International NGO Journal

  • Abbreviation: Int. NGOJ
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8225
  • DOI: 10.5897/INGOJ
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 253

INGOJ Articles

The environmental non-governmental organizations (ENGOs) in Malaysia northern region: Their roles in protecting water resources

August 2010

  Malaysia northern region has been an important space for public sphere by Malaysian environmental non-governmental organizations (ENGOs). The past decades have witnessed severe threats in water resources in the northern region. Charitable and voluntary organizations have been contributing significantly towards the solution of the threats. The ENGOs have equipped themselves adequately and advocated for policy...

Author(s): Rohani Hashim, Mariani Ali Amran, Mohamad Md Yusoff, Kamaliah Siarap, Ramli Mohamed, Adnan Hussein and Wong Chow Jeng

Deforestation and its impact on women

August 2010

  The dominant social paradigm encompasses basic values, culture and heritage of masses is rooted in the survival of the communities. The survival in turn is entangled with their relative environmental circumstances and ecological surroundings. According to Castaneda (1971), the modern western man cannot understand the realities of social life of those communities who have to cope with the technological...

Author(s): Manmohan Singh Gill and Jasleen Kewlani

Teachers’ disciplinary approaches to students’ discipline problems in Nigerian Secondary Schools

July 2010

  This paper dealt with teachers’ disciplinary approaches on students’ indiscipline in Nigerian secondary schools. Disciplinary power of teachers’ is proved by the very fact of its exercise; and it is an organic necessity in every society whose members it guides to their end by providing them with rules of action. Students discipline problem had so existed and disciplinary methods employed...

Author(s): E. D. Nakpodia

Preparing for judgment and the prospect of change: Approaching the 2011 review of the United Nations Human Rights Council

July 2010

  While much has been said about the shortcomings of the UN Human Rights Council, improvement of the body’s efficiency and efficacy has received few considerations. Recognition that there is considerable room for improvement at the Council inspired an investigation into proposals aimed at changing the structure and substance of the body. This article is based on extensive research which found that...

Author(s): Matthew Mullen

Planting seed for developing community mental health services nationwide: A community-based mental health demonstration project during the armed conflict in Croatia

July 2010

  250,000 people were displaced within Croatia as a result of the armed conflict in the period from 1991- 1995. This also created an additional burden on the Croatian mental health system. The openings of many community-based mental health and psychosocial programs suppported by the international community in Croatia at that time created an oppportunity to further development of Croatian community mental health...

Author(s): Boris Budosan and Melita Stipancic

Watershed programme: Adoption of knowledge in farming by farmers

June 2010

  Watershed programme is an integrated one, addressing the problems in rain fed areas. It addresses the environmental and ecological problems like deforestation, over-utilization of water and most importantly it seeks to convert unsustainable agriculture to sustainable agriculture besides tackling unemployment and under-employment faced by the farmers as well as landless people. Of all the beneficiaries, the...

Author(s): K. Prabhakar, K. Lavanya Latha and A. Papa Rao

Cameroonian youths, their attractions to scamming and strategies to divert attention

June 2010

  Internet crime is a worldwide problem and all nations are susceptible. Rumour holds it that the incidence is high in some parts of Cameroon. We were able to find out the extent to which students are involved in internet crimes and its present and future impacts on Cameroonian youths and the nation, in addition to proposing civil society intervention strategy to re-enforce existing initiatives to fight against...

Author(s): W. A. Abia, D. M. Jato, P. A. Agejo, E. A. Abia, G.  E. Njuacha, D. A. Amana, L. K. Akebe, A. S. J. Takang and D. O. Ekuri

Learning organization elements as determinants of organizational performance of non-profit organizations (NPOs) in Singapore

June 2010

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Author(s): Hishamudin Md. Som, Mohamad Nasir Saludin, Md. Shukri Shuib, Mohamad Faisol Keling, Mohd Na’eim Ajis and Roland Yeow Theng Nam

Survey of mothers of children with cerebral palsy

June 2010

  Cerebral palsy (CP) is found in every country and in all types of families. It is difficult to estimate exactly how many people have CP. Many people with mild CP are never diagnosed, while others may have multiple disabilities, which overshadow their CP. About one in every three hundred babies born will have, or will develop CP. It is reported in China, that the occurring rate of CP is 1.5 - 5% and the total...

Author(s): Zhang Jinming and Liu Jianjun

Socio-economic determinants of contraceptive use among rural women in Ikwuano Local Government Area of Abia State, Nigeria

May 2010

  The study examined the socio-economic determinants of contraceptive use among rural women in Ikwuano Local Government Area of Abia State. The study was conducted in the four clans in the area. Ikwuano was purposively selected because of its classification as rural and high dependence on agriculture. Data for the study were collected through a service questionnaire. A total of 200 women were randomly selected...

Author(s): C. A. Okezie A. O. Ogbe and C. R. Okezie

Unemployment, curriculum outcomes, psycho-social characteristics, and college of education graduates’ entrepreneurial abilities

May 2010

  The study adapted an ex-post facto design to predict the effect of curriculum outcomes, personality traits, common business practices, and gender role-stereotypes on entrepreneurial abilities of College of Education graduates. The sample was 86 College of Education graduates. These were purposively drawn in their denomination as those who were self-employed 23 (26.7%), government employed 25 (29.1%)...

Author(s):   Abam Arikpo, Eteng Eloma, C. O. O. Kolawole, Agborbechem Peter and S. N. Oden

Reviewing NGOs' media strategies: Possibilities for NGO-media collaboration

May 2010

  With the emergence of exploding forms of media and ever greater variety of internationally vocal non-governmental organizations including multinational corporations, the field of public diplomacy and international relations is infinitely more complex. The fluid equation of public and private forces on the world of international communication and public diplomacy is the crosscutting issues in the multimodal...

Author(s): Sundar Kumar Sharma

Fertility decline and women’s status: A micro data analysis of the role of non-government organizations (NGOs) in Bangladesh

May 2010

  In the last two decades, Bangladesh has achieved considerable fertility decline despite pervasive poverty and under development. Unfortunately, recent statistics suggest that despite continued increase in contraceptive use, the fertility decline has stalled. Thus Bangladesh becomes an interesting case study for exploring the question of what factors are necessary to bring about further fertility decline. In...

Author(s): Md. Abdul Goni and Osamu Saito

Effect of constructivism instructional approach on teaching practical skills to mechanical related trade students in Western Nigeria technical colleges

March 2010

  The study assessed the effect of constructivism instructional approach on teaching practical skills to mechanical related trade students in western Nigeria technical colleges. Elements of constructivism assessed include concept mapping, cooperative work skills and cognitive apprenticeship. Pretest, posttest experimental design with a non-equivalent control group was adopted for the study. A total of one...

Author(s): Ogundola I. Peter, A. Popoola Abiodun and O. Oke Jonathan

Family planning practices among secondary school women teachers in Ekiti State, Nigeria

March 2010

  The study investigated family planning practices among secondary school women teachers in Ekiti State. The sample was 180 subjects randomly selected from four local government areas (LGA) of the 16 LGAs of the state. Simple random sampling was used to get the 180 samples for the study. A self constructed questionnaire was used to collect data. The data collected were analyzed using t-test analysis. The two...

Author(s): E. O. Osakinle

Development of women’s education in Kenya

March 2010

  From century to century, education for women/girls has always been an issue in the world, especially in developing countries. Education has also been seen by some cultures as root causes of change to their cultural norms. Having education indeed does allow a person to make proper choices about their future life. However, this idea of choices has not always been the case in the countries where most of the...

Author(s): Chuei Mareng

Changing scenario of organic farming in India: An overview

February 2010

  India produces a large variety of food crops including cereals, pulses and oilseeds. Diversified agriculture is the priority of the Central Government, and technical and financial support is being extended to farmers to encourage diversification especially in the areas of horticulture, floriculture, medicinal and aromatic plants, apiculture (pee-keeping) and sericulture. The government is continuously working...

Author(s): H. M. Chandrashekar

Technical education and its challenges in Nigeria in the 21st Century

February 2010

  Technical education deals with the training of technical personnel for the purposes of initiating, facilitating and implementing the technological development of a nation and also to create the basic awareness of technological literacy to our youths. In Nigeria, the training of technical personnel has witnessed formidable challenges ranging from poor funding to inadequate facilities both quantitatively and...

Author(s): V. O. Uwaifo

Prevalence of obesity among Nigeria Nurses: The Akwa Ibom State experience

February 2010

  This study sought to investigate Prevalence of Obesity among Nigeria Nurses, with particular reference to Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria. A Survey Research Design was used for the study. 500 Nurses were randomly selected from 1082 Nurses in Akwa Ibom State Public Health Institutions. Questionnaire was the instrument for data collection. Data collected were analyzed using percentages frequency. 62.2% nurses showed...

Author(s): L. O. Ogunjimi, Maria M. Ikorok and Yusuf, Oluwaseyi Olayinka

Developing rural tourism as an alternative strategy for poverty alleviation in protected areas: Example of Oku, Cameroon

February 2010

  In recent years the concept of rural or ecotourism has been gathering impetus in the countryside of developing countries. Areas which were previously based on agriculture are now urgently seeking new forms of income generation. This has resulted in the emergence of rural tourism which offers a solution to diverse needs. The paper uses a combination of primary and secondary data to appraise the rural tourism...

Author(s): Ndenecho Emmanuel Neba

Fertility decline and women’s status- the role of non-government organizations (NGOs) in Bangladesh: A micro data analysis

January 2010

  In the last two decades, Bangladesh has achieved considerable fertility decline despite pervasive poverty and under development. Unfortunately, recent statistics suggest that despite continued increase in contraceptive use, the fertility decline has stalled. Thus Bangladesh becomes an interesting case study for exploring the question of what factors are necessary to bring about further fertility decline. In...

Author(s): Abdul Goni and Osamu Saito

Sujala watershed project and its impact on rural energy management - A study in Hosadurga Taluk of Chitradurga district

January 2010

  Water is a natural resource without which life cannot be sustained. Watershed development is to ensure the availability of drinking water, fuel wood and fodder and helps in raising incomes and employment opportunities for marginal and small farmers, landless laborers and also socially marginalized groups through improvement in agricultural productivity and production (Rao, 2000). It is very certain that the...

Author(s): Sri Sandeep Dave and T. M. Mahesh

Lessons from Japanese environmental reform movement: The risk communication between grass-roots experts and local people

January 2010

  This paper attempts to show the importance of the risk communication between grass-roots experts and local people from Japanese Environmental Reform Movement. The paper also tries to illustrate that this risk communication causes spontaneous education and keeps the local people and environment from risk, as Beck mentioned in his book “Risk Society” (Beck, 1992). Spontaneous education means the...

Author(s): Nakasu Tadashi

Wellness attitudes of Secondary School Teachers in Cross River State, Nigeria

January 2010

  This paper examines the wellness attitudes of Secondary School Teachers in Cross River State, Nigeria. A descriptive survey research was adopted. 480 secondary school teachers were selected from both Public and Private Schools in Cross River State using deliberate sampling technique. A researcher- constructed questionnaire (r = .86) was the main instrument for data collection. Percentage frequency was used to...

Author(s): L. O.  Ogunjimi, M. M. Ikorok, F. S. Ekpu and O. O. Yusuf

Disarmament education: An imperative for effective management of education for sustainable development in Africa

December 2009

Africa’s educational terrain is hostile to innovative ideas that can usher in development and consequently sustain it. This idea is motivated by the fact that the death, destruction and suffering which violent conflict have imposed on the African peoples through the excessive availability and misuse of small arms and light weapons (SALW) have negatively affected the productivity of the educational system. Due to...

Author(s): Alimba N. Chinyere and Awodoyin O. Francis

Incidence and socio-economic dimensions of begging in Nigerian cities: The case of Ogbomoso

December 2009

  This study is an empirical report of the incidence and dimension of begging in Nigerian cities with Ogbomoso as a case study. The enumeration of beggars was conducted on different weekdays at different wards in Ogbomoso Township to obtain data on incidence of begging while questionnaires were administered on randomly selected beggars to obtain information on their socio - cultural and socio - economic...

Author(s): David V. Ogunkan and Olufemi A. Fawole

High prevalence associated with unsafe injection practices among male injecting drug users in Chennai city, Tamil Nadu State, India

December 2009

  The intertwined epidemics of HIV/AIDS and injecting drug use are among the most emerging public health problems in India. Injecting Drug Usage (IDU) was found to be more prevalent among the ex-prisoners who were visiting the World Vision of India. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence and correlates of HIV infection among a sub-sample of frequently incarcerated community-based injecting...

Author(s): Chandra Pauline Dinakar, Roshanara  and Gifty Immauel

An appeal against swine flu and its havoc

November 2009

It is a saying that “Prevention is better than cure”. The same principle has to be adopted in case of swine flu and its havoc as till there is absence of any medical and scientific development to prevent and cure the swine flu. After large death toll all over the world due to virus and its sign of spreading beyond human control, drew the attention of many to search any kind of remedial aspects to have some...

Author(s): A. N. Pandey

Policy perspectives on the role of government in the distribution of agricultural inputs to farmers: Lessons from Zimbabwe

November 2009

  Many governments and donor aid agencies have been involved in distributing free agricultural inputs to farmers particularly during periods of natural disasters, harsheconomic environments or unjust government policies which could create vulnerable groups of farmers. When properly targeted, such efforts have enabled vulnerable farmers to regain crop and livestock productivity while recovering from their...

Author(s): Ignatius Govere, Richard Foti, Edward Mutandwa, Arnold B. Mashingaidze and Evison Bhebhe

Management of woody plants in indigenous land use systems of the Sahel: Example of North Cameroon

November 2009

  The dry savannahs of Africa are fragile environments at the ante-room of desertification. The stability of this ecosystem depends on ephemeral herbs and grasses and several tress and shrubs which play a variety of roles in traditional land use systems. Despite a wealth of indigenous knowledge on their uses demographic pressure and commodification of rural products are imposing biological stress on these vital...

Author(s): Ndenecho Emmanuel Neba

Food for thought

October 2009

Food for thought is a new feature in our newsletter in which we’ll raise important philosophical, moral or legal questions about specific issues that we may think carry a high risk of child right violations. I want us to think about them together. If we feel strongly that there is something wrong about them, is that just a feeling, is that feeling personal, or are there good common grounds to feel alarmed by them?...

Author(s): Laetitia van Haren

Esperanza Trabajando gains, losses, lessons learned and steps forward: An evaluation report

October 2009

Esperanza Trabajando aimed to build capacity of 17 Hispanic faith-based and community based organizations for providing job training and development to adjudicated and at-risk youths in 10 regions of the US. Three areas of capacity were targeted by this project: organizational, service, and network capacity. Evaluation findings showed that organizational capacity increased significantly for all participants, with 70%...

Author(s): Marciana L. Popescu and Smita Dewan

The impact of human rights NGO activity on human right practices

October 2009

  Do large numbers of human rights international non-governmental organizations correlate with high governmental respect for human rights? Moreover, do the activities of these organizations with members within a country lead to improvements in the human rights practices within a state? This paper uses new data to provide the first large scale empirical test of the effects of these organizations on human rights...

Author(s): Amanda Murdie

Rotten apple: An investigation of the preponderance of unsatisfied teachers in Nigeria

October 2009

  The study investigated the preponderance of teachers who are dissatisfied in Nigeria’s secondary schools. Teacher dissatisfaction is suspected to be a major reason for declining job commitment resulting in dismal performance by students. Two thousand teachers responded to a questionnaire which sought to know whether teachers had tried to leave teaching and if they would consider doing so should the...

Author(s): Afolabi Popoola

Poverty alleviation and service delivery – developing a conceptual framework for South Africa’s service delivery system

October 2009

  Poverty alleviation is one of the means of eradicating poverty and establishing ideal sustainable livelihoods. Since most poverty alleviation programmes are delivered within the public service institutional set up, the pursuit for sustainable livelihoods can only be realized if the public service delivery system is sustainable. This article discusses poverty alleviation and service delivery in the South...

Author(s): Betty Claire Mubangizi

Strategies of managing higher education for youth labour market in Nigeria

October 2009

The role of higher education in preparing youth for labour market is becoming more challenging in the modern society. The effort of higher education in producing relevant and skillful graduates to meet the needs and demand of modern world labour market is a great task for education management. This paper is a review of related literature; it also employed observation coupled with experience. This paper examines youth...

Author(s): Comfort Olufunke Akomolafe and Olajire Adeola Adegun

Functional communication in non-governmental organizations: Challenges for post-literacy development and language education opportunities

September 2009

The present study examined the Nigerian situation in relation to the language needs of the fast growing ‘third sector’, that is, the non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Sample for the study consisted of 85 respondents from 10 randomly selected NGOs in the southwestern part of Nigeria. Observation and questioning techniques were used to gather relevant data. Of the 85 respondents, 84 opined that there were...

Author(s): Yetunde Ajibade

Strengthening civil society organizations/government partnership in Nigeria

September 2009

There is broad agreement that civil society organizations (CSOs) refer to the set of institutions and organizations that inter-phase between the state, business world, and the family. Broadly speaking, CSOs include non-governmental organizations (NGOs), private voluntary organizations (PVOs), peoples’ organizations, community-based organizations (CBOs), civic clubs, trade unions, gender groups, cultural and...

Author(s): Uwem Essia and Afzal Yearoo

The chemical properties of African pear pulp at different stages of fruit development

September 2009

  Lack of information on the properties of African pear has led to no processed products from it, as the fruit flesh is greatly appreciated by local people who eat it after boiling or roasting. The results showed that the development of the fruit differed significantly (p < 0.05) on all the chemical parameters evaluated from the fifth week after fruit set. The results at the (17th - 21 wks after fruit...

Author(s): Nwosuagwu Uchenna Hez, C. Onuegbu Ngozika and C. Nkwoala Chiaka

Better be safe than be sorry”: An analysis of workshop behaivour in vocational and technical schools

September 2009

It is an indisputable fact that wherever work is done with machines or hand tools, there is likelihood of accident occurring, causing injuries to people, damages to machines, tools and materials in such a workplace. This accident may be caused by the worker's acts or omissions. Technical schools being equipped with a variety of such tools and machines for teaching and learning process are not left out. These schools...

Author(s): V. O. Uwaifo

Child labour in the handicrafts home industry in Kashmir: a sociological study

September 2009

The study has been undertaken among child labourers in the handicrafts home industry in Kashmir (2008), in order to establish the phenomenon of child labour in its proper perspective. The objectives of the study have been fulfilled by projecting appropriate variables in the process of data analysis and discussion. Any social problem as an empirical reality has various aspects, such as demographic, economic, geographic,...

Author(s): B. A. Bhat and T. A. Rather

Presentation on public, private and people partnership model for sanitation at the 6th earth watch conference on water and sanitation 2008

August 2009

In 2002 at the world summit on sustainable development in Johannesburg, the most significant achievement was that all governments agreed to a target to halve the proportion of people without access to adequate sanitation by 2015. Prior to this meeting, sanitation had never been an issue of it’s own on the development agenda. A topic that had once been a taboo subject became a topic that had received global concern...

Author(s): A. Asabia

Towards effective management of university education in Nigeria

August 2009

  Higher education plays a crucial role in the supply of high level manpower for the socio-political and economic development of a nation. To this end, the effective management of this educational sector becomes necessary. This paper examines the myriads of problems militating against the effective management of the Nigeria university education system. These include: financial crisis, poor infrastructure,...

Author(s): H. T. Ekundayo and I. A. Ajayi

Effect of socioeconomic characteristics of rural youths on their attitude towards participation in community development projects

August 2009

  The study evaluates effect of socioeconomic characteristics of rural youths on their attitude towards participation in community development projects in Rivers State, Nigeria. Data were collected with the aid of structured questionnaire administered to 210 youths in 27 communities. A multi stage random sampling technique was employed in the selection and data analysis was by the use of Pearson correlation....

Author(s): A. O. Angba, O. M. Adesope and C. L. Aboh

Study on the changing process of Kerala women through Kudumbashree in Kerala

August 2009

This study asks if membership in “Kudumbashree” leads to more equitable gender relations and economic advancement in rural area. The study reveals that women empowerment is the best strategy for poverty eradication. Rural women, who were regarded as voiceless and powerless started identifying their inner strength, opportunities for growth and their role in reshaping their own destiny. The process of...

Author(s): Nidheesh K. B.

A new conservation NGO, neotropical primate conservation: Project experiences in Peru

July 2009

  The Neotropics, tropical areas of South and Central America are home to the largest number of primate species of any bio-region. Many of these species face a serious risk of extinction due to anthropogenic factors such as hunting and deforestation. In 2007 a new NGO was set up to promote the in-situ conservation of these species, Neotropical Primate Conservation (NPC) is the first NGO solely...

Author(s): S. Shanee and N. Shanee

Gender and renewable energy in rural Nigeria

July 2009

  The paper examines ways in which increased attention to renewable energy and gender linkages can help promote development, as well as work towards meeting the target set out in the millennium development goals. It argues that poor women in rural areas generally rely on burning traditional biomass fuels which impact negatively on their well being. The paper explains that increased access to renewable energy...

Author(s): Comfort Onyemaechi Chukuezi

An atlantic rim partnership

July 2009

  The end of the cold war and its hot war proxies, has loosened up such trading and security blocs as the OECD and NATO, but without always creating the new alliances necessary to meet the challenges of the new century. One particular challenge is that of finding a partnership with the new democracies of Africa, independent of the European aid conventions which grouped together all former colonies, however...

Author(s): Raymond Lloyd

Factors influencing role performance of community based organisations in agricultural development

June 2009

  The study evaluated factors influencing role performance of community based organisations in agricultural development in Imo State, Nigeria. Data for the study was collected with the aid of structured questionnaire administered to 72 randomly selected respondents in the study area. Data analysis was by use of frequencies, percentages and ordinary least square multiple regression. Findings revealed that income...

Author(s): Matthews-Njoku, E. C., Angba, A. O. and Nwakwasi, R. N.

Valuing the time, leading the future: A case study of the time banking program of an educational institution in Taiwan

June 2009

  Time banking, a reciprocal service exchange system, uses units of time as currency. It has received increasing attention as an effective way for community empowerment. It is mainly used to provide incentives for services such as community mutual help, health care, education, and caring for the underprivileged. This study illustrates a time-banking initiative of an educational institution in Taiwan....

Author(s): Leemen Lee

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