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[VIDEO] Nonprofits Laws and Policy Trends (CAMA, FIRS, & SCUML)

As nonprofits, we are constantly consumed by our passion to provide succor for the needy in our society. While doing this, it could be challenging to keep up with regulatory trends within our sector. The Nigeria Network of NGOs, through these videos, is shining light on the regulatory trends that we are witnessing and uncovering trends that could have a greater impact on our collective abilities to drive attainment of the sustainable development goals (SDGs).

 

Nonprofits Laws and Policy Trends (Part C of CAMA)

 

Nonprofits Laws and Policy Trends (Part C of FIRS)

 

Nonprofits Laws and Policy Trends (Part C of SCUML)

Nonprofit Regulatory Trends

Nonprofit Regulatory Trends

As Nonprofits we are constantly consumed by our passion to provide succor for the needy in our society. Keeping up with regulatory trends driving how we do our work becomes a challenge. The Nigeria Network of NGOs through this document is shining light on the regulatory trends that we are witnessing and uncovering trends that could have greater impact on our collective abilities to drive attainment of the sustainable development goals (SDGs).

Our aim is to ensure that individuals who lead and work with nonprofits including those who support them have regulatory information that is useful for decision making and planning. It is becoming increasingly important that nonprofits become aware of the external influences, laws, policy and regulations that shapes the environment where they work.

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Background on the Nigerian Nonprofit Sector

Background on the Nigerian Nonprofit Sector

Nonprofits form a vital part of the civil society sector in Nigeria, with their work reaching millions in different communities and touching every facet of the Nigerian society. Nigerian nonprofits have a strong history of helping the vulnerable and disadvantaged in our society. Since the 1930’s nonprofits in Nigeria have been providing services to the underserved and are mainly religious and social clubs providing support, majorly in the areas of education and health.

The nonprofit sector in Nigeria today is heterogenous covering activities and services including education, health, economic and community development, youth and youth development, poverty, gender, research and development, peace and conflict resolution, democracy and good governance, water and sanitation, disability, trade, ICTs, reforms, microfinance and communications or development.


Owing to lack of data and diversity, it is very hard to have accurate information on the activities and contributions of the nonprofit sector in Nigeria. In this document the Nigeria Network of NGOs (NNNGO) is using the data it holds about its membership to help increase and improve understanding of the third sector space in Nigeria.

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MEMORANDUM FOR THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON CIVIL SOCIETY AND DONOR AGENCIES

MEMORANDUM FOR THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON CIVIL SOCIETY AND DONOR AGENCIES

Nigeria Network of NGOs’ (NNNGO) comments on a Bill for a Bill for An Act to Provide for the Establishment of  the Non-Governmental Organizations Regulatory Commission for the Supervision, Co-ordination And Monitoring Of Non-Governmental Organizations, Civil Society Organisations Etc., In Nigeria And For Related Matters (hereinafter “Bill”) (HB535).

On the 22nd of June 2016, the Nigeria Network of NGOs received a copy of the Bill for an An Act To Provide For The Establishment Of The Non-Governmental Organizations Regulatory Commission For The Supervision, Co-ordination And Monitoring Of Non Governmental Organizations, Civil Society Organisations Etc., In Nigeria And For Related Matters (hereinafter “Bill”). Sponsored by Honorable Umar Buba Jubril, the Bill is currently before Nigeria’s House of Representatives, has passed through the second reading stage, and was debated in plenary on July 14, 2016. The Bill has most recently been referred to the Committee on CSOs and Development Partners for further consideration.

In response to the call for submission of memoranda by the House Committee on Civil Society and Development Partners, this memorandum provides the position of the Nigeria Network of NGOs and its members. 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 2,400 organizations ranging from small groups working at the local level, to larger networks working at the national level. NNNGO champions a sector that is accountable, independent and truly representative of giving a voice to the common man.

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What We Heard on the NGO Regulatory Bill

What We Heard on the NGO Regulatory Bill

We would like to acknowledge the contributions of the legislature, third sector leaders and actors, civil society organizations, concerned individuals and media organizations who lent their voices to the discourse on the NGO Regulatory Commission Bill (HB585) either through advocacy, press releases, online articles, social media posts as well as engagement meetings with relevant authorities. This document echoes your thoughts, knowledge, experience and openness.

We are grateful for your insight and the work done regarding this bill. Though we may not agree on all issues and may hold varying positions especially in the ongoing debate around the Bill, ultimately, we share a common goal which is to bring development to the doors of the common man and progress to our nation.

For the Nigeria Network of NGOs (NNNGO), it became imperative that a publication such as this is produced to document the opinions, voices and thoughts of all involved in this discourse creating a situation where the different positions advanced for or against the Bill can be established, measured subjectively and properly documented for stakeholder learning and engagement.

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Public Hearing on NGO Regulatory Agency Bill (HB585) Talking Points

Public Hearing on NGO Regulatory Agency Bill (HB585) Talking Points

On the 13th and 14th December 2017, the House of Representatives will host a public hearing on a Bill for an Act to Provide for The Establishment of The Non-Governmental Organizations’ Regulatory Commission for The Supervision, Co-ordination and Monitoring of Non-Governmental Organizations, Civil Society Organisations Etc., In Nigeria And for Related Matters (hereinafter “Bill”).

The services provided by nonprofit organisations, community groups, and social enterprises play crucial roles in ensuring that individuals and communities are well equipped to deal with structural changes in the nation’s economy, providing support to vulnerable groups, or supporting communities to develop. Nonprofits complement government’s efforts.

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FATF WORKSHOP REPORT

FATF WORKSHOP REPORT

The Nigeria Network of Non- Governmental Organizations (NNNGO) in collaboration with the Special Control Unit Against Money Laundering (SCUML) organised two regional workshops themed, Effective Implementation AML/CFT Requirements in the NPO Sector in Nigeria. The first of the workshops was held in Lagos; Vantage Hub: Mosesola House on 19th February 2018 and gathered 67 participants from across the southern region. The second workshop, organised at Den is Hotel, Abuja on 26th February, 2018 was attended by 68 participants from the northern region.

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REPORT OF 2018 SECTOR WIDE CONFERENCE ON FATF RECOMMENDATION 8

REPORT OF 2018 SECTOR WIDE CONFERENCE ON FATF RECOMMENDATION 8

The Financial Action Task Force Conference was made possible thanks to the support of the Open Society Initiative on West Africa (OSIWA) and the Special Control Unit Against Money Laundering (SCUML). The views and opinions expressed in this conference report do not represent the views of these organisations unless specifically stated.

We would like to thank all the speakers, regulators, discussants and participants for their contributions. Where the reports of each session use speaker and participant quotes, these are sometimes paraphrased from the exact words spoken in order to make the meaning clearer.

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Shadow Report Public Hearing on Bill 585

Shadow Report Public Hearing on Bill 585

Nonprofits form a vital part of the civil society sector in Nigeria, with their work reaching millions in different communities and touching every facet of the Nigerian society. Nigerian nonprofits have a strong history of helping the vulnerable and disadvantaged in our society. Today, Nigeria’s nonprofit sector is large and diverse covering activities and services ranging from health, education, agriculture, environment, climate change, sport, arts and culture, good governance, human rights, technology etc.

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