A TANGO member in good standing is one who pays its subscription in full and on time. This allows you to fully participate in TANGO activities such as attending AGMs and voting. TANGO runs series of capacity-building activities and members always take priority in these events. As a member, you also enjoy the support and backing of not only the Secretariat but the entire membership of the coalition. This includes accessing information for technical and operational purposes, partnerships, and resource mobilization. Membership in TANGO also raises one’s profile and status by which one can obtain recognition both within and outside the country and also allows you to take part in a number of forums around the world such as meetings, training, and conferences organized by governments, international organizations, and other NGOs. Finally, TANGO membership brings you into a community where you can find solidary, warmth, and protection as well as raise your visibility and voice.
TANGO membership also means one has agreed to operate in line with best practices of management and governance according to the human rights standards of gender equality, accountability and transparency, participation, and non-discrimination in all your programs and activities.

Activities & Services (secretariat)

  • TANGO serves and supports NGO members and CBOs and promotes the Association’s objectives.
  • Providing a forum for NGOs to discuss issues of common interest and concern.
  • Representing NGOs in government, regional and international fora.
  • Providing technical assistance, information, and training opportunities for National NGOs and CBOs.
  • Servicing NGO sectoral Taskforces and coordinating their meetings.
  • Creating and maintaining a database on NGOs operating in The Gambia and organizations interested in collaborating with NGOs.
  • Establishing links with other NGO umbrella organizations in Africa and other regions.
  • Linking National NGOs and CBOs with potential donors.
  • Processing membership applications and updating member organizations and actively recruiting members.

Full Membership

This is open to national and international, voluntary, non-profit, independent, non-governmental organizations, registered under the Laws of The Gambia. Full membership is accorded to those who meet the criteria above.

Associate Membership

Associate membership is accorded to other non-profit making, non-governmental organizations that do not meet all the criteria for full membership, but are involved in development work and are registered under the Laws of The Gambia.

A Membership fee of:

  • D10,000.00 ($364) for International NGOs
  • D3,000.00 ($110) for National NGOs
  • D1,500.00 ($55) for CBOs

Note: The fees above are subject to periodic review.

  • Members have a duty to subscribe to and promote the aims and objectives of TANGO and participate in activities of the organization.
  • Members shall pay annual fees as agreed upon by the Members Assembly by the end of the third month of each year.
  • Members shall submit to TANGO their annual work programme and budget before the start of the programme year, and an annual report together with the audited financial statements within four months of the end of their programme year.
  • Members shall sign the Charter of Commitment and adhere to it and the TANGO Code of Conduct.
  • CBOs