At NGO Management Association we believe that a strong civil society is essential to addressing the root causes of today’s most pressing of societal challenges. Over the past 25 years there has been a paradigm shift in terms of the understanding and international recognition of civil society’s role. We recognise the complexity of the inter-relation that exists between humanitarian, development and environmental challenges compounding into an ever increasingly complex interactional environment. We constantly follow the changes in regulatory affairs, accountability, fundraising, the increasing emergence of private sector interventions and many other areas requiring rapid adaptation of practices.
We believe that real sustainable change happens on an organisational level. It should be led locally and driven by building effective long-term synergies. Humanitarian and development work needs to be more efficiently managed: talent resources developed, budgets justified, aid rightfully distributed, projects effectively managed, field research advocated, initiatives better documented and communication channels formed in order for civil societies to really become empowered. We believe that knowledge and skills should be decentralised and inclusive.