The Botswana Council of Non-Governmental Organisations (BOCONGO) was established in 1995 to coordinate the work of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Botswana.
The government of Botswana, through the National NGO Policy (2012) recognizes the important role played by Civil Society Organisations(CSOs) in national development. The NGO Policy provides for a coordinated approach to the implementation of the national development plans and priorities as well as enhancing communication and partnerships between government and CSOs. BOCONGO has over the past 21 years created a platform for CSOs in Botswana to engage in processes of development and policy formulation.
BOCONGO works with NGOs and other stakeholders to strengthen the NGO sector through coordinating the sector’s contributions to the development in country and beyond; delivering capacity development; facilitating platforms for the effective communication between members and key stakeholders; and increasing capacity of members to be effective advocates for policy development both individually and as a sector.
BOCONGO membership is open to all non-governmental or civil society organisations in Botswana.