The Leadership and Innovations in the Democratic Governance (LEADING) Seminar
Bangkok, Thailand - 10-12 June 2009
The seminar was jointly organized by Regional Centre in Bangkok, Oslo Governance Centre and the Learning Resources Centre. During the two and a half days participants benefitted from recent academic research and exchanged practical experiences on democracy and state building. One day of the seminar was dedicated as peer-to-peer clinic, which allowed participants to share lessons learned on democratic governance issues. Participants included five resource persons and seventeen UNDP senior management staff (Resident Coordinators, Country Directors, and Deputy Resident Representatives) from Asia Pacific region.
The next LEADING seminar is proposed to take place in the Arab States region in 2010.
- List of Participants (including contact information)
- Executive Summary-LEADING
- Full Report-LEADING
- Elections and the Deepening of Democracy (Peter De Souza)
- The economic crisis and implications for democratic governance (Omar Noman)
- Supporting Change in Practice (Sue Unsworth)
More on the OGC
UNDP established the Oslo Governance Centre in Oslo, Norway in 2002 as part of its global policy network for democratic governance, at a time when it had become clearer than ever that the fundamental issues of democratic governance are critical for meeting the Millennium Development Goals adopted at the Millennium Summit in 2000. The Oslo Governance Centre is an integral part of the Democratic Governance Group (DGG) in UNDP's Bureau for Development Policy (BDP).