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Africa Policy Institute
Non-Governmental Organization
Founded2007; 12 years ago (2007)
FounderPeter Kagwanja
Headquarters,
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Peter Kagwanja (Chairman & CEO)
Websitewww.africapi.org

The Africa Policy Institute ( API; also simply known as the Africa Policy), is an independent, non-profit Pan-African think tank that conducts policy-relevant research to develop solutions to public policy challenges to help create a peaceful, secure, and prosperous Africa and the world. Over the last ten years, the Africa Policy Institute has provided technical and advisory support to governments, civil society, regional and international organizations such as the African Union and the United Nations in a spectrum of policy process on governance, democracy, constitution-making, foreign policy, peace-building, counter-terrorism and regional integration.

Since establishment in 2007, Africa Policy Institute have acquired extensive work experience in the Africa region where they have provided technical and advisory support in the development of solutions to the public policy challenges facing our world and continent.

History[edit | edit source]

Organization[edit | edit source]

Vision[edit | edit source]

To be the leading think tank in generating and sharing knowledge, policy relevant research and analysis and expertise on governance, strategic and security issues in Africa and the World.

Mission[edit | edit source]

To conduct in-depth policy research that contributes towards policy solutions in Africa on governance, strategy and security sectors though partnership platforms and advocacy.

Mandate[edit | edit source]

To support stable and meaningful change and development through providing policy research, analysis and advice to those who shape, influence and execute policies on reforms in governance, strategic and security areas.

Core Values[edit | edit source]

Innovation and Excellence, Transparency and Accountability, Networks and Collaborative Partnerships, Efficiency and Professionalism

Specialization[edit | edit source]

Policy Research and Analysis, Capacity Building and Training, Policy Advocacy and Dialogue, Networking and Partnerships.

Building Capacities[edit | edit source]

Africa Policy Institute value their clients’ participation and therefore impart skills and share knowledge through their research and policy training workshops, conferences and seminars. Through these engagements they build governments’ capacities in policy research, training media personalities on investigative research and also undertake political management trainings in partnership with other organizations. Their partnerships and think tanks have been expanded and deepened to leverage capacity-building resources, tools and methodologies.They also maintain close linkages with expert academic facilitators from various areas of specialization.

Encouraging Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Africa policy Institute dialogues are conducted through conferences, policy forums, workshops, symposiums, seminars and public debates which are organized by API or in partnership with collaborating actors.Africa policy Institute have a consistent and coherent communication and advocacy strategy, to deliver our core message and contribute to our mandate. The media plays a key role in the execution of our activities by showcasing the events and activities to the public.

Offices[edit | edit source]

Partners[edit | edit source]

Strategic Partnerships[edit | edit source]

Africa Policy Institute foster strategic partnerships with governments, academic institutions, civil society organizations (CSOs), think tanks and the private sector in order to provide relevant research knowledge that influences policy decisions. Over the past ten years, Africa Policy Institute has established relationships with national governments, regional and international decision-making agencies such as African Union, EAC, SADC, ECOWAS and UN agencies. These institutions have in turn accorded it opportunities to participate in important dialogues and provide expertise in the development of key policies and programmes. Africa Policy Institute also facilitate linkages across our networks and among the policymakers as part of our communications strategy.

Criticism[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Further Reading[edit | edit source]

  • Peter Kagwanja, ed. (2008). Children of a Lesser God. Tafiti House Publishers. ISBN 978-9966-19-096-44-9 Check |isbn= value: length (help).

External Links[edit | edit source]

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