Impact Of Shrinking Civic Space on Governance And Humanitarian Service Delivery In Africa – Challenges And Opportunities

A discussion with policymakers and advocates on the drivers of shrinking space, areas for hope, and the future of us-africa relations

Oxfam America, CIVICUS, the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law, and Search for Common Ground invite you to:

Impact of Shrinking Civic Space on Governance and Humanitarian Service Delivery in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities, on the margins of the upcoming African Leaders Summit.

The event will take place on December 8, 2022, from 1:00pm to 2:30pm EST at Cassidy & Associates, 607 14th Street NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20005. Attendees may also participate remotely via zoom.

This event will bring together policymakers and advocates to discuss the drivers of shrinking civic space within Africa, positive factors contributing to civil society resilience in tough contexts, the future of the US-Africa relationship, and how the United States and its African government partners can better advocate for open civic space constructive engagement with civil society on shared objectives.

Moderated by Tawanda Mutasah, Vice President of Global Partnerships and Impact at Oxfam America, the panel will feature:

  • Lisa Peterson, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, U.S. Department of State
  • Nicholas Opiyo, Executive Director of Chapter Four Uganda
  • Tutu Alicante, Executive Director of EG Justice
  • Tiseke Kasambala, Africa Director, Freedom House

Please RSVP to let us know if you will be able to attend.

To attend in-person: email Sarah Gardiner at

To attend virtually, register here:

Light refreshments will be provided to those attending in-person.


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