Governance, Accountability and Citizen Empowerment in the Global South: a Learning Workshop - Report available now

Issued 9 July 2015


The Centre for Peace and Development Studies, University of Limerick, Christian Aid Ireland, Trócaire and the Development Studies Association of Ireland held a workshop on delivering social change in the Global South on 11 and 12 June 2014 in Dublin. All presentations and seminar blogs are available on Christian Aid’s Learning Exchange site.

The learning workshop provided an in-depth forum for dialogue to better understand how change actually happens and how we can think and work politically in practice in governance programming. It explored lessons, successes, challenges and failures in governance programmes.

Academia, local partner organisations, international non-governmental organisations and donors discussed the following themes:

  • Thinking and working politically- how to make it work in practice
  • Delivering change at local and national levels: lessons from civil society in securing the right to access basic services
  • Thinking and working differently? Assessing what current funding and monitoring and evaluation methods mean for working with power and politics

Full Agenda is available here.

Full Seminar Report is available here.