3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Sarhad Chamber of Commerce, Peshawar
CPDI and FNF Pakistan are jointly implementing a project titled “Democratic Local Governance for Development in Pakistan” with support of EU. It aims to build capacity of all stakeholders to demand more efficient, transparent, inclusive and accountable local governance systems in 15 districts of KP, Sindh and Balochistan. Under this initiative by involving citizens through participatory development, community interests and ownership in public projects will become increasingly reflected; resultantly relationship between local authorities and citizens will strengthen. Efforts of local CSOs and communities will also initiate the promotion of inclusive, participatory and non-discriminatory development to raise the standard of life of the citizens of the target districts in an equitable manner. Pre-Budget Consultation will provide a platform for local authorities, citizens and local CSOs to sit together. Citizens will put their budgetary priorities in front of local authorities. It will help to ensure the budget making process more open, transparent, need based and accessible.