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PART III: HIV/AIDS and Global Health - G8 Guidebook

3.Creation of Civil Society Networks in Host G8 Country for the G8 Process

  1. Overview
  2. Experience from the 2008 G8 Process
  3. Evaluation

1Overview

Carrying out effective advocacy and mass mobilization campaigns for the G8 process requires civil society to embody a common framework and create a well-coordinated coalition. Furthermore, the coalition must suit the history, culture and have an understanding of the conditions of the host county's civil society, and have enough flexibility to adjust to changes.

Traditionally, within a country, there are civil society networks on the basis of common issue (environment, MDGs, national issues), region (proximity to capital, region), type (advocacy, project), policies, ideologies etc. It is desirable when several of these networks come together and create a framework that will allow them to work as one. If it is difficult for the networks to come together to form one common framework, it is desirable for the different networks to create a mechanism for coordination.

2Experience from the 2008 G8 Process

a) On the Making of the 2008 G8 Summit NGO Forum

b) On Cooperation and coordination with other networks

c) On the organizational structure of the Forum

3Evaluation


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