Democracy That Delivers
Masire, Ketumile

Masire, Ketumile

President of Botswana (1980-1998)


Ex President of Botswana and Club de Madrid Member, Ketumire Masire, passes away

President Masire was not only the architect of Botswana’s stability, he led the country democratically and brought it to unprecedented levels of economic growth. Club de Madrid Members whish to expres their most sincere condolences to family, colleagues, friends and all of the people of Botswana.

Finding Ways to Walk Together. National Dialogue in Liliesleaf, Rivonia

The Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, the Most Reverend Thabo Makgoba convened South African political and social representatives from all sectors of society in the final National Dialogue meeting of the South Africa Project "Finding Ways to Walk together" (25-26 July) to build Shared Societies in the country. Club de Madrid Member President Masire from Botswana contributed to the discussion on "Where is Dialogue Working? Celebrating and Learning from Successful Dialogue Initiatives". Participants present at the National Dialogue committed to continue taking the initiative forward in the future.This dialogue, which aimed to strengthen existing efforts to help the nation succeed, took place on 25-26 July 2012 at Liliesleaf, Rivonia, to discuss ways to ensure that civil society, business and government continue to find ways to walk together through sustained collaboration and dialogue.South Africans from all walks of life have been calling for some time now for creative ways to assist the country to overcome various challenges. This national dialogue is the cumulation of the four Finding Ways to Walk Together regional dialogues, and builds on the momentum that has been created by other dialogue initiatives, such as the National Social Cohesion Summit in Kliptown on 4-6 July 2012, the National Planning Commission’s consultations, and various other ongoing citizen-driven dialogue efforts at various levels, such as the Citizens Movement for Social Change, Partnerships for Possibilities. These initiatives now need to be connected and woven into a national dialogue and cohesion infrastructure.

2009 Annual Conference of the Club of Madrid

The main annual event of the organization, held in Madrid on 12-13 November 2009, concluded with a call for more and better democracy that delivers.

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