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Chris Morris &

Suzanne Nazal, ADB


Outreach to Civil Society
Organizations and NGOs
September 2016

1. Short Overview of the Asian Development Bank

(ADB)

VIDEO showing

What is ADB?

Conceived in 1960s as a

financial institution that


would and foster
economic growth and
cooperation Asia and the
Pacific.
Assists its members, and
partners, by providing
loans, technical
assistance, grants, to
promote social and
economic development.
67 members, 48 from the
Asia and Pacific region.
With headquarters in
Manila, ADB has 31
offices around the world
with 3,098 staff

3 AGENDAS: inclusive economic growth, environmentally


sustainable growth, and regional integration
Core areas :
Infrastructure (water, energy,

transport, urban development,


information and communications
technology)
Environment
Regional cooperation and
integration
Finance sector development
Education

Others: Health, Agriculture and


natural resources, Public sector
management

2.

Why ADB Cooperates with CSOs and NGOs

ADB works with CSO/NGOs


To strengthen the effectiveness,

sustainability, and quality of services


that ADB provides - ADB s Policy on
Cooperation with Nongovernment
Organizations, 1998
Partnerships, including those with civil

society are a driver of change in ADBs


Strategy 2020 Partnerships with more
diverse institutions including
nongovernment organizations (NGOs),
community-based organizations, and
foundations will become central to
planning, financing, and implementing
ADB operations. - ADB s long term
strategic framework, Strategy 2020

Medium-Term Review of Strategy 2020


STRATEGIC PRIORITIES FOR 20142020
#8 Financial resources and
partnerships.
Strengthen partnerships with
multilateral and bilateral
institutions, the private sector,
and CSOs to leverage additional
resources and share knowledge
and expertise.
CSOs will be more involved in
the design and implementation
of projects, and in the
monitoring of project activities
and outputs.

Why CSO/NGOs?
Innovation
Accountability
Responsiveness
Participation
Sustainability

3. The 50th ADB Annual Meeting

The ADB Annual Meeting

Governors of ADB
members provide
guidance on ADB
administrative, financial,
and directions

Opportunities for
member governments to
interact with ADB staff,
CSOs, media,
international
organizations, academe
and the private sector

The ADB Annual Meeting

ADB welcomes the


participation of civil society
organizations (CSOs) and
other NGOs to its Annual
Meeting. To participate, a CSO
needs to be accredited in
advance.
The Annual Meeting provides
a venue for dialogue on key
development topics,
knowledge-sharing, and
networking.

The Government of Japan will host ADB's


50th Annual Meeting in Yokohama.

Dates: 47 May 2017


Venue: Pacifico Yokohama
Over 3,000 participants are expected

Civil Society Program

Integral part of the Annual


Meeting
Space for dialogue and learning
Includes civil society organized
events
Social and networking
opportunities

Civil Society Program


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2.
3.
4.

Meeting with Members


of ADB Senior
Management
Knowledge Sharing
sessions
Civil Society Panel
Discussions
Youth for Asia

CSO Meeting with ADB Management


Provides opportunity for

CSOs to discuss issues


relating to ADB
operations
Around 200-250 CSO
representatives are
expected to participate

Knowledge Sharing
CSOs, private sector and ADB staff
share innovative solutions,
insights and experiences on key
development themes
Showcasing CSO work in
development

Topics:
Space for Civil Society
Engagement in SDGs
Mobilizing Youth to Contribute
to Achieving the Sustainable
Development Goals
Safeguarding Climate Change
Finance

Civil Society Panel Discussions


Co-organized with CSOs and covers
discussions on development or
specific operational topics relevant
to ADB operations
Topics:
Implementation of ADBs
Safeguards Policy
Core Labor Standards in ADB
Infrastructure-driven Growth
Model of Multilateral
Development Banks

Youth for Asia


Engaging young people in
developing Asia and the Pacific
Topics:
Youth for Global Goals:
Mobilizing Youth to Contribute to
Achieving the Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs)
Youth Debate

CSOs need to be accredited to attend.


Criteria for accreditation:
1. operates legally in an ADB member;
2. is independent of the state and non- profit;
3. engages in activities related to development policy and practice
relevant to ADB operations; and
4. is committed to peaceful action.

CSO registration opens in January 2017


Contact: civilsociety@adb.org
FB: ADBandNGOs
Twitter: @ADBandNGOs

51 CSOs in Japan already accredited


A SEED (Action for Solidarity, Equality and Environment and Development) Japan
Amnesty International, Japan (ADB-NGO Fukuoka Forum)
APEC Monitor NGO Network (AM-Net)
Association of Medical Doctors of Asia (AMDA - International)
ATTAC (Association for the Taxation of Financial Transactions for the Aid of Citizens)
Baha'i Community of Japan
Belonging Peoples' Forum 2001
Campaign to Stop the Prostitution of Asian Children and to Protect their Rights
Citizens Against Chemicals Pollution (CACP)
E7 Network of Expertise for the Global Environment
Federation of Non Life Insurance Workers Unions of Japan
Fukuoka NGO Forum on ADB
Fukuoka NGO Network
Global Infrastructure Fund (GIF) Research Foundation Japan
Hakata Bay Citizens' Alliance
Hakata Bay Coalition
Institute for Alternative Community Development (IACOD)

51 CSOs in Japan already accredited


International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racisms (IMADR)
Japan Center for Sustainable Environment and Society (JACSES)
Japan CHT Committee
Japan Citizens' Coalition for the UN International Decade of the World Indigenous People
Japan Committee on CHT Issues
Japan International Volunteer Center (JVC)
Japan NGO Network on Indonesia (JANNI)
Japan Rainforest Protection Lawyers' League (JARPLL)
Japan Tropical Forest Action Network (JATAN)
Japanese NGO Center for International Cooperation (JANIC)
Japan's Citizen's Forum on Indigenous Peoples
Japan's Committee for Monitoring Transnational Corporations
Kansai NGO Council
Kiko Forum '97 (The Citizen's Forum for Preventing Climate Change
Kitakyushu Forum on Asian Women
Mekong Watch Japan
Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Employees' Union
NGO Contact Committee for Japanese ODA Reform
NICCO

51 CSOs in Japan already accredited


Niigata National University

ODA Reform Network


OISCA - International
Pacific-Asia Resource Center (PARC)
Peoples' Forum 2001, Japan - Environment and Development
PSI-APRO
Sarawak Campaign Committee (SCC)
Seinan Gakuin University, Fukuoka
Solid Action on Globalization and Environment (SAGE)
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank Federation
Survival International Japan Network
Survival International/ Japan Committee on CHT Issues
The International Centre for the Study of East Asian Development (ICSEAD)
The Toyota Foundation

UNI Liaison Council Japan

Stay in touch!
Chris Morris, cmorris@adb.org
Suzanne Nazal, snazal@adb.org
Contact: civilsociety@adb.org

FB: ADBandNGOs
Twitter: @ADBandNGOs

Useful Links:
https://www.adb.org/annual-meeting/2017
http://adb2017.city.yokohama.lg.jp/
https://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/publication/1815
01/cso-participation-adb-annual-meeting.pdf
https://www.adb.org/site/ngos/main