Workshop on capacity building

The workshop in progress.

The Capacity Building Training Programme to educate and familiarize the developmental projects of the Local Government bodies among female members was held at the Local Government Regional Office in Batticaloa, recently.

The workshop was organised by the Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE).

The topics discussed were, the need for female representation in local government, the development of relationships with policymakers cultivation of a good mentality to serve the election irrespective of whether they were supporters or not, ways of generating funds for developmental purposes and allocation of funds without discrimination.

The organisers said such a mentality is important to ensure free and fair elections.

CaFFE Executive Director Keerthi Thennakoon, National Coordinator M. Manaz, District Coordinator S. Kandeepan and Assistant District Coordinator A. Meerasaibo were resource persons.

The book, ‘Election Monitoring’ was also distributed among the participants.

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