Initiated amid the need to address gender issues The NGO Gender Co-ordination Network (NGOGCN) has grown to be a network enhancing the great strides in Gender interventions in Malawi. The Network which currently boasts of a membership of 51 active Civil Society Organisations was birthed in 1998 to strengthen the capacity of Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) to actively promote gender equality in the country.
The UNDP had been supporting the Government through the then Ministry of Gender Youth & Community Services in building national capacity for gender responsive, policy analysis, program design implementing, monitoring and evaluation.
Consequently, by July 1998 a new-programme support document for government was being developed for a 5-year period under UNDP support. To make it more embracing it was proposed that women NGOs and other NGOs actively promoting gender equity/women issues be direct beneficiaries under the support.
It was therefore proposed that a network be established among, stakeholders (NGOs) for meeting regularly to discuss issues of concern regarding resource mobilization for projects and other issues of relevance to their work.
Following this in the year 1998 NGOGCN was born as a network of NGOs dealing with gender issues at all levels in Malawi.
A transformed society that respects gender equality and human rights for all.
To promote gender equality and women empowerment through civic education, capacity building, advocacy, research and knowledge management, networking and information sharing among members and stakeholders in Malawi
Integrity: NGO-GCN and its members will promote truthfulness and honesty.
Human Dignity: NGO-GCN will treat all with dignity in respect of value for humanity.
Non-Discrimination and Equality: NGO-GCN will uphold human rights and treat everyone without discrimination and partiality
Joseph Njala is a social policy analyst and programming specialist with 7 years' experience in program development and management, Resource Mobilization and Management, Monitoring and Evaluation in Gender Equality and Women Empowerment programs, Youth Empowerment programmes, Social inclusion, Governance and Human rights based interventions.
Finance And Administration Manager
Ian Banda is a self-motivated and achievement-oriented Chartered Accountant with over 10 years' experience in management accounting and grants management. He has strong skills in managing donor funds and delivering accurate and timely financial reporting, ability to use activity based costing in managing organizational costs, ability to use tools in managing and controlling individuals and teams as well as commercial skills in performance improvement.
Knowledge Management, Systems And M&E Officer
Zainab Chisenga Manong'a is a self-motivated and result oriented knowledge management, monitoring and evaluation and communications professional with a combined total of over 4 years' experience in knowledge management, documentation, library management, communications, event management as well as monitoring and evaluation in gender and women rights programming. She is very passionate about women and girls' empowerment and strongly believes that women who are empowered and girls that are supported can do great things in as far as national and global progress is concern
Chikondi Kamphinda is the finance officer for NGO-GCN with over 6 years experience. She is a very efficient professional with knowledge of accounting packages like quickbooks, excel.
Victor Ivan Nirenda is a professional with 7 years' experience in media and communication. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Journalism obtained from the Malawi Polytechnic (formerly a constituent college of the University of Malawi). He has been with NGO-Gender Coordination Network since 2012 up to the present. His area of experience include covering, documenting work of the Network, coordinating media related activities and maintaining related with media and other stakeholders, coordinating press conferences/briefing, providing editorial support such as drafting press releases, preaches, reports, articles and documents for the Network, assisting in the production of internal and external NGOGCN's communications, publishing and materials, updating the NGO-GCN website and social medial platforms and proving backup support to member NGOs in sourcing of materials on Human /rights, Good Governance, Gender HIV and AIDS and facilitate dissemination of such information to member NGOs
Richard Mthunzi is a losistics assistant with experience in organizing logistical arrangements for the network as well. He has over 10 years' experience working with the NGO-GCN.
Willex Chauluka is a driver who has been over 10 years experience.