The Civil Society of the Year Award is a process aimed at building better civil society organizations able to sustain their efforts towards meeting the needs of their beneficiaries. Since its inception, the CSOYA process has taken into account recommendations from various actors and the result has been continuous improvement of the process that has become an integral part of civil society processes. CSOYA 2015 will be the last of its kind as we move into CSEP (Civil Society Excellence Programme). CSEP will be a sector wide programme of excellence that promotes and facilitates capacity development, knowledge management and innovation and that awards excellence.
The emphasis this year will be: Motivating CSOs to excellence through learning and continuous improvement.