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State-CSO Partnership


The purpose of this Technical Working Group (TWG) is to meet regularly to develop the National Civil Society (CS) and Government Partnership Framework and provide advisory and technical support to the work and activities of the partnership initiative.

Composition of the TWG 

Current membership of the TWG includes key government agencies, leading civil society bodies and the CIMC as a secretariat providing executive support services. The current membership of the TWG includes:

1. Department of National Planning and Montoring
2. Department for Community Development


3. The CIMC
4. PNG Civil Society Forum
5. PNG Eco Forestry Forum
6. PNG Rehabilitation Centre
7. Peace Foundation Melanesia
8. Partners with Melanesia
9. Young Women Christian Association (YWCA)
10. Pear Education Advocacy Network
11. Centre for Environment Law  and Community Obligation Rights (CELCOR)
12. PNG Trade Union Congress  
13. Papua Hahine Social Action Forum
14. National Council of Women

Donor Partners

15. SPSN
16. Australian Aid

 Role of the Technical Working Group

The role of the Technical Working Group is to develop immediate schedules of activities for 2013 and 2014 to ensure that the recommendations of the 2012 Lae  State-CSO workshop are implemented. The TWG is also tasked to develop a National Resource Directory of all CSOs operating in the country. It will also work around issues of Conflict Resolution within a transition timeframe of 12 months.
The CIMC Secretariat facilitates the State-CSO Partnership Initiative Technical Working Group which is chaired by the Department of National Planning and monitoring and Co chaired by CIMC.
CSOs have their own meetings among themselves through the PNGCSO Forum and present their views during the TWG meetings conducted by the CIMC secretariat. Government views are made available through the Department of National Planning and monitoring. The Department for Community Development is also part of the Technical Working Group.


The State-CSO Coordination desk carries out the following:

– Organizes quarterly meetings up on advice from the CIMC Executive Officer  and the Department of National Planning and Monitoring
– Write and send invitation letters to committee members and others and follow up.
– Prepare Meeting agendas
– Take  meeting munities
– Circulate meeting minutes to members.
– Create and maintain data base
– Develop Terms of Reference for the TWG
The Program Coordinator: State-CSO Partnership also attends meetings organized by the PNGCSO Forum and other Non-Government Organizations. Generally, the CIMC secretariat does a facilitating role for the State-CSO partnership programs and provides avenues for dialogue between Government and CSOs.

The Secretariat services are provided by the Senior Project Officer coordinating the activities through this Committee at the Consultative Implementation and Monitoring Council (CIMC).

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