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Glocal Advocacy Leadership in Asia
GALA ACADEMY – South Asia
“Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Civil Society
12 to 16 November 2017 / Pokhara, Nepal
The 5th Glocal Advocacy Leadership in Asia (GALA) Academy – South Asia is a joint initiative by Asia Development Alliance (ADA) and Asia Democracy Network (ADN) with the aim of strengthening advocacy capacity of CSOs for defending and promoting civic and democratic space and human rights through strategic “glocal (global and local)” actions on the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development known as Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
It is to be organized in Pokhara, Nepal from 12 to 16 Nov. 2017 in partnership with the International Forum of National NGO/CSO Platforms (IFP), Transparency, Accountability and Participation (TAP) Network and Asia Partnership for Sustainable Development (APSD) with the NGO Federation of Nepal (NFN) as a local host.
The workshop is expected to help CSOs in South Asia to learn about SDGs itself as well as how to engage with the government and others stakeholders for the implementation of SDGs including monitoring and coalition-building among CSOs across the sectors.
The workshop is also to focus on how to engage in the Voluntary National Review (VNR) of the UN High Level Political Forum (HLPF) and SDG 10 (inequality) and 16 (peace and justice) which are global thematic priorities of HLPF 2019 and SDG Target 17.2 (ODA) and 17.17 (partnership)
The GALAA South Asia 2017 is the second sub-regional training workshop in South Asia after the 4 regional GALAA from 2013 to 2016 as a joint training of ADA, ADN and FORUM-ASIA. Three national training workshops on SDGs have been organized in Bhutan and Myanmar in July and the third one in Mongolia in Aug. 2017.
The general objective of the GALAA South Asia 2017 is to enhance capacity and shared understanding of the next generation of CSO leaders in Asia, who shall play a crucial and constructive role in the national, regional and international advocacy on human rights, development and democracy.
In particular, at the end of the weeklong training, participants are expected to have attained the following specific learning objectives: 1) necessary knowledge about SDGs and its implementation process and mechanisms, 2) practical understanding about issues related to sustainable development, in particular inequality (Goal 10), peace and justice (Goal 16), and Official Development Assistance (ODA) and multi-stakeholder partnership (Goal 17); and 3) better strategies and action plans on SDG implementation at national and sub-national as well as international levels.
( Sat, 11 Nov)
(Sun, 12 Nov )
(Mon, 13 Nov)
(Tue, 14 Nov)
(Wed, 15 Nov)
(Thu, 16 Nov)
(Fri, 17 Nov)
Arrival of the Participants
Introduction to Programmeagenda,
in South Asia
Overview of SDG implementation – review of UN HLPF Voluntary National Review (VNR)
CSO networks and coalitions on SDGs
Workshop on 12 Targets of SDG 16
- National Indicators
2) Violence against Children
5)Access to information
6) rule of law and access to justice
7) citizen participation
a)Inequality (SDG 10)
b)Official Development Assistance
(SDG 17.2 ODA)
c)Multi-stake holder Partnerships (SDG 17.17)
Strategic Action planning
Presentationof advocacy strategiesand action plans
All GALAA participants are requested to arrive in Pokhara on 11 or before 12 Nov and leave on or after 16 Nov. 2017
About 20-30 participants are expected to attend the 5th session of the GALAA South Asia. The selection criteria of participants include:
- Full time middle level staff in a national, sub-regional in South Asia or regional NGO/CSO in Asia;
- Minimum 3 years experiences in the field of policy and advocacy on human rights, democracy or/and sustainable development;
- Commitment to working in the same organization at least until the end of 2018;
- Basic knowledge and experiences about SDGs
- Ability to communicate in English (both spoken and written).
HOW TO APPLY
- Candidates are required to submit the duly filled Application Format https://goo.gl/forms/EKUWOruR1CEoT8I73
- with a Recommendation Letter (annex 1) from the head of the organization that he/she works with
- Completed applications must be sent on or before Tuesday 15 September 2017 by email to
- The brochure and the forms can be also downloaded from at one of three websites –
Asia Development Alliance (ADA) is a regional network of national & sub-national development NGO/CSO platforms in Asia - South, Southeast and Northeast Asia- to promote more effective communication, coordination and cooperation in the Post-2015 Development Agenda process and beyond. It was officially launched in Bangkok on 2 February 2013.