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NIGH World

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Areas of expertise & Fields of activity:

Economic and Social:
  • Aging
  • Children
  • Culture
  • Disabled Persons
  • Education
  • Family
  • Media
  • Women
  • Women/gender Equality
  • Youth

  • Gender Issues and Advancement of Women:
  • Advocacy and outreach
  • Capacity building
  • Education and training of women
  • Human rights of women
  • Information and communication technologies
  • Institutional mechanisms for the advancement of women
  • Millennium Development Goals
  • Research
  • The girl child
  • Women and HIV/AIDS
  • Women and health
  • Women and the environment
  • Women and the media

  • Social Development:
  • Aging
  • Disabled persons
  • Information and Communications Technologies
  • Social policy
  • Technical cooperation
  • Youth

  • Sustainable Development:
  • Capacity-building
  • Education
  • Gender equality
  • Health
  • Rural Development
  • Sustainable development in a globalizing world
  • Technology
  • Geographic scope: International
    Millennium Development Goals:
  • Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
  • Achieve universal primary education
  • Promote gender equality and empower women
  • Reduce child mortality
  • Improve maternal health
  • Develop global partnership for development
  • Mission statement:
    Year established:
    Year of registration: 2008
    Organizational structure: NIGH World — the Canadian-based NGO applying for ECOSOC Consultative Status — and its affiliate NIGH USA Inc, are the two interrelated NGOs — together representing the ‘Nightingale Initiative for Global Health’ — each closely overseen by a small board of directors, three of whom serve on both boards in voluntary executive capacities. 1/. Our boards use a ‘Co-Operative Model’ with a decision-making structure using ‘peer management’ and ‘collective management.’ All responsibility is shared and there is no one Chief Executive Officer. Our decision-making is by consensus and no individual has power over another. Our two affiliated organizations comprise a single managing/governing body composed of official board members, named advisors and other volunteers, including our all-volunteer team of current and former UN DPI-NGO Representatives and Youth Representatives based in New York City. 2/. We agree with many advocates that this ‘Co-Operative Model’ approach is the most democratic style of board management. Working together, now for nearly a decade, we understand and appreciate that this governance structure requires and sustains a shared sense of purpose, an exceptional level of commitment by all group members, a willingness to accept personal responsibility for the work of others and an ability to compromise. 3/. We believe that — with our two interrelated organizations — and the ‘Nightingale Initiative for Global Health’ we are collectively in charge of overseeing — all benefit from this governance approach — with direct involvement of front-line workers in decision-making and the synergy and camaraderie created by the direct interactions between our boards, advisors and volunteers.
    Number and type of members: NIGH World does not maintain a membership or dues-paying roster since most nurses in under-resourced countries would be unable able to afford membership dues and would thus seem excluded from this initiative that seeks to be as inclusive and worldwide as possible. We are continuing to develop innovative, contemporary approaches to grass roots, inclusive membership by participation. We consider our constituencies of nurses and concerned citizens to be in regions, nations and territories, everywhere. We estimate our numbers of individual constituents by measuring NIGH World's record-highest hit-rate of unique online visitors recorded in March, 2013 — when 61,919 people accessed NIGH's website 436,868 times.
    Affiliation with NGO networks: Associate Member of CoNGO
    Funding structure:
  • Fees for education and training services
  • Donations and grants from domestic sources
  • Fundraising campaigns
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