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Sociedade Aberta - Open Society
Sociedade Aberta is an association for young professionals and newly graduated students established with the aim to make the academy available to the community. It makes research and promotes community development models, and is especially involved in areas like good governance, human rights and social justice.
Address: Rua dos Trabalhadores, nº 423 - Bairro da Matola G - (ao lado da migração-Matola)
Telephone: 21 783405 - Cell 82 - 643 7391
Fax: 21 783134
Contact person: Anselmo Soares
Theme: Building Local Democracy
At a meeting in 2004, a group of young people from Matola decided to create an entity that should represent the vast collective interests in community through the promotion of participatory governance, and that should coordinate all efforts to advance its delivery and defend class interests.
A prosperous Mozambique, where people are free to express what they think and have equal opportunities to participate actively in local society building and development, in respect of the rules and principles of good governance, social justice and human rights.
To make academic research available to the community, to promote sustainable, transparent, participatory development models and governance that are centred on human beings
ü Social justice
ü Participatory approach
ü Respect for your neighbour
ü Equal opportunities for men and women
ü Efficiency, effectiveness, transparency and honesty
ü Strengthening the capacity of the G20s to do advocacy work and influence the PESODs (District Budget Plans).
ü Strengthening the capacity of the G20s to mobilize and join together under the wings of the platform interest groups within the areas that benefit young people and women.
ü Monitor and contribute to increasing the number of young people and women that benefit from the local initiative investment budgets.
ü Strengthening the capacity of the G20s to demand accountability from district governments and to monitor it.
ü The G20 District Civil Councils
ü Consultative Council members
ü Young people, women and other vulnerable groups
ü Community leaders that are members of the District Consultative Council
ü Local Government
ü Other civil society organisations that are not represented in the Consultative Council and the District Civil CouncilCommunity members in general