December 5, 2023
For the title of the XII Civil Society Development Forum, we use the theme of Lesya Ukrainka’s parable of the same name and invite you to think together – what gives us strength? Strength to fight, not to abandon hope, not to despair, not to give up. To continue to be inventive, enterprising, to unite – the strength for being Ukrainians and preserving humanity and our service. Lesya, our national symbol of indomitability, gave her answer to this question, and we invite all Forum participants to search for their own answers together, from the point of view of today’s war, today’s challenges.
We invite representatives of NGOs, charitable foundations, civic activists, volunteers - this is a space for your promotion, networking, and training. We invite everyone who takes an active civic position and sees themselves in the public sector. Perhaps you are just learning about activism and the public sector, and you are fascinated by it, but you are only looking at it - here you will dive deeper into the topic, meet the players in the sector, and perhaps find a place among them.
We invite organisational development service providers - this is your opportunity to showcase your services, explore the needs and demands of the public sector and find your audience.
We invite international partners, donors who want to strengthen the role of civil society - you will find many partners here.
We invite government officials and representatives of local communities and local authorities - here you can hear about ideas and solutions to many local and national problems.
The 12th Annual Civil Society Development Forum is organized by the Initiative Center to Support Social Action “Ednannia“ (ISAR Ednannia) and has been made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development as a part of its Ukraine Civil Society Sectoral Support Activity, implemented by Ednannia in the consortium with the Ukrainian Center for Independent Political Research and the Center for Democracy and Rule of Law; with the financial support of the International Renaissance Foundation and the European Union within the framework of the project “European Renaissance of Ukraine”; with the financial support of the USAID/ENGAGE activity, which is funded by the United States Agency for International Development and implemented by Pact; with support of “The Partnership Fund for a Resilient Ukraine” financed by United Kingdom, Canada, United States of America, Finland, Sweden, Switzerland; co-funded by the European Union; with support of the UNDP projects “Civil Society and Youth Support” and “Promotion of human security in Ukraine through responding to the multidimensional crisis caused by the war” funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and the Government of Japan; with support of the OSCE Support Programme for Ukraine in partnership with the Secretariat of Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine; with the financial support of the United States Agency for International Development within the framework of the project “Responsible and Accountable Politics in Ukraine“ and within the Promoting Inclusion and Combating Discrimination program thanks to generous support of the British people through the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office which is implemented by the National Democratic Institute; in cooperation with the International Foundation for Electoral Systems with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Global Affairs Canada, and UK aid.