Following the affirmation of the NGO Governance Charter at the 2015 AGM on 20th November 2015, CONGOMA Governing Council and Trustee’s Board agreed that implementation of the Charter should proceed noting that the exception in Clause 4.1 of the Charter is deemed adequate to cater for any NGO which is not required to have members.
Clause 4.1 of the charter says “Except where the law may otherwise permit, all CONGOMA members shall be managed or controlled by traceable committee members, Board Members or Trustees who may either be natural persons or legal persons or a combination of natural and legal persons whose names shall be entered into a register kept by the Organization”
Notwithstanding the foregoing, CONGOMA will contribute to engage all NGOs on the Charter every step of the way. Apart from engaging NGOs the secretariat is raising funds for the implementation of the Charter. In this regard it has been advertised for a part time Data Manager who is expected to put in place a framework for implementation of the charter. NGOs should therefore expect a questionnaire by early May to fill in their current context as far as the elements of the Charter are concerned.