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CSI Partner Profile of the week: NNNGO Nigeria

Posted by civilsocietyindex on May 22, 2009


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 800 organizations ranging from small groups working at the local level, to larger networks working at the national level.

The Network is charged with the objective of identifying, registering, coordinating, building capacity and mobilizing civil society organizations to promote interconnectivity and bring equity, justice, peace and development to grassroots communities throughout Nigeria, including the implementation of NEEDS, SEEDS, LEEDS and the MDGs.

Our membership includes over 20 national organizations and over 800 membership organizations focusing on different thematic areas of development, all of whom work to support a diverse range of membership communities across the nation. In total our outreach to the third sector in Nigeria is estimated to be in the excess of 2,500 which includes both members and affiliates at national and global levels.

The mission statement of the network makes its objectives clear:
“We want to coordinate a civil society group that is inclusive and offers equal opportunity, people participation, community leadership, independence of voluntary action, reflection of linguistic and cultural diversity, choice and a genuine partnership with other sectors on a “best practice” basis as a catalyst for sustainable development and poverty alleviation.”

NNNGO aims to promote interconnectivity at the grassroots, provide opportunities for CSOs/NGOs/CBOs and PVOs to contribute to the advancement of national and global peace through developmental activities focused at the grassroots, whilst networking with each other and other national and international agencies, with the aim of meeting NEEDS/SEEDS/LEEDS, and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015.

In achieving our vision and mission, NNNGO works in:

From 1992 till date NNNGO continued to identify various civil society groups from community based organizations to larger networks and thematic groups across the 36 states of the federation including Abuja. By the end of 2005 and beginning of 2006 over 700 NGOs were identified and by 30th April 2007 a total of 1,850 NGOs were identified.

Being a membership based organization; the Network’s membership base has grown from 60 in 1992 to over 800 member organizations working on various development issues, our membership serves as our strength.

In providing leadership for the sector NNNGO has worked with various development partners and National Governments to coordinate civil society activities in Nigeria with the purpose of giving them a voice and providing sector leadership within a conducive environment.

For further information contact:

The Administrative Secretary
25, Ogunlana Drive, Surulere OR 15 Military Street, Onikan, Lagos, Nigeria Tel:  00 234 1 2635158 ,
Ayo 0803 719 1348, Kunle 0803 348 3421, Giwa 08038573974

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3 Responses to “CSI Partner Profile of the week: NNNGO Nigeria”

  1. steve adeyemi said

    the change is our collective responsibilities…we will surely get to the promise land.

  2. steve adeyemi said

    i want the nnngo to intensify effort on good governance sensitization to the populace towards achieving hitch-free general elections come 2011….it shall be well with nigeria.

  3. Okey Anyanwu said

    Your works is unique and encouraging, especially to some of us the Social service.

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