FISD , together with FORUT partners in Sri Lanka held a work shop

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Galvanising, Mobilising and Unleashing People Power for Good Governance and Fighting Corruption

At Water’s Edge, Battaramulla, on 8 – 10 Nov 2016

This is a new and innovative training developed by FORUT (Norway) and ICNC (International Center on Nonviolent Conflict, USA) and is hosted by Sri Lankan partners of FORUT (Norway). It is based on the new ground breaking book by Shaazka Beyerle, Curtailing Corruption, and research and practice with people at the grassroots who are developing strategies, tactics, and campaigns to fight corruption and promote good governance.

Traditionally, much of the attention has been on top-down initiatives to achieve good governance and fight corruption, with a focus on legislation and institutional mechanisms at the international, regional and national levels. Grassroots approaches have been seriously overlooked and under-valued. This is changing, as grassroots movements and people power are proving to be an effective alternative as well as complementary approach, to such top-down strategies.

Staff gathering and Planning meeting 2017 at Kukuleganga

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FISD team was in kukuleganga on 20th -22nd December 2016. The purpose of the visit was to offer recreational activities for the staff members of FISD who had been working tirelessly during the year towards a qualitative change of the people we are connected to at the community, district and the national levels.

The team also concentrated on program focuses for the year 2017. FISD look forward to a fruitful year ahead with many innovative social development initiatives.