Working for Peace, Prosperity and Conservation in Africa and beyond
To develop initiatives which support African leaders in meeting some of the key challenges facing the continent, including sustainable development, health, conservation and conflict prevention, and bring countries and people together in peaceful cooperation.
The Foundation operates as both catalyst and advocate, generating ideas and initiatives and using its network of advisers and contacts to seek high level support and buy-in. It works with its partners to develop and implement its initiatives.
Since 2017, the Foundation has been committed to helping tackle the growing problem of substandard and falsified medicines in Africa. It recently launched the Lomé Initiative.
In 2016 the Foundation devised a major sustainable development initiative, the Congo Basin Blue Fund, which is being taken forward by more than a dozen African countries and has been endorsed by the African Union as one of its climate change priorities. It is currently the subject of a major feasibility study under UNDP auspices.
At a meeting in Dakar in May 2018, the Foundation brought together Libyans from across the political spectrum to start an intra-Libyan dialogue. This dialogue is designed to promote rapprochement and reconciliation among the Libyans themselves, which is vital if international negotiations on a political settlement are to succeed.
Working with the NGO Stop Ivory,
we are promoting the Elephant Protection Initiative in order to stop poaching and halt the illegal trade in ivory.