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Post  Sirop14 on Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:07 pm

Civil society groups get funding for activities - 12.03.2009

Civil society groups working to improve the skills of people serving the community have received some of the funding needed to carry out their activities.

Lungos officials with representatives of the various civil society groups who have received funding

They each received R25,000 from the 9th European Development Fund programme, which aims to empower non-state bodies.
The organisations concerned signed project agreements last week at the Exiles Club in Victoria in a ceremony attended by Minister for Health and Social Development Marie-Pierre Lloyd and representatives of the United Nations Development Programme and European Union.

The meeting was also a chance for the non-state representatives to network and learn how to improve the way they write project proposals.

In a speech to congratulate the groups whose projects were approved, Bernard Elizabeth, chairman of the Liaison Unit of Non-governmental Organisations of Seychelles (Lungos), said the event shows the progress the unit has made in empowering its members.

The 19 non-state organisations – all registered members of Lungos – handed in a total of 26 proposals, of which 12 received funding.

All the projects aim to help members of the community by enhancing their skills. Lungos had set criteria to judge whether they should receive funding, including how easy it would be to carry them out.

Projects ranged from the Nurses’ Association of Seychelles wanting to help men look after their health better to the Friends of Prison making information booklets for the inmates at Montagne Posée.

Other interesting proposals included one from the Alliance of Solidarity for the Family (ASFF), which aims to train people who will, in turn, teach others how to discuss the subject of reproductive and sexual health with the youth.

The ASFF said it saw the need to carry out such a programme as it found that young people believe those who talk are sometimes not up to date with the topic.

As some of the representatives pointed out in presentations to describe their projects, the money will cover only part of their expenses – they will have to look for the rest of the funding on their own.

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Post  Sirop14 on Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:09 pm

EFOIS se réunit en forum pour préparer la rencontre des Comores - 12.03.2009

Les femmes entrepreneurs se sont réunies en forum au Camion Hall, samedi dernier, pour débattre des questions les intéressant et échanger leurs expériences.

Mme Jennie Ah-Kong (debout) explique à quelques participants les objectifs du forumOrganisé pour coïncider avec la Journée Internationale des Femmes - le 8 Mars - l’objectif du forum était de recueillir l’ensemble des réflexions afin de préparer un plan d’action à soumettre à l’EFOI (Entrepreneurs au Féminin – Océan Indien).

L’assemblée générale de l’EFOI se tient les 12 et 13 mars aux Comores et les Seychelles qui en sont membres doivent justement présenter le fruit de leurs réflexions de samedi dernier.

Mme Jennie Ah-Kong qui est la présidente de l’EFOI-Seychelles, et qui a animé les débats, y défendra la cause seychelloise.
Le réseau des Femmes Entrepreneurs de l'Océan Indien a été créé en mars 1999 suite à un atelier de réflexion regroupant des femmes entrepreneurs issues des différentes îles et d’organismes d'appui.
En mars 2001, l'assemblée générale constitutive a adopté les statuts de l’EFOI. Et EFOI - Seychelles (qui donne EFOIS) a vu le jour en mars 2005.

EFOIS est une ONG à but non lucratif, apolitique et non religieuse. Ses activités au niveau national et international visent la promotion et le développement de l'entreprenariat féminin.
A noter que le forum de samedi était conjointement organisée par le groupe Entrepreneur au Féminin Océan Indien - Seychelles (EFOIS), Woman in Action and Solidarity Organisation (Waso) et le Ministère de la Santé et des Affaires Sociales.

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Post  Sirop14 on Thu Aug 13, 2009 1:21 pm

Civil society and NGOs review legal framework - 13.08.2009

Civil society and non-governmental organisations are meeting to review their legal framework and to take part in capacity building exercises to help them make decisions and draw up policies.


Mr Elizabeth addressing guests and stakeholders at the opening of the workshop yesterday

The two-day workshop opened yesterday at the International Conference Centre and has a wide range of stakeholders taking part.

These include NGOs and commissions from the fields of environment, health, socio-economics, rights, health, youth, gender, sports and culture. The training is seen as an important step in strengthening civil society contributions to national development.

Funded by the European Union under the 9th European Development Fund project on capacity building for state and non-state actors, the workshop opened in the presence of several special guests.

Among these were French ambassador Philippe Delacroix, Member of the National Assembly Sandy Arrisol and special adviser on social development Marie-Josee Bonne.

A team of consultants made up of international experts Benedict Iheme and Natacha Dos Santos along with Joseph Athanasius from Seychelles worked on the legal aspects of the review, including the laws under which non-state groups are set up.

They will then propose changes to convert the existing framework into modern legislation. Mr Athanasius said that when amending or drafting laws, they are also looking at many other countries’ NGO practices, especially the ones that resemble ours most closely.

Bernard Elizabeth, chairman of the Liaison Unit of Non-Governmental Organisations of Seychelles (Lungos), said it is an important step for citizens to review the laws of their country, some of which have existed since the 1950s.

“This is the first time that citizens are getting involved in revising and possibly rewriting one of the chapters of the laws of Seychelles, and by which the governance of their organisations will be guided, measured and assessed,” he said.

“It is part of the democratisation process of NGOs in particular and civil society organisations in general.”

Mr Elizabeth said the outcome of the workshop should help them move to the next level of their involvement in developing their communities, their society and their country and confirm their place as the third pillar of development in Seychelles.

On the government’s behalf, Mrs Bonne said it is committed to encouraging all sectors of society to contribute to national economic growth as identified in Strategy 2017.

The government acknowledges the pivotal role that civil societies have in our country and will continue to support Lungos and its members in achieving their goals, she added.

At the same time the government will continue to look at ways to extend the process of engagement to each and every member of society and bring them to the centre of their country’s development.

After the workshop, new laws will be drafted in line with the agreements reached, and a validation session will be held to make any necessary changes to them.
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The announcement by SBC and coverage President JA Michel lay foundation stone of "Espace"

Post  Sirop14 on Tue May 08, 2012 7:24 am



With out going into the details - in as much that it is good that JJ Spirit get their own building and associated resource. This building is estimated at Rs150 millions, half of the Fund already put together by foreign source.

JJ Spirit is a relatively very new NGO in Sechelles Seychelles, started less than five years ago. Mrs Bastinne - say it was a small group of individual - in the original media coverage, it stated President JA Michel and Minister Belmont were importantly and very directly involved. As such a very political Project using the resource of the Nation.

The question we need to ask - LUNGOS which Mr Mathew Servina played a leading role for many years and how the Government of FA Rene treated LUNGOS and him, those associated. Since then LUNGOS has changed a very great deal, the important involvement of the EU, UN, Commonwealth, African Union, Francophone and other governments.Today it plays a highly crucial role in very many aspects of the Nation running, society, democracy, Justice, police etc, culture, heritage - yet the promised $10 millions never materialise. They have a plot of land near the National Assembly and new palace of Justice. That was in 2008/9.

This very important National Institution, equally important in regional and international working is still House in its old cramp and inadequate building at the car park and behind the old stadium. For all the government talk of a New Seychelles and the many opposition voice of corruption, abuse - this development prove that the government is not about to change its practises.

{SBC gave tne news of the high speed undersea cable connection began being laid in Tanzania and all the personalities present - already the Seychellois nation are connected to the outside world and what they can read, research and conclusion they can make. It is not President JA Michel that helped the politicl change in Britain - the election results and he certainly had no role in the election of President Francois Holland of France - yet his very manner and approach, conning the Seychellois people that he had, what to all the regional nations and International community think. It is very illogical, unbalance and improper.Very corrupt, as a Head of State going about taking/stealing credits of others, just like nasty and very badly brought up school children. Wonder in Mauritius, Reunion Comor and Madagascar what they think }

It has been noted that State House and the Nation have a new version of the National coats of arms now in gold displayed a the many pictures on the occasion of India President Visit.


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Chagos islanders ask supreme court to overturn House of Lords decision

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Chagos islanders ask supreme court to overturn House of Lords decision

Group say forcible removal from British Indian Ocean homes was made partly on basis of feasibility study which was never presented to original hearing

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Civil society bodies of Mauritius and Seychelles strengthen ties

Post  Sirop14 on Fri Oct 23, 2015 7:36 pm

Civil society bodies of Mauritius and Seychelles strengthen ties

23-October-2015


The Citizens Engagement Platform Seychelles and its Mauritian counterpart, the Mauritius Council of Social Service (Macoss), have cemented their partnership through a memorandum of understanding.
The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed in Mauritius on October 10 at a grand ceremony as part of celebrations to mark Mauritius Council of Social Service (Macoss) 50 years of existence.
The Citizens Engagement Platform Seychelles (Ceps) was represented by its vice-chairperson Jude Fred and secretary to the Ceps board, Marie-Nella Azemia. Macoss chairperson Geerish Bucktowonsing signed on behalf of his organisation.
Present at the event were Macoss office bearers and member affiliates as well as the Mauritian Vice-Prime Minister and Minister for Energy and Public Utilities, Ivan Collendavelloo and Minister for Social Security, National Solidarity & Reform Institutions, Fazila Jeewa-Daureeawoo.
The MoU brings the two civil society bodies together so as to enable them to partner on common issues and implement related programmes in the Indian Ocean region.
The agreement also permits member organisations of the two bodies to network with each other.
It is also expected that Macoss and Ceps would undertake exchange programmes on an annual basis.
The two parties have identified a need for conducting capacity building in the areas of leadership within their individual civil society platforms; therefore through the MoU both parties have agreed to support a Regional Civil Society Leadership Learning Centre.
Macoss and Lungos (Ceps’ predecessor) have in the past maintained a networking relationship. With Ceps replacing Lungos and Macoss developing an NGO policy, this agreement will allow experiences and best practices within the sectors to be shared, especially when it comes to the work currently being carried out by civil society organisations between the two countries.
Following the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda held this past September in New York, both the Seychelles and Mauritius platforms have identified that there is a need to promote and contribute towards sustainable development strategies. This will therefore be another area where there will be engagement between the two parties.
Also under this MoU, Ceps and Macoss will develop resource mobilisation strategies for the successful implementation of programmes under the agreement.
This MoU, which will be valid for a period of two years, is based on goodwill and mutual cooperation between Macoss and Ceps.
Macoss is an umbrella organisation set up in 1965 to coordinate the activities of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Mauritius.
From a social service coordinating body, Macoss developed as a council of NGOs, dedicated to social services and sustainable social development.
The council was incorporated under Act 55 of 1970, thus providing the legal framework for its operation.
This Act provides that the objects of Macoss are to promote any charitable purposes for the benefit of the community in Mauritius, in particular the advancement of social education, furtherance of health, relief of poverty, distress and sickness and foster cooperation in the achievement of these purposes by bringing together representatives of voluntary organisations.
The mission of the Ceps unfolds into relevant working themes which include providing common ground for civil society participation in development enabling overall growth and development of the civil society sector, capacity development, inter-organisational/sector networking and liaison, partnership facilitation, policy engagement and the delivery of some essential services to the sector.
Ceps has a membership of over 60 civil society organisations (CSOs) and it aims to enhance citizens’ engagement in development.
Ceps’ vision is “to be a credible and strong platform that engages strategically and systematically in nation-building”.
Its mission is to be “united and engaged as key partners in nation-building through active dialogue, participation and action”.

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Kisnan Tamatave elected Red Cross president

Post  Sirop14 on Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:05 pm

Kisnan Tamatave elected Red Cross president

15-March-2016

Praslinois Kisnan Tamatave is the new president of the Red Cross Society of Seychelles (RCSS).
Mr Tamatave received 26 votes during Saturday’s election and the newly elected vice-presidents are Audrey Adam and Gerry Henri.
Four ordinary members were also elected and they are Harry Dingwall, Genevieve Figaro, Martje Figaro and Marylene Chang Him.
The election is held every three years and this time there were 28 members of the society present to vote.
In the presence of former RCSS president Chrystold Chetty, Citizens Engagement Platform of Seychelles (Ceps) chairperson Jules Hoareau, members and volunteers of the society among other guests, outgoing president Barbara Carolus Andre, who has completed six years, read out the reports of the society for the years 2013-2015.
This was followed by a presentation by the outgoing secretary general Collette Servina. The approved audited financial report 2010/2011 and financial report for the years 2014/2015 were also presented.
Mr Tamatave said “to be elected president of the national society is of course a very great honour but much more importantly confers on me an enormous personal responsibility.”
He joined the RCSS as a youth representative for the Praslin branch and was later elected its chairperson.
Mr Tamatave was elected vice-president of the national committee at the last general assembly.
He added: “As such I have gained experiences and ethics which are also helping me in my professional field.”
Mr Tamatave also highlighted the leadership role within the Red Cross and some of the challenges and opportunities of the national society.
Mrs Carolus Andre said her six years have been a period of consolidation of the governance and management and volunteers that make up the structure of the Red Cross.
For her biggest achievement she said: “I was there to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the society and I have been with the society for the past 25 years, so seeing it grow from there to now, and to be part of where it is right now is amazing.”
There were also presentation of awards and certificates.
Seven national committee members received shields, two dedicated volunteers – Steven Esparon and Augustin Pooda – were rewarded and one RCSS staff received a long service award as she joined as the administration officer to later occupy the post of Mahe branch coordinator.
The award went to Karine Ernesta who also received a voucher worth R1,500 sponsored by La Perle Noir restaurant.

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Ceps project fund launched

Post  Sirop14 on Wed Apr 06, 2016 12:23 pm

Ceps project fund launched

06-April-2016


The Citizens Engagement Platform Seychelles (Ceps) has launched a corner stone of resource mobilisation.
The ceremony took place on Saturday evening during a short ceremony held at the International Conference Centre (ICCS).
The non-governmental organisation (NGO) has a membership of sixty two civil society organisations (CSOs) and its main aim is to enhance citizens’ engagement in development.
Ceps’ mission is to be united and engaged as key partners in nation-building through active dialogue, participation and action.
In fulfilling this strategic mission, Ceps is setting up a special fund called the Project fund in its operation so as to mobilise resources.
The presentation on the special fund was led by Ceps’ chief executive (CEO) Marcel Rosalie.
He said the aim of the fund is to promote the spirit of volunteerism and to have a designated account for business wishing to contribute to the sector.
“The Ceps project fund aims to mobilise resources so that our member organisations who are in need of resources can implement their projects. So it will be a way of bringing some benefits to them so that is why it is important for them as an organisation to join Ceps because they will be getting some formal assistance from us,” said Mr Rosalie.
The potential sources are corporate social responsibility (CSR) tax contributions, voluntary contributions, fund raising initiatives, grants from government or other donors and other legal sources of funding.
The objectives of the fund are to finance their strategic programmes and initiatives which will benefit the civil society sector, to finance services, programmes and projects of CSOs and to finance the annual volunteer award ceremony.
A mechanism will be set up for administration of the fund, so that Ceps members can benefit through a transparent system.
The fund will be managed by a committee comprising five members, elected by the general assembly.
The Project Fund is a structural extension of Ceps and therefore all finances must be handled in a transparent manner.
The Trust Fund will elect and mandate three signatories to its accounts and the Project Fund account shall be audited by an auditor appointed by Ceps.
Two businesses also signed a pledge towards the fund and they were Cable and Wireless Seychelles (CWS) and the Mauritius Commercial Bank (MCB).
The business will contribute to the fund financially or of any kind as well as engage their employees in the project.
The managing director of MCB, Bernard Jackson, said MCB wanted to have a meaningful and a focused contribution.
“We met Ceps and we saw that they have this global approach and they are regrouping many NGOs and we could have this common initiative which is of a very structured nature to know how we can have a very focused strategy in terms of CSR. We are very happy today to have been able to make this pledge,” said Mr Jackson.
The CSR manager of CWS Muriel Morgan said that a lot of organisations that are linked with Ceps are also working with CWS.
“It is a way of formalising what we give to the organisations and it doesn’t mean that having signed on with Ceps we will not be helping out the other organisations voluntarily or on an individual basis. We are proud today to be a partner of Ceps,” she said.
Present during the ceremony were members of the business community and of Ceps, representatives of various ministries and associations, and other stakeholders.
The chairman of Ceps, Jules Hoareau, also addressed the guests present

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Seychelles to host global biennial conference on small states

Post  Sirop14 on Wed May 11, 2016 12:58 pm

Seychelles to host global biennial conference on small states

11-May-2016


Trade, debt and accessing financing to help small states achieve Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development are a few of the priority issues small states and development partners will tackle this week in Seychelles.
The global biennial conference on small states provides an opportunity for the most vulnerable member countries to take stock of global developments and map out a more resilient future.
The current global outlook on small states – countries at the sharp end of development challenges – has largely been influenced by recent international agreements such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Addis Ababa Agenda on Development Finance and the Paris Climate Agreement (COP21). The conference aims to analyse the impact of these agreements and unearth the realities facing small states that hamper social and economic growth. Those who will be taking part will look at concrete mechanisms to build resilience and secure financing to achieve their development goals.
Thirty-one of 53 Commonwealth countries are classified as small states, each facing unique challenges specific to their size and location. Low-lying, landlocked and sometimes remote, these countries are often overlooked and left to contend with economic and climate shocks that can wipe out entire economies overnight.
Devastation wrought by Tropical Storm Erika in Dominica in 2015 and Cyclone Winston in Fiji this year are recent chilling reminders.
“We have seen a gear change on action to tackle global problems with a series of landmark international agreements. But signing up is not enough since the journey now begins. We need urgent and innovative financing solutions to provide much-needed resources for mitigation and adaptation,” said Deodat Maharaj, Commonwealth deputy secretary-general.
“This is an important event in the Commonwealth calendar because it is one of the few opportunities for small states to meet and find solutions to common challenges. It is our hope outcomes from these deliberations will go some way to influencing policy and also provide practical and concrete support for our member states,” he continued.
In addition to small states from across the Commonwealth, a wide range of stakeholders will take part in the conference, which will run from May 12-13, from government, business, civil society and academia, as well as major development partners: the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and United Nations.
Under the theme ‘Achieving a Resilient Future for Small States’, delegates will share the latest research, explore new opportunities and gain a better understanding of small states’ priorities and vulnerabilities. Discussions are expected to generate important policy recommendations and inform national, regional and global development programmes. An outcome statement will be issued at the end of the conference with recommendations and practical actions to support this most vulnerable group of countries.
The Commonwealth has long been a champion of small states, undertaking policy research on building resilience, alleviating debt burdens, improving access to finance, enhancing trade terms and responding to climate change and other disasters. At last year’s leaders’ summit in Malta, the Commonwealth launched the Climate Finance Access Hub. Hosted by Mauritius, the initiative will help small states access funds to tackle climate change.

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4th Global Biennial Conference on Small States:

Post  Sirop14 on Fri May 13, 2016 9:23 am

4th Global Biennial Conference on Small States:

13-May-2016
Achieving a resilient future for small states

The 4th Global Biennial Conference on Small States (GBCSS) is currently taking place at the Avani Resort & Spa at Barbarons, under the theme 'Achieving a resilient future for small states'.
The two-day meeting which has brought together senior officials from Commonwealth and non-Commonwealth small states as well as key regional and international development partners, aims at taking stock of the challenges faced by small states, considering their strategic vision for the future and reviewing the tools required to achieve their goals.
It will also focus on the recent landmark international agreements on climate change and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Addis Ababa Agenda on Development Finance as well as the Paris Climate Agreement (COP21). Delegates will also explore strategies to help small states become more resilient.
While expressing regret for this time not being able to be back in the beautiful country where she honeymooned in 1995 as she is attending another important conference on anti-corruption in London, Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland has in a recorded video message thanked Seychelles for hosting the conference.
She has duly remarked that by accepting to organise the gathering, Seychelles has brought it to Africa for the first time.
In her absence, Deputy Secretary General Deodat Mahara has commented that Seychelles will be the “centre of Commonwealth for those few days”.
Commending the government for choosing the Blue economy as a development option, he also congratulated Seychelles and Mauritius for being the first countries in the world to jointly manage an ocean area – the Mascareigne Plateau.
His thoughts that vulnerability should be criteria for access to funding were shared by Vice-President Danny Faure when the latter officially launched the conference.
Speaking in the presence of other government ministers and members of the diplomatic corps, Mr Faure expressed Seychelles’ delight to welcome the Commonwealth family to the Small States biennial meeting.

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Fourth Global Biennial Conference on Small States

Post  Sirop14 on Mon May 16, 2016 4:45 pm

Fourth Global Biennial Conference on Small States

16-May-2016


‘Youths can hold governments to account’

Youths of the world have a duty to monitor governments and hold them to their commitments vis-à-vis climate change and other development challenges.
Angelique Pouponneau, vice-chair of the Commonwealth Youth Council, said this during the breakfast session organised as part of the fourth Global Biennial Conference on Small States held last week at the Avani hotel.

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Ceps holds second AGM since its inception

Post  Sirop14 on Tue May 31, 2016 1:51 pm

Ceps holds second AGM since its inception

31-May-2016


The Citizens Engagement Platform held its second annual general meeting on Saturday May 21, 2016 at the International Conference Centre of Seychelles.
Thirty-seven member organisations attended the annual general meeting (AGM). The welcome was made by Citizens Engagement Platform (Ceps) secretary Marie Nella Azemia, who presented the AGM agenda, which members unanimously adopted.
This was followed by the review and adoption of last Ceps’ AGM which was held in November 2014. The same process was conducted for the minutes of the Ceps extraordinary general meeting (EGM) that was held in November 2015.
The chairperson of Ceps, Jules Hoareau, then presented a report on behalf of the Ceps board. He noted that 2014 was a very busy year for the platform. Despite the fact that it faced numerous challenges, Ceps actively engaged in various spheres and there has been a great deal of networking and collaborations at both national and international level.
He noted that at policy level, Ceps has taken the lead on many issues at platform level and through the membership.
Mr Hoareau went on to say that the platform has been very vocal when it comes to environmental, social, economic and political issues. He specifically mentioned civil society’s engagement in the national budget process, consultation and inputs in the district council legislation, the proposed financial regulations in partnership with FIU, the Cap Ternay project led by the Ceps Environmental & Natural Resources commission in collaboration with the different environment organisations in the country.
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Mancham called upon to help find solutions to Roma problems in Europe
We have battle/fought for near 30 years to build our Justice, Police system/Institutions.

We are a great believer in Empowering the people - NGO workings and president Obama backyards.

Via/though that SIROP how we have empowered nations small and great poor and rich.

Hence/In the process the mountain of misguided sleazes including the Al Kaida and Taliban debacle - the formula those use to build their struggles good or bad -

In that Seychelles 30 years ago you /we lived in the planet of the ‪#‎Apes‬. Via and on account of that SIROP program linked you with some of the most dynamic and sophisticated workings of the world our planet. Including the creation of Facebook - "on the plantation when we worked side by side with our men and woman and we had a good day or week - they would turn round and say Master John - that was how they called my person - thumb up."

The thousands of you in that Seychelles your crazy/mad master John gave your that WWW connectivity and countless other possibilities - you have let yourself down and your crazy/mad master John. It does not encourage him to do more for you.

The founding president of Seychelles communicate in very excellent English - do you in that Sechelles Seychelles - all of you need to open your ears very big go and borrow it from the elephant. -
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Delegates learn to better analyse and process records

Post  Sirop14 on Thu Jun 09, 2016 7:57 am

Delegates learn to better analyse and process records

09-June-2016




As part of recommendations to build capacity and efficiency in human resources personnel, a three-day workshop on Record and Management System started yesterday at the Guy Morel Institute at Ma Joie.
The aim of the workshop is to enable delegates to better analyse and process record.
It will enable delegates to know the importance of keeping proper relevant documentation or records and understand the legal implications; to use critical skills so as to make good and sound decisions; to understand the audit process and procedures and engage in process re-engineering by ensuring strategies implemented produce desired results; to understand the steps for analysing data and develop action plan based on analysis and to develop skills and understanding in monitoring and evaluating the implementation and ongoing improvement of plans.
The workshop, which will run until June 13, has been organised by the Ministry of Labour and Human Resource Development in partnership with the Guy Morel Institute of the University of Seychelles.
It is being attended by about 30 human resources managers and officers and facilitated by Nella Belmont of the institute.
After discovering in many instances that a lot of organisations were not able to provide relevant documents required when asked for, it was therefore felt that there was a need to train personnel so that records are accessible in seconds.
“That’s why we think it is good to have this workshop where we will learn about the importance of keeping records and proper documentations,” said Shella Mohideen, dean of the Guy Morel Institute.
She added it is not just about documenting certain information on file but we also need to process this information, process data so we produce reports which confirm things.
“So it is important that we take this raw data, process it effectively so we produce the right information and make the right decision,” said Mrs Mohideen.
Keddy Ernesta of the Guy Morel Institute said the course highlights the institute’s continuing support for the labour force and engaging more with them.
Mary Vonne Francis, senior employment officer in the Ministry of Labour and Human Resource Development, said the workshop has come at an opportune time following the productivity study that was done in 2014 which discovered there was a need to build efficiency and capacity of human resource personnel in the country.
She said records are important when it comes to providing information. She remarked training is an investment and urged the delegates to make a difference when they resume work.

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New office to assist and advise public

Post  Sirop14 on Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:52 pm

New office to assist and advise public

17-June-2016


The Citizens Engagement Platform Seychelles (CEPS) has officially opened a new Citizens Advice Bureau (CAP) to mark Constitution Day.
The bureau, which is located on the second floor of Orion Mall in Victoria, will primarily give advice to the public who need help in dealing with various situations of life.
The new CAP was officially opened by Vice-President Danny Faure and the chairman of the Family Action Team Linda Philoé Mellie from Mont Buxton, in the presence of the French ambassador to Seychelles Lionel Majesté-Larrouy, the chairperson of CEPS Jules Hoareau, Defence Forces representatives, among other guests.
The staff of the bureau will guide and advise members of the public on the best course of action to follow in a number of situations especially when procedures or choices are not clear.
Mr Hoareau stated that CEPS started to deliver such a service in May, to provide a much needed help to all citizens.

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CITIZEN ADVICE BUREAU: Un annuaire pour faire le pont avec les citoyens

Post  Sirop14 on Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:52 am

CITIZEN ADVICE BUREAU: Un annuaire pour faire le pont avec les citoyens

ARTICLE PARU DANS LE MAURICIEN | 13 JUILLET, 2016 - 23:15

Dans le but d’établir un pont entre le Citizen Advice Bureau (CAB) et les citoyens en général, le Bureau du Premier ministre vient de publier un annuaire qui constitue un guide à l’intention de tous ceux entreprenant des démarches auprès des services gouvernementaux.
Dans la préface du document, le Premier ministre, sir Anerood Jugnauth, souligne avoir constaté depuis son retour au pouvoir que les bureaux du CAB ne fonctionnaient pas comme il l’aurait souhaité et s’est toujours interrogé sur les raisons de ce problème.
« J’avais noté avec inquiétude que malgré le fait que nous disposions de 35 bureaux à travers le pays, le public n’était pas satisfait des services obtenus et la tendance de recourir aux radios privées pour résoudre ses problèmes s’est popularisée. La plupart des responsables des bureaux du CAB n’étaient pas formés convenablement », a-t-il observé.
Le chef du gouvernement a expliqué avoir évoqué la question avec le secrétaire permanent de la NDU, Asha Burrenchobay, qui a pris l’initiative de préparer un tool kit à l’intention des responsables de bureaux du CAB. Le document de près de 300 pages explique en détail les démarches à entreprendre auprès de tous les ministères et les services concernés pour, par exemple, l’obtention d’un document d’un bureau d’état civil, tel un certificat de naissance, de mariage et de décès. Le document décrit également les démarches à effectuer auprès des organismes du ministère du Travail par ceux à la recherche d’un emploi. Il s’adresse aussi aux pensionnaires, aux entrepreneurs, aux pêcheurs, à ceux qui sont non seulement à la recherche d’un logement, mais également à ceux qui veulent développer des projets immobiliers. Les automobilistes y trouveront les détails concernant l’achat, l’enregistrement et la vente de véhicules. Tout un chapitre a aussi été écrit sur Rodrigues.
Les bureaux du CAB ont été créés suivant le modèle britannique en 1989 avec pour moto Amenn developman divan ou laport ». De nos jours, le pays compte 35 bureaux à travers l’île. Le but du CAB est d’assister le public sur les facilités offertes par le gouvernement et le secteur public, d’agir comme un agent facilitateur entre le gouvernement et la population, de mettre des facilités à l’intention des PPS afin qu’ils puissent exercer dans les meilleures conditions, d’organiser des campagnes sensibilisation sur des thèmes pertinents concernant la santé de la population et le bien-être de la société.

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EU funded project to promote democratic process and good governance

Post  Sirop14 on Fri Aug 12, 2016 8:26 am

EU funded project to promote democratic process and good governance

12-August-2016


A European Union funded project for the Citizens Engagement Platform Seychelles has been launched with the aim of promoting the democratic process and good governance in Seychelles.
The project, called ‘Building capacity for citizens’ participation in the democratic process and good governance in Seychelles’, was officially launched on Wednesday evening at the Citizens Engagement Platform Seychelles (Ceps) conference room, Orion Mall.
Through this project Ceps intends to increase fairness, transparency and civic participation in the democratic election process in Seychelles.
It aims at building civic awareness and capacity in order to ensure civic participation and increasing fairness, ethics and transparency in the electoral process via civic education and training.
The project will cost 100,000 Euros and will last for twelve months.
The expected outcomes of the project are that 15 people are trained in civic education with special emphasis on election process; 75% of electorate of the 25 districts of Mahé, Praslin and La Digue are significantly educated on human rights, good governance and voter’s rights; information, education and communication (print and electronic) materials are developed for awareness and educational activities; 50 local election observers are updated on election processes; 50 more local election observers are trained and certified to observe the electoral process effectively, adding to the existing trained observers from CDWS and ARID and six days’ training of all political parties on their rights and obligations in the electoral process as well as on changes in relation to the electoral reform.
Present at the launch were the British high commissioner to Seychelles Caron Röhsler, whose country is the current head of the EU; French ambassador to Seychelles Lionnel Majesté-Larrouy, also representing the EU; Ceps chief executive Marcel Rosalie; Ceps chairperson Jules Hoareau and other officials of Ceps; Citizens Democracy Watch Seychelles (CDWS), the Association for Rights Information & Democracy (ARID), The VOICE – Seychelles and other non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
Remarking that the involvement of citizens in the democratic process is guaranteed under the Constitution, Mr Hoareau said Ceps believes it should not just remain so but as the civil society platform they should take every effort to make sure that they facilitate the participation of all citizens in the process.
“As we are in the campaigning period of the forthcoming parliamentary election, we believe it is an opportune time to start talking about it, start educating citizens on their role in this process,” he said.
Presenting the project to the audience, Monica Servina, commissioner for Gender, Rights & Governance, described it as a significant contribution in strengthening the democratic process in Seychelles.
She explained Ceps embarked on this project because it took into account the fact that the electoral reform process was completed in 2013; the presidential election took place in 2015; there was apathy at voters’ registration; new political parties have emerged; there were allegations of bad practices, as well as the court case ruling on last year’s presidential election.
“Ceps believes there is room for improvement in the participation of the citizens in the electoral process. In collaboration with three of its members – ARID, CDWS and The VOICE – Ceps initiated the project which will be funded by the European Union,” she said.
Delivering her message on behalf of the European Union as the UK holds the presidency, HC Röhsler said following Seychelles-EU political dialogue on democracy, rule of law and human rights held in June, she said progress during the 2015 presidential election process was evident and congratulated the people of Seychelles for their conduct.
But at the same time, she noted there is room for improvement for the electoral process in any country and improving people’s understanding of their rights and responsibility in the democratic process is an ongoing task in any country.
“Through the programme being launched today, the European Union will contribute towards increasing fairness, transparency and civic education in voters in the democratic electoral process in Seychelles,” she said.

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NEW CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY FRAMEWORK : Les ONG veulent une année de transition

Post  Sirop14 on Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:49 am

NEW CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY FRAMEWORK : Les ONG veulent une année de transition

ARTICLE PARU DANS WEEK-END | 14 AOÛT, 2016 - 12:00

C’est d’une seule voix que quelque 80 ONG (organisations non gouvernementales), petites et grandes, intervenant dans différents secteurs, lancent un appel au ministre des Finances, Pravind Jugnauth. Elles lui demande de leur accorder une période de transition d’une année avant d’instituer le New Corporate Social Responsibility Framework — lequel sera appelé à être géré par la National CSR Foundation —prévu pour janvier 2017. Car, en attendant que les mesures annoncées au dernier budget sur le financement des projets sociaux par les fonds CSR prennent effet l’année prochaine, les compagnies privées ont décidé de geler leur partenariat avec des ONG. Réunies à l’Institut Cardinal Jean Margéot, jeudi dernier, pour réfléchir sur les conséquences de cette interruption financière, les ONG se disent très inquiètes. Dany Philippe de l’ONG Lead, et coordonnateur du mouvement de jeudi dernier, explique que dans peu de temps les ONG seront dans l’incapacité de poursuivre leur mission respective et leurs bénéficiaires, les plus vulnérables de la société, seront affectés.
Par ailleurs, le New Corporate Social Responsibility Framework ainsi que l’arrivée de la National CSR Foundation n’ont pas manqué de soulever des interrogations au sein de la société civile et ont fait l’objet de PNQ, vendredi dernier. Les règlements liés à l’allocation des fonds du CSR ont connu des modifications au fil des années, selon le ministre des Finances. L’an dernier, les CSR Guidelines ont été enlevées et dans le sillage du New Corporate Social Responsibility Framework, des paramètres entrent de nouveau en ligne de compte. Dans sa réponse au leader de l’opposition, Paul Bérenger, le ministre des Finances, Pravind Jugnauth, a expliqué la constitution de la National CSR Foundation. « The new National CSR Foundation will be under the aegis of the Ministry of Social Integration and Economic Empowerment. It will be managed by a Board of Directors, comprising a Chairperson, members from the private sector, public sector and civil society. It will be set up after the Finance Bill has been passed and it will be fully operational before January 2017. »
D’autre part, la mise en route d’une National CSR Foundation verra la disparition du National CSR Committee, présidé par Danielle Wong. Cette dernière (qui pourrait se retrouver à la National CSR Foundation) laisse comprendre que les guidelines (lignes directrices) qui détermineront le financement des projets sociaux par des fonds CSR s’aligneront avec les Sustainable Development Goals des Nations unies. De son côté, dans une déclaration à Week-End, le ministre de l’Intégration sociale, Pradeep Roopun, a expliqué qu’il n’a pas été officiellement informé des craintes des ONG et n’a pu dire davantage sur les préoccupations de celles-ci.

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PAGE SPECIALE EDUCATION CIVIQUE - Une définition de l’éducation civique ?

Post  Sirop14 on Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:04 pm

PAGE SPECIALE EDUCATION CIVIQUE - Une définition de l’éducation civique ?

31-August-2016
L’éducation de l’enfant dans son développement est proposée par la famille, l’Etat et la société. Les parents, éducateurs et enseignants aident l’enfant dans son cheminement vers l’âge adulte pour qu’il puisse devenir responsable, libre et conscient de ce qui l’entoure.
En fonction du cadre dans lequel il se trouvera, il respectera un certain nombre de règles, pourra identifier des exemples et faire des activités allant dans ce sens. L’éducation se fait au travers des autres et également par soi-même. Pour cela, l’enfant s’éduque par ses expériences, sa curiosité et ses recherches personnelles.
Par ailleurs, le mot civique vient de la cité. Celle-ci, chez les Romains était une organisation politique et sociale. Elle regroupait une population qui avait une même religion et qui suivait les mêmes règles politiques.



L’enfant ou l’adolescent a des droits et des devoirs. Le jeune seychellois se doit de connaître les lois du pays dans lequel il vit et savoir les utiliser pour trouver sa place. Malheureusement, le système d’éducation en vigueur ne propose pas de traiter cette discipline à l’école. Ou, si elle existe, ce sont des règles éparses non réunies au cœur d’une matière précise. Ou encore, si le jeune, en question, s’implique dans la vie de sa cité en dehors du cadre scolaire, comme à l’assemblée des jeunes (Seychelles National Youth Assembly), par exemple. L’éducation civique permet aux jeunes de connaître ses droits et ses devoirs jusqu'à sa pleine citoyenneté à 18 ans.
La citoyenneté s’exprime au niveau des Seychelles, mais sa définition n’existe pas au niveau mondial, en raison de l’absence d’organisation politique à cette échelle. Pour autant, les Seychelles ont signé différentes conventions internationales, ce qui lui permet de cadrer des droits et des devoirs à cette échelle également.

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CEPS launches Volunteer of the Year Award

Post  Sirop14 on Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:08 pm

CEPS launches Volunteer of the Year Award

19-September-2016
The Citizens Engagement Platform of Seychelles (Ceps), which regroups the country’s The award’s logonon-governmental organisations (NGOs) has launched its Volunteer of the Year Award.
Its objectives are to recognise innovative and inventive volunteering approaches that have led to sustainable programmes and long-lasting results in communities, as well as to honour individuals who have overcome significant challenges in dispensing their charitable services and who have made exemplary benevolent contributions.
The award, which will each year reward two best volunteers, was launched on Thursday evening during a reception at the Cerf Island Resort. Present were French Ambassador Lionel Majesté-Larrouy, Ceps chairperson Jules Hoareau, its chief executive Marcel Rosalie, other board members and the award’s sponsor Vijay Patel who had the honour of unveiling the award’s logo.
Mr Patel is sponsoring R100,000 as 1st prize and R50,000 as second. The award’s top winner will also become the ‘Civil Society Ambassador of the Year’.
Mr Patel explained that he has accepted to sponsor the award as “it represents a good initiative to reward people who willingly give their time and capacity to other people”.
“There is time for everything that you want to do. It’s just a question of willingness,” the managing director of Vijay Construction added during the launch ceremony.
Mr Hoareau addressing the gathering, among whom the award’s sponsor Vijay Patel (foreground)While launching the award, Ceps chairman Jules Hoareau thanked Mr Patel for the sponsorship. He added that whatever the reason someone chooses to become a volunteer – either by passion, interest, to gain experience or to meet people – volunteerism has one common factor which is love for fellow brothers and sisters. He described volunteers as torch bearers who care for other people and whose effort is priceless.
“Volunteers are torch bearers who care for other people. Their effort is priceless as you cannot put a price tag to even one hour of volunteering. The contribution of volunteers is significant in our society, but many challenges remain. Those are getting young people to become volunteers and retaining and recognising existing ones. So the award is a first step in recognising them,” he said, while he saluted the effort of those who are everyday supporting others.
Mr Hoareau hoped that all volunteers will be encouraged by the award and that more people will join in to offer their benevolent services. Recalling that Thursday was International Democracy Day, he thanked all volunteers who are working in difficult circumstances in favour of democracy.
Now that the award has been launched, Ceps’ members have until Friday October 14 to nominate two candidates, one from their own organisation and one from another. The award ceremony will then be held on December 5 as part of activities to mark Volunteers Day 2016.
The ceremony to launch the Volunteer of the Year Award ended with David André singing ‘Give a helping hand’.

http://www.nation.sc/article.html?id=251082

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Groups’ representatives meet to discuss and promote peace

Post  Sirop14 on Mon Sep 26, 2016 2:53 pm

Groups’ representatives meet to discuss and promote peace

26-September-2016
People representing different groups, organisations and sectors in society came together during a conference on Friday to discuss and find ways to better promote messages of peace among the population.
The half-day conference organised by the local chapter of the International Friendship League (IFL), which is also celebrating its 19th year of existence here, took place at the Seychelles Trading Company (STC) conference hall and it coincided with International Peace Day which fell on September 21 and International Friendship Day which is today September 26.
Marie-Nella Azemia, the chairperson and founder of the IFL, said: “We feel that at this moment our country needs peace. Following the recent election there are feelings of discontent among some people. There have been incidences of abuse on women and children and as an NGO (non-governmental organisation) that promotes peace we feel the need to bring people together to discuss and find ways to promote and bring messages of peace among people in the communities.”
Mrs Azemia said different themes related to peace were presented by such groups like police, youth, assembly members, faith-based groups among others.
She noted that the media for instance has a big role to play to inform and educate people on the different values of peace and allow them the opportunity through different programmes to give their views and discuss peace and know their roles in promoting peace.
Those who took part in the conference also signed pledges to promote peace in whatever they do.

http://www.nation.sc/article.html?id=251172

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Tribute to former CDWS chairperson Michael Padayachy

Post  Sirop14 on Sat Oct 08, 2016 7:03 pm


Tribute to former CDWS chairperson Michael Padayachy


08-October-2016
Mr PadayachyCitizens Democracy Watch Seychelles (CDWS) mourns the loss of Michael Padayachy, a man who made invaluable contributions to his country and the non-governmental organisation community – a space he had a passion and love for.
He was involved in numerous organisations and causes and was really passionate about good governance and human rights issues. Mr Padayachy was a brave man, who was not afraid to challenge thoughts, ideas and people. With his easy nature, he could easily turn tense situations into light matters by cracking a joke and then he would light his cigarette.
Mr Padayachy began his civil society engagement way back in the 70s as a young activist in the trade union movement, fighting for the rights of workers especially the voiceless. He later formed part of the executive committee of Centre for Rights and Development (Cefrad) working alongside deceased former Minister Mathew Servina. He later joined, the Association of Concerned Citizens of Seychelles (Access), another NGO dealing strictly with human rights matters.
In June 2012, merely 10 months after the establishment of CDWS, Mr Padayachy was elected as its chairperson, taking on from Steve Lalande who served as chairperson of the CDWS caretaker committee. During his tenure as chairperson of CDWS, Mr Padayachy boldly represented the civil society in the forum for Electoral Reform which contributed immensely to the review of electoral laws. He was a certified election observer and served as mission leader for the Anse Aux Pins bi-election in August 2012.
He was an extrovert and was able to interact with anyone, at all levels. Mr Padayachy always had jokes lined up, these he used to break the ice or tense atmospheres. He was quite the joker. His activism with CDWS and Liaison Unit of Non-Governmental Organisations (Lungos) brought him across the ocean to Africa were he has his roots and he took part in important peacekeeping training exercises as an active member of the Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) programme based in Karen, Kenya. The training workshops built his confidence and led him to volunteer as focal point for Seychelles. We remember how he would humbly discharge his leadership roles. At regional level, he has the privilege to serve as mission leader in a very important peace-keeping field exercise a few years ago, in Uganda. He really made us proud of him.
In November 2012, he was elected as vice-chairperson of Lungos. Unfortunately, he did not remain long in those positions as his sacrifices impacted on his business, family and his personal health.
He was a dynamic person, who was also interested in empowering the community for combatting crime and promote good neighbourliness in the district where he resided. His passion to make a difference in the community where he lived led him to join efforts with Donald Ernesta to help establish Lasosyasyon pour Promouvwar latrankilite ek Respe in the district of St Louis.
Mr Padayachy occupied the post of vice-chairperson of this NGO between November 2012 and April 2013.
During these difficult moments, our thoughts and prayers turn to his wife, children, family and all colleagues and volunteers who walked and worked alongside Mr Padayachy. We want to tell you that we are deeply saddened by your loss.
Please accept our condolences, on the passing of your husband, father, grandfather, our friend and colleague and one of Seychelles’ human rights champions.
Mike’s contribution has been huge and he will be missed by all who knew him.
Adieu to you, Michael, our colleague and friend …

Contributed by Citizens Democracy Watch Seychelles (CDWS) colleagues

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Ceps welcomes new measures announced by President Faure

Post  Sirop14 on Thu Oct 20, 2016 1:45 pm

Ceps welcomes new measures announced by President Faure

20-October-2016
Following the announcement made by President Danny Faure on the new measures to improve service delivery, enhance efficiency in the public sector, increase accountability and transparency and changes in the structure of administration, the Citizens Engagement Platform Seychelles (Ceps) has shared the following comments:
“We welcome the measures announced by the President whereby Chairpersons of Boards and Chief Executive Officers of public enterprises and agencies will have to present their annual audit reports to the Finance and Public Accounts Committee (FPAC) of the National Assembly. This is an important step and it is line with standards and practices of good governance. In line to what the President announced whereby Ministers and Principal Secretaries will no longer be appointed as chairperson or a member of a public enterprise or agencies under his or her ministry’s portfolio again this will help to purge conflict of interest and bring more transparency in the government.
“Ceps is particularly supportive of the introduction of a new Code of Conduct that will prevent chief executives in the public service from sitting on any executive committees of political parties. As the civil society sector we respect the rights of all citizens but when one is holding an executive function such as chief executive officer, one should maintain professionalism and impartiality at all times.
CEPS also welcome the proposal for a new bill to set up an independent public service commission that will look into the welfare of public officers and we propose that the commission is also given the mandate to promote the rights of public servants and defend their interest.
“Ceps has strongly advocated for effective legislation in respect to right to information (RIT) and today we pledge our commitment to the announcement made by the President that a comprehensive law on access to information will be presented to the National Assembly for approval in six months. We offer our support to this proposal as this is one of the fundamental rights we want for all citizens. This also includes the proposed amendments to be made to the Public Officers Ethics Act to allow politicians and ministers to declare all their assets publicly. As an organisation representing the voice of all citizens we expect that these measure are implemented effectively and that proper oversight and enforcement are done and citizens are consulted and their views are also taken into consideration during the preparation of the Right to Information (RIT) legal framework. Another important announcement made by the President is the new structure of his administration, in that respect we believe that due consideration has been given to the challenges we are facing as a society. We recommend that through the new structure prominent consideration is given to Family and Social Affairs including gender equality and women empowerment. Hence our proposal to have a specific department for Family, Social Affairs and Gender. Ceps is also advocating for the support of the President in considering the issue of poverty reduction and youth participation at decision making level.
“We note that the portfolio for Civil Society is still under the Vice President including Religious denominations and the Inner and outer Islands. In line with our mandate, Ceps is committed to the cause of representing citizens and contributing in our nation building. To that effect we offer our support and commitment in strengthening our relationship with the government and reiterate the importance of having effective representations of the citizens at decision making level. We also urge the President to look at the gray areas and inefficiencies of some of our democratic institutions (eg: Election Commission, Human Rights Commission) and consider addressing these challenges facing these important institutions. We are advocating for a ‘Human Rights Authority’ with robust legal framework and a full time human rights commissioner. Ceps is committed to the values of good governance and democracy and we call upon the government to promote such values and ensure that accountability and transparency are maintained at all times. We welcome the new measures announced by the President to address the issue of drug trafficking and money laundering related to it.
“In conclusion, as the chairperson of the civil society sector I welcome the new measures announced by the President and I am confident that he will also give due considerations to our proposal in that respect. I am also urging on all Ministers and Chief Executives who will serve in the new administration to discharge their functions with professionalism and impartiality and in line with the President’s call to maintain transparency, accountability and good governance and zero tolerance on corruption and victimisation.”

Jules Hoareau
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Government willing to work closely with the civil society

Post  Sirop14 on Wed Oct 26, 2016 2:40 pm

Government willing to work closely with the civil society

26-October-2016


President Danny Faure yesterday met representatives of the Citizens Engagement Platform Seychelles (Ceps) at State House.
President Faure and the Ceps delegation discussed various issues such as the need for government and the civil society to work closely, the effective contribution of the civil society sector and reconciliation, among other issues.
President Faure welcomed the various contributions from Ceps and pointed out that he is ready to work besides the civil society and bring better services to the public.
The chairperson of Ceps, Jules Hoareau, welcomed the decision of the President to collaborate with the civil society as important key partners in the decision making on social matters and policies.
“We agreed that the civil society sector through the platform Ceps, has a leading role to play in helping the society. We also agreed that we will consult on major issues and policies. We also agreed to support the new announcement made by the President on reconciliation,” he said.
Mr Hoareau also added that Ceps’ role is to advocate for good governance, accountability and transparency.
“We want to work closer with the government, at the end of the day we have an important role in representing the citizens. We also suggested to the President to have a minister for the family, social affairs and woman empowerment,” he said.

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President Faure Affirmed Closer Relationship with Civil Society

Post  Sirop14 on Wed Oct 26, 2016 3:19 pm

President Faure Affirmed Closer Relationship with Civil Society

Wed, 26 October 2016

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President Danny Faure met with the chairman and members of the Citizen Engagement Platform Seychelles (CEPS), at State House yesterday.

As he welcomed them to State House, the President noted the close working relationship he had with CEPS in his previous capacity as Vice President and how he value the work that the Non-Governmental Organization is doing.

“With my new responsibility as the President, I believe that we can consolidate the work that we have done together and I look forward to working with you. I will give a lot of importance to the work that civil society needs to carry out. We need to have a representative of CEPS on major committees dealing with societal problems. We as government, we should not think that we alone can bring solutions to major problems affecting society, we believe that working together we will be able to address these problems. CEPS will play a major role in the committees that we will create,” said the President.

Issues discussed in the meeting included the right structure for a genuine partnership between the government and CEPS, reviewing the Memorandum of Understanding between the government and CEPS, the necessary for proper consultation with CEPS on major policies prior to decision making, and financing and future projects for CEPS, citizens’ education and the Citizen’s Advisory Bureau among.

President Faure highlighted the importance for CEPS to play a leading role together with the Seychelles Inter-faith Council (SIFCO) on what are considered societal problems.

“The time has come for Seychelles to embark on a process of dialogue. We’re searching for reconciliation and healing. Our ultimate objective is to have a united country in all sense, which is at peace with itself in our hearts Whatever we are doing, let us not lose sight of the objective of why we are there. So, I want CEPS as well to joins this movement. I am not there to dictate how you do it but I am reaching out to you, to use your influence in society. I am ready to move this country from where it is now to the next level and today I am asking you as CEPS, to join me in this crusade of bringing hope to our nation,” said President Faure.

Speaking to the local press after the meeting, the Chairman of CEPS, Mr. Jules Hoareau affirmed the full support of CEPS to the innovative approach taken by President Faure. He also mentioned their proposal for the government to consider a Ministry for Family and Social Affairs which could also support families and further women’s empowerment.

“The President has agreed himself that the civil society sector through the platform of CEPS has a leading role to play in helping to bring about effective contribution from the civil society sector, so we have agreed to be consulted on major policy issues. We have also agreed that we will support the new announcement made by the President, because we are also advocating good governance, accountability and transparency. We want to work closer with the government because at the end of the day we have an important role in sensitizing and especially representing, the citizens, so we are happy that the President has agreed that there will be a closer working relationship with the civil society sector,” said Mr. Hoareau.

Also accompanying the President at the meeting this morning was the Secretary of State for Cabinet Affairs Mr. Mohammed Afif, Deputy Cabinet Secretary Mrs. Jeanne Simeon, Diplomatic Advisor to the President Ambassador Callixte D’offay, Economic Advisor to the President Mr. Bertrand Belle and the Chief of Presidential Protocol Mrs. Jacqueline Moustache-Belle.


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CEPS, sponsorisé par MCB, lance le festival de la société civile 2016

Post  Sirop14 on Sun Nov 06, 2016 3:11 pm

CEPS, sponsorisé par MCB, lance le festival de la société civile 2016

05-November-2016
Honneur aux bénévoles !


Ce lundi, dans les locaux de la banque MCB Seychelles, Bernard Jackson, le directeur général et son équipe, ont accueilli des représentants et des membres de la plateforme d’engagement citoyen des Seychelles (CEPS). La banque MCB a fait une donation d’un chèque de 175 000 roupies à CEPS, qui a profité pour présenter, officiellement, l’affiche du festival.

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