Towards enabling civil society space

Members of the regional ACT South America Forum and Central America and Caribbean Forum undertook a joint advocacy initiative in July 2014 to grow civil society space and south-to-south cooperation, with a dialogue event in El Salvador. In attendance were Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú, El Salvador’s Vice Chancellor and Vice Minister of the Environment, as well as ACT members and civil society organisations from the region.
The event aimed to influence the government to include civil society consultation in the development of its climate change and development policies and strategies, and resulted in the El Salvador government inviting ACT to play a watchdog role in the implementation of these policies and strategies.