ACORD Rwanda hosts civil society consultation on the post-2015 framework


September 8, 2014

Press release
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ACORD Rwanda hosts civil society consultation on the post-2015 framework

The Agency for Cooperation and Research in Development (ACORD) in Rwanda, in partnership with the RCSPF, is hosting a national workshop on Rwanda civil society organisations (CSO) consultation on the post-2015 development framework. The workshop will be held on September 10, 2014, at Nobleza Hotel in Kigali, Rwanda, from 8.30 am to 2.30 pm.

According to Francois Munyentwari, ACORD’s country director in Rwanda, CSOs have not been active in the process of defining the post-2015 development agenda, despite the UN commitment to fostering local participatory democracy, promoting active citizenry especially at the grassroots and the involvement of the most marginalized and vulnerable groups including women and girls.

“ACORD is hosting this forum so as to strengthen and deepen the understanding of the formulation of the post-2015 agenda so as to influence what will hopefully become a globally-agreed framework for development and realisation of human rights,” says Munyentwari.  “We want to ensure that those who are commonly under-represented or marginalised in decision-making processes are involved and they are provided with the adequate guidance and information.”

The objectives of the forum will be to have a common understanding of the progress in implementing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Rwanda; to share the updated information on the post-2015 development framework; to discuss the priorities for Rwanda and what is at stakes for the ordinary citizens in the post 2015 framework; and to develop clear strategies for Rwanda CSOs to engage and develop partnerships for the post-2015 development agenda.

Participants at the workshop will comprise of 60 representatives from government, civil society and private sector organisations interested or involved in the post-2015 consultations.

For more information, contact:
Francois Munyentwari, Country Director, at
0788502420, or francois.munyentwari@acordinternational.org

About ACORD
The Agency for Cooperation and Research in Development (ACORD) works in common cause with people who are poor and marginalised to obtain social justice and development and be part of locally rooted citizen movements. We combine practical work, research and advocacy around four thematic leads of livelihoods, conflict, health and gender.

  • acord
  • civil society
  • conflict
  • gender
  • girls
  • government policies
  • health
  • livelihood
  • post2015
  • rwanda
  • united nations
  • women