Members of up to 250 civil society organizations in Haiti


CSSP will build the capacity of Haitian CSOs to connect, organize, and more effectively conduct advocacy activities.


The Western (Port-au-Prince/Gonaives), Northern (Cap-Haitien), and Southern (Jacmel/Les Cayes) regions of Haiti.


Counterpart and its partners will work with Haitian CSOs to strengthen their organizational management, networking capacities, and their abilities to implement advocacy activities, through the provision of a full suite of demand-driven organizational capacity building development tools and curricula.


Many CSOs in Haiti lack core administrative and organizational management capacities that allow advocacy organizations to effectively carry out their intended activities. These CSOs also lack core tools and strategies that drive effective advocacy activities. Additionally, the level of connectivity between Haitian CSOs and Haitian development organizations – as well as between the CSOs themselves – is low, and inhibits their ability to coordinate advocacy and development activities.


As a subawardee to local organization Papyrus, Counterpart International and a team of local partners (IFOS, Group Croissance) will work with Haitian CSOs, Haitian development organizations, academia, and the Government of Haiti to:

  • Strengthen advocacy, administrative, and organizational management (AOM) capacities of Haitian CSOs
  • Build comprehensive, efficient, effective CSO networks at national and regional levels in Haiti
  • Support productive working relationships between Haitian CSOs and development actors


Over the life of the project, we aim to

  • Provide the following to up to 250 Haitian CSOs
    • AOM capacity building plans
    • A full suite of AOM capacity development building tools – including advocacy manuals, training, coaching, technical assistance from consultants, and membership in sector organizations
    • Practical learning grants for advocacy and AOM related activities
    • Participation in an internship hosting program
    • Workshops on leadership, coalition building and networking
    • Advisory assistance on coordination with development actors and sustainable participation in national priorities
    • Data on relevant opportunities for action in Haiti by region via territorial opportunity mapping
  • Map the Haitian CSO landscape via a Social Network Analysis
  • Establish resource and innovation hubs for Haitian CSOs
  • Organize exchange programs on advocacy issues
  • Launch summits on territorial priorities to highlight CSO collaboration, strategies, and knowledge sharing


Funder: USAID (through prime awardee Papyrus, a local Haitian organization)

Collaborators: Papyrus, IFOS, Group Croissance