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IF holds Meeting for Civil Society Leaders in Baghdad

Febuary 3, 2011

On February 3, IF held a meeting in Baghdad for civil society leaders as part of the Post Election Democracy Project (PEDP).  Ms. Rend Al-Rahim, IF’s Executive Director, chaired the meeting which brought together civil society leaders participating in the project’s government watchdog activities.  During the meeting, participants and project staff review strategies for writing shadow reports as well as national and international advocacy strategies covered during the Watchdog Group Training held in Beirut from December 4-6, 2010.  Participants also discussed draft-reports that the groups have been preparing on media freedom, the Iraqi Council of Representatives (CoR), and political parties.  Project staff provided insight on research methodologies and other reporting standards to assist the civic leaders.

Prior to this meeting, IF has held 6 other meetings on the following dates:

Meeting 1: 6/ 12/ 2010. All CSL meeting.
Meeting 2: 6/ 17/ 2010. Coordinators meeting.
Meeting 3: 7/ 5/ 2010.  Coordinators meeting.
Meeting 4: 8/ 10/ 2010.  Coordinators meeting.
Meeting 5: 9/ 23/ 2010.  Coordinators and rapporteurs meeting.
Meeting 6: 10/ 25/ 2010: Coordinators and rapporteurs meeting.

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