CIVIC +264 Hosts Civil Society Workshop on the Government of the Republic of Namibia Civic Organisations Partnership Policy and Related Matters
On Monday, 22 August 2022, the Civil Society Information Centre Namibia (CIVIC +264) hosted a Workshop on the Government of the Republic of Namibia Civic Organisations Partnership Policy (GRN-COPP) and related matters.
CIVIC +264 Coordinator, Ms Carola Engelbrecht, welcomes participants
The workshop presented an opportunity for Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to better understand the GRN-COPP, the roll-out of the review process, and the CSOs Help Desk Services at the National Planning Commission (NPC). This was enabled through presentations from the Enhancing Participatory Democracy in Namibia (EPDN) programme (Dr Anthony Tsekpo), and the NPC.
NPC National Development Advisor, Mrs Ester /Nanus, contextualising the NPC CSOs Help Desk Services
On a related matter, the Chairperson of the Social Contracting Coordinating Committee, Adv. John Walters, briefed participants on GRN initiatives for social contracting and payments.
Through Ms Engwase Mwale (the CEO of Financial Sector Deepening Zambia) - as a case study -participating CSOs were also able to learn about the existing Legislative Framework in Zambia for Civil Society to operate.
Namibia Development Trust (NDT) Executive Director, Mr Ronny Dempers, gives an overview of the GRN-COPP
The Executive Director of the Namibia Development Trust (NDT), Mr Ronny Dempers, gave an overview of the GRN-COPP and facilitated a discussion on strengthening coordination, collaboration and information sharing among Civic Organisations to streamline engagement between Government and Civic Organisations.
Academic in the fields of Social Justice & Human Rights, Mr John Nakuta, gives a critical analysis of the GRN-COPP
Read/Download the presentations from the workshop by clicking on the following links -
- An Overview of the Government of the Republic of Namibia Civic Organisations Partnership Policy (GRN-COPP) of 2005 by Mr Ronny Dempers (Namibia Development Trust Executive Director): https://www.civic264.org.na/images/PowerPoint/2022/8/GRN-COPP_Mr_Ronny_Dempers_Presentation_1.pptx
- A Critical Analysis of the GRN-COPP of 2005 by Mr John Nakuta (Academic in the fields of Social Justice & Human Rights): https://www.civic264.org.na/images/PowerPoint/2022/8/GRN-COPP_Mr_John_Nakuta_Presentation.pptx
- Roll-out of the GRN-COPP Review Process under the Enhancing Participatory Democracy in Namibia (EPDN) Programme by Dr Anthony Tsekpo (EPDN Key Expert 2): https://www.civic264.org.na/images/PowerPoint/2022/8/GRN-COPP_Dr_Anthony_Tsekpo_Presentation.pptx
- CSOs Help Desk Services at the National Planning Commission (NPC): Purpose & Expectations and Request for Official Development Assistance (ODA) Data from CSOs for the period 2017/18 – 2021/2022 by Ms Ester /Nanus (National Planning Commission (NPC) National Development Advisor): https://www.civic264.org.na/images/PowerPoint/2022/8/DPC_Presentation_csos_helpdesk.pptx
Click on the following link to read/download read the GRN-COPP: https://www.civic264.org.na/images/pdf/CIVIL_SOCIETY_-_GRN__COs_Partnership_Policy_2005_December.pdf
Click on the following link to watch the live stream of the Workshop: https://fb.me/e/pef3KspC9
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