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CCS Webinar: Reflecting on the 2022 CIVICUS State of Civil Society Report

Speaker: Andrew Firmin
Date : 29 September 2022
Time: 16:00-17:00 (SA Time) 
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In this webinar, Andrew Firmin reflects on the 2022 CIVICUS State of Civil Society Report. The report sheds a light on a time of immense upheaval and contestation. Russia’s illegal war on Ukraine has directly impacted on the lives of millions across the globe but is also sending echoes of disruption around the world, as soaring food and fuel prices pile further misery on communities already hit hard by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and extreme weather caused by climate change. He will focus of the five current trends of global significance identified in the report, these include: 

  1. Rising costs of fuel and food and spurring public anger and protests at economic mismanagement 

  2. Democracy under assault but positive changes are still being won

  3. Advances being made in fighting social inequality despite attacks

  4. Civil society if keeping up the pressure for climate action

  5. Current crises are exposing the inadequacies of the international governance system 

Speaker Bio:

Andrew Firmin is Editor-in-Chief at CIVICUS, the global civil society alliance. His main role is researching and writing CIVICUS’s State of Civil Society Report, a regular analysis of civil society trends, challenges and responses. In earlier work with CIVICUS, Andrew headed the research, convening and communications teams. He previously worked with the Commonwealth Foundation, an intergovernmental civil society agency, in areas including people’s participation in governance, culture and civil society strengthening. He has also worked as freelance research, editorial and communications consultant, including with Restless Development and UNESCO, and with the UK Labour Party’s International Development Taskforce. 

September -October 2022
Centre for Civil Society - Special Webinar Series 
Reflections on CIVICUS’ 2022 State of Civil Society Report and CIVICUS Monitor 
Our Seminar Series remains online for 2022 - please join us for webinar discussions on CIVICUS’ State of Civil Society’s Reports 
This two-part Special Webinar Series focuses on CIVICUS’ work around the 2022 State of Civil Society Report and CIVICUS Monitor. The first webinar looks at the 2022 CIVICUS State of Civil Society Report which shines a light on a time of immense upheaval and contestation. The report examines the illegal Russia’s war on Ukraine, soaring global fuel prices, devastating impacts of the COVID-19 and climate change that have further exacerbated communities’ precariousness. The second webinar discusses the CIVICUS Monitor, a research tool that provides close to real-time data and ratings on the state of civil society and civic freedoms in 196 countries. 

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