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