All are welcome to attend the SMP’s Governance Forum taking place on 17th January 2019.
We are especially keen to invite those involved in existing or past partnerships around governance strengthening initiatives.
Date: Thursday 17th January 2019
Time: 13.00 – 17.00
Venue: Mandela Room, City Chambers, 253 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1YJ
There have been a number of recent developments in the area of governance cooperation, with discussions and activity across a number of different areas, including: government, local government, parliament, the police, the judiciary, NGOs, academia.
The SMP is therefore keen to bring stakeholders together to share information and learning about the different partnerships underway, to explore potential new collaboration, provide updates and information from Malawi, and consider new potential opportunities in this area.
It will also be a key opportunity to:
- Reflect on the recent Malawi and Scotland: Together for Sustainable Development conference in Lilongwe, which saw governance strengthening as a key priority for the next chapter of cooperation.
- Discuss the NGO (Amendment) Bill which is currently with the Malawi National Assembly and which has triggered significant concern from civil society.
- To look forwards to the May 2019 tripartite elections.
Those not able to join in person are welcome to video-conference in to the meeting. Please email Grace O'Donovan as early as possible,to make the necessary arrangements for this.
To feed into the agenda for the afternoon, please email David Hope Jones.