CONFERENCE

15th NNNGO Annual Conference
Global Good Practices in NGO Regulations
9 December 2015, Lagos, Nigeria

Call for Registration

The 15th Annual Conference of the Nigeria Network of NGOs will take place on 9 December 2015 in Lagos, Nigeria.

Under the general theme: ‘’Global Good Practices in NGO Regulations’’, the Conference aims to be a learning event, offering participants-drawn from government, civil society, donors and multi-lateral organisations- the unique opportunity to contribute their experience and knowledge to the theme of the Conference.

The NNNGO Annual Conference (the only major civil society gathering in Nigeria) is the central instrument to foster exchange on the work of NGOs in Nigeria, discuss and highlight effective ways of strengthening the Nigerian 3rd sector space.

In 2014, the 14th Annual NNNGO Conference titled, “CSO Legitimacy, Transparency and Accountability: The role of government and civil society”, served as a unique opportunity for civil society organizations and government to discuss and make remarkable contributions to issues around NGO accountability and to encourage compliance with existing regulations.

In 2013, the Conference highlighted effective ways in which civil society organizations in partnership with other actors (government, donors and the private sector) can evolve alternative sources of funding for development under the theme: Evolving with our Sector: Finding Alternatives to Funding our Work.

The 15th Annual Conference will take place at a time when civil society in Nigeria is faced with regulation issues and continued efforts by the Nigerian government to regulate the work of NGOs in the Country.

The purpose of the 15th Annual Conference is to expand knowledge of civil society organizations and governments on CSO regulations, best practices and innovations in order to spark a healthy debate on improving the regulatory environment for Nigerian CSOs.

Visit http://bit.ly/1IynzYa to register

To speak to our conference team please call 0802 857 3849 Monday–Friday, 10.00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

We look forward to welcoming you to Lagos on 9 December 2015.

The Conference Planning Team.


The 14th Annual NNNGO Conference titled, “CSO Legitimacy, Transparency and Accountability: The role of government and civil society”, served as a unique opportunity for civil society organizations and government to discuss and make remarkable contributions to issues around NGO accountability and to encourage compliance with existing regulations.

For over 8 hours, NGOs led by series of experts drawn from the government and civil society honed their understanding of the statutory accountability requirements for NGOs and raised their awareness of the importance of complying with such, while also identifying gaps. The wide ranging discussions culminated in the creation and adoption of a 2 page communiqué, which will help the NNNGO and relevant government agencies work together in addressing the challenges of NGO regulations in Nigeria.

Held at the NEC Building, in Lagos, Nigeria, 3 December 2014, the Conference attracted over 200 participants from 183 NGOs and the six geo-political zones of Nigeria, including representatives of the media, government and private sector. It was organized by the Nigeria Network of NGOs in partnership with the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law and supported by Innercity Mission for Children and Guinness Nigeria.

The Conference featured high-level government and NGO experts on NGO regulations, who addressed participants. Making the 2014 edition a first time the NNNGO Annual Conference would witness the participation of high level government representatives.

Download full conference report here 

Sponsors

Lead Sponsor: International Council for Not-for-Profit Law

Partner SponsorInnercity Mission for Children

Drinks Reception Sponsor: Guinness Nigeria


2013 Annual Conference

We are pleased to present to you the outcome and results of the 13th Annual Conference with the theme “Evolving with our Sector: Finding Alternatives to Funding our Work” held in Lagos on the 27 November 2013. This event attracted over 120participants representing 100 NGOs from the six geo-political zones of the country.

While planning for this event, it became very clear to us at the Nigeria Network of NGOs Secretariat that alternative sourcesof funding is really about individual organizations evolving different funding stream for their work which as well calls for a collective sector wide action.

We were delighted to see participants interest and involvement in the discussion which highlighted their desire in realizing the objectives and focus of the conference in assisting participant’s to develop effective ways in which civil society organizationsin partnership with other actors (government, donors and the private sector) can evolve alternative sources of funding for development.

Download the 13th Annual Conference Report here