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International Level Involvement Needed: Official

“We need to be co-ordinating better as the funding now for CSO’s is getting smaller” A lack of involvement of civil society organisations in policy making decisions at the international
09 Feb 2017 11:00
International Level Involvement Needed: Official

“We need to be co-ordinating better as the funding now for CSO’s is getting smaller”

A lack of involvement of civil society organisations in policy making decisions at the international level needs to be strengthened.

This was addressed during a three-day dialogue by the Pacific CSO Organising Mechanism (PACCOM) coordinated by the Fiji Women’s Rights Movement held at the Studio in Suva.

Pacific Youth Council co-ordinator, Tarusila Bradburg said the dialogue was a get together of regional representatives to address concerns of active participation in various issues.

“We need to strengthen ourselves as CSO’s in the region, we need to be coordinating better as the funding now for CSO’s is getting smaller,” said Ms Bradburg.

Marshall Island parliamentarian Daisy-Alik Momotaro shared similar concerns of the lack of involvement of CSOs.

“I came to the dialogue because I understand the challenges faced by this organisations as I have worked in this area for over 30 years before I joined the government,” said Ms Momotaro.

Discussion was centered on the challenges and issues that most regional CSOs faced in their engagement.

The main aim of the dialogue is to strengthen relationships with various stakeholders in the national, regional and international level.

Twentyone representatives from the Pacific Youth council, DIVA (Diverse voices and action) for Equality and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community from seven island countries attended the three day dialogue which ended yesterday.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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