Vision & Mission

Our Vision

a sustainable, prosperous and peaceful Africa.

Our vision is focused on overcoming poverty and inequality, promoting sustainability, and addressing violent conflicts and fragility in Africa. We believe these are perhaps Africa’s most important challenges of the 21st century and we must deal with them together.
These are critically interlinked and therefore,we believe they must be dealt with together, lest failure in one adversely affects progress in the others.

Our Mission

To accelerate sustainable development, resilience and peace in Africa by providing and using bespoke evidence and collaborative action.

"Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."
— Brundtland Commission, Our Common Future: Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development.

We endeavour to find the best tools and approaches to unlock Africa’s potential and accelerate sustainable development, resilience and peace. Our mission therefore entails building tailored solutions and evidence to support local priorities and effective decision-making.

Thus, we undertake scientific research and work diligently to contextualise this knowledge to provide working insights that help stakeholders to holistically and better understand local context and dynamics to improve the quality and effectiveness of their well-meaning interventions. It is our core believe that without this, and continuing with the disconnected approaches, the investments targeted at facilitating solutions to Africa’s challenges are likely to yield little benefits (if any) beyond the cosmetic temporary touches on the fringes. In the long run, an even larger population of Africans usually end up in dire positions, and other parts of the world, near and far, feel the impacts of this.

Working with a wide range of partners, we hope to bridge this critical gap, and enhance the impact of internal and external investments for the sustainable development (prosperity) and peace of Africa.