Background

CCOAIB membership has increased and actually counts 40 local NGOs. Those member organizations operate across the whole country and are involved in various development domains like work agriculture and animal husbandry, beekeeping, food processing, shelter, handcrafts, livestock credit, the women empowerment, rural water supply, water and sanitation, youth empowerment, coaching orphans, cooperatives development, micro-finance, rural citizen participation, basic technology, etc.

Vision
CCOAIB vision: Socioeconomic self-reliant citizens who fully participate in their own development.

Mission
CCOAIB mission is to strengthen its intervention capacity for promoting sustainable development of the population.

Objectives

To achieve its vision and mission, CCOAIB has set five overall objectives:

  • Encourage and promote exchanges, cooperation and solidarity with other organizations pursuing similar goals;
  • Accomplish the mandate of representation and advocacy for its member organizations;
  • Contribute to the promotion and empowerment of civil society;
  • Create mechanisms for economic, social and political changes’ monitoring for equitable development;
  • Support members to generate development initiatives in their respective areas of intervention;
  • Build its institutional capacity;
  • Extend the membership that have added value to CCOAIB mission.

Values

CCOAIB adheres and upholds the values: Independence, Commitment, Solidarity, Transparency and Integrity.

Organizational Structure

To achieve its objectives, CCOAIB operates through the following organs:

  • The General Assembly (GA) that comprises two delegates from each member organization;
  • The Board of Directors composed by seven members including the President, the first and second Vice Presidents and other four members elected by the GA;
  • The audit committee made up by three persons including the President and two members elected the GA;
  • The Organ of Conflict Resolution composed by five persons including the President, Vice President, Secretary and two members elected by the General Assembly ;
  • The Executive Secretariat composed by staffs recruited on competition, which is the implementation organ.

In addition, three permanent thematic committees are set up by the GA namely:

  • The economic analysis commission
  • The ethics and partnership commission;
  • The socio – political and cultural analysis commission.

Requirement for new membership

May accede to CCOAIB any local NGO:

  • Accepting the rules and adhering to the code of conduct;
  • Having majority of decision making organs’ members who are Rwandan by nationality;
  • Supporting and promoting community development;
  • Justifying an experience of at least two years in the support and promotion of development activities.
  • Having a legal personality registered in the official gazette.

Strategic pillars

To achieve its objectives, CCOAIB has set the four following strategic pillars:

  1. Lobbying and advocacy
  2. The Umbrella has the responsibility to defend the interests of member organizations in their specific programs.
  3. Networking
  4. The Umbrella promotes exchanges, mutual learning and a synergy to build a strong network for sustainable development through joint programs.
  5. Capacity Building

CCOAIB is engaged in dynamism to improve and enhance member organizations’ achievements through an institutional support. This is done trough different ways such as technical advises, trainings, study tours, seminars, etc.

  1. Information and Documentation is cross-cutting pillar
    To communicate with its member organizations and partners, the Umbrella uses accessible communication technologies for sharing information and improving skills. In addition to its documentation center, the umbrella has different communication tools namely Gana Heza newsletter, Interactions newspaper, radio magazine and documentary films.

CCOAIB Members Organisations

  1. ADENYA
  2. ADTS
  3. AGR
  4. APIDERBU
  5. ARAMET
  6. ARDI
  7. ARTC
  8. ARTCF
  9. ASR
  10. ARDR
  11. ADAP
  12. ATEDEC
  13. AJEMAC
  14. AVODI
  15. CENTRE IWACU
  16. COFORWA
  17. DUHAMIC ADRI
  18. DUTERIMBERE
  19. FIOM RWANDA
  20. Dénomination
  21. ICYUZUZO
  22. INADES FORMATION RWANDA
  23. KORA
  24. RESEAU DES FEMMES
  25. RDO
  26. RWARRI
  27. SDA IRIBA
  28. SERUKA
  29. UGAMA CSC
  30. INSHUTI
  31. SAFER RWANDA
  32. PREFED
  33. APARWA
  34. HUGUKA
  35. ADAP
  36. CREDI
  37. STRIVE FOUNDATION
  38. AVEGA AGAHOZO
  39. BAIR
  40. ITUZE
  41. YWCA

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