Civil Society Organisation (CSO)-Parliamentarian Engagement in East Africa
Nicola Jones, ODI
This two-day workshop held just outside of Kampala, Uganda from 24-25 August 2007 was facilitated by Nicola Jones (ODI) as part of the CSO-Parliamentarian Engagement in East Africa Project. This project aims to better understand how civil society engages with parliaments in East Africa, both the enabling and inhibiting factors and to explore how parliamentarians view such engagement and ways in which CSO-parliamentarian engagement could be fostered in order to develop more pro-poor policies.
The workshop was attended by two participants from each of the three following ebpdn-partnership organisations: ESRF (Tanzania), CDRN (Uganda) and AFREPREN (Kenya). The Tanzanian and Ugandan teams focus on the health sector, and Kenya on the energy sector.
The goal of the workshop was to agree on joint research objectives, questions, methods and to develop the main research instruments (a structured questionnaire for CSOs, key informant semi-structured interview question probes for CSOs and parliamentarians, and FGD question probes).