The Latvian Platform for Development Cooperation (LAPAS) has coordinated multistakeholder activities on SDGs since 2014. The Voluntary National Review held in 2018, increased the recognition, capacity and need for more regular and formal cooperation. In October 2019, the National Multistakeholder Coalition for the implementation of the SDGs was established. Additionally to representatives from Latvian Civil Society Organsiation, this coalition gathers representatives from the government, academia and the private sector. Read more on LAPAS work on SDGs and VNR here.
The Coalition is non-formal and currently institutions and individuals can become member of the coalition . Since its establishment, the membership is formed by 25 institutions and 5 individuals.
The work of the National Coalition is organised in two main workstreams:
- think tank – Domnīca – focusing on policy issues, monitoring and evaluation, advocacy;
- workshop – Darbnīca – focusing on awareness raising, education and cooperation actions.
The coalition focuses on specific issues such as planning, monitoring and implementation of SDGs and the current action plan is available here.
The Latvian Platform for Development Cooperation (LAPAS) is operating as the Secretariat of the coalition.
Number: 25 institutions and 5 individuals.
Global Justice and Development.
Main benefits for members:
Exchange of information, development of new common projects and activities, development of new methodologies, multistakeholder cooperation.