Welcome to ANGOA, the Association of Non-Governmental Organisations of Aotearoa

ANGOA is a unique network of organisations from across the range of NGOs in Aotearoa New Zealand including national, regional and local groups. Our member organisations are active in the areas of health, education, international development, human rights, the environment, youth, women and ethnicity.

ANGOA facilitates NGO networking around issues of common concern with a particular emphasis on strengthening relationships across the sector and between the sector and government.

ANGOA disseminates information as part of its effort to strengthen the Community and Voluntary Sector in Aotearoa New Zealand.

ANGOA's primary functions are to:

  • Provide an independent vehicle for interaction, cooperation, and mutual support and exchange amongst NGOs within Aotearoa New Zealand;
  • Work in partnership with appropriate tangata whenua organisations and networks.

ANGOA facilitates the Community Sector Roundtable which is a monthly forum for the exchange of issues and concerns within the sector. With the Office of the Community and Voluntary Sector we host the Community Sector Research Forum which brings together researchers from universities, the community sector and government who are engaged in research related activities relevant to the community sector.

ANGOA has undertaken original research in collaboration with other organisations in New Zealand and internationally. For example the report Mahi Tahi, Working Together: Civil Society in Aotearoa New Zealand (2000) was an international project carried out in association with the Commonwealth Foundation. The Civil Society Index Project (2001) was also an international project sponsored by CIVICUS World Alliance for Citizen Participation.

In 2002 we conducted an extensive series of workshops around the country as part of the Community- Government Relationship Steering Group work programme.

These activities have informed our understanding of key issues and trends within the community and voluntary sector in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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