(3) qualified international experts for technical assistance on its Association Act work under the Civic Participation
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Transparency Maldives is a non-partisan organization that endeavors to be a constructive force in society by promoting
collaboration and discussion on corruption, transparency and accountability. Our organization seeks to engage with
stakeholders from all sectors (government, business, politics and civil society, among others) to raise awareness of
corruption’s detrimental effects on development and society, improve transparency and accountability in governance,
and to eliminate corruption from the daily lives of people. Transparency Maldives received formal government
registration in 2007, and is the national contact of Transparency International (TI) in the Maldives.
The objective of the CPP project is to increase political and civic participation, promote the democratic transition
through improved transparency and good governance in the Maldives, and support the consolidation of democratic
practices and norms in Maldives through national and local civil society organizations.
The project strategy is to focus on building knowledge and capacity in civil society organizations and Community Based
Organizations (CBOs) among a wide variety of stakeholders, and to improve the governance, transparency and
functioning of CBOs by addressing the systemic issues in the Associations Act and its regulatory framework.
Transparency Maldives is seeking three (3) international experts to contribute to the revision of the Associations Act of
the Maldives. The experts will review the existing Associations Act 2003 and 2013 draft Law on Associations, prepare a
diagnostic paper, conduct stakeholder consultation meetings, meet with the media, conduct and facilitate a multi-
stakeholder symposium, conduct advocacy meetings with the Attorney General (AG) and members of Parliament, and
provide technical guidance to the local legal consultant in drafting a revised Associations Act and comment on the
drafts at its various stages.
For the symposium, experts will be expected to bring in their expertise from one of the following key areas of focus: (1)
significance of freedom of association as a basic human right, (2) international best practices for an associations act
with recommendations for reform of the 2003 Associations Act of the Maldives, and (3) the importance of good
governance in the civil society sector.
The experts will work home based for the most part and will be based in MaleÌ, Maldives from 8-12 June 2014 only.
Accommodation, per diem, and airfare for the experts will be provided for.