Because its vision, mission and method are oriented towards the enhancement and capacity building of actors engaged in the implementation of concrete actions, the Brazzaville Foundation is strongly inspired by the endogenous development approach.
Its programmes help implement the African Union's Agenda 2063 and contribute to reaching the the UN's sustainable development goals (SDGs). Since 2018, the Foundation has held special consultative status with the United Nation's Economic and Social Committee (ECOSOC).
Enabling African leadership
The Brazzaville Foundation's vision for the future is to enable African leadership in all sectors in which it can be exercised (public, private, civil society), with a view to contributing to African solutions to the challenges facing the continent.
The Foundation supports leaders (opinion and decision makers, influencers, groups or individuals) who share its vision and mission.
Promoting and supporting African initiatives
In order to contribute to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals the Brazzaville Foundation promotes and supports African initiatives in the following areas:
- SDG Goal 3 – Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages, through its work to fight falsified and substandard medicines.
- SDG Goal 6 – Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all, through its work on the Congo Basin Blue Fund
- SDG Goal 15 – Protect restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems(…) and halt biodiversity loss, through its work on protection of the environment and actions to end poaching and trafficking of protected species.
- SDG Goal 16 – Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels through its work onconflict prevention, resolution and intercultural dialogue.
Putting African people and leaders at the heart of the action
The Foundation's approach to mediation stems from that initiated in the late 1980s by its Founding Chairman, Jean-Yves Ollivier. It consists in putting African populations and leaders at the heart of the action that concerns them.
The Foundation acts as a catalyst for ideas and initiatives through mutual trust, confidentiality, diplomatic agility and the ability to adapt to circumstances.
By relying on its network of advisers and personalities, it gives concrete expression to its ambitions by seeking support at the highest levels and encouraging the establishment of partnerships.
The Foundation develops initiatives which put African countries in the lead in meeting some of the key challenges facing the continent, including sustainable development, conservation and conflict prevention. In doing so, we aim to promote peaceful cooperation and support the UN’s sustainable development goals.
The Foundation also seeks to facilitate dialogue and achieve a better understanding between conflicting parties wherever informal diplomacy, bridge-building and discreet, pragmatic engagement offer an alternative way forward. The Foundation acts on its own initiative, at the request of the parties to a conflict, or at the invitation of national, regional or multilateral organisations.
Only by achieving peace and stability can nations thrive, people prosper and the environment be safeguarded.
The Foundation considers that honesty and integrity are indispensable to achieving its aims. The Foundation is committed to operating in a wholly ethical manner and does not tolerate any form of bribery, corruption or money laundering.
Copies of the Foundation’s Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policy and Procedures and of its Anti-Money Laundering Policy and Procedures are available on request.
The Foundation has appointed professional advisers who have agreed, on a pro bono basis, to conduct due diligence, to ensure the integrity of its financial processes and to advise on all measures necessary to ensure the effectiveness of the Foundation's anti-bribery and anti-corruption policies.
The Foundation supports the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime which combats money laundering and criminalises the laundering of proceeds of crime. It has contributed to the Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA) which is responsible for the implementation of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Financing of Terrorism in West Africa.