An official launch ceremony of the Coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) was held at the Finance Administrative Centre in Pointe Seraphine on Tuesday, 31st July 2018. The Coalition of CSOs is the result of the expressed desire of CSOs to address their shortcomings by uniting under an umbrella organisation. The establishment of this umbrella body was also considered a strategy for enabling CSOs to develop synergies, pursue joint ventures, benefit more fully from capacity development interventions, and strengthen their collective voices in pursuit of their individual mandates. The project is funded by Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (GEF-SGP UNDP) and has enabled the Coalition to undertake several initiatives including the development of its website and hosting of several sensitisation workshops. In her remarks at the launch ceremony of the Coalition of Dr. Gale Rigobert mentioned that the Coalition of CSOs was a member of the Sustainable Development Goals National Coordinating Committee (SDGNCC) which was established by the Government of Saint Lucia to guide the implementation and monitoring of the SDGs in Saint Lucia.

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