Mission

To identify and develop practical sustainable development pathways in rural and urban communities.

We achieve this mission by exploring, piloting, and promoting collaborative and innovative market-based approaches to community development. We are com­mit­ted to:

  1. Harnessing and leveraging the skills, knowledge, resources and passions of or­gan­i­sa­tions across the public, private, NGO, and academic sectors in order to alleviate poverty and disadvantage in our region.

  2. Improving the quality of life and livelihoods of poor and disadvantaged people in sub-Saharan Africa, using and maximizing innovative com­mu­nity-based ap­proaches that facilitate the delivery of holistic, integrated and sustainable de­vel­op­ment outcomes envisioned in collaboration with local communities.

  3. Bringing about institutional transformations to create an environment in which com­mu­ni­ties can secure their livelihoods through sustainable actions.

  4. Integrating marginalized, deprived and vulnerable communities into decision mak­ing processes through capacity building, networking and advocacy.

  5. Carrying out inter-and trans-disciplinary action research aimed at minimizing the negative consequences of global change.

  6. Leading the development of a sub-Saharan Africa where communities, nature and commerce thrive in harmony