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Increase Sustainability: Only Path for NGOs Today – Seminar Focus

European Union Section Head Achim Schaffert has said that civil society and non-governmental organisations must develop their sustainability and lessen their dependency on external funding sources.

"In a world where financial resources are becoming more and more scarce, and where the number of development players is increasing,” Mr. Schaffert said, “only those organisations that are effective, that coordinate efforts with other partners and that can provide added value will thrive.”

“Repositioning our organisations for sustainability is essential to our survival and ability to continue to serve our missions and constituencies,” said Sonita Abrahams, Executive Director of RISE Life Management Services and implementing partner of the RAP project.

Over 80 CSO and NGO leaders and managers attended the June 25 seminar Essential Strategies and Tools for NGO Sustainability in 2015 and Beyond at the Knutsford Court Hotel on June 25, 2015.