Forum Syd supports efforts worldwide to strengthen civil society's ability to act. The initiatives are implemented in partnership between Swedish and local organisations.

Forum Syd believes that civil society organisations play an essential role as catalysts for change. A vibrant civil society is vital for democratic movements to create change for a just and sustainable world. Forum Syd also regards civil society as the most important actors of strengthening rights holders and facilitating their dialogue with stakeholders.

Forums Syd’s international development cooperation targets people who work together to change power structures, global inequality and marginalization; challenging unjust structures with the promotion of new ways of organizing, mobilizing and strengthening the bonds between and within those working towards sustainable development globally. Forum Syd contributes to strengthening a pluralistic civil society by supporting programmes and projects implemented around the world.

Forum Syd does NOT channel funds to infrastructure projects or disaster relief, nor to the purchase of assets.