Learn how the Nigeria Network of NGOs is helping its members and nonprofits with Covid-19 (coronavirus)

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Nonprofit Covid19 Survey

Nonprofit Covid19 Survey

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As a Network of 2,754 organisations, spread across the 36 States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory, the Nigeria Network of NGOs finds it imperative to understand the sector’s reaction to the virus, how factors that have arisen due to the global crisis is impeding our work and what must be done to ensure that our beneficiaries continue to enjoy the services that we provide.

The Nonprofit Covid19 Survey was conducted on 250 organisations with responses were garnered from 115 organisations across the 6 geo-political zones of the country. Our gratitude to these organisations for responding to our telephone calls at an exceedingly difficult time.

For the Network and the sector as a whole, this report is intended to aid programming and how we respond to helping nonprofit organisations to build back better. We will pay attention to the actions requested of us by our members and ensure we address them for the benefit of the sector as a whole. We will continue gathering insights and information on the nonprofit sector including how we are supporting the fight against the coronavirus and navigating the crisis.

A copy of the report is available for download here (837kb) Nonprofit Covid19 Survey

AML/CFT ADVISORY FOR NONPROFITS ON THE COVID- 19 PANDEMIC

Countries all over the world are working effortlessly to address the COVID-19 pandemic and the issues that have arisen as a result. At a time like this when critical relief is needed in the country and beyond, nonprofits must safeguard the integrity and accountability of their operations by complying with the Anti-Money Laundering/Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) standards, to address the challenges posed by COVID-19.

Nonprofits must recognise the increasing rates of fraudulent activities and particularly the vulnerability of the sector to being taken advantage of by criminals during this period. We must, therefore, put measures in place to strengthen our systems to quickly identify suspicious activities by entities who may want to take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to engage in money laundering and other illicit activities such as fundraising for sham nonprofits, offering fraudulent opportunities, cybercrimes, medical scams, exploiting people among others.

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The COVID-19 pandemic will have implications for nonprofits as well their staff members, volunteers, interns and beneficiaries. We have therefore, put together this practical guidance to help nonprofits cope and think through their operations during the pandemic. This document responds to some of the common challenges we see nonprofits facing. Download here Covid 19 Nonprofit Advisory

Nonprofit Operational Manual

The Nonprofit Operational Manual is designed to assist Nigerian nonprofits to strengthen their operational and technical capacity in delivering their vision and mission. The manual aims to help nonprofits adopt best organisation practices, clarify requirements, regulations and compliance issues relating to managing a nonprofit.

 

It is designed as both a capacity-building tool and reference material for successfully running a nonprofit organisation and as a guide for understanding and complying with regulatory frameworks guiding the operation of nonprofits in Nigeria. Through this manual as well as training, skills-building activities and information exchanges, NNNGO hopes to enhance the performance and capacity of organisations to deliver effective services to their beneficiaries and critical stakeholders.

 

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NNNGO Launches Project to Strengthen Regulatory Frameworks for Civil Society

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About the Project

The Nigeria Network of NGOs announces the launch of a project, funded by the European Union, titled, “Strengthening Regulatory Frameworks for a More Accountable and Transparent Civil Society in Nigeria”, that focuses on current regulatory realities within the Nigerian nonprofit sector with an aim to lead conversations and actions on how these regulations can be better implemented in a way that creates an enabling operational environment for Nigerian civil society organisations (CSOs).

Project Launch

A project launch themed “Understanding Nonprofit Regulatory Frameworks; Trends and Realities” was organised in Abuja on Monday, November 4, 2019.  Participants who comprised seventy-two (72) CSOs gave insights into how best to carve out and popularize a self-regulatory mechanism that is responsive to the needs of the sector and can be effectively implemented in line with global best practices. 

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The Nigerian third sector is gradually awakening to the need to work together with regulators especially with regards to compliance issues and generally improve transparency and accountability within the sector. We are confident that this project and our approach to its implementation will allow for mutual communication among civic actors, regulators, and policymakers and we can all collaborate to create an enabling regulatory environment for the sector.

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Oyebisi Oluseyi, Executive Director of the Nigeria Network of NGOs.

“We are excited about this project especially as it focuses on one of our strategic pillars as organisation protection of the operational environment of Nigerian Nonprofits. We also expect that by the end of the project, one of the outcomes, among others is that it will serve as a repository of knowledge on nonprofit regulations, and provide key insights on how to incorporate global best practices into our work and the civil society sector as a whole” added Oyebisi Oluseyi. Conversations revolved around issues of registration of Nigerian Nonprofits, regulations, legitimacy, accountability, and transparency for the third sector. Participants also discussed the development of a nonprofit Code of Conduct by the sector, for the sector and approved by the Government as a guide for the operations of the Nigerian NGOs. Suggestions were made as to how nonprofits can better engage in collaborations, employ public information systems, peer review, and self-assessment mechanisms to allow growth and sustainability of organisations, especially those at the grassroots. 

A newly designed page tagged “Strengthening Regulatory Frameworks” (SRF) which offers a comprehensive understanding of the project has been created on the Network’s website www.nnngo.org where easy access is guaranteed to essential information on corporate governance within the Nigerian civil society sector, nonprofit realities as well as general information about Nigerian nonprofits. The page will be updated on a regular basis with news, pictures, and videos of project events, activities, milestones, and updates.  

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The project is intended to include peer reviews, consultations with CSOs across the country to garner opinions on regulations that they consider ideal and enabling; engagements with regulatory authorities and the National Assembly with the aim of producing a solid self-regulatory frame for Nonprofit organisations operating in Nigeria.  

This publication is produced with funding from the European Union.

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Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan

The Nigeria Network of NGOs (NNNGO) is the first generic membership body for civil society organizations in Nigeria that facilitates effective advocacy on issues of poverty and other developmental issues. Established in 1992, NNNGO represents over 2,400 organisations ranging from small groups working at the local level, to larger networks working at the national level.

INTRODUCTION

The Nigeria Network of NGOs has more than 2,400-member organisations and works with diverse institutions within and outside the civil society ranging from academics, trade unions, funders through to private sector
and government. We work to secure a fairer operational environment for Nigerian nonprofits. Our 2018-22 strategic plan emanates from our continued commitment to supporting nonprofits in the country in bringing prosperity to people and planet. Our analysis of rapidly changing environment and challenges facing civil society, and an elaborate process of consultation within the NNNGO membership and critical stakeholders to determine the most useful role NNNGO can play in adding value to the work our members do and to secure the operational environment we want.

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