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Do you want to influence the future of FCDO funding for NGOs? 

Join this comprehensive consultation process on 5 October.

The FCDO have partnered with the West African Civil Society Institute (WACSI) and Bond, to lead a comprehensive engagement process to look at its future funding arrangements to replace UK Aid Direct, UK Aid Match and UK Aid Connect. The engagement will take place between September and October 2023, with a report and recommendations being submitted to the FCDO in November 2023. The findings of the report will inform the FCDO’s consideration of the future of its centrally managed programming on civil society and civic space.   

As part of this process, there will be one online engagement session taking place for civil society organisations based in Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland on the 5 October at 10-12.30.  

·    Book here:  Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland, 5 October, 10am 

This meeting is for NGOs based in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. Please do make your voice heard.

And please encourage your partners to engage in the consultations for the regions they are working in.

Engagement sessions for civil society organisations based in West Africa & MENA, Eastern Europe, East & Southern Africa, Central Asia and the Indo Pacific are also being held on the following dates: please do share widely.  

·      West Africa & MENA, 03 October, 10am GMT  

·      Eastern Europe, 9 October, 9am GMT  

·      East and Southern Africa, 17 October, 9am GMT  

·      Central Asia, 19 October, 8am GMT  

·      Indo-Pacific, 25 October, 7am GMT  

Please note that places are limited to one person per organisation. All of the engagement sessions will be capped at 50 people per event to ensure deeper conversations. They will be interactive workshops, so please come ready to share your thoughts and ideas.    

WACSI and Bond have designed a survey to be completed by individuals affiliated with local, national, and international organisations across Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia, the Indo-Pacific, Eastern Europe, and the United Kingdom. The estimated time required to complete the survey is approximately 15 minutes.  

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