NGO Federation of Nepal (an umbrella organization of NGOs and CSOs known as a confederation in the country) has been successfully conducted two days National Civil Society Conference along with its 9th National Convention and 24th Annual General Meeting on December- 01, 2018 in Kathmandu, Nepal. The National Convention has elected the new executive committee of 47 members under the presidency of Mr. Jitram Lama.
During the meaningful gathering of more than 1000 CSOs leaders, national and international delegates, parliamentarians, policy makers, government officials, United Nations Agencies, Bi-lateral multilateral agencies, diplomats, representative of International Non-Government Organizations (INGOs), Human Rights Activists, representatives of all issues based federations, medias representatives discussed on proper implementation of new constitution, good governance, localization of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), agendas of human rights, development effectiveness and various issues of contemporary agendas of prosperity and sustainable development. After the different thematic discussion, the all stakeholders agreed on common agendas and promulgated CSO charter (i.e. Moral binding document for all CSOs
The newly elected Executive Committee is comprised of 51 members. Among them 47 are democratically elected members, including a president, a senior vice-president, two vice presidents, one Secretary General, two deputy secretary Generals, Treasurer, seven Secretaries, incharge and deputy incharge representing each province. All directly elected 47 members including immediate past president as an ex- officio member and three nominating members collectively 51 total members are currently working under the Central committee of NGO Federation of Nepal.
All the members of the central and provincial committees are experienced and established personalities in NGO Leadership and management since long period of time. The Executive Committee meets for central committee meeting in every three months.
NFN is an autonomous, independent and politically non-partisan organization, governed by its own Constitution, lastly amended in 2018. It has prepared and enforced an NGO Code of Conduct (CoC) to increase the accountability and transparency of NGOs. The CoC has been widely disseminated to member NGOs and efforts are on-going in relation to implementation and compliance.
NFN has about 6,233 members NGOs affiliated to it through 77 district chapters. To coordinate and mobilize its member NGOs to carry out various programmes effectively and efficiently, NFN has seven provincial committees comprised of 7–9 members each, one in each provincial committee. Together, they work as a provincial catalyst to support member organizations in leadership and professional skills development, and to enable them to face the challenges of sustainable development.
NFN follows a highly participatory approach in the delivery and implementation of its services. Its focus is on qualitative capacity building of local member NGOs and, in particular, on improving their management, governance, skills and competencies.