The primary objective of the CSO week is to strengthen relationships between key development actors. The event, primarily targets five types of relationships:
1 . CSO-Government relations
aimed at showcasing the contribution of civil society organizations towards delivery of development in line with national priorities and plans.
2. CSO-Parliament relations
aimed at increasing the participation and contribution of civil society organizations in policy making processes.
3 . CSO-Private sector relations
aimed at leveraging the financial and technical support of private sector actors towards poverty reduction.
4 . CSO-CSO relations
aimed at ensuring greater cohesion and complementarity among them.
5 . CSO-citizen relations
aimed at enabling citizen voices, especially those of marginalized and vulnerable populations to influence governance processes at all levels.