The Forum is strongly committed to supporting a collective advocacy agenda as a cornerstone of its overall strategy going forward

The Forum is strongly committed to supporting a common advocacy agenda as a cornerstone of its overall strategy going forward. By working together, CSOs can have a stronger voice and be more effective in advocating for positive change. On May 19th, 2016 NGO Forum members participated in the workshop on the development of NGO Forum Ukraine strategy. The developed document will later be shared with all members.

International advocacy expert on NGO Forums role in advocacy activities of civil society organizations. Constanza de Toma:

“Now is the time for the NGO Forum and its members to position themselves strategically within current debates in Ukraine looking to the future. The role of the Forum going forward is to convene an open dialogue with all stakeholders including Government actors, the UN and donors to ensure that civil society has an effective role to play in the future of Ukraine as a whole and also in the conflict affected areas. The NGO Forum will have a crucial part to play in ensuring a smooth transition from a humanitarian to a more development focused approach in Ukraine as the crisis and the political situation unfold in the coming months. The are best placed to do so as they provide an inclusive and unified forum for international NGOs and national NGOs to learn from each other and work together. Now is the time for NGOs to make change happen!”