August 19, 2016

CSOs appeal to government for inclusion

Civil Society Organisations are compiling a report to file to the government at the beginning of July in an attempt to strengthen relationships between the two groups. Equality Myanmar, Actionaid, Local Resource Centre and the EU are working on the project.
As well as government ministries, the suggestions will be sent to Pyithu and Amyotha Hluttaws, along with Hluttaw MPs personally, according to CSOs. “This report is important especially since the government’s excluded CSOs from its ‘100-day plan’. We’ve discussed how CSOs can cooperate together with the government and will send our suggestions to all government ministries at the beginning of July,” said U Aung Myo Min, director of Equality Myanmar.
The EU’s roadmap for engagement with CSOs aims to increase space for CSOs; develop ties between CSOs and public institutions and improve their internal management. Myanmar boasts approximately 10,000 CSOs throughout the country.
“The suggestions include how to strengthen concerted efforts of CSOs and government, and are based on the EU roadmap. I hope it will have a positive outcome,” said Daw Toe Toe Yi, executive director of the Local Resource Centre.—Myitmakha News Agency


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