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Blog Contributor Justin Cagaoan

Justin Cagaoan is formerly an associate in Chemonics’ Asia Division.

by Justin Cagaoan

Civil Society: Not Just an Advocate, but an Agent for Change

With global shifts in how to effectively address environmental protection, citizen rights, and democratic values, civil society organizations (CSOs) are increasingly seen not only as advocates, but also as facilitators between the people and the government with the power to create meaningful change. CSOs have influenced inclusive and accountable development, transforming communities, landscapes, and institutions.…