Founded in 1981 by Daniel Whitaker, aims to address the many needs of the world's growing refugees.


The Conseil de Concertation des Organisations d’Appui aux Initiatives de Base (CCOAIB) is an umbrella organization of Rwandan local NGOs working in various sectors of development created in 1987 by 12 local NGOs to support grassroots initiatives (OAIBs).

It serves as framework for exchange, consultation, dialogue, solidarity, and advocacy.

CCOAIB boasts a membership of 38 local NGOs working in various development domains including but not limited to agriculture and environment, governance, socioeconomic empowerment and civic participation.