The Facilitation Group provides an advisory role to Action for Sustainable Development. It consists of up to 25 members representing different world regions, thematic constituencies and key global civil society networks.
The Facilitation Group ensures programs and strategies stay on track, it advises the Coordination Team and Working Groups on their priorities and engagement strategies, and it identifies linkages and potential conflicts in order to help ensure coherence.
The group is elected on a two year term. Elections were held in December 2018 for the 2018-2020 cycle. There are 2 representatives for each of the following regions: Africa, Asia, Pacific, Europe, Middle East & North Africa, South America, North America; one representative for each of the following thematic constituencies: youth, older persons, women, indigenous people, persons with disabilities and rural environmental groups; and one representative for each of the following global networks: CIVICUS, Climate Action Network (CAN) International, Forus and GCAP.