Civic Space and Covid-19

Event for those who work in all areas of civil society space.


The introduction of emergency laws in response to Covid-19 has placed unprecedented restrictions on basic rights and freedoms and pose new challenges for civil society.  

This event will explore these recent developments, hearing from experts as well as practitioners working in the Global South.  

Bond’s new Civic Space working group will build on this event, bringing members together in joint advocacy efforts towards the UK government on rights, governance, and civic space issues.  


This event has happend, please look at our future webinars on the event page and recordings of previous events on our resources page.


Rowan Popplewell

Rowan is Bond's policy manager focusing on civic space and the operating environment. She supports organisations from across the development and environment sector to respond to restrictions on advocacy and campaigning in the UK.

Mandeep Tiwana

Mandeep is the chief programmes officer at CIVICUS, the global civil society alliance.

Funders Initiative for Civil Society

Consultant director at Funders Initiative for Civil Society