International Moot on Participatory Federalism Ends

September 28, 2013-ISLAMABAD: The three days international conference on Participatory Federalism and Decentralization "From Framework to Functionality" concluded here. The conference was jointly organized by United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Inter-University Consortium for the Promotion of Social Sciences (IUCPSS) an alliance of 16 universities, Ministry of Inter-Provincial Coordination, Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Forum of Federations against the backdrop of the 18th Constitutional Amendment and democratic transition in Pakistan.

International experts from more than fifteen countries, academicians, politicians, policy makers, civil society, young scholars and representatives of international and national organizations participated in more than ten sessions the conference. During the course of the conference, different trends, levels and indicators of institutional interplay between democracy, federalism and decentralization at national, regional and global levels were studied and analyzed.