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Kofi Annan Foundation

HQ Country
Office locations
Ghana, Switzerland
Where they work
Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean
Modality of engagement
Advocacy and agenda setting
Thematic area
Business and human rights, Citizen participation, Civil society strengthening, Climate change and democracy, Countering authoritarianism, Democracy assistance, Democratic innovations, Elections, Gender equality & rights, Human rights, Local democracy, Multilateralism, Peacebuilding, Social movements/collective action, Transparency & open government, Youth

Our mission is to help build peaceful, democratic and resilient societies.

The Kofi Annan Foundation is an independent not-for-profit organization, established in Switzerland in 2007 by the late former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Our Board comprises prominent personalities from the public and private sectors, and we have a small, agile team based in Geneva, Switzerland.

Inclusion, diversity, gender equality, and sustainability are at the heart of everything we do.

What we do:

Within our core work areas of peace, youth empowerment, democracy and international cooperation, we:

  • bring experts together to address global challenges,
  • facilitate transitions to peace and promote dialogue and reconciliation to build trust,
  • put forward recommendations to governments, civil society and business to protect democracy,
  • create and select initiatives that promote Kofi Annan’s values.
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