Civil Society Organization/Member of Parliament Expo-Fair Held in Jordan
SUNY/CID NEWS STORIES 2007
The first of its kind in the Kingdom of Jordan, the "Parliamentary-Civil Society Networking Fair" was held on May 28, 2007 in Amman, Jordan. The fair was successful in helping to improve the Parliament of Jordan's outreach to, and understanding of, the active and growing civic society and NGO community in the country. The event, which saw a dozen legislators mingling with some 50 or more representatives of civic groups, was hosted by the Parliament's Directorate of External Relations and co-organized by the SUNY/CID's Legislative Strengthening Program in Jordan.
The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Dr. Nayef al-Fayyez, addressed the crowd with welcome remarks. During the fair, advocacy/pressure and interest groups set up information tables while Members of Parliament circulated among them, participating in informal policy issues-based conversation.