International Civil Society Organisations (ICSOs) play a crucial role in the fight for a sustainable and more equitable world. With their programmes all over the world, ICSOs have a unique knowledge base, exceptional reach and significant influence. As globalisation progresses, challenges and opportunities increasingly demand a response at the global level. ICSOs are in a key strategic position to contribute and they carry a special responsibility to deliver.
For ICSOs to grasp the opportunity and fulfil the obligation to co-shape a better world they need to change. As expectations are changing and new competitors enter their fields of work, ICSOs need to redefine their role and business models. To navigate change ICSOs need to become more agile and better prepared to embrace and adapt to change.
The International Civil Society Centre helps the world’s leading ICSOs maximise their impact for a sustainable and more equitable world.
-Scans the horizon for fundamental and disruptive changes and exciting opportunities;
-Develops strategies for ICSOs to successfully navigate change;
-Enables learning and cooperation among ICSOs and their key stakeholders;
-Supports ICSOs with developing effective and efficient global leadership, governance and management;
-Promotes robust accountability to strengthen ICSOs’ effectiveness and legitimacy.
The Centre was founded in 2007 by Peter Eigen and the current Executive Director Burkhard Gnärig under the name of Berlin Civil Society Center.
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