Governments must hold conversations with society. This report by Conciliation Resources presents workshop findings and further discussions on the subject.
This report by Conciliation Resources records the outcomes of a workshop organised by Conciliation Resources with twenty five partners from the Mano River region, the Caucasus, Fiji and Uganda/South Sudan. This activity was part of a five year project funded by the UK Department for International Development’s Governance and Transparency Fund.
Participants shared experiences of working to increase public participation in governance and peacebuilding. In particular, they discussed influencing local governance and decentralisation, promoting non-violent elections and also cross border dynamics. They then exchanged information about tools they used — such as advocacy and the media — and about monitoring and evaluation.
In its conclusion, the report looks at the meaning of good governance and restates the importance of a government's dialogue with society.