ABOUT THE STRATEGIC PLAN

CIVICUS’ Strategic Plan 2017-2022 sets the strategic direction for the secretariat and alliance. It articulates who we are, what we strive to achieve, how we work and how we define our success.

It is informed by conversations with thousands of CIVICUS members and partners across the world.


CIVICUS Strategic Priorities 2017 2022 (English)
CIVICUS Strategic Priorities 2017 2022 (Arabic)
CIVICUS Strategic Priorities 2017 2022 (Spanish)
CIVICUS Strategic Priorities 2017 2022 (French)





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WHO WE ARE

OUR VISION

A worldwide community of informed, inspired, committed citizens engaged in confronting the challenges facing humanity.


OUR MISSION

To strengthen citizen action and civil society throughout the world.

OUR MEMBERSHIP

We are a global alliance of more than 4000 civil society organisations and activists in more than 175 countries.

GLOBAL CONTEXT






INEQUALITY, INSECURITY & CLIMATE CHANGE



SUSTAINED ATTACKS ON HUMAN RIGHTS



CRISIS OF DEMOCRACY & GLOBAL GOVERNANCE



NEW & DISRUPTIVE FORMS OF PARTICIPATION & PARTNERSHIP



THREATS TO CIVIL SOCIETY CREDIBILITY & LEGITIMACY

OUR GOALS


Strategic Goal 1:

DEFENDING CIVIC FREEDOMS & DEMOCRATIC FREEDOMS

 

Changes we seek to contribute to include:

  • More people living in societies where civic space is open and fewer people living in societies where civic space is closed.
  • Increased recognition of the importance of civic freedoms across the world, including in national parliaments and intergovernmental institutions.
  • More and better quality participation by people in democratic and governance processes at all levels.
  • Improved legal and regulatory environments for civil society in more countries.


Strategic Goal 2:

STRENGTHENING THE POWER OF PEOPLE TO ORGANISE, MOBILISE AND TAKE ACTION

 

Changes we seek to contribute to include:

  • More CIVICUS members reporting involvement in new and impactful initiatives made up of a diverse range of civil society actors that result in direct action to drive change for a more just, inclusive and sustainable world.
  • More CIVICUS members leading multi-stakeholder initiatives.
  • More civil society actors receiving support for training, collaboration and travel that strengthens their ability to build coalitions and catalyse change.
  • More meaningful opportunities for citizens and civil society, particularly grassroots movements, to come together to participate in and influence global governance institutions and processes.


Strategic Goal 3:

EMPOWERING A MORE ACCOUNTABLE, EFFECTIVE AND INNOVATIVE CIVIL SOCIETY

 

Changes we seek to contribute to include:

  • More civil society actors testing new tools and approaches that could transform the ways that they work, including the use of citizen-generated data and constituency feedback loops.
  • Southern, smaller and informal civil society formations having better access to resources that support their resilience.
  • Increased number of effective national civil society platforms across the globe.
  • More CIVICUS members having designed and implemented appropriate diversity and inclusion policies and practices.
  • Greater levels of public trust in civil society.

“As we launch our new strategic plan, we are fortunate to find ourselves in a position of strength at CIVICUS. With a stable financial base, a committed and diverse board, a broad and growing membership and a talented secretariat team, we are poised to be bold and brave.”

- Anabel Cruz, Chair of CIVICUS Board

HOW WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE

SOLIDARITY

We build solidarity among civil society across borders and at scale.

CONNECTIONS

We support civil society to connect with others.

KNOWLEDGE

We produce timely and world-class knowledge and analysis.

ADVOCACY

We advocate for open spaces and systemic change.

AMPLIFICATION

We amplify voices of those not usually included.

RESOURCING

We promote the resourcing of a diverse and resilient civil society.

INNOVATION

We innovate and incubate bold initiatives.

CIVIL SOCIETY BEST PRACTICE

We promote, model and disseminate civil society best practice.

“This is a time of big global challenges for civil society and the world, but I know that our members and partners have some big responses. Our job over the next five years is to connect, amplify and scale these responses and, in doing so, strengthen the contribution of citizen action and civil society to realising a more just, inclusive and sustainable world.”

- Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah, Secretary-General, CIVICUS

CONNECT WITH US

SOUTH AFRICA

Johannesburg Office
CIVICUS
25  Owl Street, 6th Floor
Johannesburg, 2092
Tel: +27 (0)11 833 5959
Fax: +27 (0)11 833 7997

SWITZERLAND

Geneva Office
11 Avenue de la Paix
CH-1202
Geneva
Tel: +41 (0)22 733 3435

UNITED STATES

Washington DC Office
CIVICUS World Alliance

1775 Eye Street NW Suite 1150

Washington DC 20006, USA

 

UNITED KINGDOM

London Office
Unit 60
Eurolink Business Centre
49 Effra Road
SW2 1BZ, London
Tel: +44 (0)20 7733 9696