The Lesotho Council of Non-Governmental Organisations (LCN) is an umbrella organizations for NGOs in Lesotho. It was established in May 1990 with an objective of providing supportive services to the NGO Community. The Council implements this through networking and leadership training and development, information dissemination, capacity building, coordination, advocacy and representation when dealing with the government and the international community.
An effective and vibrant civil society within a democratic, peaceful and sustainable Lesotho.
To stimulate, promote and build capacity within Lesotho NGOs so that, they are stable, democratic, transparent, skilled, empowered, sustainable and responsive to their beneficiaries needs and those of the voiceless and marginalized.
Structure of LCN:
At the helm is the Annual General Meeting (AGM) whereby the nine-member board of directors is elected. The board consist of three officer positions (President, Vice-President and Treasurer) and the six positions for sectoral representatives associated with LCN Commissions (Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Commission,Democracy and Human Rights Commission, Disaster Management and Humanitarian Relief Commission, Health and Social Development Commission, Women and Children Commission and Economic Justice). The board of directors and the Commissions are supported by a National Secretariat headed by the Executive Director who is also Ex-official to the board.
LCN Strategic Focus:
Strengthening Civil Society
Environment Protection and Stewardship
Economic Justice and Social Development
Governance and Accountability
Empowering the Vulnerable and Marginalised
Responding to HIV and AIDS
Harnessing Information and Technology
The focus is achieved through the following functions:
Participatory Approach through Networking