Empowering NGOs

Empowering NGOsEmpowering NGOs

Over 8,000 non-governmental organizations have been accredited by the Interior Ministry over the past two decades, said assistant director of NGO affairs and social and cultural advisor to the interior minister. “The number of active NGOs has reached 11,000 including the 4,000 that were authorized under the incumbent government,” said Bahman Meshkini at a conference on ‘Empowering NGOs’ in the southern Hormozgan Province. The majority of NGOs are active in fields relating to women, youth, family, environment, and social vulnerability, IRNA reported. “One of our main plans is to train and empower them to address social vulnerability related to their specific field,” the official said.