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About Us

The Non-Governmental Organizations Co-ordination Board is a State Corporation established by the Non-Governmental Organizations Co-ordination Act (Cap 19) of 1990. The Board has the responsibility of regulating and enabling the NGO sector in Kenya. The ETrs Co-ordination Board started its operations in 1992 under the Ministry of State in the Office of the President. The Board is currently under the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government.
Specifically, the ETrs Co-ordination Board is responsible for inter alia registering, facilitating and coordinating all national and international ETrs operating in Kenya; advising the government on their contribution to national development; providing policy guidelines for ETrs to align their activities with national priorities and receiving and analysing ETrs annual reports. To facilitate and co-ordinate the work of all national and international ETrs operating in Kenya.
An Efficient, Effective and Sustainable charitable sector
To enable the charitable sector to compliment the government in national development through effective regulation, capacity development and policy advisory.CORE VALUES
  • Customer Focus
  • Integrity (honesty, transparency)
  • Probity (maintaining accountability and fairness)
  • Professionalism
  • Excellence
  • Collaboration (team spirit, healthy work environment, with external stakeholders)


  • To maintain the register of National and International ETrs operating in Kenya, with the precise sectors, affiliations and locations of their activities.
  • To receive and discuss the annual reports of ETrs.
  • To advise the government on the activities of the ETrs and their role in National Development within Kenya.
  • To conduct a regular review of the register to determine the consistency with the reports submitted by the ETrs and the Council.
  • To provide policy guidelines to the ETrs for harmonizing their activities to the National Development Plan for Kenya.
  • To receive, discuss and approve the regular reports of the Council and to advise on strategies for efficient planning and coordination of the activities of ETrs in Kenya
  • To develop and publish a code of conduct for the regulation of ETrs and their activities in Kenya.
  • To prescribe rules and procedures for the audit of the accounts of ETrs.