On July 4th 2014, The Romanian NGDO Platform - FOND participated in the third meeting of the Consultative Council on Development Cooperation coordinated by the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Among the participants invited were representatives of the line ministries and Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Since signing the Collaboration Protocol with the Romanian MFA in March 2013, FOND has participated in this consultation process as a partner of the ministry, reflecting the important role of FOND in providing expertise and support for building an active national community in development cooperation.
The main role of the Consultative Council is to gather input on the strategic planning of the Romanian ODA policy proposed by the MFA, to disseminate information among representatives of the line ministries and also to encourage a multi-stakeholder dialogue.
The discussions focused on the new development cooperation draft law launched for public consultation in June by the MFA, the European Year for Development and the Romanian Development Camp organized in partnership with FOND between 9th-11th July 2014. The first draft of the new law was one of the main topics of debate at the last year’s edition of the Romanian Development Camp (July 2013, Sibiu).
Information provided by Adriana Zaharia, FOND