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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.

In the Spotlight

Business Guide

Working with ADB: A Primer for Identifying Business Opportunities for NGOs

ADB wants more civil society organizations involved in its projects. This primer gives an overview of how ADB and civil society work together, and tips on how NGOs can bid for ADB-financed contracts. Explainer: Identifying Business Opportunities for NGOs

Online Course

Deepening CSO Engagement for Better Development Results

This e-course is based on the guide Strengthening Participation for Developmental Results, which is a valuable resource for ADB staff, government officials, and civil society organizations.

Article

Participation Tools for the Pacific

This resource offers practical advice and tools on why working with civil society is important in the Pacific and how greater engagement between CSOs, government, and ADB can be achieved.

Blog Entry

Using the flexibility of civil society to overcome COVID-19

The local knowledge and adaptability of civil society organizations are proving valuable during the ongoing pandemic.

Publications

Browse and download publications and documents related to ADB's work with civil society.

  • Highlights of ADB’s Cooperation with Civil Society Organizations 2019
    Statutory Reports and Official Records
    Highlights of ADB’s Cooperation with Civil Society Organizations 2019

    This report features examples, lessons, and success stories from throughout Asia and the Pacific to underscore how civil society engagement and cooperation adds value to ADB-supported projects and initiatives.

  • Civil Society Brief: Georgia
    Papers and Briefs
    Civil Society Brief: Georgia

    This publication outlines how civil society organizations (CSOs) in Georgia have evolved and continue to strengthen their involvement in the country’s development, including good governance and capacity building.

  • Highlights: ADB Annual Meeting – Fiji 2019
    Brochures and Flyers
    Highlights: ADB Annual Meeting – Fiji 2019

    This publication summarizes the key events that comprised the 52nd ADB Annual Meeting.

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E-learning

Deepening CSO Participation in ADB Operations

An e-course based on ADB's Strengthening Participation for Developmental Results - a valuable resource for ADB staff, government officials, and civil society organizations.

Video

ADB and civil society strengthen collaboration on Pacific region projects

Enhanced project design, collaboration and partnership between ADB and civil society organizations in the Pacific region.

Video

ADB and CSOs Bring Rural Health Services to Papua New Guinea

ADB and the Government of Papua New Guinea promote partnerships with local and international NGOs to bring rural primary health care services.

NGO and Civil Society Center

ADB's NGO and Civil Society Center (NGOC) – in close collaboration with an institution-wide CSO cooperation network - supports CSO participation in ADB operations. The NGO and Civil Society Center sits in ADB's Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department. Launched in 2001, the NGOC:

  • Integrates CSO knowledge and experience into ADB operations
  • Stays current on CSO issues of concern and areas of work in Asia and the Pacific
  • Engages CSOs in continuing dialogue and manages ADB's overall communications with civil society
  • Identifies and develops strategic partnerships between ADB and CSOs
  • Improves ADB's institutional capacity to share knowledge and collaborate productively with CSOs
  • Provides resources, guidance, and training to ADB staff sovereign and non-sovereign clients

The CSO Cooperation Network

The CSO Cooperation Network comprises about 30 operational staff called CSO anchors. They are focal points for CSO engagement in each of the operational departments, civil society specialists in the resident missions and representative offices, and other ADB departments. The CSO Cooperation Network's goals are to:

  • monitor and review CSO-related needs in the operational divisions;
  • provide the inputs into the NGOC annual work program and prioritize the Center's activities;
  • ensure consistency and synergy in NGO cooperation initiatives across ADB;
  • and enable active exchange of knowledge and on good practices around the Network and throughout ADB.

Contact the  NGOC

Contacts

NGO and Civil Society Contacts in HQ Departments

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

For queries related to People's Republic of China; Hong Kong, China; Republic of Korea; Mongolia; and Taipei,China

Veronica JOFFRE (Ms)Social Development Specialist (Gender and Development)  E-mail

For queries related to Cook Islands, Republic of Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu

Cindy BRYSON (Ms)Safeguards Specialist  E-mail
Maria Ava Golda A. DESTURA (Ms)Safeguards Analyst(Alternate)  E-mail
Beatrice Y. GOMEZ (Ms)Safeguards Specialist    E-mail

For queries related to Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka

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

For queries related to Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam

Pinsuda ALEXANDER (Ms) Economist (Regional Cooperation)   E-mail

General Inquiries

  Tel +632 632 6524
  Fax +632 636 2444
  Information request

Civil Society Contacts in Country and Regional Offices

ADB Location
You may contact NGO and Civil Society focal points by selecting a country from the dropdown.
Rafi YOUSOFZAI (Mr)Safeguards Officer  E-mail
Anushik AVETYAN (Ms)Consultant  E-mail
Sabina JAFAROVA (Ms)Project Officer  E-mail
Gobinda BAR (Mr)Senior External Relations Officer  E-mail
Nidup TSHERING (Mr)Senior Social Development Officer   E-mail
Soleil MOM (Ms)Associate External Relations Officer  E-mail
Sivou Beatrice OLSSON (Ms)Senior Country Coordination Officer  E-mail
Patricia TUARA (Ms)Coordination and Administration Officer  E-mail
Erik AELBERS (Mr)Country Specialist  E-mail
Sivou Beatrice OLSSON (Ms)Senior Country Coordination Officer  E-mail
Natalia NIKURADZE (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
Mamatkalil RAZAEV (Mr)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
Chris HERINK (Mr)Senior Consultation and Participation Specialist  E-mail
Joseph WAH (Mr)Participation and Consultation Consultantt  E-mail
Seinn HtetGender Consultant  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
Tatafu MOEAKI (Ms) Senior Country Coordination 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