USAID Civil Society Project Launches First of Series of Nation-Wide Meetings
The U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) Civil Society Project is launching the first of a series of nation-wide meetings providing a unique opportunity to bring together leaders from government, business, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to build consensus on policy reform initiatives by identifying issues of mutual concern and priority. The opening event will take place at the International Press Center in Baku on Thursday, September 28, 10:00 a.m., Trend reports.
Representatives from USAID, the Presidential Office, Regional Executive Committees, Ministry of Economy and NGO coalitions are invited to address local representatives from civil society, government, and business.
The Project participants will emphasize the importance of addressing areas where government, NGOs, community-based organizations, media, and the business sectors have a mutual interest and incentive to collaborate in a manner that results in policy reform benefiting their constituents and clients.
The USAID-supported Civil Society Project aims to assist the citizens and government of Azerbaijan to further develop a dialogue while working towards the creation of a more representative and better functioning democracy.
The Civil Society Project is a five-year initiative, implemented by the US NGO Counterpart International with the Urban Institute, the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law, and Azeri NGOs.