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Tuesday, May 12 • 11:00 - 12:30
4E: Government / CSO Consultations: The Way Forward FULL
Limited Capacity seats available

National level consultations between governments and civil society have led to impressive breakthroughs related to civic space in a number of countries, including Sweden, Brazil, and Morocco. In this mini-plenary, government and civil society representatives will reflect on these examples and explore what makes for a successful national level consultation.


Facilitators
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Catherine Shea

Vice President – Programs, International Center for Not-for-Profit Law
Catherine Shea, VP of Programs at ICNL, is a lawyer and public policy expert specializing in the development of an enabling legal environment for civil society and citizen participation worldwide. Her international experience providing assistance to the development laws governing... Read More →

Speakers
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Mokhtar Benabdallaoui

Professor of Islamic Studies, Hassan II University
Professor Benabldallhas been active in Moroccan civil society for over 20 years. He is currently a Professor of Islamic Studies at Hassan II University in Casablanca. He has published several books on Islamic Studies, as well as several booklets, guides and toolkits on civic education... Read More →
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Ambassador Gustaf Lind

Head, Department for International Law, Human Rights and Treaty Law, Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Gustaf Lind is head of the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs’ department for international law, human rights and treaty law. He is also Sweden’s ambassador for human rights.Previously, he has served as Sweden’s Arctic ambassador. He led the Swedish Chairmanship of the Arctic... Read More →
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Lais de Figueiredo Lopes

Special Adviser to the Minister, General-Secretariat of the Presidency of Brazil
Based in Brasilia since early 2012, Ms. Lopes serves as a special adviser to the Minister of the General-Secretariat of the Presidency of Brazil, coordinating a project to reform Brazilian laws and regulations concerning civil society organizations and their relations to the government.Ms... Read More →
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Vera Masagao Ribeiro

Member of the Board, Brazilian Association of Non-Governmental Organizations
Since 2010, Vera Masagao Ribeiro has been part of the executive board of Abong (Brazilian Association of Non-Governmental Organizations) and has been actively involved in mobilizing for a new CSO Regulatory Framework in dialogue with the federal government. She is also the General... Read More →
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Annica Sohlström

Secretary General, Forum Syd
Annica Sohlström is Secretary General for Forum Syd, one of Sweden’s largest civil society organizations focused on international development cooperation, with 158 Swedish civil society organizations as members. She has a strong focus on empowerment of grassroots organizations... Read More →


Tuesday May 12, 2015 11:00 - 12:30 CEST
Room B2