Our work with Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) Our work with Civil Society Organisations (CSOs)

Staff from DEV work with Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in many ways.

A campaign led by Mark Zeitoun advocating that the UK government accede to the 1997 UN Watercourses Convention complemented a campaign led by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), and both eventually led to DFID supporting a one-year WWF research report into the issue to examine the ‘case for support' of accession to the Convention. The International Transboundary Water Architecture report recommended accession, a position endorsed now by DFID. The campaign is now following DFID's navigation of accession to the legislation through government.