Engaging Internationally

Are We Readying Ourselves for Significant Change?

October 24, 2012

It strikes me that we are going through some of the significant change in civil society since I entered the profession 30 years ago .  In the past few years we are beginning to see a conversation emerge that has outlined some of these evolving trends.  They include:

  • New international configurations and players (BRICs –
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Blog Action Day: The Power of WE

October 15, 2012

 

The theme of this year’s Blog Action Day is “The Power of WE –  a celebration of people working together to make a positive difference in the world…”  I’ve written a lot over the past few years about collaborative activities that I’ve been involved in.  So for my Blog Action Day blog I thought …

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Building an International Framework – What does it take?

October 2, 2012

Last week I facilitated a roundtable discussing observations and ‘lessons learned’ from the creation and growth of an international organization I helped steer.  I wrote about the creation of the OIA  in 2004. The organization is now almost a decade old and with the rotation off of the Board of most of the founding members, …

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CIVICUS Assembly 2012

September 7, 2012

I have again returned to the CIVICUS World Assembly this year after having last attended in 2010.  Here is my blog post from that session.  Many of the themes this year are similar, with what seems like a greater sense of urgency that we need to do things differently.  Some of the major themes that …

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The Guiding and Nurturing of Governance

July 24, 2012

A task force that the Berlin Civil Society Center has working on ‘new models’ for international NGOs has me thinking about governance reviews.  Having been involved with quite a number of governance reviews over the years, from national to international organizations, in small to large ones, I know that these reviews have a lot of …

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