South Sudan NGO Forum
Facilitating coordination of NGOs to effectively operate in South Sudan

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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
3) Policy
4) NNGO-INGO Coordination
5) Security


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 Justice and Relief and Rehabilitation 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.

What we do


Collection, analysis and sharing of NGO related security information.

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Facilitating engagement between NGOs and other humanitarian actors in South Sudan.

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Developing policy briefings and identifying focus areas for advocacy that are consistent with the interests of the Forum members.

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Enabling South Sudanese National NGO growth and enhancing coordination among National NGOs and between National NGOs and other actors.

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INFO Management

Gathering information from, and dissemination to NGOs to support improved collective decision making and evidence-based advocacy.

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documents & research papers written or collected by the NGO Forum.

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Contact Us


Please note that we do not forward advertisements of services and products to our members and ask visitors to refrain from sending such requests to us.

Coordinator - Lucia Goldsmith
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National NGO Focal Point - Hafeez Wani
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Security Focal Point - Bob Lidstone
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Security Analyst - Mark Millar
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Information Manager - Brian Mc Donald
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NNGO Information Officer - Paul Doctor
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Policy and Advocacy Advisor - Lindsay Hamsik
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