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A Growing Partnership: New Coalitions in Malawi and Denmark & HelpAge International Joins as Global Member

10th November 2021 by Colette Rose

The Leave No One Behind partnership is growing at both the country and global level. The partnership has launched coalitions in two new countries: Malawi and Denmark. At the global level, the partnership is excited for HelpAge International—a worldwide alliance standing up for the rights of older people— to join as a global member organisation.

In Malawi, a cross-sector coalition including the national planning commission is co-led by three civil society organisations: CARE Malawi, the Centre for Social Accountability & Transparency (CSAT) and Plan International Malawi. The coalition is currently finalising plans for their first data project. The country team’s inaugural project aims to make young peoples’, girls’ and women’s voices heard and count in Malawi.

Denmark is the first country from the Global North joining the Leave No One Behind partnership, in a coalition led by ActionAid Denmark. This marks an important milestone for the project since the Sustainable Development Goals are often perceived as primarily being relevant for countries in the Global South. However, some marginalised communities in northern countries, such as older people, refugees and people with disabilities, can also be left behind due to underreporting—resulting in public policies and services that do not account for the needs of marginalised populations.

HelpAge International was a collaborator on the report An Unequal Pandemic earlier this year and now formally joins the Leave No One Behind partnership. Official data on older people is often sparse or ignored in the design of policies and programs, including most recently in pandemic response planning. Civil society organisations focusing on the rights of older people work to fill these gaps, including many of the members of the HelpAge Global Network spanning 86 countries.

The newly formed coalitions in Malawi and Denmark, and HelpAge International’s expertise on older people’s needs will undoubtedly enrich and further diversify the Leave No One Behind partnership’s work to make voices heard and count.

    Colette Rose

    Project Manager

    International Civil Society Centre

    Colette joined the Centre in September 2021 as Project Manager for Making Voices Heard and Count, a project of the Leave No One Behind partnership. Before joining the Centre, she lived in New York for over a decade, where she most recently led strategic communications at the Guttmacher Institute for its international research on sexual and reproductive health and rights. Previously, at Physicians for Reproductive Health, Colette trained doctors in advocacy communications for evidence-based health policy. She has worked as a policy researcher, editor, writer and project manager with OutRight Action International, Amnesty International, Oxfam Germany and the Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions. Colette holds a BA in international relations from Connecticut College and an MSc in political sociology from the London School of Economics.


    Call for Proposals – Consultancy for Developing an Animated Video

    1st November 2021 by Adriana Sahagún Martínez

    The Centre is looking for an experienced videographer with expertise in animation and storytelling to develop a short (1-1,5 minute) animated video that introduces the Leave No One Behind (LNOB) partnership and its Making Voices Heard and Count (MVHC) project to international stakeholders who are not yet familiar with our work.

    MVHC is a unique collaborative project of the LNOB partnership, which is hosted by the Centre. The partnership was launched in late 2017 by 12 international civil society organisations. It brings together international and national civil society organisations (CSOs), civic networks and platforms with the ambition to bring about a scalable solution for filling data gaps on marginalised groups in the monitoring and review of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

    The Centre is commissioning a consultant to:

    • Develop and produce a short animated accessible video suitable for use on various social media platforms introducing the work of the LNOB partnership and MVHC project.

    Find the full tender and how to apply here

    The Centre invites qualified individuals or organisations (“Offerors”) to submit a proposal for the requested services. The application needs to be submitted by 10 November 2021.

    If you meet the selection criteria, please submit your application to Colette Rose including:

    • Proposal Narrative
    • Resume or CV of individual or principals, in the case of a consulting firm
    • A list of prior clients and links to earlier produced animated videos as demonstration material
    •  A detailed budget in Euros (EUR).

    Proposals, including any attachments, should be sent electronically in PDF format to: crose@icscentre.org. Please ensure to include in the subject line: “Call for proposals – Video Animation”.

    Communications Manager

    International Civil Society Centre


    Joint Side Event at the UN World Data Forum

    24th September 2021 by Peter Koblowsky

    Bringing alternative data to official use: cross-sector partnerships to leave no one behind in SDG monitoring and review

    SDG monitoring and review is key to ensuring effective planning and implementation of the 2030 Agenda. Yet, this is a field in which states face numerous challenges, not least related to the production, communication and use of data. Data partnerships which promote the use of complementary data (e.g. citizen-generated data, human rights data or administrative data) have the potential to strengthen SDG monitoring and review and can help fill data gaps and ensure that no one is left behind. This is particularly relevant as countries strive to build forward better from the Covid-19 pandemic.  

    This event will discuss the experiences of our Leave No One Behind Partnership and the Inclusive SDG Data Partnerships project, an initiative promoted by the Centre, Partners for Review/GIZ and the Danish Institute for Human Rights.

    The online session format is dynamic, including short presentations of good practices, lessons learned, progress made and ways forward from the participating countries. There will be the chance for the audience in the room and in the virtual space to interact with our country speakers.

    This event aims to generate a constructive exchange of practices to inspire the ongoing collaboration efforts in these countries and in others. Speakers will reflect the diversity of the country groups, with representatives from government, civil society, National Human Rights Institutes and National Statistics Offices.

    Register for the event here!

    Peter Koblowsky

    Senior Partnership Manager - Leave No One Behind

    International Civil Society Centre

    Peter joined the Centre in January 2013, back then as a trainee. He completed the traineeship in the advocacy & campaigning office of World Vision Germany. Peter now coordinates the Leave No One Behind project and contributes to the development and implementation of various other strategic formats. Before joining the Centre, Peter worked for various organisations and think tanks in the development sector, being an expert in multi-stakeholder processes. He studied at the University of Bonn and graduated with an MA in Political Science with a focus on multi-actor advocacy for climate policy.


    Call for Applications, Project Consultant Tender

    30th July 2021 by Adriana Sahagún Martínez

    The Centre is looking for an experienced consultant with expertise in EU funding to identify concrete opportunities among the portfolio of EU funding mechanisms to support the Leave No One Behind Partnership and its Making Voices Heard and Count project.

    Making Voices Heard and Count is a collaborative project of the Leave No One Behind partnership, which is hosted by the Centre. It brings together international and national civil society organisations (CSOs), civic networks and platforms with the ambition to bring about a scalable solution for filling data gaps on marginalised groups in the monitoring and review of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Thereby, the project aims to make a key contribution towards fulfilling the Agenda 2030’s universal pledge to leave no one behind. The project fosters an inclusive model of SDG monitoring, supporting the collection, analysis and dissemination of community-driven data and giving a stage to data produced by the local target groups themselves – helping to make their voices heard and count.

    As an advocacy partnership, we aim to foster an enabling political environment for the inclusion of marginalised communities in the SDG process, working in close exchange with key government entities and local decision makers in our action countries. At the global level, we work with multilateral agencies and global platforms to amplify and reinforce our political messaging.

    Our overall goal is to make sure that:

    • Country SDG priorities are inclusive of the voices of those at risk of being left behind.
    • SDG strategies and policies are informed by community-driven data, complementing other official data.

    For this purpose, the Centre is commissioning a consultant to:

    • prepare an inception report for an assessment of EU fundraising opportunities;
    • scan available funding opportunities offered by the various EU funding mechanisms and instruments, and identify one or more applicable concrete opportunities for the Leave No One Behind partnership;
    • advise on needed administrative and financial capacities and required due diligence to apply for and administer potential grant amounts;
    • identify partner organisations within the Leave No One Behind partnership who are best suited to take on the lead applicant role.

    Find the full tender and how to apply here

    The Centre invites qualified individuals or organisations (“Offerors”) to submit a proposal for the requested services. The application needs to be submitted by 25 August 2021.

    If you meet the selection criteria, please submit your application to Peter Koblowsky including:

    1. Proposal Narrative, no more than 5 pages, including:

    • A brief description of the offeror’s experience and expertise in the field that illustrates overall qualifications, capabilities, and suitability
    • A brief description of the offeror’s understanding of the scope of services and proposed methodology for the work
    • A brief outline of the methodology to be used to assess the partner(ships) capacity, i.e. by conducting interviews/ sharing questionnaires or a fundraising audit

    2. Resume or CV of individual or principals, in the case of a consulting firm

    3. List of Past and Current Clients and successful EU funding applications the offeror has been involved in either as an adviser or co-writer

    4. Cost Requirements

    5. The Offeror should include a detailed budget

    Proposals, including any attachments, should be sent electronically in PDF format to: pkoblowsky@icscentre.org. Please ensure to include in the subject line: “Call for proposals – EU Funding”. 

     

    Communications Manager

    International Civil Society Centre


    Joint learning report: “Inclusive SDG Data Partnerships”

    13th July 2021 by Peter Koblowsky

    Our new joint learning report gathers knowledge and recommendations from the Inclusive SDG Data Partnerships initiative, which is co-organised by Partners for Review (P4R/GIZ), the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR), and the Centre in its role as the secretariat of the Leave No One Behind Partnership. The initiative aims to advance data partnerships for the SDGs and strengthen multi-actor data ecosystems at the national level.

    Goal is to meet the SDG data challenge by improving the use of alternative data sources, particularly data produced by civil society and human rights institutions, and complementary to official statistics. This report aims to capture and share the key lessons learned from the first part of the initiative, which took place between October 2020 and March 2021.

    Read our report “Inclusive SDG Data Partnerships”

     

    Peter Koblowsky

    Senior Partnership Manager - Leave No One Behind

    International Civil Society Centre

    Peter joined the Centre in January 2013, back then as a trainee. He completed the traineeship in the advocacy & campaigning office of World Vision Germany. Peter now coordinates the Leave No One Behind project and contributes to the development and implementation of various other strategic formats. Before joining the Centre, Peter worked for various organisations and think tanks in the development sector, being an expert in multi-stakeholder processes. He studied at the University of Bonn and graduated with an MA in Political Science with a focus on multi-actor advocacy for climate policy.