Webinar | CSO Accountability: A People-driven Approach to Increase Trust and Impact

November 29, 2018

Visit the webinar page on the GPSA Knowledge Platform to join the session.


About the Webinar

For CSOs pushing for governments to be more open, transparent and participative, it is especially important to “walk the talk” and promote these ideals in their own work. Accountable Now and Development Network of Indigenous Voluntary Associations (DENIVA) will present the Global Standard for CSO Accountability as a practical tool for CSOs to think about and strengthen their own accountability practices in a holistic and dynamic way. Throughout the conversations, they will focus on common challenges as well as good practices.

The webinar will aim to answer the following:

  • Why must CSOs be accountable? How does it help them advance social accountability?
  • What is people-driven CSO accountability? What are its key aspects?
  • What is the Global Standard for CSO Accountability? How does it promote people-driven accountability?
  • What are some challenges when using it? How could they be overcome?


About our Speakers

jthindwaErika Baranda, Project Coordinator, Accountable Now

Erika is Project Coordinator at Accountable Now, a global platform that encourages CSOs to be transparent, responsive to stakeholders and focused on delivering impact. She coordinates the activities of the Global Secretariat of the Global Standard for CSO Accountability. Erika has previous experience working in different projects with civil society at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Mexico. Erika holds a Masters of Public Policy from the Hertie School of Governance and a BA in International Relations from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM).




simonCatherine Kanabahita, Executive Director, DENIVA

Catherine is the Executive Director of Development Network of Indigenous Voluntary Associations (DENIVA), since November 2016. DENIVA advocates for good governance, quality service delivery and poverty reduction in Uganda and currently holds the Secretariat of the Quality Assurance Mechanism (QuAM) for NGOs. Catherine is a professional with over fifteen years of national and global experience as a development practitioner in civil society, donor agency, government and academia. She holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Edinburgh Business School, a Master’s Degree in Gender Studies and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication, both from Makerere University.