Non-governmental organizations will showcase the crucial role they play in improving livelihoods during the NGOs Week 2021. The event will be held virtually from April 12 (Monday) to 16 (Friday).
The event is organised by the NGOs Co-ordination Board. It will involve several stakeholders including local and international NGOs, Civil Society Organizations, the private sector, and Government officials. Members of the public will constitute the virtual audience.
The theme of this year’s event is “NGOs involvement in the sustainability of livelihoods.“
Significant Role of Civil Society
The theme acknowledges the significant role the Civil Society plays in improving livelihoods. “The event is intended to enhance this spirit by providing an opportunity for greater networking and partnerships among NGOs/CSOs, donor agencies, Government, the private sector and other stakeholders,” says the NGOs Co-ordination Board.
The NGOs Week 2021 will also provide an opportunity for NGOs/CSOs to share experiences, lessons learnt, best practices and challenges from the different sectors in which they operate. The event will provide an opportunity for businesses to market themselves to the NGO/CSO sector, a major consumer of goods and services in a wide range of areas, including agriculture, pharmaceuticals, water technology, ICT, conference facilities, banking etc.
Several activities are lined up for the week. They include:
- Launch of Annual NGO Sector Report 2019/2020 and NGOs Directory 2021 (Monday, April 12, 2021)
- Regional activities: The Board’s regional offices in conjunction with NGOs operating in their areas and other Board stakeholders have organized activities in Eldoret, Garissa, Kisumu and Mombasa.
- Webinar Discussions: These will be thematic and NGOs/CSOs, the private sector and the public at large are invited to participate in the discussions on pertinent issues affecting the CSO sector, including NGO response in the fight against COVID-19. The webinars will run from April 13-16, 2021 and the links will be provided to participants.