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Tuesday, October 27 • 15:30 - 17:00
Understanding civic space: concepts, trends and affects FILLING

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Civic space is a necessary precondition for the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals. Creating space for citizens where they can share ideas, further common interests and have a say in society's direction, contributes to locally owned solutions to emerging problems and also helps to build checks and balances in society.

In this session we will deconstruct and discuss the term 'civic space' and 'civil society'; share current trends that lead to shifting space; and try to define specific recommendations to increase space for civil society.   


Araddhya Mehtta - Oxfam International

Khorn Bunthong - Cooperation Committee for Cambodia (CCC)

Regina Opondo - CRECO Kenya

Brisa Ceccon - Iniciativa Ciudadana Mexico


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Harrie Oostingh

Programme Quality Lead, Oxfam
Program designer and Projectmanager. Mostly managing projects in the field of strengthening civil society, democratic space, accountability of governments and companies. Responsible for programme quality management, fundraising and institutional learning at Oxfam.
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Regina Opondo

Executive Secretary, Constitution and Reform Education Cosnortium
I am a Justice and Peace worker; currently working for Good Governance and Human rights through constitutionalism. Passionate about citizen participation. | I am also the Co-Chair of the Kenya Civil Society Reference Group (CSORG) which is working for an enabling environment for a strong and robust Civil Society in Kenya. | Interested in use of technology and the arts to shape civic space.

Tuesday October 27, 2015 15:30 - 17:00
Classroom B1

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