Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in the Global South, including coalitions, networks, and individual organizations.
We are a movement of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) from the global south rooted in our communities who share a common goal of promoting fair, equitable and dignified partnerships in the current aid system. Our vision is to ensure genuine local participation at all levels of development and disaster management, and that effective aid is delivered to people in need.
A world where local communities have the capacity, resources and agency to address the challenges that impact them.
To work towards restructuring the global response to human, economic and environmental challenges so that actions to address these are locally driven and owned, and promote equitable, dignified and accountable partnerships.
Oxfam America Rockefeller Foundation USAID-OFDA Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation ECHO
We enhance policy-level and operational collaboration between local and national organisations. We aim to increase local influence on decision-making at international, regional and national policy level through advocacy, networking and communication
We offer a platform for collaboration, along with learning and resources to strengthen the organisational capacity of our members as well as their accountability and preparedness to respond to the needs of their communities.
We advocate for increased access to direct funding for local and national organisations. As part of this, we are exploring the design of innovative financing models including piloting independent, pooled funding mechanisms at country levels guided by the network.
Working with civil society organisations by actively promoting their work through research and evidence-based publications
“We do not have all the answers at NEAR. What we have is proximity and intimate understanding of our communities, along with local credibility and trust. We’re creating an environment that enables innovation and great ideas.”
“We promote needs-based assistance in accordance with humanitarian principles, respond to the most urgent needs, strengthen cluster coordination system and reinforce the leadership, the Pooled fund need to be channel to front line responders”
“A lot of the organizations especially from Africa, Asia, Middle East and Latin America share similar challenges. We can work together on these issues, share our experiences, lessons, and with combined efforts, find some solutions to these challenges.”