There is an increasing acknowledgment among governments and development practitioners that the involvement of civil society is critical to the elaboration of appropriate, relevant and sustainable development policies.
CSOs have the opportunity to influence the creation of policies, assist in the implementation and improve the functioning of the government along with the public institutions. There has been a more formalized approach to the networking of CSOs since 2011 across various areas of advocacy, as they work together to educate, lobby and share knowledge on how to source financing as an NGO. Despite this, there has been limited interaction within the CSOs.
Lok Jack GSB seeks to strengthen the capacity of national and local CSOs and improve the effectiveness of the national civil society organizations (CSOs) in participating effectively in the decision making and implementation of the national and local policies.
Project: Measures to Support Civil Society Organisations in Trinidad and Tobago for the Development of Business and the Economy.
Funding Agency: European Union