We work with civil society organisations in a number of ways. To enhance their capacity to play a part in democratic processes in terms of lobbying and policy dialogue representing citizens' interests, to develop their capacity to deliver services either on behalf of government or others and to work for the benefit of under-represented or over-looked sections of society to promote community cohesion.
Active Citizens is a non-profit programme that promotes community cohesion and improvement through civic engagement or volunteering in around 30 countries. Run by the British Council and partner organisations, it aims to increase the contribution of community leaders towards achieving sustainable development both locally and globally. It also encourages peer-to-peer relations across cultural, geographic and political boundaries via a lively online social network of participants, as well as occasional international exchange visits.
Find out more about Active Citizens on the British Council website.