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Survey on the impact of covid-19 african CSO 2021

Submission deadline: June 30, 2021
EPIC-Africa and @AfricanNGOs are conducting a pan-African survey on the impact of COVID-19 on African civil society organizations (CSOs).

Beyond monitoring the continued impact of the pandemic, the survey results will also contribute to a better understanding of the various critical dimensions of the African CSO sector.

The survey consists of 33 questions.

Be many to participate!

How great donors invest in grantee success

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"Donors, question your practices! Your intentions are noble, but your practices are not. When your beneficiaries speak freely, that is to say anonymously, they evoke their resentment because you do not listen to them or don't give them what they need to be successful. "

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Restricting indirect cost funding is hurting the financial health of the organizations that funders have chosen to support. "

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"Given the power dynamics, philanthropy must play the role
important leadership role of providing dollars, information, supporting capacity building while having more confidence in its nonprofit partners to determine their own path forward. "

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Localization and local humanitarian action

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"Reflecting on lessons learned from implementing capacity building projects with national non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Afghanistan, Mohammad Rateb Shaheed and Isabella Leyh advocate for a significant change in the way such projects are conceptualized and delivered. implemented, recommending a focus on sustainability and recognizing that national NGOs are teachers as well as learners. "

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"Mazen Alhusseiny, from Syria Relief, Augustin Titi Rutanuka and Armel Rusake Rutebeza, from CEDIER in the Democratic Republic of Congo, share their
experiences on how partnerships with international organizations have influenced organizational development. "

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"Five years after the localization commitments made during the Grand Bargain, progress is increasingly evident and in each of the case studies, despite the challenges, there was broad support for a state-led response." (...)

"Success will require a greater willingness to honestly and robustly assess capabilities, access and context to determine responsibilities and the allocation of resources based on
who is best placed to play certain roles. "

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