I landed! Oh wait I have been here a few days now, but now these posts are starting to focus on the meetings and interviews which take place when I am in Canada. The meetings in Toronto are changing slightly in direction away from just general civil society engagement in policy making but more focused […]
Read More Youth Voice ….. Canada Style
So, as you have heard about some of the fantastic work which has already been carried out in North America and the way that civil society organisations have been engaging with a range of policy makers. However, civil society groups often face a number of challenges in the participation. This can vary depending on the […]
Read More Great work but what’s holding them back?
UN: Can Civil Society really engage? With many organisations wanted to engage in an international setting what can they do to gain access in the ever restrictive society.
Read More UN: Can Civil Society really engage?
So I realise that I have not posted a blog post from NYC as of yet, however this week has been full of meetings every day with a range of actors from member states of the United Nations, NGOs/ CSO accreditated to and work with the various UN bodies, the secretariat and where this blog […]
Read More When Young People take the lead!
I start this piece with my travel from DC to NYC where because I have some time I decided to take the Northeast Regional from Washington DC Union Station, pictured in the header of the last post to NYC Penn Station. My first time taking such a train which was comfortable and had everything needed […]
Read More Trains and International Diplomacy
Now to my second blog post from my visit to Washington DC will be focusing on those civil society organisations which I met and then also the bit of free time I had and my explorations of Washington DC! But first to the Civil Society Organisations which I met during my visit. I had the […]
Read More What is the future – Open Gov or a Brick Wall?
So those that are aware of my fellowship travel plans realise that I have nearly finished my first stage of my fellowship in Washington DC and still have not posted a blog post in regards to my trip but instead I plan on posting two in quick succession as I am still trying to think […]
Read More Parliament, Policies and Perspectives
Short post to begin with! So today is the first day of my fellowship trip visiting the USA and Canada for 4 weeks, starting off in Washington DC! I spent yesterday travelling which all luckily went off without a hitch, from one small ish plane to an even smller one! (Hopefully the pictures will get […]
Read More 3 ….. 2 …… 1 …… Take Off
Welcome to my first Blog Post which will explain a bit about the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust and my fellowship into the role of Civil Society in Policy.
Read More My Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship