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Latvian NGDO Platform. Bratislava March 14- 15, 2005. Aim:. To create an environment favourable for Latvian NGOs and to provide opportunities for development co-operation at the national and international levels. Brief history. Spring 2004- idea of founding LNGDO

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Latvian ngdo platform

Latvian NGDO Platform

Bratislava

March 14- 15, 2005


Latvian ngdo platform

Aim:

To create an environment favourable for Latvian NGOs and to provide opportunities for development co-operation at the national and international levels


Brief history

Brief history

  • Spring 2004- idea of founding LNGDO

  • August 2004 - foundation of the Platform, start of active participation in CONCORD WGs, design of own and co-operation projects

  • September, October - visits of Arjun Karki Rukmini Rao

  • December 2004- design of DC information campaign with UNDP, MFA and the Soros Foundation- Latvia, official contract with the MFA


Latvian ngdo platform

  • January 2005 - charity action to support victims of tsunami organised in collaboration with Latvian Red Cross

  • March 9, 2005 - Training “The European Union and the Millennium Development Goals”

  • End of March- Platform`s joint project design trip to Georgia, work on projects in the field of Development Education


Latvian ngdo platform

  • Latvian NGDO Platform in figures

  • 21 member organization

  • 12 different fields represented

  • 8 members of the Board

  • 3 employees: director, director`s assistant, project coordinator, book keeper


Our partners in latvia

Our partners in Latvia

  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs (official co- operation contract, weekly/ daily contact)

  • Soros Foundation - Latvia ( main 2004/2005 financial supporter)

  • UNDP (co- operation partner of LNGDO Platform and MFA

  • Civic Alliance - Latvia (lobbying, networking, information flow


Latvian ngdo platform

Our Partners in Europe

1. TRIALOG

2. EUROSTEP

3. CONCORD

4. Other partners


Latvian ngdo platform

Our Strengths

  • Active participation in different WGs on European level and Lobbying

  • High profile, standing and variety of the organisations represented in LNGDO

  • Excellent co-operation with Latvian partners in the MFA and others

  • Valuable experience of transformation country; experience in international projects

  • Strong focus on PR, international and national networking; focus on development education for own members and Latvian society


Latvian ngdo platform

The main challenges 2005

1. Public awareness rising campaign

2. Contacts in Saeima . Active lobbying (budget 2006).

3. Creating effective information flow and basic information repertoire

4. Development Assistance enters schools and raises quality in Universities.

5 . Interaction with press and mass media


Goals 2005

Goals 2005

  • At least one international large scale project (most probably in Georgia, Moldova or Ukraine) with Western European partner

  • facilitation of accession of new member organizations

  • Successful PR/ public awareness rising campaign


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  • Accession CONCORD as a fully fledged member

  • Creation of an effective feedback and information flow/ co-ordination system on both national and international levels


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We are looking forward to fruitful co-operation!

Your QUESTIONS are welcome!


Latvian ngdo platform

Latvian NGDO Platform :

Alberta iela 13,

Riga, LV 1010

[email protected]

phone: 00 371 83 51 699

fax: 00 371 70 39 242


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