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Manila 2018: Civil Society Program

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Wednesday, 02 May 2018

  • Civil Society Program ADB's Strategy 2030: Emerging Directions For civil society organization (CSO) participants and ADB staff only

    ADB’s Tomoyuki Kimura and Valerie Hill from the Strategy and Policy Department presented the key directions of Strategy 2030 based on the latest draft shared with stakeholders.

    2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Civil Society Plasa, ADB HQ
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Thursday, 03 May 2018

  • Civil Society Program CSOs and ADB Management Meeting For civil society organization (CSO) participants and ADB staff only

    ADB President Takehiko Nakao met with civil society organizations and NGOs on 3 May 2018 at the 51st ADB Annual Meeting in Manila, Philippines. More than 200 civil society representatives attended the meeting.

    10:00 am to 11:00 am, Civil Society Plasa, ADB HQ
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  • Civil Society Program Shrinking Democratic Space in Asia and the Challenge of Ensuring Environmental and Social Safeguards in Large-Scale Infrastructure Civil Society Panel (with NGO Forum on ADB)

    Over 100 participants heard panelists share their thoughts about the shrinking democratic space in selected countries in Asia and the Pacific. This includes laws and policies that tend to restrict the space for communities and civil society organizations (CSOs) to raise concerns about infrastructure development.

    1:30 pm to 3:00 pm, Civil Society Plasa, ADB HQ
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  • Civil Society Program Role of Private Sector and Financial Intermediaries in ADB’s Energy Sector Investments Civil Society Panel (with NGO Forum on ADB)

    The civil society panel discussed how ADB’s Private Sector Operations Department (PSOD) implements and monitors its safeguards compliance and commitment to information disclosure. This session also tackled ways to improve the current implementation of safeguards at the PSOD.

    3:30 pm to 5:00 pm, Civil Society Plasa, ADB HQ
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Friday, 04 May 2018

Saturday, 05 May 2018

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