Supporting Community-Based Organisations: A Language, Education and Development Community of Practice Event

Supporting Community-Based Organisations: A Language, Education and Development Community of Practice Event

Bangkok Christian Guest House (map)

Over recent years there has been increasing recognition of the importance of localisation of activities, including decision-making, leadership, resourcing, partnerships, implementation and monitoring and evaluation. This event will make space to learn from those who have experience in creating, running, and working with Community-Based Organisations (CBOs), and begin to explore some of the following areas:

  • what is a CBO, and why does it matter?
  • how to get started setting up a CBO
  • different models/structure of CBOs
  • challenges faced by CBOs
  • funding and resourcing for CBOs
  • communication within and with CBOs
  • creating learning cultures within CBOs
  • working with CBOs in healthy ways
  • connections between CBOs and other existing community structures
  • how CBOs are connecting with the SDGs

While we are very excited about this opportunity, we are still in the early stages of planning and would love to get your input. Is this topic interesting to you? What would you like the event to cover? Please click here to give us your initial thoughts.


When? 4-6 October 2018 (3 days)
Where? Bangkok Christian Guest House, 123 Saladaeng Soi 2, Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand. Click for directions to the venue.
How? The event will be facilitated in English, adopting a participatory style. Feedback to the whole group will be in English, but participants are encouraged to use whichever languages they are most comfortable with when working in smaller groups.
Costs? Early-bird registration (before 4 August 2018): 120 US Dollars per person. Registration after 4 August 2018: 150 US Dollars. This fee covers all event materials, lunch and snacks for 3 days.

STOP PRESS! In light of the focus of this event, we are pleased to be able to offer a special rate for national staff working with CBOs who have not previously attended a LEAD CoP event: 60 US Dollars (before 4 August 2018), or 75 US Dollars (after 4 August 2018).

Accommodation: Participants are responsible for arranging and paying for all their travel, accommodation and food costs (including evening meals, local transport and - of course - flights). Rooms can be booked at the venue by emailing Please mention you are attending this event in any communication with the venue.

Any questions? Check out the FAQs and email if you have any remaining queries.