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NIDOS 10th Anniversary - Becoming more effective: NIDOS’s future work

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NIDOS 10th Anniversary - Becoming more effective: NIDOS’s future work

  1. 1. Network of International Development Organisations in Scotland (NIDOS) A network of 85 Scotland-based international development organisations and associates www.nidos.org.uk
  2. 2. Our collective impact … • Our members raise: about £30 million per year for international development (plus £ millions more through Scottish branches of UK wide bodies) • Members mobilise: 7,662 volunteers in Scotland supporting international development work
  3. 3. Our collective impact … • Members work in countries across Africa, Asia, South and Central America, Caribbean, Middle East, and Eastern Europe • Working with their partners in these countries, they work to: improve access to health, education, livelihoods, security and other human rights • Also in Scotland – changing policy and raising public awareness, including fair trade
  4. 4. Our collective advocacy … • Improving policy – in Scotland (e.g. members input to International Development policy, Scotland Climate Act) • Improving policy – in host countries, with partners and local communities • Improving policy – internationally contributing to international alliances and solidarity – e.g. Make Poverty History, Climate Campaigns, G20, Aid Effectiveness • Changing lifestyles in Scotland
  5. 5. We are 10 years old and three times the size!
  6. 6. Our 85 members... A huge variety .... By size and type
  7. 7. NIDOS: Collectively strengthening our Effectiveness In September 2010 – we launched a pilot Effectiveness Tool: http://tinyurl.com/34arszc (Thanks to funding from the Scottish Government) Two other funders have fed back that they think it is an excellent tool: Comic Relief and Big Lottery
  8. 8. NIDOS: Collectively strengthening our Effectiveness NIDOS is helping member organisations to: • document existing good practice • highlight areas for improvement • develop actions plans for improvement • share approaches to effectiveness and provide peer support
  9. 9. Effectiveness: Five Principles • Accountable - to the people we support • Sustainable development • Learning organisations • Good Governance and efficiency • Partnerships for social justice
  10. 10. Cross Cutting Themes • Gender • Inclusion • Do no harm • Human rights • Climate change
  11. 11. NIDOS services • Networking opportunities • Training courses and seminars • Information - Newsletter – FREE • Good Practice and Strengthening Effectiveness : • NIDOS Effectiveness tool • Member support • Member Working groups • Website resources - open access / free
  12. 12. Network of International Development Organisations in Scotland (NIDOS) A network of 85 Scotland-based international development organisations and associates www.nidos.org.uk
  13. 13. Looking forward to the next 10 years! Business Plan 2011 – 2014 AIM: To improve the contributions of Scottish organisations to poverty reduction worldwide.
  14. 14. Reasons to be better... 1. 1.4 billion people need us to be – and MDG 2015 deadline is round the corner 2. Resources are scarce and we need to use them to the best of our ability 3. Scotland is a small player – but if we work better together we could make a more effective contribution
  15. 15. 1. Improved effectiveness of International Development organisations NIDOS Effectiveness Tool: http://tinyurl.com/34arszc • support for self assessment • peer exchange and support • external validation and mentoring • training and workshops
  16. 16. 2. Strengthened engagement with Diasporan and Southern partner organisations • Better links between NIDOS and Diasporan organisations and communities with an interest in international development • Supporting networking and capacity • Linking with Southern platforms and agencies
  17. 17. 3. Strengthened collective advocacy with key stakeholders • Interacting with the wider Effectiveness debate and being more joined up with other NGO networks in Scotland, UK, Europe and Globally • Building relationships - Politicians, Universities, Diasporan Communities, Media • and inputting to policy improvement • and …
  18. 18. ...building new relationships with other stakeholders • Scotland’s business community can also make a positive change • Business partnerships for development • Business procurement, including fair trade • Business and investments in development • Government can support this through external relations policy
  19. 19. NIDOS is a tool... • Newsletter, website and events for helping agencies to network in Scotland – highlighting and promoting the good work that is done • Fora for debate and partnership development • Opportunities for learning and development • Platform for collective action and influence
  20. 20. We welcome ... • New members – both international development organisations and associates • joint activity and partnership • ideas and constructive feedback • financial support and sponsorship
  21. 21. Thank you for joining us in our celebrations and we look forward to working with you over the next 10 years. 1.4 Billion reasons…

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