Overseas Special Interest Group Meeting - June 2017

Wednesday, 28 Jun 2017, 13:30 - 17:00


In November 2016, DFID published its Civil Society Partnership Review (CSPR ). At this meeting we will hear from DFID representatives about progress in implementing the CSPR outcomes. Specific topic areas to be covered will include funding for smaller NGOs, and DFID’s changing financial due diligence requirements, as well as any changes in approach which could follow the general election.

There will be plenty of opportunity for questions. There will also be a chance for reflection and sharing in small groups followed by a panel discussion with DFID and sector representatives on the opportunities and challenges of collaboration between the INGO sector and DFID. There will be the opportunity to put forward comments, suggestions, feedback, responses and further questions.

DFID representatives will include: Mike Battcock, Governance Coordinator, Civil Society Department; Anna Downs, economist, Public Financial Management Team; and Andy Goodwin, commercial adviser.


13.30 - 13:45

Registration and refreshments

Chair’s welcome and introduction
Tom Boyes-Watson, Director, Mango

An update from DFID

• Implementing the CSPR
• Funding for smaller NGOs
• Changing financial due diligence requirements
• Other developments
• Questions

Mike Battcock, Anna Downs, and Andy Goodwin, DFID

Buzz group discussions

Discussions in groups of three
• Reflecting on the presentation
• Preparation for panel discussion: further questions and responses; and comments, feedback, and suggestions for opportunities and challenges of collaboration between DFID and INGOs


Tea and coffee break

Sector perspectives and panel discussion

Mike Battcock, Anna Downs and Andy Goodwin, DFID

Chaired by Tim Boyes-Watson

Closing remarks


Networking and refreshments


Venue Details


Crowe Clark Whitehill, St Bride's House 10 Salisbury Square, LONDON, EC4Y 8EH

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