Conference to launch "Inclusive Civic Engagement in Legislation Making" project

07 Oct 2008

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will be holding a conference to launch the “Inclusive Civic Engagement in Legislation Making” project at Ankara Plaza Hotel, on Wednesday 8th October.

In partnership with the Prime Ministry, the Association for Parliamentary Advisers (PDD) and the Association for Legislation (YASADER), the project which is funded by UNDP Democratic Governance Thematic Trust Fund (DGTTF), aims to contribute to the creation of an enabling environment for and increased awareness of civil society’s engagement with legislation making by lowering the barriers of entry to participatory and inclusive policymaking and decision-making processes.

The Conference will discuss the issue of how civil society can better engage in the legislative process at both the Government and Parliamentary levels.  The Conference will be addressed by a number of distinguished speakers including UNDP Resident Representative, Director for Public Governance and Territorial Development, OECD, Director of UNDP Oslo Governance Centre and Yılmaz Ensaroglu as a prominent civil society activist.

The afternoon workshop sessions will concentrate on in-depth discussions about the engagement of civil society in the work of Parliamentary Commissions, the barriers faced by civil society when engaging with the Government and Parliament, and whether it is the role of members of parliament to empower local NGOs.

The conference will start at 9am with registration.


Date: 8 October 2008, Wednesday
Time: 09:30 a.m
Venue: Ankara Plaza Hotel (Bestekar Sok. No: 5 Kavaklıdere, Ankara)

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