INSIGHTS FROM THE CIVIL SOCIETY SECTOR
On the Part C of the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA)
Three years ago, the Nigeria Network of NGOs (NNNGO) started a remarkable journey of protecting and improving the regulatory environment for the work of nonprofits across the nation.
As we initiated this process, we sought to engage with regulators in an effective manner within a culture of mutual trust. We sought to explore through this relationship how best we can work with regulators to improve our field of play. Through this exploration, we developed an epoch making robust partnership with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in a way that history was made and cannot be ignored when it comes to civil society-government relationship.
Armed with successes of our joint venture with CAC in convening a sector wide conference in 2016 and the resolve of attendees calling for the review of the Part C of CAMA including CAC’s invitation for feedback and input from the nonprofit community, we were keen to hear firsthand from organisations about the challenges they face with regards to regulations by the Commission. Thus the online and offline consultations were conceived to capture insights that can inform the review of the Part C of CAMA as the nonprofit sector advances.
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