2019 World Bank Call for Session Proposals for the Spring Meetings Civil Society Policy Forum.
Deadline: February 15, 2019.
The Civil Society Policy Forum (CSPF) has become an integral part of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group Spring and Annual Meetings, providing an open space for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to dialogue and exchange views with World Bank Group and IMF staff, their peers, government delegations, and other stakeholders on a wide range of topics.
The 2019 Spring Meetings Civil Society Policy Forum will take place in Washington DC from Tuesday, April 9 to Friday, April 12, 2019. The program includes an orientation session on the World Bank Group; a roundtable discussion with World Bank Group Executive Directors; and CSO-organized, policy dialogue sessions that reflect the diversity of CSO policy concerns.
CSOs include non-governmental organizations, community groups, labor unions, indigenous peoples movements, faith-based organizations, professional associations, foundations, think tanks, charitable organizations, and other not-for-profit organizations. Representatives from the private sector, academia or governmental bodies must apply for accreditation through the “Guests” or other respective registration category as clarified on the main 2018 Spring Meetings website.
A core component of the Civil Society Policy Forum (CSPF) is CSO-organized policy dialogue sessions that will run concurrently throughout the Forum.
Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and CSO networks who are interested in organizing sessions were invited to submit their applications during the Call for Proposals which will run until Friday, February 15, 2019. Relevant materials and instructions can be found below.
Session organizers will be notified if their session has been selected for inclusion in the CSPF, prior to posting the preliminary CSPF program schedule online by mid-March 2019.
Please note that we cannot guarantee that every proposal will be accepted. Due to the growing demand for sessions in recent years and space constraints, we ask that each organization sponsor only one session, although you may co-sponsor additional sessions that other organizations are leading on. Proposals jointly sponsored with other CSOs – especially from other regions of the world – are highly encouraged.