About Us

Our Story

Founded in 2007, The International Civil Society Centre supports international civil society organisations maximise their impact for a sustainable and more equitable world.

Fundamental social, political and economic changes are shaping and re-shaping the world and context in which civil society organisations operate. The International Civil Society Centre specialises in assisting ICSO to navigate these changes.

We believe ICSOs play a crucial role in the fight for a sustainable and more equitable world. As globalisation progresses, challenges and opportunities increasingly demand a response at the global level. ICSOs are in a key strategic position to contribute, carrying a special responsibility to deliver.

We help:

  • Scan the horizon for fundamental and disruptive changes and exciting opportunities
  • Support CSOs and activists in securing civic space
  • Develop strategies for ICSOs to successfully navigate change
  • Enable learning and cooperation among ICSOs and their key stakeholders
  • Support ICSOs with developing effective and efficient global leadership, governance, and management
  • Promote robust accountability to strengthen ICSOs’ effectiveness and legitimacy