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Published on March 21, 2008

Author: Noemie


Development cooperation - the Slovak NGO experience:  Development cooperation - the Slovak NGO experience Romanian NGOs and the Romanian Development Policy Seminar Bucharest, 7 September 2006 NG(D)O networking and cooperation:  NG(D)O networking and cooperation Vienna conference The enlargement of the EU and the role of NGDOs Vienna, 18–20 November 1998 Networking efforts within the country from 1999 among slovak NG(D)Os active in development cooperation and humanitarian assistance abroad Meetings with the government representatives - MFA International networking with the Member States EU Platform NGOs (events under German, Finish and Portuguese Presidencies) Cooperation in the frame of the TRIALOG Project Born in January 2002 with 9 members Founding member of CONCORD Currently 32 member organizations Platform objectives:  Platform objectives be directly involved and participate in the field of foreign development co-operation policy of the Slovak Republic, the European Union and other institutions aimed at the development in less developed countries; contribute to the process of forming the awareness of people living in the Slovak Republic of solidarity and mutual assistance and thus contribute to addressing poverty, lack of freedom and humanitarian crises in the World; provide its members opportunities for development and professional growth. Capacity building :  Capacity building Key players: TRIALOG (networking with EU NGDOs) - seminars - visits to other Platforms - participation on various events and conferences - integration into CONCORD ODACE (funding for V4 plus baltic states) – important partner for the Government - first grant for the Platform UNDP – microprojects travel grants to the developing countries to identify partners and projects Partners of individual NGOs SlovakAid... Institutional structure:  Institutional structure Members´ Meeting – the supreme body of the NGDO Platform (32 members) The Board – executive body (6 members, 5 elected members from regular members + executive secretary) Control Committee – 2 members Secretariat: Executive secretary and Regional Partnership Programme Project Manager Working groups (DevEd, Africa, Humanitarian Aid...) Main areas of work:  Main areas of work Development Projects Development Education Humanitarian Assistance Development Policy – National Program of ODA Lobby work towards Government, Parliament,... Dialogue with: MFA - ODA department Co-ordination committee for development assistance with representatives of line ministeries and one representative of the slovak NGDO Platform led by the State secretary of MFA UNDP Trust Fund and Bratislava-Belgrade Fund NGDO Platform representatives present in all relevant gremia and part of the consultation processes SlovakAid mechanism:  SlovakAid mechanism Priority country: Serbia and Montenegro Bratislava-Belgrade Fund Other project countries: Kenya, Sudan, Kazakhstan, Kirghizia, Ukraine, Belarus, Afghanistan, BiH, Mongolia, Mozambique, Cambodia Co-financing by ODACE Programme, ADA Development Education and Public Awareness Raising Trust Fund with UNDP Leading role of MFA Public awareness work by NGOs :  Public awareness work by NGOs ONEWORLD Film festival (People in Peril together with czech People in Need Foundation) GOOD NEWS Campaign (eRko together with catholic parishes and DKA Austria) Concerts, cultural and sport events (Slovak Committee for UNICEF, PLOP,...) Global Education Week activities (Slovak-Southafrican Society) GCAP campaign – „Svet bez chudoby“ Cooperation with media Projects through 2 SlovakAid calls for proposals on development education and public awareness raising International programs::  International programs: RPP – Regional Partnership Program Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungaria, Czech Republic and Austria ASA/GLEN – Volunteering sending programme Germany, Slovakia, Hungaria, Czech Republic, Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania Building support for MDGs in Austria and Slovakia – a EC 21-02-03 cofinanced 3 years project by Sudwind Austria, eRko Slovakia, the Austrian and Slovak NGDO Platforms Main challenges for the Platform:  Main challenges for the Platform * creation of the Law for development cooperation * increasing the ODA budget according to the Barcelona and Monterrey commitments * the programme based Slovak ODA instead of the individual project system * increase the expertise in the project selection processes Main challenges for the Platform:  Main challenges for the Platform * extend the participation of the Slovak subjects (NGDOs) in ODA related activities also through more transparent rules in the project selection processes * modernization of the humanitarian system of the Slovak Republic * capacity building of the institutions, NGOs * putting the volunteer sending programmes into the system of the ODA * stabilize the human resources for the Platform' s work Public support :  Public support through Successful development projects Volunteers sending programmes Development Education (formal and informal) Public awareness campaigns Advocacy campaigns Regional and international partnerships Slide13:  GCAP – Global Call to Action against Poverty campaigns regular work with media and other... Slide14:  by Marián Čaučík, chairman of board Slovak NGDO Platform Pražská 11 Bratislava 811 04 Slovak republic Tel./fax: +421-2-57 297 505 e-mail:

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