Representatives of 16 non-governmental organizations received new knowledge on online tools that enable them to improve the effectiveness of public monitoring and public policy development at the training organized in the scope of the “Commitment to Constructive Dialogue” project.
The training took place on 19 March in Yerevan.
“We gained a lot of news information related to IT and can apply them to make our work more efficient and better. It was very interesting to work with e-mail databases, which enable to know whether the sent e-mails were read or not,” Ms Ani Arakelyan, representative of the “International Accountancy Training Centre” educational fund said.
Ms Mary Chakryan, President of Public Awareness and Monitoring Center, noted that as a result of the course they learned how to track the information and receive feedback from those who read and are interested in the activities and the research work of the organisation. “There were tools that we have never thought about, they seemed to be tips that prompt you to work in the right direction, make the activities of the organisation more visible.”
It should be noted that the Executive Director of “Civitas” NGO Mr. Khachik Gevorgyan, Coordinator of Education and Related sectors of the “Commitment to Constructive Dialogue” Project presented to the participants of the training more than 7 online tools, which can increase the effectiveness and visibility of the non-governmental organisations in the field of public policy.
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The “Commitment to Constructive Dialogue” project is implemented with the financial support of the European Union by a Consortium of civil society organisations, which are the Armenian Lawyers’ Association (lead organisation), Agora Central Europe (NGO based in the Czech Republic), the Armenian Centre for Democratic Education-CIVITAS, the International Centre for Human Development, the SME Cooperation Association and the Union of Communities of Armenia.
The project aims to enhance the influence of civil society organisations (CSOs) and CSO coalitions/networks on public policies in Armenia. This will allow organisations that are already working in sectoral coalitions to access additional resources, new groups of civil society experts to come together and encourage place their causes on the local and national policy agenda, to identify common concerns and priorities and approach government bodies with constructive and strategic policy engagement initiatives.
The project will provide sub-grants to CSOs and CSO coalitions for developing public policies and bringing significant changes in the 9 target sectors selected within the project, including those of justice, education and business.