About Us


The Non-Governmental Organizations Coordinating Council (NGOCC) is an umbrella organization coordinating and strengthening member Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Faith Based Organisations and Community Based Organisation (CBOs) addressing gender and development through capacity building, networking, communication and advocacy. NGOCC was established by a few Zambian women NGOs in 1985 after the United Nations Conference on Women held in Nairobi, Kenya. With more than 30 years of its existence, NGOCC has grown from being a co-coordinating body to a focal point for women issues in Zambia. Therefore, NGOCC in the recent years has been viewed as a torchbearer in advancing the work of the women’s movement. NGOCC has a membership of 104 organizations of which 47 are Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and the other 57 are Community Based Organizations (CBOs). Out of the 104 Member Organizations (MOs), 47 are in Lusaka province while the rest 57 are spread across the country in all the 10 provinces of Zambia.

Mission Statement
To champion gender equality and equity through coordinated institutional and capacity building support to members advocacy and linkages with local and international partners.

A society where women fully participate and benefit from social, cultural, economic and political development


  • To coordinate and strengthen member organization’s links with other non- governmental organizations, government and international agencies in order to create a vibrant women’s movement. 
  • To generate, collect and disseminate information which will encourage and facilitate member non- governmental organisations in their effort for women’s empowerment. 
  • To facilitate capacity building of member organisations when need arises. 
  • To develop cooperation with like-minded organisations at national, regional and international level. 
  • To be a voice and pressure group for member organisations on gender and development issues


  1. Team work – the organisation endeavors to work as a team to achieve its goals. 
  2. Not for profit – the organisation will engage in fundraising ventures whose proceeds will be used to sustain its development work. 
  3. Integrity – the organisation operates with high level of honesty at all levels. 
  4. Professionalism – the organisation carries out its mandate with commitment to high levels of professionalism in its operations.
  5. Commitment – the organisation is committed to its mandate at all times.
  6. Transparency and accountability – NGOCC carries out its acts and programmes with openness and will be accountable to all its members.
  7. Equity – all services rendered by the organisation will pay particular attention to gender and especially the special needs of women and children.
  8. Equality – the organisation ensures that in its operations and relationships with stakeholders, there will be no dominance of one gender over the other.
  9. Activism – NGOCC will be proactive and militant in its approach towards the empowerment of women.
  10. Non partisan – the organisation works with all organisations and individuals in the fight against all forms of injustices.
  11. A learning organisation – NGOCC believes in growing everyday and adapting to new ideas, concepts and approaches to addressing gender and development issues.

The main beneficiaries of NGOCC’s activities are the women and girls in Zambia through NGOCC’s MO’s work. The organisation mainly uses Women in Development (WID) approach as a strategy in order to attain Gender and Development (GAD). This is with the view of promoting gender equality in Zambia. Therefore, the majority of NGOCC s programmes target women as beneficiaries.