Local NGOs performed well in 2014 – Lombard

WINDHOEK: Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) performed well last year, despite the panic and uncertainty caused by limited resources and dwindling foreign funding.

The Executive Director of the Namibia Non-Governmental Organisation Forum Trust (Nangof) Ivin Lombard gave this assessment during an interview with Nampa yesterday, as he discussed the work done by local NGOs during 2014.

He said the current year (2015) should see more NGO work being devoted to land and policy reform, influencing state budgeting, advocacy, housing, child welfare and gender-based violence (GBV).

Lombard said the work of NGOs in Namibia this year should delve into areas such as health, agriculture and education, with the aim of building on the foundation of unity of purpose and a focus on service delivery.

The Nangof chief noted that local NGOs continue to do tremendous work, especially in areas such as gender-based violence, health (particularly TB, malaria, HIV and AIDS), governance, law and policy reform, voter education, education, research, climate change and social welfare.