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This grant renewal provides general purposes support for CIVICUS, an international alliance established in 1993 dedicated to strengthening citizen action and civil society worldwide. CIVICUS currently has 1,100 members from 121 countries. Key partners at the global level include United Nations agencies, academic institutions, and many large international development organizations. CIVICUS also has consultative status with global and regional bodies such as World Bank and the Council of Europe. CIVICUS' programmatic work entails knowledge generation and analysis (e.g., annual State of Civil Society report, Enabling Environment Index); communications (e.g., International Day of Citizen Action, Every Human has Rights campaign, Be the Change coalition); convening (e.g., International Civil Society Week, Affinity Group of National Associations); and advocacy (e.g., participation in the United Nations Development Cooperation Forum). CIVICUS also has programs on participatory governance, development cooperation and aid effectiveness, and legitimacy, transparency, and accountability of civil society organizations.
The Mott Foundation, through its Civil Society program, supports efforts to build a vibrant and independent philanthropic and nonprofit sector.
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