The Climate and Sustainable Development Network of Nigeria (CSDevNet), has stressed the need for effective collaboration by CSOs in championing the course of mitigating the effects of climate change.
The coalition under the umbrella of the Nigerian Civil Society Framework on Paris Agreement and SDGs is coordinated by the Climate and Sustainable Development Network of Nigeria (CSDevNet).
Mr. Pius Oko, the Project Officer, CSDevNet, said during the Post-Conference of Parties (COP24) National Consultative Workshop 2019 in Abuja, that deeper cooperation among CSOs was needed.
He said that purpose of the workshop is for CSOs to follow up by seeing how most of the agreements reached at COP24 were being followed and implemented by government.
Oko said that the CSOs role is to champion the cause of the people and inform government on their plight, so they could redirect their impact to the right people.
Dr. Moses Ama, the National Coordinator, Nigeria REDD+ PROGRAMME, Federal Ministry of Environment said CSOs needed to come together to bring to the fore issues about the environment.
Ama said it was the responsibility of CSOs to hold government accountable and this could only be achieved collectively.
Dr Uzodinma Adirieje, National Coordinator, Afrihealth Optonet Association (CSOsNetwork), said CSOs must continue to collaborate for effective advocacy, sensitisation and monitoring.
He however added that CSOs needed the support of government community leaders, development partners and the citizens in general to track achievement made.