From the 25th to the 29th of April, 49 participants from 12 nations gathered in Bangkok for Digni’s East Asia regional network meeting. Digni’s member organizations and their partners spent three tightly packed days sharing
experiences, building networks, joining in conversations and participating in discussions.
“Strengthening civil society” was a slogan for the meeting. This was an important theme for many of Digni’s partner organizations, since civil society is given limited negotiating power in many Asian nations. We asked how we can better equip Digni’s fellowship to more accurately provide quality service with the resources we manage. Workshops were held for the purpose of sharing experiences, and to discuss themes such as sustainability, local ownership, capacity building and financial accountability.
One of the highlights was a seminar held by Paul Kingori, from the Free Pentecostal Fellowship of Kenya (FPFK), who had been specially invited to the meeting to share his experiences on the implementation and follow-up of control visits from Norad’s notification team. Kingori offered valuable insight into the documentation and routines that need to be in place for Norad’s control visits.