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While the UK Climate Assembly is seen to have been a success by the select committees and a number of them have launched inquiries referencing CAUK’s recommendations, it has had an agenda-setting influence at best.
25 November 2021
Participants in the Climate Assembly UK sitting at tables
What does it take to organise a successful citizens’ assembly on climate change?
25 November 2021
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With a ‘new deliberative wave’ sweeping across the world, politicians and citizens have an incredible opportunity to save our democracies from polarization and lack of trust and build a strong democratic culture for the future.
25 November 2021
WFD, in partnership with the Coalition of Women MPs from Arab countries recently held a roundtable on the opportunities and challenges facing women’s electoral success in North Africa.
24 November 2021
A member of the coalition of women MPs from Arab countries with WFD staff member and UK MP
WFD engaged with the Climate Change Committee and Parliamentary Forum on Climate Change in Uganda by offering support to coordinate all the actors involved to review the bill and generate consensus and advocate for its passage.
23 November 2021
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Environmental civil society organisations in Albania often face difficulties in accessing decision-makers and being included in consultation processes. WFD is helping to change that.
23 November 2021
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WFD supported Pakistan's Standing Committee on Climate Change (CCC) to expand opportunities for citizens and experts to get involved in decision making.
23 November 2021
Members of the Pakistan National Assembly's Standing Committee on Climate Change
WFD, in partnership with the Digital Transformation Network (DTN) and Nudge Lebanon, recently ran a two-day workshop on applying behavioural insights to help the transition towards a civil state in Lebanon. The move towards a civil state in the Lebanese context means a move away from the confessional system that has replaced national identity as a source of citizens’ rights by sectarian affiliation.
18 November 2021
People sitting around a table
Both experiences highlight the value of citizens’ assemblies in spurring greater and fairer climate ambition thanks to different representation, legitimacy and deliberation methods. They also provide early lessons on the decision-making process that follow.
13 November 2021
Participants in the Climate Assembly UK sitting at tables
There are challenges for legislatures to make use of citizens’ assemblies successfully, but if these key lessons from CAUK are heeded, they could become a regular fixture of parliamentary public engagement.
03 November 2021
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The mission focuses on the rights and opportunities of women, youth, persons with disabilities and other underrepresented groups to participate in the electoral process. It will also consider media freedom and media and social media coverage of the election.
01 November 2021
Banjul city
Training workshops on preventing and combating the use of hate speech for youth and civic activists took place in all regions of Kyrgyzstan from 6th – 23rd September 2021. Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD), jointly with the Institute of Civic Development held these events in the run up to the country’s Parliamentary elections within the framework of the Media Dialogue project funded by the European Union.
08 October 2021
People sitting around a table
Environmental democracy principles were discussed on Tuesday 21st September at a national workshop in Georgia organised by the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) in partnership with the Parliament of Georgia and the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture.
21 September 2021
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Deliberative democracy complements representative democracy to enhance certain policy outcomes but should not be seen as competing against existing political authorities.
14 September 2021
Election campaigns provide particularly fertile ground for hate speech and incitement to hatred. Political parties, candidates, opinion makers, and members of civil society can be influential spreaders of hate speech. Hate speech is also amplified by the media, in particular social media.
06 September 2021
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