Introduction to The National Council of NGOs of Kenya

NGO Council is a self-regulatory nonpartisan organization established in august 1990 under section 23(1) of the non-governmental organizations coordination Act, 1990 of the laws of Kenya.
Establishment of the Council
(1) There shall be established a Council to be known as the Non-Governmental Organizations Council which is a collective forum of all Non-Governmental Organizations registered under this Act.
(2) The Council shall adopt its own structure, rules and procedures for the efficient administration of its activities:
The council have a code of conduct and such other regulations as may facilitate self-regulation by non-governmental organizations on matters of activities, funding programs, foreign affiliations, national security, and training the development of national manpower, institutional building, scientific and technological development and other matters as may be of national interest.
The NGO council is the umbrella body that brings together all registered NGOs in Kenya.

The National Council of NGOs

We enhance the self-regulation of our NGOs and assist them to realize their potential in improving services that improve the socio-economic status of Kenyan society in pursuit of sustainable development.

Our Vision

Galvanizing development sector, strengthening of the voluntary sector, for promotion of organized civic action, and to promote collective civil society action, based on mutual understanding, respect and knowledge.

Our Mission

Provide proactive leadership in policy and national issues and work with government for enabling legislation and good governance.


  • To promote creation and maintenance of an enabling environment in order to effectively contribute to effective and equitable sustainable development
  • Provide forum and build effective network for promoting dialogue, collaboration, learning experiences and information.
  • Strengthen organizational, operational and conceptual properties of its constituents to enable effective and efficient independent operations.
  • To champion and defend the rights its constituency in all matters.
  • Influence public policy in relation to its constituency.
  • Create public awareness on its role and responsibilities
  • To represent its constituency on local, international and national levels.


The NGO Council‘s coverage has been mapped into 12 regions in Kenya for easy coordination.

1. Coast  Region

Mombasa, Kilifi,  Lamu, Kwale Tana River ,Taita-Taveta

2. Nyanza North Region

Homabay, Siaya ,Kisumu

3. Nyanza South Region

Nyamira, Kisii, Migori

4. Nairobi Region

Nairobi city county.

5. Central  Region

Nyeri, Kirinyaga, Kiambu, Muranga, Nyandarua

6. South Rift Region

Bomet, Narok, Kericho, Kajiado

7. Central Rift Region

Nakuru, Laikipia, Samburu

8. Western Region

Kakamega, Vihiga, Bungoma, Busia

9. Upper Eastern Region

Meru, Tharaka Nithi, Isiolo, Embu, Marsabit

10. Lower Eastern Region

Makueni, Machakos, Kitui

11. North Rift Region

Turkana, Elgeyo-Marakwet, Uasin Gishu, West Pokot, Trans- Nzoia, Baringo, Nandi

12. Northern Kenya Region

Mandera, Wajir, Garissa

The NGO Council strives to:
• Provide leadership to its membership in the NGO sector and other civil society organizations.
• Champion the key values of probity, transparency, accountability, justice and good governance.
• Mandated to present all its members.
• Enhance self-regulation to its members and the adherence to the rule of law.
• Assist them to realize their potential in providing services that improve the social economic status of the Kenyan society in pursuit of sustainable development and a just and equitable society regardless of gender, race, nationality, religious or any other inclination
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