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SUNY/Tanzania Organizes Second Civil Society Organization (CSO) Exhibition at Parliament


The State University of New York's/Center for International Development Parliamentary Strengthening Program in Tanzania brought together indigenous Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) from all over the country to place their lobbying and advocacy agendas in front of their elected Members of Parliament. The 2006 event saw some 68+ CSOs represented and in excess of 250 Members of Parliament. The citizen groups in attendance at the Exhibition, similar to what we know as NGOs in the US, represented a variety of issues including: rural development, environment, human rights, good governance, gender, youth, HIV/Aids and education. With a look ahead to the sustainability of future events of its kind, this year SUNY/Tanzania partnered with the Foundation for Civil Society, a local organization which provides grants and other capacity building support to CSOs to encourage them to participate in the democratic process. For the full story visit SUNY Tanzania Organizes 2nd Civil Society Organization (CSO) Exhibition at Parliament.

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