Workshop on National NGO registration guidelines

This Friday 13th October 2017 at Lemigo Hotel, CCOAIB in partnership with the Rwanda Civil Society platform convened a workshop to review the new National NGO registration guidelines established by RGB but also looked at the Rwanda NGO Law No.4/2012 of 17/2/2012 stipulating the registration organization and functioning of national NGOs in Rwanda.

The one day workshop that was attended various civil society organizations, proved productive since the participants were able to debate and provided well though representative feedback on the registration guidelines as requested by Rwanda Governance Board. The participants were also able to look at several articles of the Rwanda NGO Law and suggested possible amendments to ensure that the law effectively enables the Rwanda Civil Society to work and fulfill its development mandate.

At the end of 2016, Rwanda Governance Board (RGB) was mandated to register and monitor Civil Society organization in Rwanda.  It is in line with Article 5 of the law N56/2016 of the 16/12/2016 establishing RGB and determining its mission, organization and functioning that the board put in place new guidelines for both foundations and national Non Governmental Organization.  Rwanda Governance Board requested the Rwanda Civil Society Platform to provide feedback on the guideline before taking effect.

CCOAIB an umbrella organization previously consulted various civil society organization representatives working in all provinces of Rwanda on the law.  It was pleased to partner with the Rwanda Civil Society platform in offering  an opportunity for non-governmental organizations to express their views on a law that will govern them in the coming days.