Join the #ShiftThePower World Café

Published By UNNGOF |  January 12, 2022

There is a growing awareness among development organisations and donors about the need to adopt policies and practices to support equal partnerships with their southern partners. Partnerships in which decision-making and control increasingly shift to partners in the Global South. But how can this be achieved?

Dr Moses Isooba, UNNGOF Executive Director, is one of the panellists who will discuss this critical question in the webinar about Partnerships in Which Decision-Making & Power is Shifted to Partners in the Global South, during the World Café of 20th January.

Members of the Partos Shift the Power Community of Practice have been considering this question in recent months. This has resulted in a dream paperin which a system is outlined with shared power and the desired division of roles between different types of organizations. 

The core question addressed was: How would the division of roles between Northern and Southern partners be like in the ideal situation?

The program:

During the online World Café of 20 January, this dream image, the bottlenecks and creative solutions will be discussed with representatives of Dutch organizations and partners from the Global South. How do they view the intended changes and would this work in their daily practice What are the difficult questions we need to ask ourselves? What are the good and bad examples to learn from?

The World Café is an initiative of Wilde Ganzen and the journalistic platform Vice Versa.


Dr. Moses Isooba (Director, Uganda National NGO Forum), Zohra Moosa (Director Mama Cash), Maite Smet (Coordinator Global Alliance for Green and Gender Action) and Bart Romijn (Director Partos). The presentation will be done by Ama van Dantzig. 

This webinar is interesting for professionals working in the field of international cooperation, both in the Netherlands and internationally. The language of this webinar is English.

Sense of urgency:

The meeting is a follow-up to the World Café of June 25, 2021, which was also about shifting power. Top civil servants Kitty van der Heijden and Birgitta Tazelaar of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs then talked to representatives of civil society from Ghana and Kenya about the significance of this ambition for all actors: from grassroots organizations to policymakers. This showed that power shifting is a process in which everyone has a responsibility. Its urgency was widely shared. The question that follows is: But how do we do this?

Date: 20th January 2022

Time: 6:00 – 7:15 PM EAT

Registration link: World Café on 20 January 2022: register now | Wilde Ganzen & Vice Versa