NCSW prepares NG0s database: 15,000 registered under 1961 act -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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NCSW prepares NG0s database: 15,000 registered under 1961 act

ISLAMABAD: The National Council of Social Welfare (NCSW) is preparing a central database for the registration of national and international NG0s working in the field of social welfare.

Talking to reporters here on Sunday, NCSW Chairman Sardar Rais Jahangir Ahmed said the database would help streamline and improve the performance of NG0s.

He estimated that around 100,000 NG0s were presently working in the country.
He said 15,000 of these NG0s working towards raising living standards had been registered under a 1961 act. An overwhelming majority of NG0s is engaged in women’s empowerment and development activities, the remaining were engaged in social welfare and capacity building projects.

The NCSW Chairman recognised the part played by national NG0s for the people’s welfare and said that they needed professional guidance and support from the government. Jahangir said the database would enable local, national and international donors, beneficiaries and regulators to learn and see where the NG0s were located and operating.

He encouraged NG0s to add their updated information about the latest development activities they were undertaking. Rais said the government attached great importance to the work being done by civil society for the well being of the vulnerable segments of society.

He said, “We are also organising a number of capacity building workshops for representatives of NG0s to strengthen their roles and to learn the best techniques in managing their own organisations.”
Source: Daily Times
Date:2/19/2007