National Partners

SD2015 supported 12 partners to develop national level advocacy plans for influencing the post-2015 development agenda






CONGOMA is an umbrella body of CSOs in Malawi as designated by the Malawi NGO Law. Current membership (as of May 2014) stands at 650 NGOs; being local and international organisations. Its functions revolve around advocacy, coordination/ networking and capacity building. CONGOMA also coordinates various campaigns at national level including MDGs/SDGs, social protection, access to medicines, free and fair elections, AU/G20, and ECOSSOC among others. CONGOMA's experience relates to working with CSOs, government, donors, communities, private sector and regional bodies. Institutional decisions are made by the General Assembly, Board of Trustees, Governing Council and statutory committees with support from the Secretariat.



ANPRAS is a Mauritius based NGO, committed to driving change and community-based actions for sustainable development at grassroots. ANPRAS promotes a holistic and integrative approach to bring about positive change in society through networking, research and community-driven actions. ANPRAS shares privileged partnership with a plethora of international organizations, namely the Earth Hour Global, Earth Day Network, USTKIP and Common Ground among others. It prides itself to have spearheaded the Green Africa Awards and further championed the Earth-Hour, Candle-Night and Earth Day in Mauritius.​​ The two major organs of ANPRAS are (1) GICC [Green Initiatives & Climate Change] and (2) SCOR [Sustainable Community Research].



Tanzania Association of NGOs (TANGO) is a CSO umbrella body of more than 650 member organisations countrywide. It was founded in 1988 to provide a unifying platform and coordination for NGOs in Tanzania. TANGO's main functions include building the capacity of its members and CSOs to be able to analyse and advocate for people-friendly policies; lead high level lobby processes at national, regional and global levels; and act as development information clearing house/resource for local CSOs. It is led by a board of 9 member representatives and a small but effective secretariat of 7 full-time staff.

Latin America





Abong is a national platform of NGOs founded in 1991 with the purpose to articulate civil society organisations that fight for human rights, democracy and a more solidary, just and sustainable world. The association also fosters local and regional processes, disseminates information, builds and shares strategies and gives visibility to the international incidence political field. Abong is consisted of 250 affiliated organizations throughout Brazil.





The Colombian Confederation of NGOs is a private non-profit organisation established in January 1989 to associate, strengthen and represent non-governmental organisations and to promote self-regulation within the constitutional and legal framework of the country, to contribute to the consolidation of democracy and the building up of essential public goods to overcome exclusion in all its forms. The CCONG has a network of 800 NGOs and actively participates in national and international forums where it defends the interests of NGOs and helps to build up a positive image towards NGOs.



La Asociación Nacional de Organizaciones de sociedad civil Venezolanas, or Sinergia intends to serve as a space for democratic dialogue and cooperation involving Venezuelan civil society organisations and to provide support for advocacy and strengthening of social policies and social equity. Another goal is the defence of human rights, and in particular the right to assembly. It has several programmes and project dealing with these objectives. It is a network of 50 multisectoral organisations. 






NFN is the National NGO Platform of Nepalese NGOs comprising 5,584 members affiliated. Established in 1991, NFN is an autonomous, non-profit, non-partisan, and voluntary organization. Its Strategic Plan 2012-2015 envisions inclusive, democratic, prosperous and peaceful society. Its goals are i) to strengthen CSOs in promoting inclusive, democratic and just governance, and human rights; ii) mobilize citizens to fight against poverty and injustice; iii) facilitate social movements to ensure and protect rights of poor, women and marginalized communities; and iv) to defend autonomy of civil society. Human rights, democratic governance, social inclusion, social justice, and gender equality are its core values.



The Caucus of Development NGO Networks (CODE-NGO), established in 1990, is the largest Philippine CSO network, composed of 6 national and 6 regional networks representing more than 1,600 development NGOs, POs and cooperatives nationwide. It is a trusted national voice of civil society and strengthens legitimate, effective CSOs for social development, and participatory, transparent governance.






Born in 1995, Alianza ONG is a multisectoral network of Dominican NGOs whose mission is to promote, support and strengthen CSOs, promote initiatives from civil society, improve the fulfilment of their social goals and participate in advocacy and public policy design. Alianza ONG works to promote the contributions of the NGOs to society, to seek opportunities for joint action between the public and private sectors that allow the construction of common agendas aimed to achieve participatory development. As well as supporting CSOs in their missions, Alianza ONG contributes to the strengthening of civil society’s rights, sustainability and management.






The Latvian Platform for Development Cooperation (LAPAS) is a national platform uniting NGOs working in development cooperation, development education and humanitarian aid. LAPAS was established in 2004 and has 26 member organisations and more than 10 partner organisations. In 2014, LAPAS strategic priorities are the preparation for the Latvian EU Presidency (including post-2015 process) and the European Year of Development 2015, development of capacity in campaigning and food security, and support of global education NGOs.



The Portuguese NGDO Platform was formed in 1985 and it currently represents 65 Portuguese NGDOs. Their main activities involve capacity building and advocacy work regarding all relevant issues that influence their member’s work. They actively participate in several working groups, such AID Watch, Funding for Development and Relief, and DARE Forum. They have an increasingly strong role in AID Watch and monitoring, both at national and European level, influencing all important decision makers (Government Institutions and Parliamentarians).

Middle East





The Arab Network for Environment and Development (RAED) is an Arab network with more than 250 NGOs members from Arab Countries, in North Africa and West Asia. The Arab League has recognized RAED as an “Observer” representing the civil society in the Council of Arab Ministers Responsible for the Environment (CAMRE), as well as the Arab Water Council. AOYE, RAED’s Secretariat, has established the Egyptian Sustainable Development Forum (ESDF) in July 2012, to act as a “think tank” to facilitate a process of dialogue among different stakeholders to determine the policy gaps in relation to legislation, strategies and national planning to achieve sustainability.



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