International conferences are platforms that not only provide opportunities to network with like-minded individuals and organizations, but also entry-points for NGOs to explore funding partnerships with donors. Many of these conferences are attended by international donors actively looking for organizations that can benefit from their funding. Often these gatherings lead to successful NGO-donor collaborations.
We have selected a list of upcoming conferences, training programs and short-term courses that can be beneficial for NGOs in terms of building their capacities and also for exploring potential partnerships with other agencies. In many cases, these conferences are paid events and participants have to register and pay for their own travel and accommodation. But there may be full or partial scholarships available for individuals and organizations from poor and developing countries. Nevertheless, these events are worth an investment as they help organizations strengthen their networks and look for funding possibilities.
Below is a list of these conferences (click on each of them to learn more):
- World Forum for Democracy, Strasbourg 2013
- Budapest Water Summit
- Youth Transforming Conflict Exchange Meeting, Macedonia
- Krusevo International Youth Conference
- Peace revolution Fellowship in Thailand
- TICTAC – Multilateral Training Course to support quality in Training and Networking projects of the Youth in Action Programme.
- Youth Future Conference, Bonn (Germany)
- RedR UK Trainings in Sudan: Proposal Writing
- Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria
- Advanced Human Rights Courses
- INTRAC International NGO Training and Research Centre, Oxford (UK)
- 11th International Conference: “Civil Society and the Citizen”, Muenster (Germany)
- Sexual Right Advocacy Annual Residential Course – CREA
- Gender mainstreaming in Projects and Programmes, Ede (the Netherlands)
- Conference on Rights of Women in Africa, University of Pretoria (South Africa)
- Winter School on Analytics and Policy Design of Migration, Qatar
South Sudan for Peace and Communit Aid says
South Sudan for Peace and Community Aid is a community based organization that was formed in 2010 by the community of Unity State in South Sudan. I kindly ask your esteemed office to allow this organization to attend conference on sexual right advocacy annual residential, gender mainstreaming in projects and programmes and peace revolution fellowships in thailand.
Pr. Naphali Mukama says
Our organization direct faith and community development rural and urban social welfare our difficulty areas.
Women empowerment,Youth and poor society in Africa.(Mupa)Mission unreached people in Africa.
Is good opportunity for us o lean about social issues of he different counties .So ha we are ery much ineres o
such kinds of international conferences. I would like o request you for he iniaion leer.
2 key leaders will come .
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these are greatly and highly good opportunities for us to know these kind of distinguished conferences, and excuse me to thanks you so much, am here kindly requesting to attend these professional conferences
Lia Mdinaradze says
This is good opportunity for us to learn about the social issues of the different countries. Thank you very much.
Our organization has many great project ideas, there are to carry out Statistical surveys on the Rural Infrastructure, also on the Disable Persons, Poverty Level, Child Mortality, Child Labor, Access to Food and health of Child. Those problems and its Statistical Study are very important in our country.
How do we get funding for these ideas?
MARGARET JUMA says
As a founder member of FOUNDATION FOR THE YOUNG CHILD EDUCATION ,our sacrifice has pushed us to the wall ,however,this vulnerable child is too delicate ,to leave the support gain from our contribution,i wish to go for this conferances, might develop and change my mind.
shamantha d.s says
There are so many opportunities for all most all issues… But, dissimination of these isues is also equally important…. please include this issue also…
Chinenye Nwaogu says
Our NGO Renewed Hope Foundation operating in Nigeria has many great project ideas that addresses issues of youth empowerment, democracy and good governance. How do we get funding for these ideas.
Justin Mwamba Lukambo says
Being a local organization committed into the process of the social and economic welfare of the local communities who are mostly the victims of consecutive wars and ethnic conflicts in our country (Democratic Republic of Congo), these conferences are for the Global Hearts for Hope “GHH-NGO” an entry point to bring the wished solutions to problems facing them through partnership with those donors.
With this in mind, this positive impact can only become concrete by our attending to these conferences in case where logistics would be provided to us.
Kindly up date us further information regarding this valued information.
Nyangoma Rosetti says
Our organization Women Empowerment Programme(WEP)as we are newcomers really need and very much interested to attend these conferences Two key-leaders to attend.
We request invitation letters.
This is a very good opportunity for development works to development themselves, but will they grab this opportunity as it present itself? I really want to take this advantage. Thank you for sharing this with us.
thanks a lot funds for ngo for the tireless useful up dates.we at vision centre of the disabled kenya are still in infantry stage but trust to make it big and serve as many members as possible.
Aftab Baloch says
These oppertunities attend international.
We have so much need to attend conferences
your intiative let us know praiseworthy.
ernest ben kabia says
we are sierra Leoneans youths organisation and we just form this organisation also we an invitation letter to attend this conference
Shamsul Hadi says
Our organization Direct Focus Community Aid (DFCA) as we are newcomers really need and are very much interested to attend these conferences. Two keyleaders to attend. We request Invitation Letters.
Margaret Mbogoh says
Your resources are always spot on and on behalf of Kenya Women’s Chamber of Commerce, I am really proud to be associated with you.
Margaret Mbogoh,Founder, President & CEO,
Kenya Women’s Chamber of Commerce
Janak Prasad Sharma says
This is good opportunity for us to learn about the social issues of the different countries so that we are very much interested to attend such kinds of international conferences. I would like to request you for the invitation Letter.
Hubert Linders says
Sorry to see there are no opportunities for Latin America in this list.
Joseph Makasi says
Reformed youth group Nakuru Kenya wishes to be included in the fourth coming events and conferences. visit us on facebook
Sylvestre Kisite says
Our organization Social Awareness and Live Support (SALISU) as we are newcomers really need and are very much interested to attend these conferences. Two keyleaders to attend. We request Invitation Letters.
Fakhrul Ferdous says
These opportunities to attend international conferences by the professional development workers
will obviously broaden their outlook and equip them with new skills.
Your initiative to let us know is praiseworthy.