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The Nigeria Network of NGOs (NNNGO) is the first generic membership body for civil society organisations in Nigeria that facilitates effective advocacy on issues of poverty and other developmental issues.
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– NGO Legitimacy, Transparency and Accountability: Through the NNNGO Code of Conduct for NGOs, we are promoting and administrating high ethical and effective development practice amongst our members. The Network is working independently with its members to undertake a review of the future of the work of NGOs in relation to legitimacy, transparency and accountability with a view to putting in place systems, policies and procedures that can aid effectiveness and efficiency of our work as a sector.
–Engagement with Government and other Stakeholders: By representing the sector to the Nigerian Government and other key stakeholders, we have ensured that the voices of our members are put forward in discussions and engagements with Government. NNNGO is on some Government committees widening debate on regulatory issues and strengthening collaboration between Government and members of the Network.
–SDGs Campaign: Since 2006, NNNGO and its members have been raising awareness on the attainment of the then Millennium Development Goals (SDGs) in Nigeria to ensure that the Nigerian Government works effectively towards national achievement of poverty reduction; enhance and promote human rights and increased development impact using the human rights-based approach to development. Since the adoption of the SDGs in 2016, NNNGO has further intensified its efforts to create awareness and track the implementation of the goals.
–NGO Development Effectiveness: NNNGO facilitates the exchange of information and learning amongst its members to improve the quality work they do both in service design and delivery. Tailor-made capacity building trainings are delivered regularly to meet the evolving needs of our members.
– Developed and implemented advocacy that led to the review of the Part C of the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA), the law regulating the operations on nonprofits in Nigeria. The Part C of CAMA which is now Part F, awaits Presidential assent.
– Developed the civic space component in the 2nd National Action Plan of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) approved by the President and submitted to the OGP Secretariat. NNNGO will lead the implementation of this component.
– Led several advocacy initiatives that led to the death of several obnoxious bills seeking to shrink civic space in Nigeria especially the NGO and Social Media bills.
– Our research and documentation on nonprofit regulatory frameworks have found attention from policy makers, regulators, local and international organisations, as well as the National Assembly. We are now developing reputation for high quality documentation on nonprofit regulatory and operational environment.
– Trained over 1,500 nonprofit organisations across the country in areas ranging from Nonprofit Management, Financial Management, Governance, Resource Mobilization, Nonprofit Communications using organic training materials produced by the Network and tailored to address specific gaps faced by Nigerian Nonprofit organisations.
– For 21 years, we have organised an annual conference, the largest and only convening platform on nonprofit issues and engagement with regulators with an average attendance rate of between 250-300 participants in recent years.
– Led the implementation of over 30 projects focused on poverty alleviation, diseases control, awareness creation on issues of development, creation of a strong operational environment for the Nigeria civil society: and building the capacity of Nigerian CSOs.
– Conducted over 3 sector-wide surveys to capture nonprofit data which have subsequently helped in identifying capacity gaps within the sector and how best to address them.
– Maintained a regularly updated directory of nonprofits in Nigeria and have developed the first ever accounting application for nonprofits.
– Cultivated strong working relations and regulatory policy engagement with Nigerian civil society regulators; the Corporate Affairs Commission, the Federal Reporting Council, Federal Inland Revenue Service, Special Control Unit against Money Laundering (SCUML), National Planning Commission (NPC) and have had their participations /representations at our workshops/conferences over the years
Successes highlighted on all activities in line with NNNGO’s 2018 to 2022 Strategic Plan
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