The Organisation of American States (OAS) has established a participatory mechanism called the Permanent Inter-American Forum of Civil Society and Social Actors (PASCA). Its aim was to promote participatory governance within the OAS.
The PASCA project, which was funded by REDLAD, had a trifold focus:
- To create and implement a mechanism (Council, Delegation, Committee) of civil society that articulates for the Civil Society Organisations in the region;
- To increase the collaboration, consultation and commitment between the Civil Society Organisations and the Organisations of the American States to present recommendations for the Summit of the Americas 2018; and
- To improve the capacities of civil society to monitor the implementation and impact of the 2015 Summit and to participate efficiently in the 2018 Summit.
The CPDC was responsible for work in the following countries:
- St. Lucia
- St. Vincent and the Grenadines