The Bayelsa Non-Governmental Organizations Forum (BANGOF) is an umbrella body of over 40 NGOs that are active in Bayelsa State, Nigeria. Through BANGOF, organisations work together to promote social justice, conflict resolution, good governance and participatory sustainable development.
BANGOF have been actively positioned to engage leaders, the government and its agencies on issues of accountability and good governance in Bayelsa state. The network has carried out activities to enhance a transparent and accountable system of government. To achieve this the citizenry must be sensitised and mobilised to be involved in seeking answers from political leaders on how their commonwealth is being run to their benefit.
BANGOF is also focused on ensuring the most professional practice of civil society organisations in the state in order to promote rapid growth and good partnership with donor agencies coming into the state. BANGOF also works with a number of international organisations ad institutions to improve peace and development in the Niger Delta, such as Revenue Watch Institute, United Nations Office on Drug and Crime, and the Netherlands Government.