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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

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. Sitting in ADB's Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department and 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.
ADB Youth for Asia

ADB Youth for Asia

Because youth and youth-led organizations are important members of civil society, ADB started the Youth Initiative—now called ADB Youth for Asia or YfA—in 2013, to support young people in contributing effectively to development. It is a program managed by ADB’s NGO and Civil Society Center to mainstream youth participation in ADB operations as it believes that empowered youth are a force for innovative and effective development. YfA aims to serve as the knowledge center for meaningful youth engagement in ADB.

Contacts

  Tel +632 632 6524
  Fax +632 636 2444

By HQ Departments

You may contact NGO and Civil Society focal points by selecting a department from the dropdown.

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

Tsolmon BEGZSUREN (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, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu

Taniela FALETAU (Mr)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, Timor-Leste, and Viet Nam

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

By Country and Regional Offices

You may contact NGO and Civil Society focal points by selecting a country from the dropdown.
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
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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