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CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation

The Dais is happy be a member and a partner of CIVICUS since 2017

CIVICUS is a global alliance of civil society organisations and activists dedicated to strengthening citizen action and civil society throughout the world.


A worldwide community of informed, inspired, committed citizens engaged in confronting the challenges facing humanity.


To strengthen citizen action and civil society throughout the world.

We were established in 1993 and since 2002 have been proudly headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, with additional hubs across the globe. We are a membership alliance with more than 9,000 members in more than 175 countries.

Our definition of civil society is broad and covers non-governmental organisations, activists, civil society coalitions and networks, protest and social movements, voluntary bodies, campaigning organisations, charities, faith-based groups, trade unions and philanthropic foundations. Our membership is diverse, spanning a wide range of issues, sizes and organisation types.


Partnership between
The Dais & Civicus

ICSW Local: India hosted by The Dais & Partners

International Civil Society Week (ICSW) is a key global gathering for civil society and other stakeholders to engage constructively in finding common solutions to global challenges. CIVICUS and the Pacific Islands Association of NGOs (PIANGO) co-hosted ICSW 2017 from
4 to 8 December in Suva, Fiji. ICSW 2017 brought together 634 delegates from 115 countries to participate in more than 40 events related to the theme “Our Planet, Our Struggles,

Our Future”. In the months preceding, 12 ICSW/local events and one ICSW/virtual event took place under the ICSW umbrella to broaden participation beyond those who were able to physically attend ICSW 2017.

Know more about ICSW 2017, Fiji
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