The driving force behind the formation of the ENR-CSO Network was the need for the Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to get organized and formalize their participation in the annual Joint Sector Review process (JSR) under the Ministry of Water and Environment. The Joint Sector Review process includes an annual meeting Convened by Government/Ministry of Water and Environment for the Sector players (Government, Development partners and other Stakeholders) to assess performance of Sector commitments and targets during the concluding financial year and set new commitments and targets for the coming financial year.

The network provides a platform for civil society to coordinate and jointly engage in policy lobbying and advocacy with a collective voice but also provide opportunities for capacity building through learning and information sharing so as to ensure evidence based advocacy towards good governance of the country’s natural resource base.