Meaning and functions of NGO in Nigeria

Meaning and functions of NGO in Nigeria

Business | Aug 6, 2020 06:12am | FORUM 234 Connect |

It is high time you have been hearing the word NGO, but many people do not know the full meaning of the acronym talking more of knowing the meaning or even the function of the text.

In this post we shall be discussing the meaning of NGO and also its functions, as well as the List of NGOs in Nigeria.

First of all looking at the meaning of NGO, it is an acronym representing the “Non-governmental Organization”.

Now emphasizing on the connotative meaning of NGO, A non-governmental organization (NGO) is any non-profit, voluntary citizens’ group which is organized on a local, national or international is generally established to engage in not for-profit activities (that is to say, it was not established for profit-making).

It is Task-oriented and driven by people with a common interest, NGO perform a variety of service and humanitarian functions, bring citizen concerns to Governments, advocate and monitor policies and encourage political participation through provision of information.

Some are organized around specific issues, such as:

  • human rights
  • environment or health
  • develop communities
  • encourage social responsibility
  • Micro finance
  • promote education
  • agricultural development
  • supporting human welfare
  • Support the poor and so on.

Moreover, the function of an NGO may be grounded in other areas, such as protecting the environment and promoting animal welfare.

In Nigeria, there are local NGOs and International Non-governmental Organizations.

They provide analysis and expertise, serve as early warning mechanisms and help monitor and implement international agreements. Their relationship with offices and agencies of the United Nations (UN) system varies depending on their goals, their venue and the mandate of a particular institution.

The following is a List of NGO’s in Nigeria:

  • The Havids Centre for environment and Development
  • Children of Farmers Club (CFC)
  • Initiative for Community Dev
  • Women of Vision Association
  • The Nigerian Foundation
  • Afro Centre for Dev. Of Peace & Justice
  • Africa Initiative for Education and Economic Development
  • Global Women Empowerment Association (GLOWEM)
  • C.Y.E.
  • Initiative for Basic Rights of Nigeria Citizens (IBRONC)
  • Centre for Community Empowerment for underprivileged
  • Voluntary Work camps Association of Nigeria
  • Grace Center
  • Female Leadership Forum
  • BAOBAB for Women’s Human Right
  • Stelben Foundation on VVF/STIs
  • Pathfinder International
  • Torjir-Agber Foundation
  • Women Solace & Enablement Foundation
  • Civil Society Coalition for Poverty Eradication
  • Women Environmental Programme (WEP)
  • Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Center (CISLAC)
  • Research and Training for Real Empowerment
  • Aya International Development Indigenous Knowledge Initiative Nigeria
  • Challenged Children Foundation (3CF)
  • Rahi Medical Outreach
  • Center for Peace building and Socio Economic Resources Development
  • Global Network for Peace and Anticorruption Initiative
  • Center for Care of Vulnerable and Development Initiatives
  • Center for Organizational and professional Ethics (COPEAFRICA)
  • Kanem Bornu Human Development Association (KABHUDA)
  • Vantaged Teems Center
  • Poverty Alleviation for the Poor Initiative
  • Health & Social Service Initiative
  • Afri-Growth Foundation
  • Ken Nnamani Centre for Leadership Dev.
  • Africa Safe Water Foundation
  • Grassroots Community Development Initiative
  • Foundation for Promotion of Good Health
  • Rural Health Initiative
  • Local & General Agricultural Dev. Foundation
  • Africans in Distress Care Trust (ADICT)
  • Women Center for Self Empowerment and Dev.
  • Life Advocacy for Unhealthy Social Vice Initiative
  • Dunns Rural Industrialization Programme (DRIP)
  • Agency for African Families in Distress (AAFID)
  • Society for Community Development
  • Face Pam
  • Global Aid for Niger Delta
  • Poverty Alleviation Trust Foundation
  • AFRICT Empowerment Initiative
  • Zion Orphanage and Widows Home
  • Global Access Foundation
  • Shehu Musa Yar’adua Center
  • Center for Skill and Technology Acquisition
  • Escxorl Education and Childcare Foundation
  • African Women Agri-Business Network
  • Center for Hospital & Health Service Improvement.
  • Association for Waste Recovery & Renewable Energy
  • Man O’ Association of Nigeria
  • Association for Peace of Development
  • Faith Based Aids Awareness Initiative
  • Eureka Capacity Development Foundation
  • Baumin International Foundation
  • Safe Womb International Foundation
  • All Youth Association of Nigeria
  • Center for Gender Values & Culture
  • Foundation for Correction of Moral Decadence
  • Society for Maternal and Child Support Initiative in Africa
  • African Youth Rehabilitation Initiative
  • African Youths Empowerment Network International
  • Municipal Youth vanguard
  • Diabetes and Hypertension Health Society
  • Foundation for Peace
  • Center for Environment & Development Campaign and Treaties
  • Agnes Nex Millennium Health Initiative
  • Amen Health Care & Empowerment Foundation
  • Leadership Center for Peace Intercity and Transformation
  • Liberty & Hope Initiative
  • Inri Widows Foundation
  • The New Nigeria Foundation
  • Attitudinal Healing Centre
  • Center for Rural Empowerment of Nigeria
  • The Albino Foundation
  • Adolescent Health & Information project
  • Initiators of Awareness and Development (IAD)
  • International Human Rights Protection Initiative
  • International Volunteer Service
  • Africa Women Leaders Think Tank
  • Women Development Association for Self Sustenance (WODASS)
  • Progressive Initiative for Educational Development
  • Family Health Care Foundation (FAHCI)
  • Organization of Justice for Equity Sustenance
  • Women Centre for Self Empowerment & Development
  • Organized Center for Empowerment & Advocacy in Nigeria (OCEAN)
  • Education as a vaccine Against Aids
  • Conscientising Against Injustices & Violence
  • Global Hope for Women & Children
  • Centre for Citizens with Disability
  • Neighborhood Care-Well Foundation

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