The BIG coalition comprises the Council of Churches in Namibia, the umbrella body of non-governmental organisations NANGOF, Aids organisations under NANASO
, the National Union of Namibian Workers, the Legal Assistance Centre and the Labour Resource and Research Institute.
The fifteen participants represented various NGOs including Namibian Women's Association, Miracle Psychosocial Spiritual Support Organisation, Namibia Planned Parenthood Association, Peace Centre, NANASO
, Pots of Hope, the National Society for Human Rights and Khomas Women in Development.
Government rejected this proposal, but it was taken up by the Basic Income Grant Coalition, comprised of all Churches in the Council of Churches, the umbrella body of the NGOs (NANGOF), the umbrella body of the AIDS organisations (NANASO
), the Trade Union Federation (NUNW), Legal Assistance Centre and Labour Resource and Research Institute, who joined forces to conduct this pilot project as a means of advocating for the introduction of the Basic Income Grant across our country.