It is believed that civil society organizations (CSO s) play many critical roles in promoting sustainable development. The different roles of CSO s in ensuring sustainable development are widely recognized in international and national policies and academic literature. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG s), which were adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015, have given due recognition to the importance of enhancing global multi-stakeholders partnerships, in general, and public-private and civil society partnerships, in particular, ‘to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in all countries, in particular developing countries such as Ethiopia.
Despite this, CSO s working on sustainable development, and especially those asserting rights to land, environment and advancing the interests of Indigenous peoples, face increased political pressure and existential threats.
As a Civil Society Organization with success stories in different intervention area in the region, CoC has embarked into this area by understanding the severity of the issue and quest from our partners who have worked with us so far.