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Strategic Partnership Convening and Convincing

Strategic partnership is to ensure that CSOs and civil society at large in Bangladesh as well as the global context, can contribute to decreasing inequality and injustice in societies in order to create the conditions for just economic, social and political development. To this end, ToC in our Convening and Convincing application, three pathways of change that we believe will enable us to achieve our overall goal. SPCC is implementing in Khulna, Barisal and Rangpur division of Bangladesh.

  • Location
  • Start project
    2016
  • Projectstatus
    Active
  • ID: NL-KVK-56484038-110014-3
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Background

A central objective of Convening and Convincing is to counter the limited, and decreasing, political space for CSOs around the world. Strengthening the lobbying and advocacy (L&A) capacity of CSOs is central to our Theory of Change (ToC) and the themes addressed in the ToC are closely related to the Multi Annual Strategic Plan (MASP) of ICCO Cooperation, which builds on two main pillars: ‘Justice and Dignity for All’ and ‘Sustainable Livelihoods.’

The L&A programs that will develop under the strategic partnership will be integrated within broader programs implemented by members of the Consortium and with multiple funding sources. SPCC program will be implemented by the ICCO Consortium which is consists of six members: ICCO (lead), Kerk in Actie, coPrisma, Edukans, Wilde Ganzen and CNV Internationaal.

The overall goal of this strategic partnership is to ensure that CSOs and civil society at large in the global South, as well as the global context, can contribute to decreasing inequality and injustice in societies in order to create the conditions for just economic, social and political development. The ToC of the SPCC program contains four pathways of change that we believe will enable us to achieve our overall goal:
1. Political space for CSOs
2. Realizing the right to adequate food and nutrition
3. Small-producer empowerment and inclusive markets
4. Moving towards a sustainable private sector
Strategic Partnership Convening and Convincing

Target group

SPCC is working through its partners of three pathways, the target groups of these pathways are
Under Pathway 1: Partner NGOs, labor associations, landless farmers, Ministry of Land, Ministry of Labor & Employment and its respective departments.
Under Pathway 2: The stakeholders are partner NGO, ministry of health & family welfare, ministry of child and women’s welfare, ministry of agriculture, ministry of fisheries & livestock.
Under Pathway 3
The stakeholders are partner NGO, self help group service providers association, private service providers, extension agent, producers group, federal producer group, private company, department of cooperative etc.

Sustainability

To create a space for different CSO platforms several preconditions are needed to be addressed. Responding to the problematic of having limited space of CSOs in creating enabling environment to promote the rights of the marginalized two key outputs have been determined.
Firstly, through the interventions, primary landless groups will be well organized in raising voice of the marginalized farmers. Strong connection between CSOs and people from the marginalized landless communities will be established through the intervention. Partners will commission several researches on the issues related to the land rights. That will help in establishing strong connection between them as well as give more evidence to do lobby and advocacy.
Secondly, it is expected that CSOs will be stronger and capable in engaging with decision makers. These community based grassroots CBOs will be capacitated to raise the voice of the marginalized in various issues. They will also be capable to negotiate with local government and national policy makers. In the current scenario there is a gap between the community based CSOs and national level policy makers. After 5 years, selected CSOs will have strong platform to deal with policy makers directly. To get the result some preconditions are required to be fulfilled. First of all members of different CSO platforms are needed to be well-connected. Sharing will take place among them. Sometimes members of CSOs can’t realize the needs of marginalized people. In this pathway CSO leaders will learn more to enhance their skills in realizing the needs of marginalized landless people. Increased capacity of CSO leaders in realizing the needs of marginalized and increased capacity of marginalized people in raising their voice together will ensure active CSOs in establishing the rights of marginalized. Finally emphasizing the joint efforts of CSO members will be considered by the decision makers as a strong platform of raising the voice for the marginalized.

Goals overview

The overall goal of this strategic partnership is to ensure that CSOs and civil society at large in the global South, as well as the global context, can contribute to decreasing inequality and injustice in societies in order to create the conditions for just economic, social and political development.