BY LORETTA BRIGIDIA MANELE
ACCORDING to Development Services Exchange (DSE) chairman, Inia Barry, as Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), DSE and its members should be more proactive in their roles to ensure they represent the views of their members.
He said they need to strengthen partnerships with the government and private sector in order to work together as a nation to support key targets and goals within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as they align with our National Development Strategy (2016-35).
Barry expressed that DSE’s financial year of July 1 to June 30, 2018 has been rewarding at the same time, challenging.
All the more, he said he is proud that they have extended their services and outreach to their members.
Barry stated that although DSE has gone through some challenges in past years, the current board and management are pushing efforts to not only better serve DSE members but to also meet their mandate by strengthening their governance and prioritising their core mission.
He mentioned that one of the biggest challenges is the historical debts of DSE since 2011.
“We are trying our best to address and ameliorate the issue,” said Barry.
For DSE to move forward as an organization he voiced that working together and supporting each other through innovative approaches is needed with the overall goal of serving our people.
“In order for us to take DSE forward as an organization, we need to work together and support each other through innovative approaches for the common good for our people,” said Barry.