Dr. Meshesha made presentation on the roles of Civil Society in Development. He presented historical evolution of the CSO/NGO sector and the global contribution of the sector.
Dr. Meshesha Shewrega on presentation
Dr Meshesha presented that globally there are more than 50,00 INGOs (2004). He provided detailed information on the contribtuion of NGOs sector in Ethiopia for development and foreign currency earnings. Ethiopia gets about 1 bn USD annually through NGO sector and he indicated that this is less than only the foreing currency earnings from private remitance.