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Forus’ approach to support capacity development of its members places great priority on developing broader leadership skills through peer exchanges on leadership, social change and the evolving roles of national NGO platforms.

With this purpose, a Leadership Development Programme was launched by Forus in 2017. Its objective: to develop entrepreneurial and visionary individuals of the next generation who will ultimately change the way in which CSO networks function in the future.

Over a period of three years, thirty-six current and emerging National NGO Platform leaders will benefit from the Leadership Development Programme, enabling them to develop as actors of social change and prepare the next generation of leaders who will steer the role of National NGO Platforms towards social change.

The Leadership Development Program fosters peer-to-peer learning and innovation in leadership skills & techniques. It encourages NGO Platforms and Regional Coalitions leaders, members of the Forus network, to reflect on their contribution to social change and bring the debate to their constituencies.

It is an incentive to communities of NGOs inclined to work with other CSOs and other stakeholders to adapt and respond to new challenges. The overall program, led by Forus, consists of 3 cycles, each composed of 12 participants, held over 3 consecutive years, combining participatory methods, webinars and face to face workshops.

For more info, read the press release of the 1st edition here (Forus Leadership Development Programme: a successful & innovative first edition!).

Leadership Development Program (video – Cycle 1)