Sub Saharan Africa (SSA)
This group is for funders, their grantee partners, CSO networks and their members and individual organizations working throughout Sub Saharan Africa. Use this group to discuss issues of shared concern, share opportunities for collaboration and support.
The Role of NGOs in Africa: Are they a force for good?
Non-governmental organisations have become key actors in responding to poverty and related suffering. In Africa, NGOs play a leading role in providing health care and education.
The non-profit sector continues to grow rapidly in Africa and around the world. In South Africa alone, there are more than 100,000 registered non-profit organisations and in Kenya the number of NGOs grew by over 400% between 1997 and 2006. And for most observers, they seem to be well-intentioned actors who do a lot of good on the continent.