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Lagos, Nigeria, 05 October 2015/– The Nigeria Network of NGOs (www.nnngo.org ) will host the 15th annual NNNGO conference in Lagos, Nigeria on 9 December 2015.
The conference will bring together not-for-profit organisations working in Nigeria to discuss topics ranging from NGO regulations, to the importance of a self regulatory framework and the necessity of adequate compliance mechanisms on NGO regulations in Nigeria. Her Excellency, Mrs. Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi, former first lady and one of the 20 most influential African women on the continent as named by New African Magazine will give a keynote address centred on theme of the conference ‘’global good practices in NGO regulations’’.
Nigeria Network of NGOs’ Executive Director Oyebisi Oluseyi said ‘’we are honoured to have Mrs Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi join us at the 15th annual conference of the Network, she is an industry expert with years of experience, working within civil society, government, donor community and multilateral organisations, her experience will be useful to the theme of the conference’’ The 15th annual NNNGO conference offers huge potential for the growth of the not-for-profit sector in Nigeria including opportunities for participants to network, share experience and showcase their work.
Some participants already confirmed for the conference include:
Abia North Industrial Development Initiative | Olumide Emmanuel Foundation | HillCity Foundation | African Youth Animation Network | Dynamic Women International Association | Global Community Health Foundation | Education for all initiative | Dewdrops Care Development Foundation | Dahiel Ogechi Akujobi Memorial (DOAM) Foundation| The Irede Foundation | Society to Heighten Awareness of Women and Children Abuse (SOTHAWACA) | Less privileged children Encouragement Initiative | Reconciliation Trainers Africa (RETA) | Sesôr Empowerment Foundation | Steps to Life Nigeria |Centre for Citizens Emancipation and Empowerment (CFCEE) | Global Healthplus Initiative | All Nigeria United Nations Students and Youths Association ( ANUNSA) | Women’s Board – ECS | Morgan Smart Development Foundation.| Sanitation and Hygiene Education Initiative | Hope Builders Skill Devp & Acq. Foundation | Dove Generation International Youths Organisation | Association of Women Professional Financial Managers (AWPFM) | Centre for Alternative, Development and Self-Enhancement | The Youth Future Savers Initiative | Act Of Random Kindness Foundation International | Women & Children’s Rights Development Centre (WOCHRID) | Community Women Progressive Association | Apiri Hallowed Foundation | Life-Skills Initiative For Youth Empowerment And Development | Global Hindu Charity Foundation (GHCF) | Glorious Child of Hope Foundation | Foster Paradise Orphanage
Oyebisi noted further that ‘’the long term growth of the Nigerian 3rd sector space ultimately depends on an effective self regulation mechanism backed by adequate legislation. There is so much energy around NGO regulations in our county at the moment, one which can and should be tapped into by both government and the civil society community. That is why we are so committed to engaging with government and NGO stakeholders, to share a vision of a potentially self regulatory environment for Nigerian NGOs’’