The Malawi Council of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), a state-funded NGO and civil society regulator in the country, is expected to launch an online platform on June 30, 2021, as the Council strives to improve and improve its operations. And services.
Called myNGO, the web-based NGO management information system is expected to simplify the registration and license renewal process for NGOs and non-state actors.
The Minister of Gender, Community Development and Social Welfare, Patricia Kaliati, is expected to honor the launch, which will take place at the Bingu International Convention Center in Lilongwe.
Speaking to the media on Thursday in Lilongwe, the chairman of the NGO board for the Economic and Oversight Services Subcommittee, Arthur Chingoka, described the system as a game changer when it comes to time delivery. timely credible data on NGOs.
“The system has 10 modules, including the registration module which will help organizations to register online without any travel costs, the report and renewal module will help registered NGOs to submit their annual reports to the board of directors. and their annual licenses will be generated from the system. There is also a case management module that the general public, through the leadership of the Zone Development Committee and Council, can submit complaints against NGOs and comments on the status of the complaint will be provided in a timely manner via the system, ”he said.
The website also contains a projects module which will help government and development partners at all levels to make informed decisions about the work of NGOs and the reporting module which will help the public and researchers to access information on NGOs. NGO work.
In his remarks, Geoffrey Chimwala, Director of the Economic and Oversight Department of the NGO Board of Directors, said the board would grant user rights to up to three officials per NGO and that new NGOs themselves would enter the rights. information and that the board would give advice only when needed.
Chimwala said that NGOs which are already registered by the board of directors; their information will be pre-entered into the system by the NGO Board team using the submitted annual reports and if the NGO wishes to update any information, it will do so when submitting the annual reports.
According to Chimwala, after the launch, the Council will intensify guidance and training to NGOs and other stakeholders on the management of the system.
He Matters organization founder Temwa Gondwe said it was good for the NGO board to embrace the technology and the platform will allow local NGOs to easily access information from other organizations. , including funding opportunities.
The NGO Council is a statutory body established by an Act of Parliament of 2001 with the painful mandate to register and regulate the operations of non-governmental organizations in the country.
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