To ensure development and shared prosperity, governments need to be transparent and held accountable by the people they serve. Governments need to be responsive to the needs of the people and enable their participation in governance. In line with GLEEHD’s mission, we provide government institutions, key professional support that will promote effective democratic governance, transparency, peace and security, policy reforms and human rights while fostering collaborative engagement between the government and citizens to foster sustainable living.
Government-Citizen Engagement: We foster interaction between the government and the people, as well as build strong communities by ensuring government involves citizens in creating policies and implementing programmes that represent their interests. We ensure government-citizen engagement through the following programmes and activities:
Policy Reform Advocacy: GLEEHD Foundation is committed to influencing decisions on policies, and supporting the development of new ones, on good governance and human development in Africa. This is because government policies that do not promote social development tend to truncate sustainable livelihood and further enhance the cycle of poverty. By engaging the government at all levels, GLEEHD hopes to build the capacity of government to enhance policy decisions while making them aware of the policy implications to social development. These, we achieve by:
Peace and Security: We foster partnerships and bilateral relationships between various African governments and engagement with Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to address issues of peace and security on the continent. Strengthening security infrastructures in Africa has become one of the prerequisites to attaining relative peace and stability on the continent, where about 15 countries are currently at war. This is why the GLEEHD Foundation is promoting reforms and capacity building programs to engender effective peace building, end terrorism and improve security on the continent. We also:
Here are some of our achievements in Good Governance and Social Justice:
The right to development is an inalienable human right by virtue of which every human person and all peoples are entitled to participate in, contribute to, and enjoy economic, social, cultural and political development, in which all human rights and fundamental freedoms can be fully realized.