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Date Activity Description
1 Sep - 30 Nov (10) ICSW/local Events ICSW\local aims to broaden engagement with partners in under-represented or marginalised regions, who due to financial and logistical constraints, would not be able to host events in Suva, Fiji. ICSW\local partners will hold ICSW events at the local, national, or regional levels between September and November, in the lead up to ICSW 2017. Representatives from ICSW\local events will then travel to Suva to bring their diverse perspectives into the global conversations in Fiji.
Mon, 4 Dec Activity Description
09:00-17:00 Experiential Activities Site visits to local CSOs, tours and activities reflective of programme tracks
09:00-17:00 CIVICUS Youth Assembly (open only to delegates 30 and under) In collaboration with diversity of youth organisations, the CIVICUS Youth Assembly 2017 will provide young active citizens and youth with an opportunity to exchange good practice for high-impact civic engagement, fortify collaboration and forge new partnerships, and build strategic and technical capacity for the future generation of activists creating positive change in their communities. The day will feature inspirational speakers, team-building exercises, learning exchanges and ‘activism’.
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17:00-20:00 Opening Ceremony Cultural performances and welcoming addresses by President of Fiji George Konrote and Vice-Chancellor of the University of the South Pacific Professor Rajesh Chandra, with keynote speech by UNGA President Peter Thompson (TBC)
Tue, 5 Dec Activity Description
09:00-12:00 Simultaneous partner-led events (to be confirmed) Pacific Climate Warriors stand up for the Pacific

Volunteers as first responders in times of crisis

Towards accountable and transparent Niger Delta institutions: The Citizen Report Card Approach

The Human Rights Movement: Is there a future?

Technology for Good: how to inspire donors and supporters worldwide to give and take action

Building the capacity of CSOs to deliver their own missions sustainability
12:00-14:00 Lunch Lunch at designated venue(s), with additional networking and learning activities taking place in multiple locations, including demonstrations of alternative approaches to activism, poster sessions, mentoring opportunities, etc.
14:00-17:00 Simultaneous partner-led events (to be confirmed) Towards a Blue Economy for the Pacific Islands

Youth-led call to action for climate justice

Commercial sexual exploitation of children - everybody’s business

Civic Charter – the global framework for people’s participation campaign workshop

Global Exchange – new approaches towards a more diverse and resilient civil society

Insight - In a time of fear and uncertainty
17:00-20:00 Civil Society Festival Music and dance performances, poetry slams, films, TED talks on programme themes, open space discussions, networking activities, etc.
19:00-21:00 Volunteering Awards Ceremony Awards ceremony in recognition of International Volunteering Day (by invitation only)
Wed, 6 Dec Activity Description
09:00-12:00 Simultaneous partner-led events (to be confirmed) Fairtrade in the Pacific

Civil society service delivery – actions for protecting people and our planet

Self-determination and liberation in the Pacific

Launch of the Global Standard for CSO Accountability

The era of the sharing economy and shrinking civic space

Civil society in diaspora: from delivering sustainable development to fighting for human rights and democracy
12:00-14:00 Lunch Lunch at designated venue(s), with additional networking and learning activities taking place in multiple locations, including demonstrations of alternative approaches to activism, poster sessions, mentoring opportunities, etc.
14:00-17:00 Simultaneous partner-led events (to be confirmed) Empowering guardians of the forest: how to engage local communities in sustainable conversation efforts

Challenges faced by environmental human rights defenders

Women and people defending the Commons: Why it takes everyone, to change everything!

SPEAK – to give everyone a voice, everywhere

Sustaining civic action: towards a global movement for respectful partnership and responsible exit

Building broad-based coalitions that support collective citizen action
17:00-20:00 Civil Society Festival Music and dance performances, poetry slams, films, TED talks on programme themes, open space discussions, networking activities, etc.
19:00-21:00 CIVICUS/PIANGO Members Mixer Networking event for CIVICUS and PIANGO voting members at Fiji Museum (by invitation only)
Thu, 7 Dec Activity Description
09:00-17:00 CIVICUS World Assembly The CIVICUS World Assembly is the flagship event of the week and will bring delegates together to celebrate the power of citizen action to realise a more just, inclusive and sustainable world. The event will feature high-level speakers, the Nelson Mandela-Graça Machel Innovation Awards, a climate theatre production, and interactive opportunities for event participants.
17:00-19:00 Farewell reception “Islands Night” with drinks, music and dancing hosted by Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat
Fri, 8 Dec Activity Description
09:00-17:00 Closed Side Events “By invitation only” events for specific constituency groups
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