The Nigeria Network of Non-Governmental Organizations, NNNGO, has partnered with Development Diaries LTD/GTE to host the 15th Annual NNNGO Conference in Lagos-Nigeria. The event held on December 9, 2015. The partnership which is premised on the need for productive partnership within the development sector will see Development Diaries, a pan-African media-for-development organization collaborate with the NNNGO as the official media partner for the one-day national event.
In its 15th year, the NNNGO Annual Conference has been the only major civil society gathering in Nigeria with the central instrument of fostering exchange on the work of NGOs in Nigeria whilst exploring effective ways to continually strengthen the Nigerian third sector space. With the theme ‘Global Good Practices in NGO Regulations’, the 15th Annual Conference aims to be a learning event, offering participants drawn from government, civil society, donors and multi-lateral organizations, among other stakeholders the unique opportunity to contribute their experience and knowledge to the theme of the Conference.
According to the Executive Director, NNNGO, Oyebisi Babatunde Oluseyi, “the 15th Annual Conference will take place at a critical time in the history of our work as the National Assembly seeks to regulate how Nigerian NGOs receive and utilize funds including how to coordinate and monitor NGOs. Beyond the bills, there has been an increased call for NGO transparency and accountability by various stakeholders.” He expressed delight in the partnership secured with Development Diaries LTD/GTE as the official media partner of the 15th Annual Conference.
Managing Partner, Development Diaries, Femi Aderibigbe, stated that the partnership with the NNNGO is in response to the need for civil society organizations and development agencies to leverage media platforms and expertise to enrich their work as well as engage their stakeholders.
The Nigeria Network of NGOs (NNNGO) is the first generic membership body for civil society organizations in Nigeria. The NNNGO facilitates effective advocacy on issues of poverty and other developmental scope. Established in 1992, the NNNGO represents over 1800 organizations ranging from small groups working at the local level, to larger networks working at the national level.
Development Diaries is a leading Media Professional Service Agency for Africa’s non-profit industry. It exists to assist, advise, support, amplify, give credence to and ensure professionalism in communications and media services and practice for development initiatives across the continent.