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Covid-19 Challenges, Shifts and Civil Society Organisations


CSSG Webinar Nov

NGOs in Development Group, Development Studies Association, UK  & Civil Society Study Group, Development Studies Association Ireland (DSAI) Invite you to attend a joint Webinar: 'Covid-19 Challenges, Shifts and Civil Society Organisations'.


WHEN: 26th November 2020, 1.00-2.00pm [Dublin/London time]

REGISTER: Register in advance here.



Lucy Philipson– Chief Executive Officer of COCO (Comrades of Children Overseas) an International Charity based in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Lucy has worked at COCO for 17 years in various roles, volunteering, fundraising, governance and in project management. Lucy is a trustee for Children North East, board member at International Newcastle and sits on the Newcastle University Business School Alumni committee. Lucy is also a mentor through the Girls Network and a school governor at Fellside Primary School in Wickham.  


Gloria ABDOis a socio-cultural reference, with more than 15 years of experience in the educational world and civic engagement. Ph.D. researcher in Human Resources and Leadership with a background in Community Development. Gloria is a social engineer and a lobbyist; linking people, groups, and organizations. She is a freelance trainer and Consultant for NGOs and Youth Groups. Currently, managing the students’ life department at Saint- Joseph University of Beirut, in addition to teaching Community leadership, civic engagement, and volunteering. 


Chair and Moderator 

Dr Ibrahim Natil is the Co-convenor of NGOs in Development Study Group, DSA-UK, and winner of Robert Chamber Best Overall Paper, selected by DSA Ireland (2017). He is a Research Fellow at Institute of International Conflict Resolution and Re-construction, Dublin City University, Ireland. His recent book: Barriers to Effective Civil Society Organisations, (Routledge 2020) and his forthcoming book: Conflict, Civil Society and Women’s empowerment, (Emerald, 2021).


Host and Thanks

Dr Nita Mishra, University College Cork

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