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Referendum workshop a success

The Department of Community Government (DCG) closed the month of March with two successful community government planning workshops.

The workshops were purposely for Community Governments’ (CG) and District staff to plan their Annual 2018 work plan whilst being inducted on the ABG Strategic Plan 2018-2022. Also one of the main highlights in the two workshops was how Community Governments would be undertaking the ward Peace and Security Survey Checklist that the Department of Peace Agreement Implementation is been working in collaboration with DCG and other referendum implementation stakeholders. 

The Chairpersons and Deputy Chairpersons from each community government accompanied by their District Executive Officers and District Community Government Officers had attended the workshops.

The first workshop held at the Tsiroge Conference Centre, Selau from 12th – 16th March was conducted for 18 community governments of 6 districts in the North Bougainville region and the second workshop targeted for total of 25 community governments and 7 districts from combined Central and South Bougainville region was held the following week, 19th – 23rd March at Monoitu Womens Resource Centre in Siwai.

Both workshops had excellent participation, which showed collaboration and great discussions between males and females. The planning did by CGs and district staff was not only for 2018, it was also plan towards Referendum and beyond.

The workshop would have not been made possible without the continued partnership and support by UNWOMEN through the Gender and Youth Project Initiative.

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