The National Development Agency (NDA) and national Department of Social Development (DSD) will be hosting the final provincial Social Sector Dialogue in Western Cape. The Western Cape Social Sector Dialogue will be facilitated by the NDA as the secretariat of the Social Sector Summit in partnership with DSD and National Economic Development and Labour Council (NEDLAC), from the 28 – 29 May 2019 Langa, Cape Town.
The Social Sector Dialogues which will be attended by 350 delegates from all districts across the Western Cape seeks to improve the interface between government and civil society and to address the challenges that Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Community Based Organizations (CBOs) face. The provincial dialogues will culminate into a National Summit, which will be held under the theme: “Strengthening partnership with the social sector toward poverty alleviation.”
Social partner organisations will engage in dialogues with the NDA, DSD, NEDLAC and the National Lotteries Commission regarding mechanisms for the attainment of the resolutions in the following areas:
1) Resource Mobilisation
2) Fragmentation in the regulatory framework
3) Transformation of the sector
4) Capacity support
Government is committed to operating within the developmental communication paradigm with fundamental values of democracy, openness and participation with the aim of building social cohesiveness and empowering citizens to participate in shaping policies.
The dialogues will create platforms for Civil Society Organizations to access relevant information and for the state to support the Organizations which add value to the development of our country.
Members of the media are invited to attend and cover the dialogue.