Malawi – Focus Group Meeting

Malawi, June 13, 8 participants, Organizer: The Hunger Project Malawi  Malawi conducted its Focus Group Discussion (FGD) on 13th June 2014 at Capital Hotel in Malawi’s capital city of Lilongwe. Eight participants attended the FGD and completed the online questionnaire. At the request of The Hunger Project Malawi, Augustine Magolowondo PhD, one of Malawi’s respected local democracy…

Ethiopia – Focus Group Meeting

Ethiopia, June 5 and 6, 15 participants, Organizer: Association for Forced Migrants (AFM) The deputy head of the wereda administration and the head of the economic development and finance wereda office were presents as knowledgeable persons for urban and rural governance in the wereda the lower administrative unit. Women, Youth, farmers and urban citizens representatives from…

Cambodia – Focus Group Meeting

Cambodia, June 4, 7 participants, Organizer: Cambodian Civil Society Partnership (CCSP)  Participants in the meeting expressed their impressions of having the opportunity to learn more about what has been happening in their society. The meeting was a chance to reflect on the law compared to what the real practices are. This activity is a way to remind people at…

India – Focus Group Meeting

India, May 30, 10 participants, Organizer: Institute of Social Sciences The meeting was a great opportunity to bring together a group of committed scholars and activists to reflect upon some of the critical issues on local government, decentralization and grassroots democracy. The Focus Group Discussion proved to be  thought provoking. The participants were all experts in…

Paraguay – Focus Group Meeting

Paraguay, May 29, 6 participants, Organizer: Semillas para la Democracia (Seeds for Democracy) The focus group was very productive because all participants have experience and knowledge in the subjects addressed in the survey. As an example, Romy Fischer, who is a lawyer, gave a lot of important information about Paraguay’s local governance legislation. Also, Marta Ferrara,…

Nepal – Focus Group Meeting

Nepal, May 28, 15 participants, Organizer: Good Governance Foundation (GoGo Foundation) The Focus Group Discussion was participatory, critical and highly interactive. It figured 14 participants from NGOs, INGOs, the private sector, government, women’s organization, academia, among others. The discussion was so critical and interactive that participants could not reach a consensus on some of the…

Uganda – Focus Group Meeting

Uganda, May 27, 10 participants, Organizer: The Hunger Project Uganda The Focus Group Discussion was organized by The Hunger Project Uganda (THP U) and held on 27th May 2014 at Kolping Hotel in Kampala. 10 people participated in the meeting and institutions represented included: Think Youth Development Initiative Uganda, Namirembe Diocese, Uganda Debt Network (UDN), Munkunyu joint…