Civil Society Organisations in Rwanda are planning to conduct a week-long exercise that will allow them to assess the impact of their contribution towards improving the livelihoods of Rwandans across the country.
The exercise is organised by Rwanda Civil Society Platform (RCSP) and Network of International NGOs (NINGO) in collaboration with Rwanda Governance Board.
The exercise named, “Civil Society Week 2020” intends to reflect on the transformation of citizens as a result of contributions of INGOs and CSOs in Rwanda.
There will also be engagement on the contribution of CSOs and NINGOs members’ contribution to communities in Rwanda reflecting on challenges and achievements.
Then, there will be reflection on leveraging on the existing partnerships and create more synergies among RCSP and NINGO members, and stakeholders from government and development partners.
Organisers and representatives will engage with district authorities from five districts to organize and participate in joint field visits to key interventions by local CSOs and INGOs.
Decentralized meetings between CSOs-INGOs in the field visits will also be conducted.
After field visits members will engage in a national level dialogue to reflect on the impact of CSO and INGOs in the communities.
These discussions will take place under the framework of Joint Action Development Forum (JADF).
Presentation of key achievements, challenges, and lessons learnt by CSOs and INGOs during the National Dialogue will be made.
According to the Executive Secretary of RCSP, John Bosco Nyemazi, the dialogue will also focus on strategizing on effective and innovative mechanisms of partnerships between local and international NGOs to contribute to the national development.
“On top of the overall intentions of this exercise, we are going to use this platform to mobilise our members to put everyone’s effort to achieve Rwanda’s National Transformation agenda as well as global targets commitments,” Nyemazi told Taarifa.
The Civil Society Week 2020 begins on March 16, 2020. All members,1445 from nine umbrella organisations, have been invited to participate.