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. Here are just three examples:

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.

Research led by Janet Seeley on the interdependencies between bees, biodiversity and forest livelihoods in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve of the Western Ghats, India has been used extensively by Bees for Development. The three year project was funded under the UK Government-funded Darwin Initiative.

Peter Newell has provided strategy advice for Christian Aid on climate finance issues; to One World Trust on climate governance; and to Trocaire on climate negotiations.