Strategic Plan

CISONECC Strategic Plan


CISONECC is guided by its 2012-2016 Strategic Plan

The Civil Society Network on Climate Change (CISONECC) was initiated in 2007 to facilitate collaboration and provide policy positions to relevant stakeholders including government and policy makers on climate change and disaster risk reduction (DRR) in Malawi. CISONECC comprises a diverse range of Local Non Governmental Organizations (LNGOs), International Non Governmental Organizations (INGOs), and Faith Based Organizations (FBOs) as well as Networks and Associations.  Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) have a compelling role to play in climate change adaptation, mitigation, policy and advocacy through engagement at various levels with government and society. 

Climate change is the first advocacy priority for CISONECC where it will make a special effort to work in a national, network-wide manner, coordinating local, national and international advocacy on climate related issues, accruing to a joint advocacy strategy and positioning. This work will continue up until the end of this strategic period. CISONECC’s advocacy work is based on its members’ extensive experience and the combined-effort with working with the most vulnerable, with different adaptation, mitigation and disaster risk reduction or preparedness approaches as well as on the members’ or network’s expertise on UN negotiations through feeding into government positions on climate.  

The strategic plan presents the first ever tool for CISONECC to provide coordinated efforts in civil society voice on climate change and disaster risk reduction.  The development of this strategic plan followed a consultative process in order to ensure that the plan is in line with the objectives of member organizations and provides strategic direction for strengthening civil society coordination in influencing policy and practice around climate change and disaster risk management in Malawi. The process that involved carrying out consultations with network member organisations and other stakeholders led to the compilation of a situational analysis report.  Through a stakeholders’ workshop critical issues identified in the situational analysis report were discussed to build consensus on the network’s strategic direction.



the full strategic plan here.