ICSW\local is a new partnership track within ICSW to bring more local voices to the global stage. It is a way to broaden engagement with partners in under-represented or marginalised regions, who due to financial and logistical constraints, would not be able to host events in Suva, Fiji. ICSW\local partners will hold ICSW events at the local, national, or regional levels between September and November, in the lead up to ICSW 2017. 

Representatives from ICSW\local events will then travel to Suva to bring their diverse civil society and community perspectives into the global conversations in Fiji.


September 29 & 30, 2017

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Yole! Africa


Great Lakes Transgenerational Dialogue
Our Future
Youth organizations will facilitate transgenerational dialogues and events that promote the sharing of successes, challenges, and opportunities of transgenerational collaboration. Recommendations and tactics will be proposed and used in the development of a regional strategy to create sustainable influence.

September, October & November 2017

Trinidad and Tobago

G.O International Academy of Learning


Shared Values in Governance
Our Future
This event will celebrate and give international voice to civil society actors. It will focus on building partnerships with other actors to advocate for values and the human face to purposeful and practical implementation of the SDGs.

September 30 & 31, 2017

Sri Lanka

Hashtag Generation


Social Media for Social Justice
Our Future
Social media has transformed civic and political spaces by amplifying the voice of citizens and working to hold governments accountable. Through this event, the next generation of social justice activitists will be equipped on how to effectively use social media and new media platforms in their advocacy and activism work.

September 29 – October 2, 2017


Climate Tracker


Climate Change Journalism Fellowship & Workshop
Our Planet
Young journalists will participate in an online fellowship where they will receive online capacity building trainings on writing skills, basic climate change science, and climate change journalism. The fellowship will conclude with an intensive 3 day workshop where participants will engage with climate change journalists, scholars, and negotiators to enhance and refine their skills.

October 2, 2017


The Dais Foundation


Education for Sustainable Development: Role of Youth
Our Future
This event will focus on capacity building for youth engaged with the Sustainable Development Goals. Participants will have the opportunity to collaborate with international and local NGOs to discuss strategies geared towards the creation of a sustainable and inclusive future for all.

October 4, 2017


Community Transformation Foundation Network (COTFONE)


“Accelerating protection, empowerment and equal opportunities for children in Lwengo District”
Our Future
This event will be a child-led music, dance and drama festival to highlight discrimination and exclusion issues faced by children in the Lwengo community of Uganda. The festival will also showcase the benefits of social and policy interventions that have supported and empowered children and their families through children-led solutions.

October 11, 2017

Western Balkans and Turkey

TACSO - Technical Assistance for Civil Society Organisations


EU & Civil Society: Quo Vadis?
Our Struggles
The event is a unique opportunity for CSO representatives, activists, social enterprises, academics and government representatives from the Western Balkans, Turkey, EU and beyond to critically discuss issues concerning civil society in a time of turbulence and radical change. An inquiry with a wide group of stakeholders and beneficiaries of the region will yield suggestions that will contribute to forging the role of CSOs in upholding principles of democracy; in deepening citizens’ understanding about the accession process; in stimulating and balancing public debates/consultations; and in fostering pluralism and participatory democracy.

October 16, 2017


Da Hawwa Lur


Empowering Women in Decision-Making Through Political Process
Our Struggles
This event will highlight the importance of women in political processes of decision making and recognize the struggle that female political representatives face to participate in national and provincial assemblies. Through a more equitable gender representation, advancements can be made for women's empowerment, good governance and the promotion of civic education.

August 24 & 25, 2017; October, 2017




Alliance for a Columbia Free of Fracking
Our Planet
This will be the first National Assembly of the “Alliance for a Colombia Free of Fracking”. It will be the primary meeting and articulation space for local and regional organizations in opposition to fracking and for the construction of actions and strategies to defend water and the environment. The Assembly will serve to develop a work plan that includes communication strategies, pedagogy with communities, public advocacy, social mobilization and protection of social leaders.

November 1, 2017


Junior Chamber International - Rhades


Struggles and Adaptation: Tunisia Coast Areas and Slums
Our Planet
This event will aid in climate justice advocacy efforts at the national level to raise awareness of climatic impacts in the Global South. Through a series of workshops, participants will discuss national committments of the Paris Agreement, challenges of adaptation and mitigation, and highlight best practices from local populations.



Somos el Presente


Youth Leading the Future: Engaging Youth in Public Policy Design and Implementation
Our Future
This event will spark the conversation around increasing formal spaces for youth engagement in public policy design and implementation. Engaging and empowering youth in the global challenges of today builds a citizen base that can offer unqiue perspectives on complex issues.

November 2 - 7, 2017


Green Generation Foundation


Climate March: You have a Print, Make it Green
Our Planet
About 150 environmental activists from governmental and civil society organizations will conclude a 380 km climate march from Amman to Aqaba in 6-day walk. The march aims to raise awareness of the climate change and conference of parties (COP 23) to demonstrate that youth in Jordan are engaged to address climate change and to highlight the vulnerable areas in Jordan that are affected by it.

ICSW 2017 Partners


Johannesburg Office
25  Owl Street, 6th Floor
Johannesburg, 2092
Tel: +27 (0)11 833 5959
Fax: +27 (0)11 833 7997


Geneva Office
11 Avenue de la Paix
Tel: +41 (0)22 733 3435


Washington DC Office
CIVICUS World Alliance

1775 Eye Street NW Suite 1150

Washington DC 20006, USA



London Office
Unit 60
Eurolink Business Centre
49 Effra Road
SW2 1BZ, London
Tel: +44 (0)20 7733 9696