In late October 2021, we kicked off Facilitating Youth Policy Development, a civil society project run in Georgia by the Academy of Peace and Development APD, coordinated by Civil Connections in Denmark and funded by CISU—the civil society branch of DANIDA. The project has three central objectives: To increase… Read More »Our new project with the Academy of Peace and Development promotes youth participation in Georgia!
Andrew Bende / email@example.com The age of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) calls for concerted efforts among global development stakeholders if we wish to follow through with a more sustainable future for all. SDG 17 calls for partnerships of all forms; they just need to be supportive of the sustainability agenda.… Read More »3 things you need to know about beginning your next cross-sectoral partnership
Coming to the Nordics uses personal stories to find a fair and refreshed perception of integration – here is how:
By Andrew Julius Bende, Daily Leader at Civil Connections Community Foundation We have for the past 1 year been implementing a project – “Coming to the Nordics”, a process through which we are proud to announce three incredibly humbling products to inspire anyone working within the migration, inclusion, and integration… Read More »Coming to the Nordics uses personal stories to find a fair and refreshed perception of integration – here is how:
This blog post is inspired by a conversation between Jonas from Gode Penge—an organisation fighting to give Denmark a democratic monetary system—and Andrew Bende from Civil Connections. The shared office at Globalhagen contains activists and NGO workers doing incredible work. Sharing a working space with like-minded professionals means that they… Read More »Money, Comfort and Grassroots Initiatives
Carol is undoubtedly one of the most eye-catching names within the integration department of Helsingør Kommune found in northern Denmark, where she currently serves as the chairperson of the integration Council. Her role here among other things, is also advising politicians at the City Council on effective integration. In her… Read More »From Uganda to Denmark: integration and politics in Carol Krogstrup’s story
This blog post first featured on the Crossing Borders Blog page but due to the growing relevance of the SDGs and leadership from the grassroots level, we found it relevant to revisit. Civil Connections’ Director Andrew Bende discusses his approach to the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals for ‘a better… Read More »Andrew J. Bende of Civil Connections discusses his approach to the UN’s 17 SDGs
Our daily leader and the board have over the period of reflecting on the year 2020 developed the following note on the journey and relevance of Civil Connections. They among others highlight, enjoying: A global network of passionate and determined activists creating enabling environments for all. Working with people with… Read More »What do you gain from joining a little civil society startup?
Civil Connections Community Foundation (CCCF) is committed to an equal future for all and recognizes that promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls is central to achieving the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Where are we today? A major report on the state of gender equality in… Read More »The need for more grass-roots NGOs taking practical action to achieve Gender Equality.
Summary: In this article, I build on the shadow COVID-19 continues to cast globally and compare the agility and agency we have reacted with vs. that we embodied in the first five years of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). I argue that we should utilize the COVID-19 momentum of decision… Read More »Finding a 2021 compliant traction for the SDGs in Africa – while facing off with COVID-19…
At Civil Connections, our work is grounded in several principles that point to the increasing relevance of working closely with local grassroots. These have over time proven to be key drivers and influencers of how: communities build and sustain their agency and how this contributes to development. These are shared… Read More »The need to work more at the grassroots – the Civil Connections way 🙂