Saturday, 3 October 2009

NGOs working in the area of development cooperation and development education plan common actions in Cyprus

On 30 September 2009 the member NGOs of CYINDEP - Cyprus Island-wide Development NGO Platform participated in a joint event to discuss and strategise common actions. The event was held at the Fulbright Centre and was organised by the Coordinating Committee of CYINDEP, which includes representatives of Future Worlds Center, NGO Support Centre, The Management Centre and Cyprus Diabetes Association. CYINDEP's aims to bring together NGOs working on international development, development education, and development cooperation to improve the effectiveness of their work and advocacy. The Platform is currently in the process to apply for membership in CONCORD - the European NGO Confederation for Relief and Development, which with its 18 international networks and 22 national associations from the European Member States represents more than 1600 European NGOs vis-à-vis the European Institutions.
As main priorities for the next year, CYINDEP members agreed on media outreach to raise awareness about development issues, seek opportunities for capacity building for the CYINDEP member organisations and increase collaboration among the members.
For more information about CYINDEP, please contact Kerstin Wittig.

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