• NANGO is awarded a certificate of appreciation by ZNCWC
    NANGO is awarded a certificate of appreciation by ZNCWC
  • Doma Community in SDGs consultative meeting with NANGO
    Doma Community in SDGs consultative meeting with NANGO
  • Homes for the Doma people in lower Guruve
    Homes for the Doma people in lower Guruve
  • Participants at "LeaveNoOneBehind" Dialogue in Binga
    Participants at "LeaveNoOneBehind" Dialogue in Binga
  • Doma Community children posing for a photo during NANGO "LeaveNoOneBehind" Campaign
    Doma Community children posing for a photo during NANGO "LeaveNoOneBehind" Campaign
  • Participants engrossed in discussions (NANGO Directors Summer School 2016)
    Participants engrossed in discussions (NANGO Directors Summer School 2016)
  • NANGO Directors Summer School 2016 participants (Nyanga)
    NANGO Directors Summer School 2016 participants (Nyanga)

Latest News

NANGO stands in solidarity with its members, Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR), Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR) and Community Youth Development Trust (CYDT), in condemning the government’s arbitrary decision to dismiss all striking nurses from their positions at state-run hospitals.

On Tuesday 17 April 2018 the Vice President, Retired General Constantino Chiwenga, fired nurses employed at state-run hospitals that had been protesting against poor salaries and unfavourable working conditions. He accused the disgruntled government employees of being influenced by political motives. Vice President Rtd. Gen. Chiwenga made the statement in his capacity as the Supervisor of the Social Services Cluster.

Simphiwe Development Trust a non-governmental orgainisation in the Western Region is conducting a donation of books campaign that aims at assisting orphans and vulnerable children towards improving their academic needs in Matebeleland North.

The campaign is an initiative by Simphiwe Development Trust to assist and care for the less fortunate who cannot afford basic stationery. The organisation is targeting at least 1000 exercise books to be donated to vulnerable children.

The Department for International Development (DFID), in partnership with UNICEF and the British Council held a shadow Disability Summit in Harare ahead of the Global Disability Summit to be held in London this July.

At the summit Ralph Watungwa, the Chief Executive Officer at Standard Chartered Bank Zimbabwe Limited, implored people to give tools to persons with disabilities and empower the self-determined.

Current Programs

The National Association of Non Governmental Organisations (NANGO) is coordinating the implementation of the Non- State Actors Coordination and Capacity Strengthening Programme. The programme is funded by EU and is implemented countrywide.

The Poverty Reduction and Development programme coordinates civil society efforts to influence the formulation, implementation, monitoring and review of policies, strategies and local and national budgets.

The Child Friendly National Budget Initiative (CFNBI) is a child-focused project being implemented by NANGO. The project promotes the prioritization of child related issues in local and national budgets.

As “the voice of NGOs in Zimbabwe”, communication and networking belongs to NANGO’s key mandates. In order to improve the flow of information to the membership

The National Association of Non Governmental Organisations (NANGO) as a national umbrella body has joint hands with key technical and development partners like CIVICUS and UNDP in to roll out the Leave No One Behind campaign to achieve the objectives identified.

Civil Society Organizations are continuing to play a key role in engaging various stakeholders as well as duty bearers on the advocacy of human rights and legislative reform

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Thematic Sectors

NANGO carries under its wings an amalgam of various issues constituencies and representative groups all with the singular focus of meeting the development needs of men, women and children in Zimbabwe. Its membership is segmented into 10 different thematic sectors:


In the Midlands Region, NANGO boasts of a membership of more than 60 Non-Governmental Organisations drawn from community based organisations (CBOs), faith based organisations, national as well as international organisations in all its thematic sectors. The Midlands Region’s administrative office is housed in Gweru and covers 7 districts: Kwekwe, Chirumanzu, Zvishavane, Shurugwi, Mberengwa and Gokwe. The Region has a vibrant Youth, Women, HIV/AIDS and Human Rights Sector.

The Southern Region hosts several tourist attractions which includes the Great Zimbabwe Ruins where the name of our country was driven from Dzimba Dzemabwe. Other sites are the Gonarezhou National Park and Tokwe Mukosi Dam which is the largest inland dam in Zimbabwe. Climatically, it falls under the category of Natural Regions IV and V. This means that rainfall is erratic and most of the areas are increasingly prone to drought. Many rural communities thus had to diversify their crops in recent years.

The region boasts of a number of tourist attractions such as Victoria Falls, the largest falls in the world and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World; Hwange National Park, the largest national park in the country and; Matopos National Park. As of 2002, the total population of the region was 2,033,025 with the highest being the Matabeleland North Province. The region is the most culturally and politically diverse part of the country with over 8 languages spoken in the region as well as 6 political parties.

Zimbabwe is often referred to as the jewel of Africa, and the Eastern Region serves as an example of just that. High in the mountains of the Eastern Highlands, the city of Mutare is located on the border of Mozambique. Mutare serves as the provincial Capital and is Zimbabwe’s gateway to the Indian Ocean. This province has an area of about 36,500 km squared and a population of approximately 1,6 million (in 2002). The province is subdivided into seven rural districts namely Buhera, Chimanimani, Chipinge, Makoni, Mutare, Mutasa and Nyanga in the North East of the province.

Northern Region is the largest region of all the NANGO regions covering the Harare Metropolitan Province and all the Mashonaland Provinces (Mashonaland East, Mashonaland West and Mashonaland South). The region houses the greater part of the Association’s membership registering about 480 members spread across the ten thematic sectors of NANGO. The regional membership comprises internatinal and national NGOs as well as community based organisation.

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