Development, Sustainability & NGOs

Industry Profile


Development professionals help communities, governments, and businesses achieve the goal of managing resources without depleting them and improving long-term economic, health, social and environmental well-being and quality of life without compromising future generations’ ability to meet their needs. Furthermore, the development industry organisations help communities kick start social, political or political changes. In addition, they help individuals from communities to contribute their efforts to the development of their communities. 

The development industry consists of international government agencies and organisations, government departments, corporate organisations and religious bodies. Furthermore, international charities and social movements, impact financing firms, civil society organisations, local bodies and groups fighting against the causes of poverty and inequality. Fields under the development industry include:

  • Food security and agriculture: Through sustainable agriculture, traditional practices, and food security endeavours, this sector enables individuals and families to get quality food and resources.
  • Economic development: It attracts many donors and organisations and includes job creation, microfinance, trade and investment. The sector involves how industries and organisations can positively impact the economies of communities worldwide.
  • Democracy and governance: It focuses on infrastructure development, good governance, and civic participation from the local to national. This sector works to promote democracy so that communities and ideas are represented.
    • Health (population, water, and sanitation): involves organisations that offer solutions (medical and social) for societal health. It allows for improvement in individuals’ well being and quality of life. 
    • Education, women’s empowerment, and other human rights: Many government agencies, NGOs and Corporate social responsibility departments of big organisations are established to cater to these fundamental steps toward sustainable development. Individuals can receive resources that increase knowledge and opportunities.
    • Promotion of Arts and Culture.

Similarly, sustainability consists of three focal points: economic, environmental, and social. These points are also known as profit, planet, and people.

  • Economic/profits: this centres on efficient and responsibly resource use, leading to long-term profitability. In business, profitability can equal longevity. In other words, changing to a sustainable business can improve the company’s long term chances.

  • Environmental/planet: in business, carbon footprints reduction, waste, and water usage while maximising energy efficiency have environmental and financial benefits and show care for the community. 

  • Social/people: the social pillar of sustainability focuses on the relationship between systems and processes that support the creation of healthy, livable and sustainable communities. Social sustainability initiatives often include promoting fair labour practices and wages, employee health, safety, wellness, work-life balance, and diversity and equity.

Global View
According to an IBSO bulletin citing the Global journal, there are about 10 million non governmental organizations globally ( However, according to a UNDP database, there are about 40,000 registered NGOs in the world in 2020, excluding the hundred of thousands of Community development associations that spring up every year. The size of the development industry comprising NGOs and CSOs is estimated by researchandmarket to be $285.5 billion in 2021 ( Similarly, the Sustainability Industry market size is estimated to be $10.32 billion in 2020 and expected to grow into $74.64 billion before 2030 (

Data on the size of the development and sustainability industry across the continent is not available, but reports show that South Africa leads in the sector with over 200,000 NGOs with about 140,000 of them registered with the government as at 2015.

Similarly, pwc-Kenya stated that more than 1,026 registered NGOs in Kenya contruted 34.9 billion Kenyan Shilling to the economy in 2019.

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, Ghana had taken proactive measures to solidify its commitments to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including financing the SDGs as a long-standing priority. 

The World Economic Forum, in partnership with the Government of Ghana, is launching the first Country Financing Roadmap (CFR) for SDGs initiative in Africa. The CFR is a country-led initiative – in collaboration with the Sustainable Development Investment Partnership, a joint initiative between the World Economic Forum and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) – with concrete solutions to drive greater private sector participation in financing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Ghana, one of Africa’s leading and most stable economies, faces a number of barriers to meet its SDGs, a situation exacerbated by the extended COVID-19 crisis. The total costs required to achieve the SDGs in Ghana is estimated at $522.3 billion by the end of 2030, averaging around $52.2 billion a year. The current SDG financing gap for the next 10 years is $431.6 billion, with $43 billion just for 2021.

The CFR presents a set of country-led plans to encourage greater financing at scale, especially private-sector participation, to meet the SDGs by 2030. The CFR has focused on financing sustainable infrastructure, a key indicator and driver of economic growth and development, which often hampers the ability of a country to attract sizable investment if left behind, according to the World Bank. The CFR also focuses on the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) sector as it represents about 85% of business within the private sector and contributes to 70% of GDP, according to the report.

The adoption of Agenda 2030 coupled with the appointment of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as Co-Chair of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Eminent Group of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Advocates laid the foundation for the effective implementation of the SDGs in Ghana. 

The coherent integration of the SDGs into Ghana’s development agenda is reflected in the country’s Coordinated Programme of Economic and Social Development Policies (CPESDP), 2017-2024. The overall goal of the Government is to improve the quality of lives of all citizens and build a prosperous nation. This entails creating opportunities for all Ghanaians;

safeguarding the natural environment and ensuring a resilient built environment while maintaining a stable, united and safe country. 

Ghana’s Voluntary National Review (VNR) was conducted in an open, inclusive and multistakeholder manner with the active participation of a wide range of state and non-state actors at both national and sub-national levels. The VNR process focused on three main areas: an assessment of the institutional and policy environment for implementing the SDGs; progress made on the 17 goals; and the three cross-cutting themes – Children and Youth Engagement in the SDGs; Leave no one behind; and Synergies among the Goals.

The SDGs have been integrated into the national development agenda and the Budget. The Government’s national development blueprint – An Agenda for Jobs: Creating Prosperity and Equal Opportunity for All (2017-2024) – reflects the SDGs. The guidelines for preparing medium-term development plans require ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) as well as local authorities to align their activities with SDGs. A tracking tool has been developed within the national budgeting process to monitor allocations and expenditure on SDGs-related activities. 

According to the NGO Coordination Board’s report, 1,026 Non-Governmental Organisations contributed KES 34.9 billion implementing projects related to the government’s ‘Big Four’ plan between 2018 and 2019. In addition, NGOs spent a total of KES 30.8 billion on health-related projects, KES 3.8 billion on food security and nutrition, and KES 352.6 million on projects related to manufacturing. And KES 19.6 million on housing and settlement, as well as providing employment opportunities for many Kenyans.

The annual NGO sector report published by the NGO Coordination Board in 2020 indicates that Kenya’s NGO sector makes significant contributions and complements the government’s development efforts in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Kenya Vision 2030 and other development plans. 

According to The World Bank, from 2015 to 2019, Kenya’s economy achieved broad-based growth averaging 4.7% per year, significantly reducing poverty (which fell to an estimated 34.4% at the $1.9/day line in 2019). 

According to the Nigeria Network of NGOs, Nigeria has thousands of NGOs and CSOs of which 3,495 are registered members of the body as well as the government. 

South Africa
According to Stats SA, there were 127,000 non-profit organisations registered in the nation in 2014. (NPOs). The sector consists of businesses with a range of missions and sizes that work in both the formal and unofficial sectors of the economy. 95% of the industry comprises nonprofit organisations and trusts, with the remaining 5% comprising community-based voluntary organisations. A further estimate places the number of unregistered NPOs at 50,000. About 6% of the NGO sector’s organisations are in the field of education.

The urban hubs of Johannesburg and Pretoria in Gauteng are home to one out of every three NGOs, and Durban and Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu Natal are home to one out of every five.

The push for Authentic/Credible Leadership
CSOs, NGOs and corporate social responsibility departments in organisations are clamouring for leaders’ credibility/authenticity in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Crises like the Covid-19 require credible leadership. Leaders have to be conscious of their contexts, strengths, weaknesses, values, moral convictions, and how others perceive them. 

The rush to make renewable energy affordable
New technological improvements in battery energy storage ensure that renewable energy becomes cheaper and affordable with increased capacity. As a result, renewable energy sources such as solar and wind might soon replace fossil fuels known for releasing air pollutants and greenhouse gases.

Widespread use of ICT
ICT is a powerful tool for mobilising Community interest and participation in Sustainable activities and social/political changes. Similarly, ICT is a tool that governments can employ to monitor the legitimacy of NGOs and CSOs’ actions and companies’ compliance with sustainability.

Partnership with the private sector
Development organisations seek partnerships with corporate companies and medium-sized businesses to contribute resources and co-create solutions that bring economic development and achievement of sustainability goals. Many big companies now have corporate social responsibility departments that handle such partnerships.

Recycling and the Circular Economy
Businesses across industries are being encouraged to invest in technologies that can help them reuse, repair or reprocess existing materials into new products. It is good from the economic point of view, but the environmental benefits are great.

Desertification, Coastal and Gully Erosion
Monitoring information systems for desertification, coastal and gully erosions 
Appropriate technologies for desertification and erosion mitigation and control 
Drought and environmental disaster early warning systems 
Sustainable development in ecologically distressed areas

Pollution, Environmental Health and Ecosystem Management
Air pollution and environmental health, especially in urban centres 
Oil pollution bioremediation and ecosystem restoration 
Sustainable biodiversity projects 
Reforestation/Innovative forest management practices

Housing and the Urban Environment
Appropriate building systems and technologies Social housing: Housing economics and finance Environmental sanitation; waste recycling and waste disposal technologies Urban management; municipal services and sustainable urban development

Environmental Governance
Assessment of environmental policy and governance
Policy research on housing and urban development
International best practices and compliance with UN, regional and international conventions and protocols

Climate Change
Monitoring and mitigation of anthropogenic greenhouse gases (GHG); development of green technologies impact, vulnerabilities and adaptation to climate change 
Climate Change modelling and scenarios 
Forest and land-use monitoring systems and enhancement of forest carbon stock 
Policy research on housing and urban development International best practices and compliance with UN, regional and international conventions and protocols

Government-Academia-Industry Linkage
Models for strengthening the tripod of technology linkages and collaborations

Financing of Innovation and Nurturing Entrepreneurship
Models of financing SMEs 
Venture capital development 
Technology incubation 
Models of technology/industrial parks
Socio-cultural Change Imperative in Economic Modernization
Influence of culture and tradition on entrepreneurship and wealth creation 
Identifying knowledge and skills gaps in developing a globally competitive economy 
Public policy framework for integrating sciences, technology and innovation into National Development Programme 
Strengthen government –academia-industry collaboration

Employment Creation
Agricultural productivity and job creation 
SMEs and employment creation 
Local direct investments & wealth creation 
Youth and public sector employment strategies and intensive schemes 
Privatization and employment in communication, power, and related sectors
Foreign Direct Investments, aids, grants, debts 
Crowdfunding models and green bonds 
Nigeria and the Bretton Wood Institutions 
Non-oil exports promotion strategies
Models of financing SMEs including bootstrapping and angel investment, peer-to-peer financing model 

The Development and Sustainability industry, as its name implies, clearly aligns with all the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which are as follows:

  1. No Poverty
    The industry is positioned to end poverty in all its forms everywhere through activities such as helping organisations to manage resources, improving the economy, and preserving resources for future generations.
  1. Zero Hunger
    The industry aims to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture.
  1. Quality Education
    The industry will ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities.
  1. Clean Water and Sanitation
    One of the objectives of Sustainability professionals is to ensure the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. 
  1. Affordable and Clean Energy
    Reducing carbon footprints while maximising energy efficiency through renewable energy is a significant concern of the Sustainability Industry. The industry seeks affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy.
  1. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    The development and sustainability industry promotes sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work.
  1. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    Through development and Sustainability projects, companies across several industries build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation, and foster innovation.
  1. Sustainable Cities and Communities
    The Sustainability and Development industry activities will make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable.
  1. Responsible Consumption and Production
    The industry will ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
  1. Climate Action.
    Sustainability professionals ensure that businesses and large corporations take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts. 
  1. Life below Water.
    The industry ensures that other Industries conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas, and marine resources for sustainable development.
  1. Life on Land
    The industry protects, restores, and promotes sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems and sustainably manages forests. Additionally, it combats desertification, reverses land degradation, and halts biodiversity loss.
  1. Peace, Justice and Strong
    The sustainability and Development industry emphasises human development and quality of living in Communities by promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, providing access to justice for all, and building effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions.
  1. Institutions Partnerships for the Goals
    The industry aims to strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development. Sustainability and Development are available as a sector in all major industries. It can bring stakeholders together across several industries to put in concerted efforts toward a united goal.

Social Media For Communication
NGOs and CSOs are utilizing social media to facilitate social interaction, create awareness, create a movement for change, and engage their audience at a very cheap budget. Social Media Tools such as LinkedIn, Facebook, podcasts, YouTube, and twitter can be utilized to reach a large audience.

Crowdsourcing Technology
NGOs and CSOs now turn to crowdsourcing Technology like Mturk and GoFundMe to employ the public to perform specific tasks and raise funding. Sustainability Initiatives are also launched through crowdsourcing, where scientists, climate enthusiasts gather to promote specific climate change.

Content Management System and Enterprise Resource Planning
Development organizations such as NGOs and CSOs use content Management Systems like WordPress to have easy, less expensive and working websites where they can engage their audience. Similarly, ERP tools like SAP ERP are leveraged on to manage projects, records, feedbacks and work environment.

VRand AR for Awareness Campaign
VR and AR technologies made it possible for organizations to raise awareness campaigns on sustainability matters. From attempting to preserve endangered species of animals to trying to reduce carbon emissions, sustainability agencies have implemented AR and VR tools to espouse the dangers of sustainability threat.

The main challenges to sustainability and development are global. They include poverty and exclusion, unemployment, climate change, conflict and humanitarian crises, building peaceful and inclusive societies, building strong institutions of governance, and supporting the rule of law. On the other hand, these challenges provide several opportunities for innovation as follows:

Poverty and exclusion
Thousands of marginalised communities around the world live in poverty. Lack of access to basic needs like clean water and energy in such Communities has resulted in innovations like the Hippo roller, which helps conserve water, and the kickstart manual pump.

Climate change
The increasing problem of Greenhouse gases, especially Carbon dioxide, defy many sustainability practices and regulations. The fear that greenhouse gas emissions will likely increase despite many good strategies led to innovations like carbon capture. Carbon capture is essentially the trapping of industrially emitted Carbon dioxide and storage for use.

Poor literacy rate 
The increase in literacy is meagre in most developing countries, limiting the creation and implementation of sustainability and development goals. However, innovations like adult education, teaching in local languages, and teaching marketplace education are being implemented to resolve this challenge.

Conflict and Humanitarian Crisis
Things like access to clean water, healthcare and energy are rights. But millions of people living in conflict-torn regions and refugee camps don’t have access to these things. So many Innovations like the Safe water optimisation tool and solar freeze develop from the need to provide real-time humanitarian aid to conflict zones.

The Need for Inclusive Societies
Equity, social justice, and inclusion are still abstract concepts in many developing nations, especially in places with numerous ethnic groups. The presence of marginalisation in any Community hinders economic and technological developments.

Careers and roles typically associated with the industry include:

Program manager, Project manager, Sustainability Coordinator, Environmental Consultant, Research Scientist, Animal Rehabilitation Technician.

Residential Energy Efficiency Program Coordinator, Director of Community Outreach, Urban planner, Landscape architect, Environmental geologist, Environmental consultant, Air Quality Engineer, Energy Manager, Human Resources Officer, Procurement Specialist, Health Specialist, Program Policy Officer, Technical Support, Training Coordinator, Director of External Communications, Social Policy Officer, Child Protection Specialist, Organisational Design Specialist, Finance Officer

The highest paying jobs in the NGOs and CSOs sector include program manager/coordinator, monitoring and evaluation officer, base logistics officer, human resources officer and the ICT support officer. The highest paying sustainability careers include sustainability specialists, environmental engineers, sustainability managers, and sustainability directors. These careers allow workers to positively impact the environment, people’s quality of life, and future generations.

  1. Professionalism and Industry Awareness
    Implementing sustainable practices at your organisation requires understanding environmental science and climate change. In addition, you need a deep awareness of prevalent social issues in your industry and community. Similarly, professionals in the NGO and CSO sector must recognise the needs in their Communities of operation and the technological trends shaping their activities.
  2. Creativity and critical thinking
    Creative professionals who like new and complex challenges will succeed in a world where development and sustainability are increasingly important. It can be easy to get stuck in the ways your company has always done things. However, pivoting to sustainable practices requires innovative ideas and a willingness to try them. NGOs regularly face different development challenges other than those they are created to resolve; there is a need for strategic thinking, innovation and creativity.
  3. Analysis and problem-solving
    Before diving into the development industry, other necessary skills include collecting, analysing, and reporting on data. For example, tracking and analysing the results of sustainability or development efforts over time and their effect on various parts of your business can enable you to prove their impact and communicate it through data visualisation.
  4. Communication and persuasion
    Your sense of purpose is only as practical as your ability to communicate it to others in a business setting. Strengthen effective communication skills through preparation and practice. Consider using tactics such as statistics that share the urgency and timeliness of sustainability and development. Use storytelling for audiences to emotionally connect with the realities of the people behind the data.
  5. Data visualisation: Present compelling data trends clearly, visually appealing way.

Students majoring in sustainability learn about environmental management, ecological systems, and research methods, preparing for careers that help organisations and businesses build more environmentally friendly practices. Individuals passionate about the environment and creating a better future should consider a career in sustainability. 

Similarly, individuals interested in economic and Community development can major in courses like economics, political science, or International Relations. However, NGOs, CSOs and government agencies involved in development usually need the services of professionals across all fields, such as Accounting, organisational leadership/management, and health-related fields.

Prospective sustainability employees working in policy or business need to understand the latest science to develop effective practices. In addition, those entering the sciences need the soft skills to appeal to the public and decision-makers when advocating for those practices. 

Although many positions in the NGOs sector are based on volunteering, specific skills and qualifications are required for proper functioning. Some degrees relevant in the Development and Sustainability industry include:

Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Sustainable Architecture & Design, Sustainable Business, Sustainable Public Policy, Sustainable Technology, Political Science, Community Development & Social Work, Monitoring and Evaluation, Project Management, Environmental Science and climate change, International Relations, Journalism and Communication, Statistics, Law, Economics

Add Value
When seeking employment from organisations in the development industry, be sure to parse out clear, relevant examples from your experience of teamwork, leadership, problem-solving, creativity, etc. Then, demonstrate that these abilities are transferable and leverageable to meet the company’s specific needs. But, again, it’s all about what value you can offer.

Sustainability organisations are looking for professionals who understand, embrace and are adept in sustainable business. However, these professionals can also contribute to core business functions like marketing, communications, finance, supply chain, sales, etc. Also, you can get ahead of the curve by studying for industry certifications and gain credentials that may grab the attention of recruiters.

Sustainability agencies, NGOs, and civil society organisations operate like many businesses in every other industry. They usually have marketing, legal, health, human relations, and logistics departments. Many of these organisations are open to volunteers who are willing to learn and passionate about making changes in their Communities. Students can kickstart their development career by volunteering for organisations such as Junior Chamber International (JCI) and the Red Cross while in school. Volunteering is proof of your commitment to Development or sustainability and may recommend you to organisations after school. Entry-level jobs in the development industry are open to everyone, including interns. These jobs provide opportunities to learn and go up the ladder.

International Society Of Female professional (ISFP)
International Society Of Sustainability professional
Professional Practice for Sustainable Environment
World Association of Non-governmental Organisations (WANGO)

Environmental Protection Association of Ghana

Town and County Planners of Kenya, Kenya Climate Change Working Group Association, Kenya Environment and Waste Management Association, International Centre for Research in Agroforestry, African Biodiversity Institute

Association of sustainability professional of Nigeria (ASPN)
Nigeria Network of NGOs (NNNGO)

South Africa
The ASSOCIATION of ACCOUNTING TECHNICIANS, The Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad (SPANA), Minority Rights Group.

Richard Dzikunu, Ibrahim Yougbare, Vivian Ahiayibor

Josephine Kulea, Kevin Mtai, Kakenya Ntaiya, Phyllis Omido, Sitawa Wafula, Nivi Mukherjee, Mike Mutungi, Hussein Khalid, Gerald Matolo, Nafula Kisiangani, Nice Nailantei Leng’ete, Unelker Maoga

Olumide Idowu, African Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC), Masade-Olowola, Seun Onigbide

South Africa
Nomfundiso Joseph, Munnira Katongole, Eddie Ndopu, Zulaikha Patel, Grizelda Grootboom.

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
United Nations Development Program, 
United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), 
International Organization Of Sustainable Development,
International Economic Development Council, International Institute For Sustainable Development (IISD)
International Cooperation and Development Fund
World Bank

Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Environmental Protection Agency, Ghana National Low Carbon Development, National Disaster and Management Organisation


National Institute for sustainable development, Niger Delta Development Commission, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) 

South Africa
South Africa’s Department of Social Development

USAID, DFID, British Council, GIZ, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Dell Foundation,United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Committee on Food Security and Sustainable Development, World Food Programme (WFP), IFC, Green Growth and Sustainable Development (OECD, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Sustainability Pathways, BGI Resources Limited, Soafu Technical Resources Limited, BlueFin Nigeria Limited, McKinsey Sustainability, Global Impact Environmental Consulting Ltd, Dalberg, Oxfam, Chemonics, Palladium, DAI, Access Exchange International (AEI), Access Israel, Action for Mental Illness (ACMI), Action on Disability and Development, Action on Disability Rights and Development (ADRAD), Ability Foundation, AbleThrive, AIDS-Free World, Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell), A Leg to Stand On, Inc. (ALTSO), Alhassan Foundation for Differently Abled Inclusion, Al Manarah – Association for Arab Persons with Disabilities, Center for International Rehabilitation, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery, Center for Independent Living, Center for the Study of Sport and Society, Central Council of Disabled Persons, Centre de Recherches et de Promotion pour la Sauvegardge des Sites, Centre for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), Centre for Disability in Development, Centre for Disability Studies, University of the West Indies

Scoping, Treeconomy, Worthmore, Paboco, IADYS, Alpha 311, Sojo, Scindo, Tekntrash, Ulemco, Biome Makers, Treeapp, EcoCart, Viva Maris GmbH, Smart Micro farms, Fuergy, Next Gen, Facedrive, Krill Design, NatureDots, CommonVC.

DG Philanthropy Platform Ghana, Young Advocates Ghana, CERPA Ghana, Trashy Bags Project, Greener Impact International, Centre for Energy, Environment, and Sustainable Development, Rocha Ghana.

The Green Belt Movement, Green Africa Foundation, Energy, Environment and Development Network for Africa, Centre for Justice Governance and Environmental Action, the Kenya Organization for Environmental Education, African wildlife foundation, Climate Network Africa, Emonyo Yefwe International, Forest action network, Haki Nawiri Africa, Mother Earth Network, Sustainable Environmental Development Watch, Oglek Peoples’ Development Programme, Mazingira Institute, Justice and Ecology Network Africa, Back to Basics, African Forest Forum, Africa Network for Animal Welfare

LEAP Africa, Growing Business Foundation, MTN Foundation, Dangote Foundation, BUA Foundation, Mo Ibrahim Foundation, CSR-In-Action, ThistlePraxis Consulting, BudgIT, 1864 Initiative, Abraham Omuya Foundation, Accident Prevention And Rescue Initiative, Accountability Commitment For Innovative Optimism & Excellence Foundation, Adamark Foundation For Girls, Adenike Charity Foundation, Adopt A Goal For Development Initiative, Advocacy For Women With Disabilities Initiative, Africa Middle East Progressive Initiative, Africa Youth Environmental Initiative/SpeakNigeria, Africa Youth Growth Foundation, Africa Youths International Development Foundation

African Centre For Entrepreneurship and Information Development, African Child Foundation, African Entrepreneurial And Human Dev Initiatives, African Health Project, African Initiative For Peace and Human Development, African Initiative For Peace And Human Development (Aiphd) Abuja, African Internally Displaced, Persons Voice Foundation, African Prince Initiative, African Youth Growth Foundation, African Youths International Development Foundation, Afrigrowth Foundation, Afrihealth Optonet Association, Agees-dp, Agent For Empowerment & Sustainability Initiative, Care For Youth Future Initiative (CAFYOIN), Center For Accountability, And Inclusive Development, Center For Accountability, Transparency And Good Leadership(CATGOL), Center For Communication Programs Nigeria (CCPN), Abuja. Nigeria, Center For Legal Rights Advancement, Center For Peacebuilding And Socio-Economic Resources Development, Centre For Budget Assessment, Enlightenment And Accountability, Centre For Democracy And Development, Centre For Development Support Initiative, Centre For Health Education Economic Rehabilitation And Social Security, Centre For Justice, Peace And Accessible Social Development, Centre For Legal Rights Advancement, Centre For Media Information And Narrative Development (MIND), Centre For Nigerian Advancement Nigeria, Challenged Children Charity Foundation, Change Managers International Network, Charity Aid And Development Foundation For Africa, Child And Youth Protection Foundation, Child Goals Achievement Foundation, Child Labor & Human Trafficking Relief Initiative, Citizens Advocacy For Social & Economic Rights (CASER), Citizens’ Health Education & Development Initiative, Civil Society Coalition On Disaster Risk Reduction, Civil Society Network For Volunteering Development, Climate Change Mitigation And Adaptation Initiative, Coalition 4 Change (C4C), Coalition Of Democrats For Electoral Reform (CODER), Committed Advocates For Sustainable Development & Youth Advancement, Communication For Development Centre, Community Aid Noble Ambassadors, Community Development Foundation, Global Rescue Initiative And Empowerment For Human Development, Goal Enhancement Motivators, Godfrey Keziah Care Initiative, Grassroot Economic Empowerment Initiative, Grassroot Entrepreneurship Skill Acquisition Initiative(GESAI), Grassroots Initiatives on MDG’s, Empowerment And National Development In Africa – Gracoma Africa, Growth and Development Monitoring Initiative (GDMI), Habiba Gazelle Foundation, Hands And Skill Initiative, Harmony Youths Empowerment Initiative, Hayat Foundation, Health Initiative For Safety And Stability In Africa, Help Empower The Less Privileged, Help Keep Clean Foundation, High Tech Centre For Nigerian Women And Youths, Hikmah Foundation, 05 Centre For Children, 3T Consulting Nigeria Ltd, 5loaves2fishes NGO, A Little Sleep, A Little Slumber Empowerment Agency, A.C.O.P.O Concepts, Able Reading Group, Access To Development Initiative (ADI), Action For Nigeria Integrity And Protection Network, Acts Generation – Women Empowerment & Gender Equality, ADC Reseach Network (ADCRN), Aden Africa, Adonai Empowerment Foundation, Adventist Development And Relief Agency, Advocacy For Widows Empowerment Foundation, Africa Education Aid For Development Network, African Foundations For Peace And Love Initiatives (AFPLI), Africa Infrastructure Foundation (AIF), Africa Neighbourhood Empowerment Society, Africa Regional Sexuality Resource Centre

Africa Safe Water Foundation (ASWAF), African Child Education Right Initiatives, African Child Social Empowerment Centre (African Child), African Children Renaissance Initiative, African Children Renaissance Project (ACRP), African Citizens Development Foundation (ACDF), African Development And Entrepreneurship Network, African Enterprises Foundation, African Environmental Group, African Foundation For Education And Development, African Foundation For Human Advancement, African Foundations For Peace And Love Initiatives (AFPLI), African Reformers Organisation, African Refugees Foundation (AREF), African Resourceful Leaders Foundation, African Safewater Foundation, African Sustainable Small Enterprise Export Development Foundation (ASSEED), African Underprivileged Children’s Foundation (AUCF), African Youths For Transparency (AYT), African-Beyond – Unite Against Discrimination, Afro Global Care Foundation, Agape Community Foundation, Agape Women Aglow International, Agar Vision Africa Agricultural Initiative, Aid Connect, Aids Alliance In Nigeria, Aids And Pregnancy Prevention For Adolescent (APPA-I am Pregnant), Aids For Aids Society, AIESEC Nigeria, Community Child Care Foundation, Community Child Education And Development (COMED), Community Conservation And Development Initiatives (CCDI), Community Empowerment For Peace And Health Initiative, Community Empowerment Partners International, Community Health Action And Mobilisation Project, Community Health Information Education Forum, Community Life Project (CLP), Community Rights & Health Support Center (CORIAHSC), Compassionate Women Initiative, Complete Water Management Initiative, Computer Educational Support Initiative, Concern Conscience International, Concern For Elders Initiative, Concerned Professionals Consolation Foundation For Less Privileged, Cosmopolitan Women’s Club, Country Women Association Of Nigeria (COWAN), Craftman, Creative Commons Nigeria, Creative Youth Development Programme (CRYDP), CSR-In-Action, CVL Limited By Guarantee, D Change International Foundation, Dako Foundation For Rural Healthcare And Education, Daniel Ogechi Akujobi Memorial Foundation, Dave Enechukwu Foundation, David Seed NGO, De Armanis Help Foundation, Deaf Women In Nigeria, Defence For Children International, Defence For Children International Nigeria, Dele Moses Foundation, Dental Support Foundation, Destiny Ladies Initiative, Development Alternatives & Resource Center (DARC), Development In Africa, Nigeria, Development Options For Humanity (DOH), Development Report Magazine, Dewdrops Care Development Foundation, Diaspora Africa Association & Services, Digital Hub Africa Empowerment Foundation, Doctors Without Borders, Dolly Children Foundation, Down Syndrome Association Of Nigeria (DSAN), Drugabuse Eradication Programme, Eagles Wings Development Centre “For The Girl Child”, Eaglesworld, Earthrights Environmental Network Initiatives, Earths’ Haven Care Foundation, Earthshield International Foundation, Eco-Restoration Foundation Of Nigeria, Education For All Initiative, Educational Co-Operation Society, Edugrant, Eko Greater Tomorrow Foundation.

South Africa
CHOSA South Africa, AIDS Foundation of South Africa, World Vision South Africa, The South African Red Cross Society, Save the Children South Africa, MIET Africa, The Viva Foundation of South Africa, READ Educational Trust, Human Rights Institute of South Africa, Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa, Southern African NGO Network (SANGONeT), ActionAid, Doctors Without Borders, Global Integrity, ONE International, Oxfam, World Vision, World Wildlife Fund, Synergos, CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation South Africa, GenderLinks, Inyathelo, Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR), mothers2mothers, Mvula Trust, Southern Africa Trust, Desmond Tutu Peace Center, RAITH Foundation, Greater Good Group, Frontline AIDS.

Relief Web
Sustainable Business Magazine
NGO Express Magazine
Alliance Magazine

Sustainability Live
International Conference on Sustainable Development
CleanTech Forum Europe
Sustainability Leaders Forum
Annual Sustainability week
Responsible Business
TICTAC – Multilateral Training Course to support quality in Training and Networking projects of the Youth in Action Programme.
Youth Future Conference, Bonn (Germany)
INTRAC International NGO Training and Research Centre, Oxford (UK)
Sexual Right Advocacy Annual Residential Course – CREA
Gender mainstreaming in Projects and Programmes, Ede (the Netherlands)
Conference on Rights of Women in Africa, University of Pretoria (South Africa)

The Biggest Little Farm
The boy who harnessed the wind
Kiss the ground
Before the Flood
The Social Dilemma
The Surgery Ship (2015)
Modern-Day Miracles (2017)
Ya bon les blancs (1988)
Rwanda: Untold Story (2014)
Human Cargo (2004)
First Mission (2010)
What are we doing here? (2008)

Down To Earth
Sustainable Jungle
Low Tox Life
Hey Change
Stanford Social Innovation Review Podcasts
Impact Boom
Social Entrepreneur
Beyond the To-Do List
Good to Growth Podcast (Formerly Hubcast) 
The Business of Giving
The Nonprofit Podcast
The Good to Growth Podcast
The Business of Giving
Nonprofit Leadership Podcast
First Day Podcast
Successful Nonprofits Podcast
Nonprofits Are Messy
Tiny Spark
The Official Do Good Better Podcast
The Impact Boom Podcast
Uncharted Ground with SSIR

Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability-Designing for Abundance
Where the Crawdads Sing
Rebuilding Earth: Designing Ecoconscious Habitats for Humans
The History of Bees
The Truth About Green Business
Beautiful and Abundant
The Responsibility Revolution: How the Next Generation of Business Will Win 
How Bad Are Bananas: The Carbon Footprint of Everything
Global Best Practices for CSO, NGO, and Other Nonprofit Boards by Boardsource
Managing Developmental Civil Society Organizations by Richard Holloway
NGOs, Civil Society and Structural Changed by Acar Kutay
Civil Society and Health: Contributions and Potential,observing%20and%20talking%20to%20employees.,causes%20of%20poverty%20and%20inequality.,asc&mode=detail&page=1&ref_=kw_ref_key