African NGO council appoints Anna Henga to its board of directors

14Jul 2020
By Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
African NGO council appoints Anna Henga to its board of directors

​​​​​​​THE board of directors of the African Council of Non- Governmental Organisations (African NGO Council) which is based in Freetown, Sierra Leone, has appointed Anna Henga as the new board member.

Anna Henga

Anna Henga, who is the executive director of the leading human rights advocacy organisation in Tanzania, Legal and Human Rights Centre (LHRC), will serve the African NGO council board of directors for two years, effective from July 2020.

“I am so pleased to invite you (Anna Henga) to serve on the Board of Directors of the African Council of Non- Governmental Organisations (African NGO Council). At the meeting of the Board Recruitment Committee, held on 1st July 2020, at the organisation’s premises, it was resolved among - other things - that we invite you to serve in this regard.

“This letter, thus serves to appoint you to provide leadership and strategic direction for the African NGO Council for the next two years, beginning July 2020,” said Rebecca Paulson, the Executive Director of the African NGO Council in an invitation letter to Anna Henga.

“I am really excited to receive this call of duty. It is anhonour for me to join and serve the African NGO Council, a proven leader of the NGO sector in the African continent. I am looking forward to contributing to the attainment of the Council’s objectives,” said Henga.

Among other duties, the African NGO Council Board of Directors,which is made up of six members, contributes to the proper governance of and guide of AFRONGO in establishing a strategy and policy objectives through active participation in the Council’s governance and decision making.

The African Council of Non-Governmental Organisations (AFRONGO) is a regional association of international, regional and national civil society and non-governmental organisations working to realise environmental sustainability, sustainable peace, universal human rights, equality and social justice, good governance and sustainable human development in communities across Africa.

AFRONGO was formed in 2015 to bring together advocacy organisations and international development and emergency relief agencies to build a cohesive regional civil society voice of like-minded organisations for advocacy, stakeholder engagement, learning and sharing, policy impact, best practices, networking and solidarity with the people and communities in Africa.

Members of AFRONGO include national, regional and international relief and development agencies, the peace-building and humanitarian bodies of major faith groups, educational organisations, human rights associations, environmental and solidarity groups, and local community organisations committed to AFRONGO’s mission, vision, and principles. The Council amplifies the voice of its members, to influence key global, regional and national decision-makers, and to engage the people of Africa as active global citizens. 

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