A Non-Governmental Organization, as defined under the Non-Governmental Organization Act No. 24 of 2002 as amended by the Written Laws (Miscellaneous Amendment) Act No. 3 of 2019, is a voluntary grouping of individuals or organizations which is non-partisan or non-profit sharing, established and operating for the benefit or welfare of the community or public. It can be organized at the local, national
or international levels. NGOs are established for the purpose of enhancing or promoting economic, environmental, social or cultural development or protecting the environment, good governance, law and order, and human rights and lobbying or advocating for such issues.