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 Programme aims to develop capabilities of non-state actors to pro-actively participate in policy dialogues at all spheres of government in a coordinated and harmonized manner, in order to effectively contribute towards national development in Zimbabwe.
The programme is designed to strengthen the collective capacities of the CSOs in their role as stakeholders in national development; building on the strategic and comparative advantages of each CSO’s thematic area while emphasizing multi-stakeholder partnerships to increase the impact of individual results into collective developmental results. It builds on the collective on-going efforts by apex and thematic specialist umbrella bodies to harmonise and strengthen CSO role in policy formulation for the benefit of ordinary Zimbabweans at national and local levels of governance.
The programme is undertaken through the establishment of the Non State Actors Apex Alliance (NSAA); a platform that harnesses the comparative advantages of CSOs through their representative coordination bodies. These apex bodies include the National Association of Non-Governmental Organisation (NANGO), Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce (ZNCC), Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU), Evangelical Fellowship of Zimbabwe, and, Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe (WCoZ), the National Association of Youth Organisations (NAYO), National Association of Societies for the Care of the Handicapped (NASCOH), and Zimbabwe National Council for the Welfare of Children (ZNCWC).