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Founded in November 1988, the IAGDO is the umbrella body of indigenous, development, and non-governmental organizations in Grenada. Its formation was intended to provide a united and collaborative approach to community development by member organizations. Six agencies were initially involved in the formation of the IAGDO :
- Agency for Rural Transformation Ltd. ( ART)
- Grenada Save the Children ( GRENSAVE)
- Grenada Food and Nutrition Council ( GFNC)
- Grenada Union of Productive Co-operatives ( GUPC)
- Grenada Community Development Agency ( GRENCODA)
To provide support to its membership and to act on their behalf to develop their capacity for survival, sustainability, and efficient delivery of services to their constituents.
A resilient, inclusive, and influential organization/sector which seeks to empower its membership for sustainable development.
- To strengthen the governance and operational structure of IAGDO;
- To mobilize adequate human capital and financial resources for the effective functioning of the IAGDO and its membership
- Increase and broaden the membership of IAGDO
- To significantly enhance the capacity and competence of IAGDO and its membership to influence national development policies and the national development policy process
- Representation on several national multi-stakeholder committees, representing NGO/CSO sector/
- Acknowledgment and Recognition of the work of the NGO/CSO Sector in Grenada through lobbying by the IAGDO
- Code of Political Conduct to Guide the Election Campaign (1999, 2003, 2008; 2013 & 2018): mobilized non-state actors and civil society organizations to participate in the development of the Code of Political Conduct over five successive elections since the 1999 elections.
- Non State Actors Panel, 2010-2014: Instrumental in lobbying for the Government of Grenada to implement the provisions of the COTONOU Agreement – the European Union – African, Caribbean and Pacific States Co-operation Agreement – which provided for the establishment of the Non-State Actors Panel in Grenada to facilitate participation in political dialogue, policy dialogue, programming and review related to EU development assistance
- Alternative Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy/Management Action Plan: Facilitated the development of the NSAP Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy and Management Action Plan – a civil society response/recommendations to the findings of the Country Poverty Assessment 2008.
- Grouping of Civil Society Organisations: convenor of the Grouping of Civil Society Organisations in 2013 to promote greater civic awareness and engagement in the country’s governance. This grouping participated in the development of a multipartite Social Compact.
- Constitutional Reform Advisory Committee: The IAGDO represented the NGO/CSO sector on the Constitutional Reform Advisory Committee, 2014-2016 and coordinated the review and feedback of the proposed amendment bills, and facilitated public education.