ADB Presentation by Ms. Suzanne Nazal

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ADB Presentation by Ms. Suzanne Nazal

  1. 1. Engaging Civil SocietyOrganizations (CSOs): Focus on ICT Presented by: Suzanne Nazal Asian Development Bank NGO Connection Day
  2. 2. Asian Development Bank Our vision - an Asia and Pacific Free of Poverty• an international development finance institution whose mission is to help its developing member countries reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of their people.• owned and financed by its 67 members, of which 48 are from the region and 19 are from other parts of the globe.• main instruments comprise loans, technical assistance, grants, advice, and knowledge.
  3. 3. ADB works with CSOs“…(to strengthen) the effectiveness, sustainability, and quality of services that ADB provides” Why CSOs? •Innovation •Accountability •Responsiveness •Participation •Sustainability
  4. 4. 1998NGO Cooperation Policy 1987 NGO Cooperation
  5. 5. ADB’s Strategy 2020• Our vision: "Eradicating Poverty"• “ADB will engage in partnerships with a more diverse group of institutions. Partnerships with international development agencies, multilateral and bilateral institutions, the private sector, NGOs, community-based organizations, and foundations will become central to planning, financing, and implementing ADB operations.”
  6. 6. Integrating ICT in NGO Operations
  7. 7. ICT as a tool to fight povertyICT is a development enabler and tool in the fightagainst poverty. It is critical for economic andhuman development, as it:• enables access to almost limitless information• facilitates different modes of communication• connects economies and communities• aids in the fast and cost-effective delivery ofpublic services - ADB ICT Strategy
  8. 8. ADB’s ICT Strategy, 2003ADB assists developing member countries tohave “increased access to information and allowthe less privileged in society, and the less-developed parts of the region to have wideroptions and a greater role in determining theirfuture.”
  9. 9. ADB-NGO partnership in ICT Some examples…Samoa SchoolNet: Connecting RemotePacific Islands and Providing CommunityAccess
  10. 10. ADB-NGO partnership in ICT Some examples…Health Education: Reaching Remote EthnicMinorities in the Greater Mekong SubregionUsing Information and CommunicationTechnology
  11. 11. Access to ICT alone will not result in significant,lasting change. It is the adoption of appropriate technology, paralleled with an enabling policy environment, a responsive and needs-based approach, improved individual and institutional capacity, nurtured partnerships with key stakeholders, leadership by local champions, effectively managed change, and sustained support that make the difference. -ADB, 2010
  12. 12. Thank you!NGO & Civil Society CenterAsian Development Bankngocoordinator@adb.orghttp://www.adb.org/ngos

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