Friday, 21 August 2009

NGOs, civil society said to lack negotiation skills

From The Citizen, Dar es Salaam
By Paulina David, Mwanza

Most non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and civil society organisations in the country lack negotiation skills required to convincee the Government to buy their arguments.

Chairman of Mwanza NGOs Network Abubakar Karsan, observed that the majority of NGOs and CSOs are good at raising their voices, but failed to constructively present their arguments while negotiating with the Government.

It is high time the NGOs and CSOs leaders are trained in identifying issues and presenting constructive arguments to convince the Government to amend laws that hamper development programmes in the country.

Speaking during the launching of a resource centre in Mwanza City on Wednesday, Mr Karsan said the facility would provide NGOs and CSOs with information and impart to them negotiation strategies.


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