The Government should foster national ownership of the Constitutional Convention from the outset by setting it up through a process that is open, participative, inclusive and transparent.
Sufficient resources should be made available to facilitate widespread and meaningful consultation with, education of, and participation by members of the public, civil society and other interested stakeholders.
An open and transparent appointments process should ensure that membership of the Convention is balanced, representative and facilitates meaningful input by civil society organisations and those on the margins of society.
A range of civic education measures should be undertaken to inform members of the public about the role, scope and potential outcome of the Constitutional Convention.
National and local media, civil society organisations, community networks and information technology should be utilised to ensure the widest possible access and participation by the public is achieved.
Widespread and comprehensive consultation should be undertaken with members of the public, the Diaspora and civil society organisations to facilitate meaningful engagement with the process and the issues for discussion.
Facilitating meaningful input by civil society organisations, particularly on issues of direct concern to their members, must be a priority for the Constitutional Convention throughout the process.
Knowledge and experience, which would benefit the Convention in its deliberations, should be drawn from as wide a pool of experts as possible including from the legal, academic, political and community sectors.
The list of topics presented by the Government should be expanded. The opportunity afforded by the convention to exploreother potential issues for reform in relation to the Constitution should not be lost, including issues of electoral reform, equality, the family, and economic, social and cultural rights.
Members of the public should be provided with an opportunity to consider the recommendations of the convention and to provide feedback.