The National Council of NGOs, popularly known as the NGOs Council, is a self-regulating, non-partisan body comprising all registered NGOs in Kenya. It was established in August 1993 under section 23 of the Non-governmental Organizations Co-ordination Act, 1990(Laws of Kenya) as a forum of all Non -Governmental Organizations registered under the Act with a mandate of self regulation, capacity building and policy intervention for the NGOs Sector. The Council operates through the decisions of the General Assembly (GASS) held annually. The GASS elects an Executive Committee, a Regulatory Committee, and a Board of Trustees. The NGO Council membership includes international, regional and national NGOs operating in Kenya and working with a host of CBOs and groups.
These NGOs are active in a cross section of sectors including: agriculture, water, education, environment, health, human rights, gender and development, children’s rights, poverty alleviation, peace, population, training, counseling, small scale enterprises, disability and many others.
The NGO Council provides overall leadership to the NGO sector. It champions the key values of probity, transparency, accountability, justice and good governance. It enhances the self-regulation of its members, and assists them to realize their potential in improving services that improve the socio-economical status of Kenyan society in pursuit of sustainable development.