TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO PROVIDE SUPPORT TO NON-STATE ACTORS IN POLICY DIALOGUE IN THE CONTEXT OF THE COTONOU AGREEMENT AND OTHER REGIONAL FRAMEWORKS

Global objective

            The global objective of the proposed consultancy is to support a participatory process aiming at establishing a tripartite dialogue within the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and other regional frameworks.

 

  Specific objectives

The specific objectives of the proposed consultancy comprise:

 

  • Constituency Building – to support the establishment of NSAs representation in the framework of Cotonou dialogue in Lesotho;

  • Research and data collection – to ensure that NSAs in Lesotho have the necessary skills, specialisation, analysis and information to represent the needs and opinions of the NSA sector including on specific thematic areas;

  • Strengthening NSA communication and partnership internally but also regionally and internationally;

  • Raising awareness and understanding of NSA to policy instruments related to the EU (such as EPA);

  • Strengthening liaison with government, donors and other key stakeholders especially on development policy;

  • Development of country level guidelines on cooperation with NSA in Lesotho based on the Cotonou Agreement based on monitoring of Government /EU programmes and NIP implementation via Joint Annual Review meetings, Country Strategy Meetings and other ad hoc meetings between the EC, government of Lesotho and NSA;

  • Networking of Lesotho NSA with southern and northern counterparts and stakeholders through information exchange, visits, seminars, etc.

Country: 
Lesotho
Region: 
Africa
Area of competence: 
Civil Society
Civil Society
Donor organisation: 
European Commission
Start of project: 
October, 2010
Type: 
Framework