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Report PSO workshop : how to strengthen civil society organisation in fragile states

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Abstract: There is an important role for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to play in fragile states. Due to capacity deficits at the government level civil society is deeply involved in service delivery. CSOs contribute to other areas such as peace building, human security and democratization. There is a general consensus that CSOs need support to contribute to reducing fragility. A key issue is how to strengthen CSOs to enable them to address fragility. This was the theme of the workshop “ How to Strengthen Civil Society Organizations”, which was organised by PSO on the 19th of September 2008 in Zoetermeer, the Netherlands. The workshop was attended by 29 participants from NGOs and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Netherlands. The basic question of the workshop was to what extent methodologies for development of civil society organizations that work in a ‘regular” context are applicable to a fragile environment, characterized by a society fragmented by conflict. What adjustments and adaptations have to be made in order to use these methodologies in an instable and insecure environment?
Authors: Tukker, H.
Category: Policy
Keywords: government , governance , civil society , conflict
Language: eng
Organization: PSO - Capacity Building in Developing Countries
PAGE: 10
Place: [The Hague]
Publisher: [PSO]
Year: 2008
Right: © 2008 PSO
Subject: Social and Political Change
Title: Report PSO workshop : how to strengthen civil society organisation in fragile states