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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

  • Civil Society Program Localizing the Open Government Partnership: Pushing the Boundaries of Local Governance Learning with Partners (Caucus of Development NGO Networks [CODE-NGO])

    This session recognized the growing role of CSO engagement with governments to strengthen the implementation of the OGP across national and subnational levels. It featured successful open governance and transparency initiatives and discussed key implementation stumbling blocks and building blocks encountered.

    9:30 am to 11:00 am, Civil Society Plasa, ADB HQ
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  • Civil Society Program Community-Centered Conservation: A Multi-Stakeholder Approach to Sustainable Development Learning with Partners (Conservation International)

    This session tackled how biodiversity conservation in socio-ecological land and seascapes and applying multi-sector management approaches help advance inclusive development in Southeast Asia.

    1:30 pm to 3:00 pm, Civil Society Plasa, ADB HQ
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  • Civil Society Program The Role of Agricultural Cooperatives in Helping Reduce Poverty in Asia and the Pacific Learning with Partners (Asian Farmers' Association, AgriTerra, and AsiaDHRRA)

    The session discussed initiatives and approaches to supporting and strengthening agricultural cooperatives, including the importance of lobby and advocacy by farmers organizations to help improve the enabling environment for cooperatives business.

    3:30 pm to 5:00 pm, Civil Society Plasa, ADB HQ
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Saturday, 05 May 2018

  • Civil Society Program Decent Work to Link People and Economies toward Sustainable, Inclusive and Resilient Asia and the Pacific Civil Society Panel (with International Trade Union Confederation – Asia Pacific, Building and Woodworkers International – Asia Pacific, Public Services International Asia-Pacific, NGO Forum on ADB)

    Trade Union and civil society organization (CSO) representatives joined in a vibrant discussion on issues related to decent work in ADB-assisted projects

    3:30 pm to 5:00 pm, Civil Society Plasa, ADB HQ
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