EPTALG

Effective participation for transparent and accountable local governance (EPTALG)

Effective participation for transparent and accountable local governance (EPTALG) project is one of the vital project of OWDEB. The project is working by the support of DIAKONIA to promote a democratic and pluralistic society by empowering the poor and marginalized, particularly women, through organized efforts for effective participation.

Specific objective(s) of project are -

  1. Empowering NSAs (including Media) to support their effective participation in democratic local governance and claiming of rights(particularly women’s rights)
  2. Strengthening local governance through improved accountability and transparency of LAs
  3. Strengthening collective actions through organizing NSAs and LAs for increased networking
  4. Strengthening NSAs’ capacity in advocacy/ lobbying and awareness rising for pro-people policies.

Specific objective(s)
Empowering NSAs (including Media) to support their effective participation in democratic local governance and claiming of rights(particularly women’s rights) Strengthening local governance through improved accountability and transparency of LAs

Total duration of the action
48 months (starting from February, 2013)

Estimated results

  • Strengthen capacity and increase knowledge among CBOs/ NGOs and LAs;
    Increase awareness and respect for human rights (particularly gender awareness) among CBOs/ NGOs, LAs and rights holders
  • Strengthen capacity and increase knowledge among CBOs/ NGOs and LAs;
  • Increase awareness and respect for human rights (particularly gender awareness) among CBOs/ NGOs, LAs and rights holders;
  • Increase number of CBOs/ NGOs participating in democratic processes;
  • Increase governance and rights issues addressed by stakeholders;
  • Increase use of gender perspective; increase participatory planning and democratic decision making process;
  • Increase transparency and accountability in LAs;
  • Increase partnerships among NSAs; increase number of networks among CBOs and NGOs;
  • Increase number of consultative meetings between LAs and NSAs;
  • Increase information collected about local/national issues;
  • Increase availability of and access to reliable information;
  • Increase information shared among actors; evidence based advocacy/ lobbying with Government

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