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Commonwealth Insights: Constructive Engagement

The Commonwealth Foundation have published the first in a series of civil society reflections on participatory governance – Commonwealth Insights: Constructive Engagement.

A fundamental component of the Commonwealth Foundation’s programme is the facilitation of learning between and among civil society organisations. 

A partners learning exchange workshop was convened in London in June 2014 designed to provide an opportunity to reflect and learn about different approaches to constructive engagement with governance institutions. During the workshop, a facilitated panel ‘conversation’ on constructive engagement strategies was held. 

This publication draws on that learning exchange as a contribution to current practice.

Panellists included:

  • Emmanuel Gotora, Lead Organiser for East London, Citizens UK
  • Paul Okumu, Head of Secretariat, The Africa Platform
  • Ranja Sengupta, Senior Researcher, Third World Network (TWN), New Delhi