Network Activities Group (NAG) has started relief and recovery efforts, by the name of Nargis Action Group, in Delta area, especially in Pyapon, Daedayae and Bogalay, with the funding received from Action Aid, Oxfam Novib, and DFID/Pyoe Pin. Later, NAG has become a registered with the Ministry of Home Affairs, committed to the sustainable development efforts not only in Delta, but also in regions which has been facing food and livelihood insecurity. In fostering the visions of sustainable development, NAG focuses on the Governance Approach, intending to necessary changes of various stakeholders and existing practices towards good governance which is essential and core for the sustainable development and win-win solutions for all stakeholders. Accordingly, NAG has engaged stakeholders of all level and different arenas, trying to promote interaction, good relations, and eventually coordination and collaboration among them. Given that nature of facilitating and coordinating activities, and creating a network of development efforts and partners, NAG has necessarily become “Network Activities Group”.
Network Activities Group
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Network Activities Groups (NAG) is a non-profit, non-governmental local organization dedicatedly working for the emergence of a society of Myanmar people which is sustainably developed and prosperous. The main approaches that NAG applies are building the capacity of the people and community-based and civil society organizations, creating economic opportunities, and promoting good governance in target issue areas. Currently, NAG has been implementing livelihood and governance projects in three main regions of Myanmar- Delta region, Dry Zone and Hilly region.
NAG vision is a society which is peaceful, prosperous and sustainably developed.
Our mission is dedicatedly working for the emergence of a society of Myanmar people which is sustainably developed and prosperous.
- In so doing, the main approaches of NAG are building the capacity of the people and community-based and civil society organizations, creating economic opportunities, and promoting good governance in target issue areas.
- By so doing, important decisions and effective implementations towards sustainable development of poor and vulnerable people are expected to be achieved.
- Individual expertise and innovative ideas
- Individual rights, equity and fairness
At the end of 2015, the people living in the targeted areas will be able to make important decisions and implementations for their development through linkages and cooperation with various stakeholders, resulting improvements of their socio-economic conditions.
NAG’s main strategic approaches are
- Building capacity of stakeholders
- For the people and with the people
NAG’s three main strategic aims (2011-2015)
- Aim I: To develop people to have resilience and social cohesion
- Aim II: To promote sustainable economic development of the people
- Aim III: To emerge policies, decisions and implementation process which represent the interest and needs of the people
Strategies to achieve Strategic Aim I
- Building Capacity of the people
- Building hope of the people
- Building effective, efficient and cohesive community-based organizations
- Establish and promote partnership and networks among organizations,
- Reducing dependency on natural resources
- Enhancing food security of the community
Strategies to achieve Strategic Aim II
- Enhancing productive capacity of the people
- Enhancing livelihood and economic opportunities of the people
- Creating economic diversification and income generation of families
- Promoting market opportunity of the people
Strategies to achieve Strategic Aim III
- Advocating policy decision makers at all levels
- Building capacity of civil society organizations
- Advocating for collective accountability of different stakeholders
- Creating good governance in target issue areas
- Conducting research and studies in order to do evidence-based advocacy
Governance System of Network Activities Group
Role of the Governing Body is to provide strategic direction, to provide checks and balances, to set organization strategic aims and ensure resources are in place to meet them, to ensure interests of beneficiaries are always at the center of organization and to safe guard organization’s resources.
CEO is the leader of NAG’s daily activities, answerable to Governing Body and responsible for implementing policies, representing the organization, hiring/dismissing Department head, approving financial disbursements, ensuring transparency, coordinating day to day activities, promoting NAG and ensuring good relations with the community, key Departments and stakeholders and Government.
Senior Management Team comprises of CEO, Head of Program, Head of Program Support, Program Managers (Officers) and Department Heads who are part of the decision making team and important issues and decision making is done by regular SMT meeting. The total of 12 Members is expected in SMT team when NAG has full staff capacity. SMT has one chairperson (CEO), Secretary (either Head of Program/Program Support), Record Keeper (Admin) and Members. Sub-committee or groups will be formed based on urgency and requirements. Senior Management Team is responsible for implementing daily activities, supporting staff and managing resources, appointing/dismissing project or departmental staff, assisting the CEO in making managerial decisions, report progress to the CEO.