CISU - Civil Society in Development is an independent association of 270+ Danish Civil Society Organisations (CSOs). All members are together with partners actively engaged in development work in Asia, Africa, Latin America or Eastern Europe - either as their main engagement or as part of their activities.




CISU's member organisations are the basis of the association and determine the direction of CISU's work. CISU’s role as a platform for networking, exchange of experience and capacity building for its member organisations is the essence of CISU’s mission and vision. CISU works to provide its member organisations with the best possible conditions to work with partners across the globe in order to improve the lives of people living in adverse circumstances.

CISU's member organisations are diverse and range from traditional development organisations, to religious, diaspora and sector organisations, trade unions, political parties, scout organisations and much more. CISU's member organisations come in many different sizes and are represented in all regions of Denmark.


Visit CISU's world map here

The CISU World Map gives you an insight into the projects supported by CISU’s funds as well as the Danish CSO’s and their partners, who are managing these projects around the world. When accessing a specific country on the map, you get an overview of the different projects, but also which CISU’s member organisations are working in the specific country as well as their partners.


CISU's Vision

Strong popular organisations and communities working together to secure people’s rights, promote global justice and sustainability, and combat the causes of poverty.


CISU's Mission

CISU supports Danish organisations’ work, both nationally and globally, for a just and sustainable world. CISU is a platform for knowledge sharing and exchange of experiences. We build capacity, foster mutual learning and new thinking, and strengthen popular participation in development cooperation. We manage public funds and seek to secure resources for a diversity of organisations and interventions. CISU champions the common interests of its member organisations and the space for civil society work.


CISU's Strategy

CISU's strategy for 2018-21 aims at supporting our members' capacity, opportunities and interventions.


Download CISU's strategy here


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