Fingo – influencing the future today
Kepa and the Finnish NGDO Platform to the European Union, Kehys, have formed a new umbrella organisation: Finnish Development NGOs – Fingo. Fingo functions as an umbrella organisation of 300 member organisations working in the areas of development cooperation and global education.
We firmly believe that knowledge drives sustainable development. That's why Fingo works hard to strengthen and amplify people’s understanding of the solutions that are available – and challenges decision makers to act, while encouraging individuals and communities to actively participate.
Our aim is to bring together people and organisations everywhere, because only by working together can each of us influence the future today. Our focus is on global justice and sustainable development.
We work to bring together hundreds of different development NGOs, influence political decision-making, strengthen our member organisations and increase citizens’ understanding about global development. You can find out more about our work in the Strategy of the new organisation (pdf).
Building NGO capacity
Fingo’s members represent different types and sizes of organisations. What unites these actors are shared values and work or interest in global development issues. Our role is to make our members stronger civil society actors by offering training, advisory services and opportunities for networking and cooperation.
Become a member
NGOs in Finland can apply to become a member of Fingo. As a member, you will receive several benefits, such as lower training fees, advice from our experts and free use of our meeting rooms in Vallila. Please contact our Specialist in Member Relations for more information.
Fingo’s office is in Helsinki, Finland. You can find our contact information on the Contact page (in Finnish). Please note that we are not funding any projects in the South.