NATIONAL NGO COORDINATING UNIT
The National NGO affairs Directorate
is charged with the responsibility to regulate and coordinate the operations
and activities of NGOs ensuring effective service delivery and alignment with
The Departmentensures and carry out
registration of NGOs operating in SL. More so gets NGOs to complete, sign
Service Level Agreements with the relevant line ministries for projects/programs
to be implemented and also to submit annual reports on implemented projects/programs.
This enables government to know performing NGOs and the opportunity to
determine non performing NGOs to weed out.
The department also develops and
maintains a database of all registered and certified NGOs by sector/cluster and
district/region. For coordination, the department organizes coordination
meetings quarterly with NGOs, monthly with NGO desk officers of sector
ministries including annual review workshop, quarterly meetings for inter
agency and Sectorial standing committee to review activities of NGOs, discuss
plans for future programs.In addition the department tracks, compiles donor
funds for project implementation, monitors and assesses NGOs programs jointly
with sector ministries quarterly; processes NGOs’ duty - waiver concession
application for MoPED approval.
Above all ensures full participation of NGOs’
beneficiary communities and maintains good communication with sector
ministries, donor partners, local councils in all program formulation and