WHO WE ARE
As a not for profit NGO, all the funds generated by COPAC are utilised in the organisation to meet it’s objectives.
Funding has been obtained through donors, partnerships and consulting activities.
COPAC was never intended to be a large organisation. Its emphasis has been on program based project interventions guided by grassroots needs. As a result, it has never built a large bureaucracy. It has worked with a core staff of 3-4 people over the years, brought in volunteers and has assembled project teams, with the required technical expertise, as and when required. Most of its staff have also had a strong activist orientation and practice.
Partnerships, networking and solidarity building is crucial for COPAC’s practice.
COPAC functions with policies and legal procedures defined by its board, the main governing structure. Since its formation into a section 21 not-for-profit company in 2003, COPAC’s governance practice has been informed by the legal requirements contained in its memorandum and articles of association. Its board meets regularly during each year and it has made important policy and strategic decisions that guide the organisation.