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Hi JB,

With reference to:

   *  civil society: through media coverage and training under the auspices of professional associations, charities, faith communities and other civil society organisations 

...there is no explicit mention of NGOs...perhaps this is covered by your statemtent... In many countries (perhaps beyond Malawi), NGOs are the trusted organisation connecting directly to the grassroots, whereby the grassroots can learn about (different concepts and practices) of governance. The materials that COL is preparing on the WikiEducator - WikiGovernance node, will attend to the paucity of learning materials expressly designed for the use of NGOs, as they conduct their activities. We have a working name: the NGO Learning Design Toolkit for Governance

--Randy Fisher 21:48, 15 April 2008 (UTC)

Wikirandy (talk)10:48, 16 April 2008

Hi Randy, sorry for not getting back to the Discussion page sooner! Your point is very well taken and the gap was to some extent filled but using "CSO" terminology rather than "NGOs". I am not sure which we should employ. The two overlap to a considerable extent but I have not given much thought to differences that might influence our choice. Your views on this would be most welcome. - JB

JB (talk)11:47, 29 April 2008