Civil Society Program


Civil Society Program

03 May 2021 to 05 May 2021

The Civil Society Program (CSP) was one of the programs during the 54th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors. CSP is a venue for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) dialogue with ADB and its developing member countries on key development topics, consistent with its Strategy 2030 seven operational priorities. 

Check on the Civil Society Program highlights.

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Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
03 May 2021 2:00–3:00 p.m. GMT+8 Meeting Between Civil Society Organizations and ADB Management
ADB senior management, represented by the ADB President, addressed representatives of civil society organizations (CSOs) and nongovernment organizations...
03 May 2021 3:30–5:00 p.m.GMT+8 Collaboration for Resilient & Green Recovery: Realizing the Potential of a Sustainable Blue Economy
World Wide Fund For Nature(WWF) led this session to explore, using examples from the coastal and marine sector...
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
04 May 2021 4:30–6:00 p.m.GMT+8 Civil Society Reflections on ADB’s COVID-19 Operations
ADB has pledged US$29.0 billion in COVID-19 assistance, the vast majority of which is public sector support. While the NGO Forum on ADB and its members...
04 May 2021 8:00–9:30 p.m. GMT+8 Advancing the Progress toward Achieving the SDGs Post-COVID-19
Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI), a Georgian civil society organization (CSO), led a panel discussion with government and CSO...
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
05 May 2021 10:00–11:30 a.m. GMT+8 Meaningful  Youth  Engagement  for Inclusive  Recovery
Plan International, AIESEC, and ADB’s Youth for Asia initiative discussed what meaningful youth engagement is all about, and how stakeholders can work...
05 May 2021 2:00–3:30 p.m. GMT+8 Reviewing ADB’s Energy Policy to Meet the Paris Goal of 1.5 Degrees Celsius
While climate disasters are plaguing the world, ADB has spent roughly US$10 billion on fossil fuels under its 2009 Energy Policy. Considering ADB’s historical...


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