Follow CIVICUS and leading Civil Society groups at the Open Forum Global Assembly

The time has almost come to finalise the consolidation of the findings of the Open Forum process – it is now exactly one week to the second and final Global Assembly 2011 of the Open Forum, 28 to 30 June in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Confirmed attendance has exceeded all expectations. The final count is 245 participants from 79 countries worldwide – a number which reflects the 74 national consultations that Open Forum has facilitated in the past 2 years.

Their outcome as well as that of 9 regional workshops and 8 global thematic consultation processes will feed into the International Framework for CSO Development Effectiveness.

In the 6 months that will follow the Global Assembly, Open Forum will facilitate the implementation and advocacy of this outcome statement on the road to the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in South Korea in December 2011 - and as a reference for CSOs to build on for years to come.

All eyes are now on the Open Forum Global assembly 2011 – the peak of the engagement of thousands of CSOs across the globe during the past 2 years. And now all our followers can keep up to date on the event no matter where you are:

As our policy officer Adele Poskitt is going to the assembly, we invite you to send us your thoughts on the issues to be discussed at the assembly at