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[OPIRG-EVENTS] Making democracy work in Goa

South Asia Partnership Canada invites you for a presentation on
Making democracy work in Goa: Promoting partnerships between NGOs and
local government 

By Patricia Pinto, Councillor, Panjim Municipal Council, Goa, India. Ms
Pinto also plays a leadership role in local NGOs.

When: Thursday, October 3, 2002, 12 noon - 2 pm 

Where: 2nd floor Conference Room at 1 Nicholas St., Ottawa (next to SAP
Canada office)

In 1992, India passed the 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendments that
started a process of devolution of power to local bodies. The Amendments
also reserved 33 per cent seats at the local level for women. Ms Pinto
will speak of the impact of these amendments in Goa, the challenges they
have thrown up and the solutions that have been tried out, with special
emphasis on the role of civil society in promoting democratic

Ms Pinto, besides being a Councillor, is the General Secretary of the
Goa Environment Federation and the founder member of the People's
Movement for Civic Action.

 To RSVP e-mail Wendy at wschoots@sapcanada.org or call 241-1333 ext.
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