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Who is Civil Society Bahamas?

Civil Society Bahamas (CSB) was founded in 2002 and incorporated in 2005 and is now registered as a non-profit organisation under the Non-Profit Organisations Act, 2019.  It has a membership consisting of individuals, non-governmental organizations and civil society institutions that seek to manifest the interests and will of Bahamian citizens. CSB is a non-partisan, non-governmental, civil society organization which focuses on the betterment of individuals through improvement of their general social, economic, spiritual and mental welfare. This objective of betterment for Bahamians is further supported through alliances with international organizations such as The Organization of American States (OAS), International Labor Or ganization (ILO), United Nations (UN), Inter-American Bank (IDB) / IDB ConSoc Bahamas and others.

What is Civil Society?

Civil Society is the arena outside the family, the state and the market place where people associate to advance common interests. It is sometimes considered to include the family and the private sector and then referred to as the “ third sector ” of society, distinct from government and business. Sometimes the term is used in the more general sense of “ the elements such as freedom of speech, an independent judiciary, etc., that makes up a democratic society ” (Collins English Dictionary).

Our Vision


A Bahamas where civil society is respected and fully engaged in good governance.

Our Mission


As the third pillar of governance Civil Society Bahamas will lead coalition building among members and other CSO partners and promote civil society engagement in national development.

Our Members


Our membership is drawn from a wide cross-section of Bahamian CSOs (NGOs) and Non Profit organisations.

Our Partners


The Bahamas Christian Council

The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation

The Trade Union Congress 

The National Congress of Trade Unions

The College of The Bahamas

The National Organisation of Women's Associations in The Bahamas (NOWAB)


CSB NPO Registration Certificate

CSB Certificate of Incorporation

CSB Mem & Arts

CSB Bylaws 2016

CSB Certificate of Good Standing

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