State, Democracy, Governance and Leadership

March 1, 2014

Dialogue Report

Dr. Saeed Shafqat


The Centre for Public Policy & Governance (CPPG) in collaboration with Church World Service-Pakistan/Afghanistan) (CWS-P/A) organized two thematic deliberative sessions titled State & Democracy and Leadership & Governance on 15 – 16 April 2014 respectively, for up to 25 participants each day. Both organizations had observed considerable ambiguity or lack of understanding of the above thematic areas among potential civil society stakeholders. Thus, the objective was to provide theoretical, conceptual and interpretive understanding about State and Democracy, and Leadership and Governance through interactive sessions with the participants. These sessions linked the theoretical constructs and international case studies of each topic to their current contextual understanding in Pakistan.