On November 3-4 2018, the Civil Society Coordinating Group for the GFF (CSCG) convened a two-day workshop in Oslo, Norway, to bring together CSOs working on the GFF at global and country levels. This workshop built upon three previous annual CS workshops, held in the lead up to the fall GFF Investors Group meetings; and, it provided a critical forum for learning among CS from GFF countries and the global level. The CS workshop also leveraged the opportunity to connect and align with the domestic resource mobilization conference on November 5th, and the GFF replenishment event on November 6th, also held in Oslo.

The objectives of the workshop are outlined below.

  1. Assess progress in civil society engagement in the GFF to-date; and identify lessons on maximizing civil society contributions to the achievement of GFF and investment case goals at the country level;
  2. Utilize lessons learned to align civil society engaged in the GFF around common priorities for the upcoming domestic resource mobilization event, GFF replenishment event, and beyond;
  3. Review progress of the Civil Society Coordinating Group and its members, and define common priorities and objectives for 2019.