The NGO Forum is an independent coordinating body of approximately 160 national and 142 international NGOs that serves and facilitates the work of its members to address the humanitarian and development needs in South Sudan.
All member organisations agree to provide humanitarian and/or development assistance to the South Sudanese people regardless of ethnic background, political affiliation, or religious belief.
The South Sudan NGO Forum Secretariat exists primarily to serve the needs of its members and to act in their interest.
To this end, the NGO Forum pursues five aims:
1) Information Sharing
2) External Engagement
4) NNGO-INGO Coordination
All members must be non-governmental, non-political, non-proselytising, be a humanitarian and/or development assistance actorand have a full-time presence in South Sudan.
Prior registration with both the Ministry of Labour and Relief and Reconstruction Commission is also required.
Observer membership can be facilitated on request.
Registration is done on a yearly basis with new members completing all of the following steps.
1) Completion of the application form.
2) Approval by the Steering Commitee
3) Presentation at the Country Directors meeting followed by membership vote.
Membership fees for NNGOs is a fixed fee of 130SSP while INGOs are charges on a sliding scale based on their annual operating budget.
Collection, analysis and sharing of NGO related security information.
Facilitating engagement between NGOs and other humanitarian actors in South Sudan.
Developing policy briefings and identifying focus areas for advocacy that are consistent with the interests of the Forum members.
Enabling South Sudanese National NGO growth and enhancing coordination among National NGOs and between National NGOs and other actors.
For documents & research papers written or collected by the NGO Forum vistit the Information PortalInformation Portal
Coordinator - Lucia Goldsmith
National NGO Focal Point - Hafeez Wani
Security Focal Point - Bob Lidstone
Security Analyst - Mark Millar
Security Projects Officer - Salman Khan
Information Manager - Brian Mc Donald
NNGO Information Officer - Paul Doctor
Policy and Advocacy Advisor - Lindsay Hamsik
Policy Officer - Edward Gariba