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.
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
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.