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The regional level is considered a key building block since its supports the work carried out at national level (in terms of capacity development) and also provides input for the work at regional and international levels (in terms of advocacy).

Therefore the Regional Coalitions are supported through peer-exchange exercises between regional coalitions as well as being provided with regular and predictable funds to implement advocacy and capacity development activities of their choosing, and focus on their national members.

Forus’ main mission at the regional level is to:

  • Organise peer-to-peer workshops at a regional level on strategic leadership and peer learning, with the help of a team of facilitators, around issues of impact, social change and the role of CSOs/NGOs or other topics of interest;
  • Identify capacity development & learning needs common to Forus members in a certain region, formulate specific propositions for national platforms (i.e. for networks of NGOs) and identify facilitators and human resources to provide these activities in person in different countries.
  • Engage in capacity building for national trainers/facilitators to reproduce regional activities at the national level.
  • Support regional coalitions in building partnerships with organisations working on capacity development at the regional level in order to develop joint activities.

These regional activities are conducted through the coordination of Forus regional members. Financial partnerships are also ongoing with most of the regional coalitions (ADA, MESA, REPAOC, REPONGAC, PIANGO) for capacity development and advocacy activities.

All regional coalitions participate in the Agenda 2030 Working Group of the network, contribute to its regular advocacy updates and participate in relevant Agenda 2030 webinars. Two representatives of IFP’s regional coalitions (MESA & ADA) have been appointed as co-chairs of IFP’s Agenda 2030 Working Group and play a key role in leading the activities of the Working Group.

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Find out more about our work with Regional Coalitions