NCCI facilitated the first consultation meeting between NNGOs in Basra and the Civil Society Committee of the Basra Provincial Council on 12th January 2014. The meeting was held following a recommendation that emanated from an NCCI open space meeting that was held in Basra on 19th Dec 2013. Consultation meetings such as this aim to improve relationship between NNGOs and the local authorities. Discussion about local authorities’ needs and priorities and NNGOs' challenges and concerns took place. More information about the meeting is available under the Meetings and Minutes section of the NCCI website Members Area.