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For a better quality of life championed by responsive and accountable leadership.

Africa Leadership Institute (AFLI) is a Parliamentary Monitoring Organization (PMO) that  works For A Better Quality Of Life Championed By Responsive And Accountable Leadership. It is a learning, research, and advocacy think tank which also implements socio-economic development initiatives for improved human wellbeing, particularly among peripheral and cross border communities in the Horn, East and Great Lakes Region (GLR) of Africa.

As an NGO registered since 2004, AFLI’s mandate centers on empowering communities as well as influencing actions and decisions of their leaders for improved human well-being.

AFLI programs focus on addressing the gap in policy research leading to evidence based advocacy, civic engagements between leaders as duty bearers, and citizens as rights holders. AFLI also offers strategic think-tank advisory support services to governments and other development actors in the East African Region, supports informed Policy initiatives, decision making and accountability in leadership. At grassroots level it advocates for establishment of community-based information management systems critical in influencing positive behavioral change at household and community levels. It also actively participates in strengthening community–facility linkages in social service delivery. It supports active citizen monitoring of delivery of service. It organizes and facilitates interagency (multi-stakeholder) platforms for constructive civic engagement between citizens and their leaders, thereby contributing to strengthening Transparency, Accountability and Anti-corruption (TAAC) aimed at better health and other socio-economic outcomes. 

On the one hand, AFLI’s goal is to ensure that those mandated (obligated) to serve the public, protect people’s rights, make the laws, approve budgets and provide services, actually take informed decisions in fulfilling their obligations at household, community, local and national government levels. 

The Institute also makes significant contributions in empowering communities by enabling the rights-holders or their community members access digestible information, and make good use of services, pro-people policies, legal and other socio-economic enabling environments to make informed choices on expanded opportunities to improve their own wellbeing. 

Through its Karamoja zonal field office in Moroto, AFLI has gained significant experience from its current work on issues of land rights, complimentary livelihoods, training and capacity building on governance, evidence based advocacy and civic engagement initiatives in Moroto and Kaabong districts. These empowerment efforts are enabling District Local governments, Pastoral Communal Land associations (CLAs) and their leaders to register as Legal entities, map out and process their customary certificates of land ownership (CCO’s) to use their registered lands as equity or assets for strategic bargaining and benefits sharing to gain entry into the emerging mining extractive industries, tourism and commercial crop and/or livestock emerging economies in the Karamoja region.

AFLI in collaboration with Moroto district Local Government with “a one-off” financial support from GOAL have been involved in mobilizing and mentoring six (6) youth in each of the selected 18 parishes of Moroto district, totaling to 108 youths in white meat value chain and have qualified as Youth Agri-preneur champions (YACs). The incubation and residential training  took place at Gudie Leisure Farms (GLF) in Najjera White campus in Kampala, Green Campus in Luwero and Multi-Purpose Campus in Isingiro districts. The training program encompassed a comprehensive package of all the 6 skill nodes that have transformed  youth trainees into Producers, Feeders, Health promoters, Vendors, Marketeers and Transporters in the white meat value chain as certified by Department of Industrial Training (DIT). These skill nodes are mutually reinforcing with the potential of the Youth Agri-preneur Champions (YACs) being able to train other Youth Agricultural Apprentices (YAAs). This way, the trained youth can be able to create several commercially viable cottage industries consisting of nucleated white meat young farmers Parish entrepreneurial learners’ associations (PELAs) with a possibility of out-grower scheme, supported by a Farmers’ Service Centre (FSC) for a steady input supply and collective marketing mechanism under a cooperative economic model.  

AFLI’s Theory of Change is therefore anchored on two mutually reinforcing fundamentals. On one hand, the improved wellbeing of individuals and communities can only be realized when leaders at the top, who are mandated to serve people’s interests, and uphold their rights, become responsive and accountable, while the the other hand, community members become active in playing their respective roles – thus making use of services and opportunities so provided, to better their own quality of life and hold their leaders accountable.

AFLI’s Theory of Change is therefore anchored on two mutually reinforcing fundamentals. We belief that the improved wellbeing of individuals and communities can only be realized when leaders at the top, who are mandated to serve people’s interests, and uphold their rights, become responsive and accountable, while the community members on their part, become active in holding their leaders accountable, play their respective roles and responsibilities in making use of services, information and opportunities provided to better their own quality of life.

Vision

Secure, healthy, and prosperous communities where people flourish being governed by effective, responsive, and accountable leadership.

 

Mission

To educate and empower communities and positively influence their leaders for a better quality of life.

 

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