Nagaland Development Outreach
A brief history of the NDO department:
The Nagaland Development Outreach (NDO) is the development wing of the Nagaland Baptist Church Council (NBCC) commissioned in the year 1999. Its programs and projects cover the entire State of Nagaland with its head office being located at Dimapur, Nagaland.
The concept of having a Church based development agency originated initially in consultation between development agencies like CASA, CRDS, NEICORD, World Vision of India and Indo German Social Service (IGSSS). In any society or culture, the social, economic and the physical environment influences an individual and his or her response to his environment. The Naga Churches realized this, and when the Naga Churches celebrated the advent of 125 years of Christianity in Nagaland in 1997 the need was felt for the Churches to have a holistic approach to Ministry and a resolution was adopted, “To proclaim effectively the message of love and salvation in Jesus Christ, and to participate intelligently in human development and social transformations, we resolve to actively pursue a holistic approach to Ministry and seek a new paradigm for the Churches’ involvement in total development of a person in Christ.” NDO is also the largest indigenous development agency and has fulfilled all the statutory requirements to function as a full fledged development agency. The establishment of this department was a result of increase in social and economical problems affecting church members and the community at large. NDO is registered as a development organization under the Societies registration Act of 1860. It is also registered under Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 1976 from Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India and has been granted Registration for Income Tax Exemption from the office of the Commissioner of Income Tax under section 12 AA of the Income Tax, 1961.
The Vision of the Organization is a just, participatory, self-sufficient society where total well being of the entire creation is experienced through peaceful co-existence. The organization was established as the will of Churches under NBCC to take active role in the civil society development through realization of the sustainable development concept in Nagaland.
The Mission is to empower the under-privileged and marginalized through awareness program, capacity building, assimilation of information, advocacy, lobbying and networking. Promote activities toward self-sufficiency and welfare of the total person and nature and strive for unity and peaceful co-existence
In October 1998, the NBCC Executive Committee appointed Rev. Dr. Pongsing as the first Director of NDO. The following year, Er. Y. Chuba was appointed as the Board Chairman of NDO. The NDO’s first office was located at Chümukedima which was inaugurated by I. Imkong, the then Minister of Industry and dedicated by Rev. Dr. Tuisem A. Shishak on 8th July, 2000. Isawoto Zhimomi of Nikhekhu village donated 35 hectares of land at Nikhekhu, which was dedicated on 28th March, 2000. This land is in the process of being developed christened as the Human Resource Development Center (HRDC) for carrying out various capacity building and training programs and also for taking up income generating projects like dairy, fishery,piggery and so on. From inception till date, NDO has worked in partnership with organizations and funders like Development of Human Potential (Imphal), Action Aid India, British High Commission New Delhi, Board of International Ministry USA, Catholic Relief Service, Baptist Union of Denmark, Danish Mission Council Development Department, National Council of Churches in India, North East India Committee on Relief and Development. NDO has also worked in partnership with various Government Departments under the Agriculture and Allied Sector and the Social Welfare Department. NDO works hand in hand with 20 Associations under NBCC covering 1585 local Churches spread over the entire State of Nagaland.
The establishment of NDO under NBCC marked a turning point in the history of the Naga Churches. Prior to this, Churches focused mostly on the spiritual aspect of an individual and did not participate meaningfully in the socio-economic transformation process of the Naga society. However, powerful elements in the Naga society posed serious challenges to the traditional understanding of the Churches which necessitated a paradigm shift. The NDO endeavors to adopt a holistic development approach and set visions and objectives in a proper perspective. It seeks to empower the under-privileged and marginalized through awareness program, capacity building, and assimilation of information, advocacy, lobbying and networking.
NDO has taken up a variety of programs and activities in pursuance of its vision and objectives;
Infrastructure Development: Since 2003, NDO has developed infrastructures at the Human Resource Development Center at Nikhekhu to facilitate various activities. The NDO Human Resource Development Center has a centennial auditorium with a capacity for 100 people, a cafeteria, a cottage and a football ground. The NDO has also constructed a middle school building at Nikhekhu village to accommodate children from 27 villages under Niuland sub-division. The Department of Irrigation and Flood Control Department has constructed a water reservoir with filtration process at the site which has the capacity to store 3000 litres per day, which is to be used for farming and cooking purposes. The HRDC fulfills the long felt need of Naga Churches for a center, where all kinds of programs can be conducted throughout the year. The Center is ideal for conducting youth camps, workshops, conference, trainings and retreat programs.
Capacity Building Programs: At the initial stage of its establishment, the focus of the Organization was on developing human capacity through trainings, workshops and seminars on various important issues. NDO started training programs on participatory strategic planning, training on HIV/AIDS, conflict resolution and mediation skills training, training on development, formation and building up of Self Help Groups, development training for women, training on organizational process and training on local capacity building for peace. Seminars and workshops were conducted on youth leadership and development, theology of development and other socio-economic development trainings.
Peace Promotion Program: From 2002 to 2005, NDO has engaged in various peace promotion activities. The focus was in the area of developing human resources, skill enhancement training on conflict resolution and peace building, advocacy programs, providing emergency relief to victims of conflict and peace education. NDO has conducted training for peace cadres in all the 11 Districts of Nagaland. NDO has done research with 10 tribes on traditional methodology of peace-making. Local materials for training and communication purposes have been developed and published. Games and sports event for promoting peace and harmony was conducted for young people. Activities for the youth include painting competition, debates, extempore speech, peace promotion concert, and essay competition. Seminars and workshops were conducted for theological institutions, NBCC leaders and Church leaders at the village level.
Community Based Health Programs
Basic Health Care and Education: The health program of NDO covers both the curative as well as the preventive approach. In its curative approach NDO reaches out to assist the rural poor who do not have access to proper diagnostic and treatment facilities by conducting annual medical camps in collaboration with Medical Ministry International USA in different places in Nagaland. In 2003, NDO and MMI visited Tuensang, Kohima, Impur, Wokha and Dimapur. During this visit, various treatments were provided for patients and surgeries were also performed. In 2004 a similar medical camp was conducted where surgeries were performed and medicines were provided. In 2005, NDO and MMI conducted a medical camp at Longleng. In its preventive approach NDO in partnership with Medical Ambassador International has conducted a series of community based health promotion programs for women leaders of various Baptist Associations.
HIV and AIDS program: Since 2004, NDO has been actively advocating and working in the field of HIV/AIDS. NDO has collaborated with Catholic Relief Service (CRS), Nagaland State AIDS Control Society (NSACS) and North East India Committee on Relief and Development (NEICORD) in implementing this program. NDO has initiated programs in building Church leadership through training local Church leaders to create knowledge and awareness. It has also worked on the development of HIV/AIDS syllabus for theological colleges. The Organization has also facilitated the formation of Core Groups in all the 20 Associations of the NBCC while formulating and putting into action the NBCC HIV/AIDS policy (being the first organization to frame the policy even before the State Government). The NDO has also taken steps to educate people about HIV through IEC campaigns, IEC translation in local vernacular and erecting hoardings. PLHIV Speakers have been invited to visit and speak in Churches to reduce stigma and discrimination. In addition, from 2008 till date NDO has been implementing the Life Aid Project (Funded by CRS) covering 13 villages and 13 wards in Dimapur. To implement this program a Positive Living Center (PLC) was established at 4th Mile Diphupar which currently has 503 registered PLHIV clients. The strategic objectives of the program includes health care of PLHIV like health check up, medicine support, health investigation support, home based care training and treatment education session. The other strategy is aimed at improving the socio-economic condition of the clients and includes counseling, community sensitization program, sensitization program for Church leaders and support group formation. The next strategy involves positive prevention and includes peer training on positive prevention, women peer training on PPTCT, and infant feeding options and practices. The NDO has also initiated the Educational Support to Children Living with and Affected by HIV and AIDS program whereby educational support is provided to CLHIV and affected children.
To put on records through NDO:
- 413 church leaders have received trainings on HIV&AIDS prevention and treatment.
- 30 identified church leaders sensitized on HIV&AIDS
- 3143 local church leaders sensitized on HIV&AIDS
- Formation of core group in 20 tribal Associations under NBCC
- Educational Support to 120 children infected and affected by HIV&AIDS
- Care and support services to 503 registered clients in and around 4th mile, Dimapur.
- NBCC HIV/ AIDS policy formulated and adopted by NBCC affiliated Associations in 2007.
- Development of curriculum on HIV/ AIDS for Theological Colleges in Nagaland.
- 2 State level Advocacy Workshops on HIV/AIDS. These workshops focused on concerted response of FBOs, CBOs, Govt. and donor agencies in Nagaland; access to treatment and services; role of the church in the prevention of HIV, care and support to PLHA; addressing stigma.
- Educating people about HIV through IEC campaigns, IEC Translation in local vernacular languages and erecting hoardings.
- Taking steps to reduce stigma and discrimination by initiating PLHA speakers to visit and speak in churches.
- Supporting local churches offering care to PLHA and their families.
- True Love Waits Campaign in all the 20 Associations under NBCC.
- Awareness on HIV and AIDS is incorporated in all Church Based programs
- Community Care Centre providing treatment and facilities to PLHA free of cost.
- Targeted Intervention program at the Association and church level.
- Training to local churches on behavior change, Treatment and care interventions.
- Supporting some local churches initiatives on HIV/ AIDS through provision of seed money and technical support.
Keeping in mind on the common slogan “Getting to Zero” with three important goals i.e.
zero HIV deaths, Zero Infection and Zero Stigma and Discrimination, it gives a clarion call to every organization (the State Government, the community and the Church) for collective effort in addressing this issues by building a better network to create a more enabling environment where the PLHA community have free access to any assistance and services available within this framework. Another issue to be addressed is that somehow the PLHA community with some form of stigma and discrimination is unable to link/Network with the community and faith based organization. This program will also try to initiate to build the confidence of both the groups where an environment of acceptance without any form of prejudice is created to talk about the virus freely and access to better care and services. Involvement of the legislatures and public leaders in creating enabling environment for PLHA’s in the community is also going to be very decisive in achieving this goal. This program will also try to see that when any public gathering/meeting is organized it will ensure that a public leader from that area/ constituency will be invited to address the gathering to instill in the minds of the public that stigma and discrimination is far left behind for better participation of the community between the PLHAs and service providers in the community. Another major issue that has to be addressed in combating with HIV & AIDS is stigma and discrimination. NDO in its effort have taken the lead role in its entire program addressing this issue as one of the important area which has left a big gap between the infected/ affected with the main stream group of people. NDO have also initiated by advocating with the church group by also taking the PLHA to the church program to let them speak and give their testimony and also interact with the people. This initiative was also one way in developing them (PLHA) to build their confidence and make them feel that they are also part of us. This program has been very successful and we believe that such program if continued then it will contribute to a positive change and a stigma free society.
Since the need was felt to continue to work and educate and also enhance the capacity of the local leaders NDO also tied up with Legislators Forum on AIDS (LFA), Nagaland in organizing awareness programs across Nagaland State and is still continuing till date.
Community Based Rehabilitation Program for the Disabled: NDO has initiated this program which is being implemented in 31 villages of Aghunaqha area in Dimapur District with the support of Community Based Rehabilitation Forum, Bangalore. The overall aim of this project is to advocate for the empowerment of the disabled. The objective of the program is to sensitize and educate the target communities on disability issues and to protect the rights of the disabled. The program aims to provide training to community contact groups through workshops to enable them to monitor, document and report on violation and abuses of the disabled and to prevent discrimination against the disabled. Differently-able persons identified by NDO have been provided aids and appliances, disability certificates, referral services, home based education and linked with service agencies. In collaboration with the Red Cross Society Dimapur, aids and appliances like crutches, wheel-chairs and hearing aids were given to the beneficiaries.
Micro Credit and Livelihood Program: NDO has initiated the sustainable livelihood and micro-credit program since May 2004 as part of its integrated approach for poverty reduction and women’s empowerment in rural areas. NDO’s microfinance program covers poor rural women through formation of SHGs which are equipped to run small business and enterprises and providing them long-term RLF to take up sustainable income generating activities. In addition, staffs have been trained in this area in collaboration with other microfinance agencies like Centre for Microfinance and Livelihood, Guwahati, State Bank of India and have been sent for exposure programs to Bangladesh and the Philippines. Besides the credit made available to the SHGs, micro-credit programs support women solidarity, information sharing during weekly meetings, decision making, enhancing the confidence and will-power of women and equipping them to spread awareness on health and hygiene, HIV/AIDS and the importance of enrolling children in schools. Under this program, NDO has three projects:
Sustainable Livelihood for socio-economic empowerment of Women in Nagaland: In October 2007, the Danish Mission Council Development Department approved this project to develop capacity of communities, civil society organizations and local authorities to improve livelihoods for women and other marginalized groups in Nagaland. This project supports pro-poor local economic and enterprise development mechanisms to enhance poverty outcomes in Peren District of Nagaland covering Zeme Baptist Church Council, Liangmai Baptist Association, Zeme Baptist Association and Kuki Baptist Association. Under this program activities have been carried out to sensitize and train Association Development Officers of the 20 Associations under NBCC on microfinance. Local mobilizers have been selected and trained in subjects relevant for the activity. Women and men have been mobilized and formed into SHG’s. Subject specific trainings on livestock management, bee keeping, vermin-compost, mushroom cultivation, candle making, detergent powder making, food processing and preservation, integrated farming and health and nutrition have been conducted for these SHGs. So far 44 SHGs have been provided revolving loan fund to undertake agricultural production, microenterprise and small business and all 50 SHGs have been linked to the bank.
Rural Micro-finance 1st Phase: NDO has taken up the Micro-credit Project financed by State Bank of India (SBI) Evening Branch, Dimapur with a broader objective aimed at micro level institution building in the form of Self Help Groups (SHGs) and income generating activities for alleviating poverty and enforcing social and economic empowerment. As part of the objective, necessary processes and interventions the State Bank of India (SBI) Evening Branch, Dimapur advanced a loan of Rs. 40,00,000 as a start up to cover 32 villages and some towns in a span of three years beginning from the year 2008.
Rural Micro-finance 2nd Phase: Having accepted the success of the first phase microfinance program, the State Bank of India has willingly come forward to enhance the loan amount to
Rs. 50, 00,000/- to another 100 SHGs. As part of the 2nd Phase of the Microfinance Program, Nagaland Development Outreach could procure Agri Term Loan from State Bank of India Evening Branch for 100 self-help groups under Peren and Dimapur District.
Indirect Rural Micro-finance Program: With the success rate of implementing micro credit program the Nagaland State Co-operative Bank (NSCB) came forward to work as partners especially in those places where the Banks could not provide financial services. With the negotiation subsequently in February 2016 the Nagaland Development Outreach and NSCB signed an MOU to partner together with the scheme named as Cash Credit Mode with initial sanction of Rs. 2,00,00,000/- (Rupees two crore) for the period of three years. Through this program NDO is promoting more than 300 SHG’s who are engaged in different livelihood program for their community and their family to become economically stable for self-sustenance.
Microfinance is a way of fighting poverty in rural areas. It puts credit, savings and other basic financial services within the reach of poor people. It also gives rural women an opportunity to find their own solutions. This strategy has been conceived for rural poor as a strategic priority in its poverty reduction plan. The project goal was to achieve sustainable increased access to economic services and enhance the social and financial capital for people in the project area, particularly the poor rural women.
The lack of access to credit and financial services in the rural sectors prevents rural households and the poor to fully benefit from investments opportunities created by the rapid macroeconomic and agriculture reforms in the state and country.
The members comprise mostly of women and some few men groups. Almost all of them are illiterate/ have little education and their occupation is cultivation. The members have been provided training before taking up various income generating activities. The groups have been in existence ranging from 1 year to 12 years. Some of the groups already have their bank accounts. The group members conduct meetings regularly. They also collect membership fee amounting to Rs. 50, Rs. 100, Rs. 200 depending on the group.
SHG members concentrate on activities such as weaving, loin loom, stitching, baking, pickle making, tailoring, poultry, gardening, farming, small retail shops, inter-loaning, mobile shops and goods delivered door to door, daily wage, SHG sales day, and weekly market to sale products. Besides the income generation activities they also conduct awareness program on various issues, group training etc. The purpose for such activities are family management, motivating women to be self reliant, share monetary benefits for family needs and for children’s education. Promotion of SHG and income generation activities results in better economy, enhance family income and better standard of living and encourage earning among women leading to self reliance.
Project Partnership with Holistic Child Development India (HCDI): In order to enhance and build the capacity of the rural people the Nagaland Development Outreach signed a partnership MOU with Holistic Child Development India.
The Liangmai Community Development Project (LCDP) as it is called is an integrated Community Development Program funded by Eriks Foundation, Sweden through Holistic Child Development India. The project is implemented in seven Villages under Tening Block in Peren District which comprises of Azailong, Nchangram, Tening village, Tepun, Nzau, Nzau Namsan, and Ntu where people live in very poor economic conditions depending on agriculture as means of sustenance. It has three poorly equipped health centres and 9 Government Primary schools for a population of approximately 6756 people. Under such circumstances the pilot phase of the LCDP Project started basing on the Child Focused Community Development model addressing urgent needs within the community to include education, health facilities, livelihoods. while at the same time addressing the longer-term process of community empowerment through strengthening and promotion of Community Based Organizations. The project has 11 staff capacity with one project Incharge, One Coordinator and, two Cluster Coordinators. Each village has an Animator identified from the respective villages.
NDO will overall be responsible on maintaining the accounts, transparency and the quality of delivery of programs in this project.
The pilot phase of the Liangmai Community Development Project has been approved for the period March 1, 2013 to February 28, 2014. The project objectives are Building rapport with people in the target areas; Community based Organizations formed and strengthened; Feasibility studies; Improve the functioning of early childhood care programmes and quality of school education; Identification of children to be ambassadors and Preparation and submission of long term project proposal. Within ten months time of this project period there has been changes observed in the project villages and the community concerned. For majority of the villagers the project activities were a first time experience. The LCDP project has made lot of difference in the lives of the children in their families.
Basing on analysis of the existing situations and problems, the main objectives have been worked out as follows:
- Improved quality of education and child care facilities in the target area
- Improved utilization of available health services
- Improved nutritional status of children below 6 years.
- Rehabilitating differently- abled persons, particularly children below 15 years.
- Enhanced income level of poor households
- Community based organizations (CBOs) are empowered due to the awareness of their rights and are able to contribute for effective village governance
Promote gender equity in all aspects of life
Education (Early Childhood Care, School education, Skill Vocational Training):
- Teaching materials like alphabetical, numerical, flowers and vegetables along with black/white board provided to all the 271 children in all the 20 ECC Centers
- Learning materials pencils, erasers, note book, crayons were provided to 271 children in the ECC centers
- 250 children in the 20 ECC centers received play materials like soft balls, alphabetical and numerical play blocks and yoga mats to be used in the ECC centers
- Cluster wise combined picnic was organized for 198 boys and 178 girls of ECC centers and Government Primary Schools.
- Summer clothes were provided to 119 children of cluster I villages – Azailong, Nchangram and Tening
- To improve the functioning of ECC/Anganwadi centers training was provided to 31 Anganwadi workers and project staff on the duties and functions of Anganwadi workers, maintenance of records, individual family survey, census record, and birth and death record.
- 372 children enrolled in 9 (nine) government primary schools received educational materials like notebooks, pencils, erasers, geometry boxes, and chalks.
- Village Education Committee and parents meeting was conducted in all the seven project villages. The discussion focused on the role of VEC, parents and teachers in improving the education system in GPS. The meeting also discussed to contribute one pumpkin by each household as nutrition supplement for school going children.
- To mark the Youth Day joint leadership training and True Love Waits Camp was organized in collaboration with Liangmai Baptist Youth Endeavor where 44 young people attended.
- Coaching centers are monitored by the Animators in all the project villages who assist the children in completing their home works, learn reading and writing, learn pronunciation etc. Children come to the centers everyday to learn.
Health (Child Health and Nutrition, Community Health and Hygiene)
- 372 children enrolled in GPS receive nutrition supplement every month in the form of masoor dal, banana, egg, noodles and chana dal. The children do not receive any midday meal from the concern department
- Nutritional care was provided to 35 mal nourished children for 4 months. Health of 27 children has shown great improvement.
- Awareness program on Nutrition and Health was conducted in all the
- For four months health care and medicine was provided to 140 needy children
- 13 male and 18 female Community Health Workers were trained to take care of village health issues.
Child Rights & Advocacy
- Seven children’s parliaments have been formed in all the seven villages. Two neighborhood parliaments have also been formed in one village.
- All the project staffs were trained on CP formation, CP functions and modules of life skills by Ms. Magdali Lakra, project officer in children’s parliament CAHR department CAHR.
- Four staffs went to attend basic training on CP and Life Skill at Pune from 15th to 18th July 2014
Community Based Organizations
- Visited and interacted with all the youth clubs with major emphasis on the role of youth in community development. Each village has a youth club and proper guidance is required at this stage to motivate them and inculcate in their minds the importance of contributing towards society/community development
- Meetings have been organized in the entire project villages to strengthen the functioning of CPs in the villages. The CP concepts, issues of child rights or being responsible citizens are shared with the children. In one project village two neighborhood CPs has also been formed
- Visited and interacted with all the youth clubs with major emphasis on the role of youth in community development. Each village has a youth club and proper guidance is required at this stage to motivate them and inculcate in their minds the importance of contributing towards society/community development.
Food Security Program: NDO has started this program in 2008 as a partnership program of NBCC and Eleutheros Christian Society. This began with a training program of all the Church leaders under NBCC wherein participants were trained on the various phases of right to food campaign. This was followed by a survey conducted by the different tribal development units of the NBCC in Nagaland in collaboration with the office of the Commissioner to the Supreme Court to assess the status of the implementation of the food and livelihood schemes in the poorest Districts of Nagaland. TOT training on Right to Food for the 20 Association Development Secretaries was conducted followed by formation of Social Concern Committee. To pass on the required information on the different schemes covered by Right to Food campaign, NDO has developed a booklet and distributed to all the 20 Associations.
Disaster Prevention and Preparedness: Under this program, NDO has a non-funding/ strategic partnership program with OXFAM-India wherein two staff has already received training on Gender in Emergency and Emergency Need Assessment. As part of this program NDO has conducted trainings on disaster risk management with the support of Urban Development Government of Nagaland in Dimapur and Peren District.
From its humble beginning in 1999, NDO has come a long way despite the fact that it is one of the youngest Departments under the Nagaland Baptist Church Council. NDO’s initial focus was on human capacity building and infrastructure development but has now diversified and became a broad based development organization with programs in areas ranging from peace promotion, health and HIV/AIDS to Self Help Group promotion and micro credit, governance, civil society development and, on a continuing basis, human resource development. A significant contribution is the extent to which NDO has helped Naga Churches to develop their ability to work at the community level and helped communities to improve their quality of life. That contribution has involved strengthening local institutions and training local people so that the people and communities of Nagaland can take charge of their own development.
NDO Board Members – 2017
|1||Dr. Major. Mughavi Y. Sema||M||Proprietor, Reinvented manufacturer & Distributor, Circular Road, Dimapur||Chairman|
|2||Rev. C. Amop Noklang||M||Director, NDO Dimapur||Secretary|
|3||Mr. Y. Isawoto Zhimomi||M||Village Chief, Nikhekhu||Member|
|4||Mr. Tiakaba Longkumer||M||Advocate||Member|
|5||Mr. Lipokmeren||M||Finance Consultant||Member|
|6||Mr. Mumai Pheiga||M||Project Consultant||Member|
|7||Rev. Dr. Zelhou Keyho||M||General Secretary, NBCC, Kohima||Member|
|8||Rev. Vikuo Rhi||M||Secretary Youth Deptt., NBCC, Kohima||Member|
|9||Dr. L. Botoholi Yepthomi||F||Secretary, Education & Communication Deptt. NBCC Kohima||Member|
|10||Rev. Yamyap Konyak||M||Finance Secretary, NBCC Kohima||Member|
|11||Miss Visasieu Dolie||F||Secretary Women Deptt. NBCC Kohima||Member|
|12||Rev. Andrew Semp||M||Director NMM, Dimapur||Member|
|13||Rev. Mekhale Yhoshu (Angami)||M||Development Secretary ABCC Kohima||Member|
|14||Rev. Dr. Mar Atsongchanger (Ao)||M||Executive Secretary , ABAM Mokokchung||Member|
|15||Mr. VesapraPuroh (Chakhesang)||M||Development Secretary CBCC Pfutsero||Member|
|16||Mr. Haku Chang (Chang)||M||Development. Secretary, CBLT Tuensang||Member|
|17||Rev. B. Pinglang (Khiamniungan)||M||Development Secretary, KBCA Noklak||Member|
|18||Mr. Arhunlo Semp (Rengma)||M||Development Director, CRBC Zunpha||Member|
|19||Rev. Chemyu (Konyak)||M||Executive Secretary, KBBB Mon||Member|
|20||Mr. Setongthsing (Sangtam)||M||Development Secretary, USBLA Yangli||Member|
|21||Mr. Lalminthang Misao (Kuki)||M||Development Secretary, KBA Khaibung||Member|
|22||Mr. Hoveto Swu (Sumi)||M||Development Secretary, SABAK Pughoboto||Member|
|23||Rev. Y. Pankathung Tsopoe (Lotha)||M||Development Secretary, KBES Wokha||Member|
|24||Mr. Ghunato Awomi (SBAK)||M||Development Secretary, SBAK Zunheboto||Member|
|25||Miss M. Chingong (Phom)||F||Development Secretary, PBCA Longleng||Member|
|26||Mr. T. Chuba (Yimchunger)||M||Development Secretary, YBBA Shamator||Member|
|27||Mr. N. K. Joseph (Liangmai)||M||Development Secretary, LBA Tening||Member|
|28||Mr. Thuchu Pfithu (Phochury)||M||Development Secretary, PBCC Yisisotha||Member|
|29||Mr. Izieteilung (Zeme)||M||Executive Secretary, ZBCC Peren||Member|
|30||Mr. Alo Medo (Police)||M||Development Secretary NPBCA Chumukedima||Member|
|31||Mr. Ramdun (Zeme)||M||Development Secretary, ZBA, Nsong||Member|
|32||Rev. Ikuto Jimo (Sumi)||M||Development. Secretary , WSBAK Akuvuto||Member|
– Thrust Area of the Ministry of NDO:
- Protection and conservation of Environment and Ecology
- Human Potential Development irrespective of sexes
- Community health and hygiene on holistic concept
- Empowerment of underprivileged and marginalized
- Gender related issues
- Peace and justice
- Socio-economic development of rural people
– Strategy Developed for the Ministry of NDO:
- To develop ministries dedicated to work with and for women, youth, children and senior citizens.
- To plan strategically to serve the whole person and the whole community through ministries designed for economic and human development (i.e. health, education, community development, agriculture, stewardship of the earth and the whole creation)
- Use information technology to link up the rural poor with the rest of the people
- Give special attention to persons and groups whose place in society reduces their experience of the fullness of life.
- To develop plans for the promotion of environment and ecology