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Astana to host the seventh Civil Forum

24 October 2016, 12:58
Photo: ortcom.kz

The forum will be held on November 25, 2016.

The forum will be attended by the leadership of the Presidential Administration, deputies of the Parliament of Kazakhstan, representatives of central and local executive bodies of Kazakhstan, regional and national NGOs, representatives of international organizations, heads of diplomatic missions, the expert community and the media.

"Interaction between the state and NGOs in Kazakhstan is based on equal partnership principles in the framework of a national dialogue, one of the main mechanisms of which is the Civic Forum," said to reporters the president of the Association of Legal Entities "Civil Alliance of Kazakhstan" Nurlan Yerimbetov.

According to him, Fair of social ideas and projects, involving the identification of innovative approaches in solving various social problems, will also be held on the eve of the forum. The fair is held from 15 October to 15 November at the Alliance website. Author of the best ideas, the project will be awarded a prize of 1 million tenge.

Programs of the seventh Civil Forum includes an exhibition of achievements of the NGO, the plenary session on the state and prospects of development of civil society, where it is planned to adopt the Code of Ethics of NGOs of Kazakhstan and to make recommendations.

N. Yerimbetov also noted that Civil Alliance of Kazakhstan launches project to develop community councils. The project is aimed at partnerships with regional community councils to improve their performance, and enhance the involvement of the population in decision-making processes through the public councils.

"We plan to provide educational, informational, legal support to the Public Council on three areas: information via a specially crafted www.kazkenes.kz site, through training of representatives of councils and NGOs, and monitoring the activities of councils on the basis of the legislation," N. Yerimbetov said.

It should be noted that the holding of the Civil Forum of Kazakhstan and the project on public councils is implemented under the state grants of Civil Initiatives Support Center and the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Civil Society of Kazakhstan.