With challenges around the duplication of efforts and recognizing the urgent need for effective coordination of delivery of aid in north-east Nigeria, Nigeria INGO Forum (NIF) was born in October 2014. As of 2018, NIF has a membership of 36 INGOs with 5 observers. With the ongoing scale up as a result of the increased global, political and financial attention that the Lake Chad Basin, specifically north-east Nigeria received in 2017, it is now more important than ever to have a cohesive operational stance and a collective voice when addressing critical challenges. NIF derives its mandate from members’ needs and is intended to function only as long as required.
Vision and Mission
The Nigeria INGO Forum (NIF) exists to provide a collective voice for members to elevate humanitarian operational realities and challenges nationally, regionally and internationally. Through strengthening coordination within the Forum, increasing information sharing and fostering partnerships with all actors, including the Government of Nigeria, United Nations, national NGOs and donors, NIF works as the critical link protecting and promoting principled effective delivery of much needed aid to affected populations.