Thursday, 09 February 2023 15:14

NPC Holds Discussions on Protecting Civic Space

An orientation programme for NPC’s Legal Action Worldwide (LAW) supported project was held for 84 district partners and master trainers from 12 districts. Discussions included sharing experiences on the current political situation, the role of civil activists and research about protecting civic space.

NPC Executive Director Dr. Jehan Perera spoke on current political situation and role of civil society representatives in protecting civic space. People had to come forward to challenge corruption and governance related malpractices, he said.

Mr. Sasik de Silva from Social Scientists’ Association outlined the findings from research on community level citizenship, which was conducted to understand people’s attitudes to freedom of association, pluralism and civic participation and to identify ways to improve of attitudes of village leaders towards member of other communities.

A discussion was held about the objectives of the project, its desired outcome and obstacles.