueTask Team co-chairs and GFG co-chairsEnabling Environment report-back in English, Spanish and French
10:00 to 10:30Multistakeholder mingling activityCamilla Lindstrom and Amy BartlettMingling activity presentation
11:00 to 1:00Multi-stakeholder RoundtablesVariousPresentations
2:00 to 3:30Report back on key issues from round table discussions, as well as where there is common ground and differences on priority issuesModerators: Johanna Mang, Austrian Development Agency and Bakary Doumbia, FECONGSummary
4:00 to 5:30CSO/ Government/ Donor summary on opportunities and challenges in developing minimum standards for an enabling environmentLena Ingelstam, Sida; Modibo Makalu, Government of Mali; and Kyungshin (Faye) Lee, KCOCTo-Do lists for Governments, Donors and CSOs in English, Français and Español
5:30 to 6:30Ways forward, evaluation and closingVariousSummary in English Summary in Spanish from Susana Erostegui

PHOTOS OF THE GLOBAL ASSEMBLY

Click here to view a summary album of the best 100 pictures and Global Assembly highlights. More pictures can also be found on the Open Forum Fan Page on Facebook

Follow Up

Thank you to all stakeholders in the Open Forum process for your contributions to making the Global Assembly a big success! This page is dedicated to providing information on how to follow-up on the conclusions, outcomes and next steps from the event.


EVALUATION

Didn’t get to pass in your evaluation form at the Global Assembly and still want to give feedback? Please visit this page to fill in the survey and make sure your voice is heard!

If you would prefer not to use the SurveyMonkey online option:

- Hard copy of evaluation form in English
- Formulaire d’évaluation en Français
- Formulario de Evaluación en Español

Please send your completed evaluation forms to info at cso-effectiveness.org.


THE FINAL ENDORSED ISTANBUL PRINCIPLES

You can download a 1-page summary of the principles of CSO Development Effectiveness, as endorsed by the Open Forum Global Assembly.

- Version in English
- Version en Français
- Version en Español

Please note, the Istanbul Principles, as agreed at the Open Forum’s Global Assembly in Istanbul, September 28 -30, 2010, are the foundation of the Open Forum’s Draft International Framework on CSO Development Effectiveness. These principles are further elaborated in Version 2 of this Framework.


TO-DO LIST FOR CSOs, GOVERNMENTS AND DONORS

At the final session of the Global Assembly, the participants developed a list of things that each stakeholder can take back to their countries and constituencies as "homework" to capitalize on the energy from the Global Assembly and take the CSO effectiveness agenda forward. You can download a copy of this list in English, Français and Español.


THE NEW GFG COMPOSITON

The Open Forum Global Facilitation Group (GFG) is an international body composed of providing overview, coordination, political leadership and visibility to the Open Forum for CSO Development Effectiveness. At the Global Assembly in Istanbul 2010, the Open Forum undertook a GFG Nomination Process to renew the membership of the GFG moving into the final phase of the Open Forum process.

You can download a list of the updated GFG members, or visit this page for links to the organizations in the GFG


DRAFT OPEN FORUM POLITICAL STRATEGY

Before the Global Assembly, the GFG was working on a draft of the Open Forum political strategy, which was further refined at the political strategy workshop at the Global Assembly. You can find the latest version of the Open Forum political strategy here:

- In English
- En Français
- En Español


FINAL PARTICIPANTS LIST

Want to get in touch with the people you met at the event, or for those who could not attend, to reach out and learn more about the outcomes from a participant?

Then download the final participants list from the Global Assembly and get connecting!

Click here to view an analysis of the participants-country breakdown etc.


PHOTOS OF THE GLOBAL ASSEMBLY

Pictures of the Global Assembly can be found on the Open Forum Fan Page on Facebook.


MEDIA COVERAGE

Check out this page for information on the press coverage and media engagement with the Global Assembly and its outcomes.


PRESENTATIONS

Feel free to download some of the presentations from the Global Assembly.

- Keynote Address by Dr.Rajesh Tandon
- Opening Presentation by Daniel Svodoba and updated analysis of GA participants
- Consortium Presentation by Jake Bharier
- Activities update by Amy Bartlett
- Overview of the Draft Framework for CSO Development Effectiveness by Brian Tomlinson and Rose Wanjiru
- Enabling Environment report-back and presentation at the beginning of Day 3: In English, French and Spanish
- Multi-stakeholder mingling activity by Camilla Lindstrom and Amy Bartlett


Please email info at cso-effectiveness.org for more information.