Citizenship and Participation: Steps Achieved and Future Agendas

Wednesday 6 December 2017 - Thursday 7 December 2017 08:30 - 13:00
Radisson Hotel, Maputo, Mozambique

This International Seminar will reflect on the Citizen Engagement Programme (CEP)’s contribution to field of social accountability and citizen participation in Mozambique and beyond whilst promoting a debate on future agendas that could capitalise and build on the programme’s legacy. 

A number of key themes will be addressed that have emerged from social accountability work in both the education and health sectors, as well as other fields where similar initiatives are being undertaken in Mozambique and in other African countries and continents.

These include:

  • Social inclusion, gender and power dynamics in social accountability processes 
  • Strategies to promote engagement of supply-side public service providers 
  • The role of formal/state-created community participation mechanisms in social accountability processes
  • Capacity building in social accountability as a process of strengthening relational aspects, beyond technical content
  • The challenge of measuring the impact of social accountability initiatives such as CEP.

Keynote Speech 

Leading international expert on social accountability, Fletcher Tembo, will be linking up key themes across the open and invitation-only sessions and sharing a wealth of knowledge from Making all Voices Count a major multi-country programme of support for innovation and learning on technology, transparency and accountability.

More details and the full event progamme can be downloaded from the CEP website

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More about the Citizens Engagement Programme (CEP) 

The Citizen Engagement Programme (CEP) is an empowerment and accountability initiative whose main objective is to improve the quality of service provision in the health and education sectors by increasing the participation of citizens in policy-making processed and public service management across four provinces in Mozambique (Gaza, Manica, Zambezia and Nampula). 

The programme supports citizens and communities to play an active role in monitoring services and engage directly with service providers in drawing up Action Plans to address the problems identified at the facility level, as well as channelling issues that cannot be solved at unit level and require decision-making at higher levels upwards through coordinated advocacy efforts.