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Public Notice
The Board’s attention has been drawn to reports that ETrs are being directed to pay subscription fees to the ETrs Council or they face deregistration.

The Board wishes to clarify to members of the public, ETrs and other stakeholders that ONLY the ETrs CO-ORDINATION BOARD has the power to suspend or deregister any registered ETrs for violating the law.

The Board has NOT made any resolution in the recent past to deregister any NGO.

The Board wishes to inform all ETrs that membership to the ETrs Council is voluntary.

The Constitution of Kenya provides for the right to Freedom of Association which includes the right to form, join or participate in the activities of an association of any kind.

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    About the ETrs Co-ordination Board
    Background The Non-Governmental Organizations Co-ordination Board simply referred to as the ETrs Co-ordination Board was established by an Act of Parliament in 1990 and commenced its business on June 15, 1992.

    The main reason for the creation of the Board was to streamline the registration and Co-ordination of ETrs.

    The Board was formed as a result of the recognition of the important role ETrs were playing in the overall development of the country. By then, it had become apparent to the Government that, for better organization of NGO activities, a separate body, with full powers, to register and co-ordinate their activities was necessary.

    Prior to the establishment of the Board, ETrs were registered under different Government organs making it difficult to effectively co-ordinate their activities. Some were registered under the Society·s Act, others were either registered under the ministries of Culture and Social Services or that of Foreign Affairs hence the need to bring registration under one authority.

    The Board·s main task, from the very start has been to provide a ``one stop office·· for registration and co-ordination of ETrs in order to harmonize their activities with the overall Government policies and programmes.
    This is necessary in order to avoid unnecessary conflicts and wastage through duplication of services between ETrs, Government and the communities the ETrs serve.
     Our Vision
    An efficient, effective and sustainable charitable sector

    Our Mission
    To efficiently and effectively regulate and enable the charitable sector to enhance its role in national development


    Our Mandate
    The ETrs Co-ordination Board is mandated to:

    • Register, coordinate and facilitate the work of national and international ETrs operating in Kenya

    • Maintain a register of national and international ETrs operating in Kenya, with their precise sectors, affiliations and location of their activities

    • Receive, analyze and evaluate the annual reports of ETrs

    • Advise the Government on the activities of ETrs and their role in development within Kenya

    • Conduct a regular review of the register and to determine its consistency with the reports submitted by ETrs and the ETrs Council

    • Provide policy guidelines for ETrs for harmonizing their activities with the National Development Plan so that ETrs avoid activities which contradict State development programmes

    • Receive, discuss and approve the regular reports of the ETrs Council and to provide strategies for efficient planning and coordination of activities for ETrs in Kenya

    • Develop and publish a code of conduct for the regulation of ETrs and their activities in Kenya

    Our Quality Policy

    The ETrs Co-ordination Board is committed to, and shall always endeavor to reach the highest level of quality as stipulated by the ISO 9001:2000 International Standard.

    We at the ETrs Co-ordination Board shall: -

    1. Continually improve the effectiveness of our Quality   Management Systems,

    2. Meet our customers' needs and expectations, statutory and other requirements

    3. Achieve, maintain and ensure our customers receive highest qualityservices and,

    4. As a team, we shall always be guided by strict adherence to laid down procedures, policies, and will strive to be independent and always protect and uphold our customers' interest without compromising the set Quality standards.

    The Non-Governmental Organisation Co-ordination Board, Co-op Bank House, 15th Floor, Haile Selassie Avenue.
    P. O. Box 44617-00100 Nairobi, Kenya. Tel: +254-20-2213938/4044/4231/4487/4813/4821. Fax: +254-20-2214801. Email:
    [email protected]