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ADB and Civil Society

ADB cooperates with a broad range of civil society organizations (CSOs), including nongovernment organizations (NGOs), to strengthen its efforts to reduce poverty and increase the effectiveness, quality, and sustainability of its operations.

Activities with CSOs

  • 11 November 2019 Cross-learning through tripartite training in the Pacific

    ADB held a training to enhance the knowledge and skills of selected government officials, CSO representatives, and ADB staff to strengthen the participation of CSOs in the Pacific. Held on 11–15 November 2019 in Sydney, Australia, the training convened participants from Cook Islands, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. Government and CSO participants gained a deeper understanding of ADB operations, including existing windows for CSO cooperation in country programming, projects, and policy development. The training included detailed discussions about ADB’s improved business processes for contracting CSOs.

  • 30 October 2019 ADB Youth for Asia and ImpactHub Manila hold record-breaking hackathon

    ADB Youth for Asia and various ADB departments partnered with ImpactHub Manila in holding a hackathon on 30-31 October 2019. The event aimed to promote youth entrepreneurship and seek innovative solutions on issues related to agriculture, climate change, health, education, and smart cities. The initiative broke the Philippine record for the largest 24-hour hackathon ever held, with over 4,000 participants from 15 cities across the country.

  • 27 October 2019 Community consultations promote safeguards in Myanmar

    ADB's Myanmar Resident Mission, in cooperation with the Project Management Unit of Myanmar's Ministry of Construction, organized a series of meetings with civil society organizations, villagers, and local government representatives in Kayin State on 27 October 2019. During the meetings, participants discussed the project’s revised grievance redress mechanism, which encourages community feedback and resolution at the village level. 

  • 11 October 2019 ADB recognizes the International Day of the Girl

    ADB Youth for Asia, together with its partners, Plan International and the Asia Pacific Youth Exchange, celebrated the International Day of the Girl at ADB headquarters in Manila as part of a capacity-building workshop on youth-led approaches to gender equality.

  • 3 September 2019 ADB staff and consultants join in training on working with civil society at ADB’s headquarters

    ADB’s NGO and Civil Society Center (NGOC) conducts annual skills development programs to targeted ADB staff who regularly engage with CSOs. The 3–5 September 2019 event convened 33 participants from ADB’s regional departments, Department of Communications, and the Private Sector Operations Department. The training served as a venue for the participants to develop and share their departments’ action plans on how to effectively engage with CSOs in 2020.

  • 26 September 2018 Multi-stakeholder forum held on civil society and the SDGs

    With support from the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI),  the NGO and Civil Society Center conducted a forum on Engaging Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on 26-28 September 2018 in Tokyo, Japan. The purpose of the forum was to discuss the contribution of CSOs in achieving the SDGs, and how the government, ADB, and other development actors could engage them effectively in the realization of the global goals. Eight selected research papers were presented at the forum, which covered the following topics: innovative ways to address trans-generational poverty, mobilizing local communities for climate resilience, financial inclusion of women, and localizing and monitoring the implementation of the SDGs.

    The multi-stakeholder forum was an opportunity to capture the knowledge and expertise of CSOs in poverty reduction, especially in ensuring inclusive development. In addition, it was a venue to form networks and create awareness about the ADB’s cooperation with CSOs.

  • 3 May 2018 ADB President meets with CSOs

    ADB President Takehiko Nakao met with around 250 representatives of civil society organizations and nongovernmental organizations from ADB member countries on 3 May 2018 at the 51st ADB Annual Meeting. The President thanked CSOs for actively engaging with ADB in the preparation of the Strategy 2030. Following his opening remarks, the President held a question and answer session with the participants.

  • 20 April 2018 NGOs celebrate with ADB Staff Community Fund @20

    Representatives of more than 20 nongovernment organizations (NGOs) celebrated with ADB's Staff Community Fund during its general assembly at the bank’s headquarters in Manila, Philippines on 20 April 2018. The SCF officers reported how its 20th anniversary last year resulted in almost Php8 million of funds raised mainly from ADB staff, consultants, retirees, and contractors’ contributions and voluntary work bringing to a cumulative total of Php82 million since its inception in 1997. A total of 24 NGOs, and three communities benefited from last year’s proceeds.

    The Staff Community Fund is an initiative of the staff members of ADB to help the needy in Metro Manila, Philippines in partnership with NGOs in the form of scholarships, health and nutrition programs, livelihood, and other social assistance.

  • 25 September 2017 Community integrity building pilot project launched in Armenia

    ADB’s NGO and Civil Society Center and Armenia Resident Mission launched a community integrity building pilot project through an outreach with development partners on 25–28 September in Yerevan, Armenia. ADB partnered with Integrity Action, a network of NGOs, universities, and policy makers, to conduct training for five local NGOs on usage of DevelopmentCheck app, a beneficiary feedback system. These local NGOs will train communities to monitor school rehabilitation and construction as part of ADB’s Seismic Safety Improvement Program in Armenia.

  • 19 September 2017 Learning event with ADB’s Central West and East Asia CSO Coordinators

    ADB's NGO and Civil Society Center and Mongolia Resident Mission co-hosted a learning event on 19–21 September in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia for ADB’s Central West and East Asia CSO coordinators to understand better the role of CSOs in facilitating citizens engagement for project monitoring. See event photos.

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For queries related to Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan

Aida SATYLGANOVA (Ms)Social Development Specialist (Resettlement),   E-mail
Mary Alice ROSERO (Ms)Social Development Specialist (Gender and Development),   E-mail

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Beatrice Y. GOMEZ (Ms)Safeguards Specialist    E-mail

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Francesco TORNIERI (Mr) Principal Social Development Specialist (Gender and Development)   E-mail

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Gobinda BAR (Mr)Senior External Relations Officer  E-mail
Nidup TSHERING (Mr)Senior Social Development Officer   E-mail
Kongkea CHHOEUN (Mr)Programs Officer  E-mail
Sivou Beatrice OLSSON (Ms)Senior Country Coordination Officer  E-mail
Lily Anne F. HOMASI (Ms)Senior Economic Office (and Country Team Lead)  E-mail
Teupoko L. TAMASenior Country Officer  E-mail
Erik AELBERS (Mr)Country Specialist  E-mail
Sivou Beatrice OLSSON (Ms)Senior Country Coordination Officer  E-mail
Tea PAPUASHVILI (Ms)Operations Assistant  E-mail
Rajesh K. DEOL (Mr)Senior External Relations Officer  E-mail
Naning MARDINIAH (Ms)Senior Safeguards Officer (Resettlement)  E-mail
Cahyadi INDRANANTO (Mr)Senior External Relations Officer  E-mail
Asem CHAKENOVA (Ms)Associate Project Officer (Infrastructure)  E-mail
Aliya IBADILDINA (Ms)External Relations Officer (Alternate)  E-mail
Shiu Raj SINGH (Mr) Senior Public Management Officer (Kiribati)   E-mail
Aliman TEMIRBEK (Ms)Project Officer  E-mail
Souphavanh PHONMANY (Ms)External Relations Coordinator  E-mail
Vongphet SOUKHAVONGSA (Mr)Safeguards Officer  E-mail
Ellen MILNE (Ms)ADB Liaison Officer  E-mail
Mason ALBERT (Mr)ADB Liaison Officer  E-mail
Itgel LONJID (Ms)Senior Social Sector Officer  E-mail
Declan MAGEE (Mr)Senior Country Economist (Alternate)   E-mail
Sann OO (Mr)External Relations Officer  E-mail
Camilla SOLOMON (Ms)ADB Development Coordination Officer  E-mail
Binita Shah KHADKASenior External Relations Officer  E-mail
Munir ABRO (Mr) Senior Project Officer (Health and Rural Development)   E-mail
Alfonsa KOSHIBA (Ms) ADB Liaison Officer   E-mail
Jack STANLEY (Mr) Safeguards Officer   E-mail
Ganiga GANIGA (Ms) Senior Project Officer (Infrastructure)   E-mail
Grace KORUA (Ms) Associate Project Analyst (Alternate)   E-mail
Li NING (Mr) Senior Environment Officer   E-mail
Rosemarie MARQUEZ (Ms) Senior External Relations Officer   E-mail
Maria MELEI (Ms) Senior Country Coordination Officer (Samoa)   E-mail
Dalcy Lagoni TOZAKA (Ms)Senior Country Coordination Officer  E-mail
Sudarshana A. JAYASUNDARA(Ms) Social Development Officer   E-mail
Tatiana EVSTIFEEVA (Ms) Associate External Relations Officer   E-mail
Farrukh NURIDDINOV (Mr) Senior Project Officer (Alternate)   E-mail
Roykaew NITITHANPRAPAS (Ms) Senior External Relations Officer   E-mail
Elsty DAVIDZ-MORATO (Ms) Social Development Officer (Gender)   E-mail
Balwyn FAOTUSIA (Ms) Senior Country Officer   E-mail
Jennet HOJANAZAROVA (Ms) Senior Economics Officer   E-mail
Sivou Beatrice OLSSON (Ms)Senior Country Coordination Officer  E-mail
Letasi Lulai Development Coordination Officer (Tuvalu)  E-mail
Feruza INSAVALIEVA (Ms) Associate Safeguards Officer   E-mail
Nancy WELLS (Ms)Senior Country Coordination Officer  E-mail
Giang Thanh NGUYEN (Ms)Senior Social Development Officer (Gender)  E-mail
Micronesia, Federated States of: Mason ALBERT (Mr)ADB Liaison Officer  E-mail
Palau: Alfonsa KOSHIBA (Ms) ADB Liaison Officer   E-mail
Marshall Islands: Ellen MILNE (Ms)ADB Liaison Officer  E-mail
Nauru: Camilla SOLOMON (Ms)ADB Development Coordination Officer  E-mail
Solomon Islands: Dalcy Lagoni TOZAKA (Ms)Senior Country Coordination Officer  E-mail
Vanuatu: Nancy WELLS (Ms)Senior Country Coordination Officer  E-mail
Cook Islands: Sivou Beatrice OLSSON (Ms)Senior Country Coordination Officer  E-mail
Cook Islands: Patricia TUARA (Ms)Coordination and Administration Officer  E-mail
Fiji and Tuvalu: Erik AELBERS (Mr)Country Specialist  E-mail
Fiji and Tuvalu: Sivou Beatrice OLSSON (Ms)Senior Country Coordination Officer  E-mail
Kiribati: Shiu Raj SINGH (Mr) Senior Public Managmeent Officer   E-mail
Samoa: Maria MELEI (Ms) Senior Country Coordination Officer   E-mail
Tonga: Tatafu MOEAKI (Ms) Senior Country Coordination Officer   E-mail
Tuvalu: Sivou Beatrice OLSSON (Ms)Senior Country Coordination Officer  E-mail
Tuvalu: Letasi LULAI (Ms)Development Coordination Officer  E-mail

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