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ECFG Community Conversation: Redefining Local CSOs - from implementing partner to strategic agents of change! - Shared screen with speaker view
sheela | ECFG | she/her
31:15
Welcome, we are so glad you joined our ECFG Community Conversation! 🎉Make sure you select English or French by clicking the Interpretation button (looks like a globe) on the bar at the bottom of your Zoom screen, and select the language you would like to hear.Once you’ve done that, please introduce yourself to the ECFG community in the chat:📛 Name & Organization🌍 Location❓ Why you joined this session!
sheela | ECFG | she/her
32:09
Welcome, we are so glad you joined our ECFG Community Conversation! 🎉Make sure you select English or French by clicking the Interpretation button (looks like a globe) on the bar at the bottom of your Zoom screen, and select the language you would like to hear.Once you’ve done that, please introduce yourself to the ECFG community in the chat:📛 Name & Organization🌍 Location❓ Why you joined this session!
Kim McClain
33:06
Kimberly McClain (she/her), Global Fund for Children, based in Washington, DC. I'll really appreciate spaces like this to renew and refresh ideas around shifting power in philanthropy.
Heather Hamilton
34:09
Welcome, to all who have recently joined! We are so glad you joined our ECFG Community Conversation! 🎉Make sure you select English or French by clicking the Interpretation button (looks like a globe) on the bar at the bottom of your Zoom screen, and select the language you would like to hear.Once you’ve done that, please introduce yourself to the ECFG community in the chat:📛 Name & Organization🌍 Location❓ Why you joined this session!
David Crook
35:12
Hi All! David Crook with EMpower, The Emerging Markets Foundation, UK. Always hungry to plug into this conversation and keen to learn about the evolving role that intermediaries can play as local CSOs claim their power
Ken Goody
36:09
Ken Goody, D H Ross Foundation , New York, NY; talk with local CSOs directly
sheela | ECFG | she/her
36:37
➡️ Amanda Griffith, Chief Executive Officer, Family for EverychildAmanda has over 35 years of working with marginalised and vulnerable children and young people. She has been a CEO of 3 UK charities and worked in the secretariat of national, European and international networks, with experience working in the Middle East and North Africa, West Africa and CEE and CIS countries. At Family, Amanda is in charge of leading the Secretariat so that it implements the strategic direction of Family as laid out by the Board. She is responsible for the management decisions made in consultation with all members.
Sarah Veilex
36:46
Sarah Veilex, UBS Optimus Foundation, interested in ground swell
Kristen Woolf
38:11
Hello / Bonjour. Kristen with EMpower, the Emerging Markets Foundation. I joined because EMpower only funds local organisations - but we have more to learn (always) about how to be a better ally, partner and funder.
sheela | ECFG | she/her
39:59
➡️ Sarah Rank, Programme Manager, Porticus Family PhilanthropySarah currently works for Porticus Family Philanthropy as a Programme Manager for their Africa regional Office, where she focuses on their work in the area of child protection. Sarah has worked within the Africa region for 15 years, working for International non-governmental organisations, Private Philanthropists and Government Agencies. ​She is a development practitioner by training, with a Bachelors and Masters in Development Studies, with a focus on Gender​.
sheela | ECFG | she/her
42:54
➡️ Rita Panicker, CEO Butterflies (India). Founder and Trustee of Family for Every Child➡️ Omattie Madray, Director of ChildLinK (Guyana) Founder and President of Family for Every Child➡️ Pierre Coulibaly National Coordinator of ENDA JA (Senegal) member of Family for Every Child
sheela | ECFG | she/her
43:43
➡️ Omattie Madray, Director of ChildLinK (Guyana) Founder and President of Family for Every ChildChildLinK gives orphans and vulnerable children who are separated or at risk of being separated from their families or communities a safe and secure future. ChildLinK’s vision is a Guyanese society where every child has the right to grow up in a safe and secure family and community protected from abuse, exploitation and violence. This vision is further enhanced through ChildLinK’s contribution to the development of child protection systems in the country.
sheela | ECFG | she/her
46:24
No one right norm should define child rights.... Absolutely, Omattie!
sheela | ECFG | she/her
46:46
➡️ Rita Panicker, CEO Butterflies (India). Founder and Trustee of Family for Every ChildButterflies, a non-governmental organization in New Delhi, India working with street connected and working children in Delhi since 1989. Butterflies believe in the right of every child to protection, respect, opportunities and participation in his/her own growth and development.Rita has published several papers on child rights issues and co-authored studies on Children and Crime in India (2017); Sexual Violence against Boys in India titled Breaking the Silence- (2019); Children of the Islands (2021). Rita was a faculty head at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, prior to founding Butterflies.
sheela | ECFG | she/her
48:01
➡️ Pierre Coulibaly National Coordinator of ENDA JA (Senegal) member of Family for Every ChildThe ENDA Jeunesse Action (ENDA JA) association was created in 2011. ENDA JA works to protect vulnerable children, in particular children and young people out of school, children in complex families, talibe children, children and young workers, unaccompanied migrant children, children who have been victims of abuse, children who have been victims of forced and child marriage, and children who have been victims of traditional practices.
sheela | ECFG | she/her
49:08
❓Please share your questions in the chat along the way, we will pause after our three panel questions to answer those along the way!
sheela | ECFG | she/her
57:56
📑 Read more in this 2-page briefing document from our panelists today titled, A local CSO perspective on the decolonization debate: https://bit.ly/3FNljhU
sheela | ECFG | she/her
01:08:14
❓This is our last panel question, now we want to hear from you. Please share any questions for our panelists in the chat.
Kim McClain
01:16:55
what was the process like to build trust across the alliance so that you feel like there is real collective leadership and less reliance on the secretariat?
Kim McClain
01:17:16
my mic is actually not working...
Kim McClain
01:17:27
apologies
Nina Blackwell
01:17:47
What would you like donors to do differently?
Kim McClain
01:19:57
Thank you for highlighting the human relationship component, the camaraderie.
Kim McClain
01:22:25
That's very encouraging for those of us who hope to be supportive of similar organic alliances.
sheela | ECFG | she/her
01:23:52
If we don't get to your question today, we will get input from our wonderful panelists, and follow-up with you all, so feel free to put any questions remaining in the chat.
sheela | ECFG | she/her
01:25:21
📑 Read more in this 2-page briefing document from our panelists today titled, A local CSO perspective on the decolonization debate: https://bit.ly/3FNljhU
Presiana Manolova
01:26:06
How we should tackle issues which are largely invisible - child sexual abuse, for ex. - that do not get clear political committment or funding? Is there a way to support local organsiations and still have specific role for INGOs? Can you advice on how we should restructure partnerships with INGOs, for ex.
sheela | ECFG | she/her
01:27:00
Great question, Presiana, we may not get to this question fully - but will follow-up!
Presiana Manolova
01:27:51
Scale is not necessary replication. Actually, it is not helpful way to think about scale. As Rita is saying, the demostration of the impact, and for that, evaluation of the impact is core.
Presiana Manolova
01:28:10
And the state should have a role in the scale
sheela | ECFG | she/her
01:28:46
If any of you have to jump off before we close, thank you for coming, and please let us know your thoughts on today's session and what you'd like to see in future conversations in the zoom poll that will pop-up as you leave.
Dominique Chauvet-Staco
01:29:22
Thank you for sharing your perspectives! This was very informative and appreciated. I have to jump off the call.
Heather Hamilton
01:31:01
Thanks, everyone for joining and thank you very much to our great panelists!
Mark Guy | GHR
01:31:15
A wonderful conversation! Thanks to all!
Jessie Szopinski
01:31:24
Thank you!!