The Civil Society Program commenced with a one-hour meeting between representatives of CSOs and NGOs and ADB President Takehiko Nakao. More than 250 civil society participants met with the President on concerns related to ADB programs and policies.
In his opening remarks, the President noted that CSOs have been ADB’s partners in developing projects to make them more effective. He also announced that ADB will be launching this year a technical assistance titled “Deepening Civil Society Engagement for Development Effectiveness.” This project will enhance ADB’s readiness to fulfill strategy 2020, and will support its commitments for more inclusive development programs through effective collaboration with CSOs.
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