Our Aspiration

Our ultimate aspiration is to contribute towards a knowledgeable and economically  fair society where every governance and policy action matters, and leads to a desired better outcome.

We desire to see governance and policy actions  which promote equitable development and as us as a leader in intellectual discourse in these areas.

    1. Political Governance
    2. Economic Governance
    3. Peace and Stability Governance
    4. Extractive Sector Governance
    5. Consultancy & training in these 4 governance topics

Our work seeks to shape narratives, expand current knowledge, facilitate learning and engagement on matters of governance, extractive sector governance, taxation and development , national and regional stability, accountability in government and private sector,  trade , investment and business and development linkages for poverty reduction.

We leverage partnership for synergies with  civil society and institutional initiatives in the country and the region ,  where necessary by identifying the actors, the gaps and convergence points and being part to generating the possible solutions or alternative options.

Our interest and work on these key contemporary national and international issues increases the ability of citizens, civil society , private sector and governments to discuss and reflect with an intention to:

Our intended targets

  • Generate information and data on the current governance, economic policies, trade, taxation and development initiatives which can be used to design future programs for engagement in this area
  • Contribution to decrease in practical policy, institutional, regulatory and incompetence barriers which impinge proper participation in governance, trade, taxation and development processes
  • Likely to increase compliance to national and regional trade, taxation and development policy, laws, regulations and standards
  • Enhance policy change and practice to respond to the needs of citizens and corporate entities or key trade and taxation stakeholders
  • Widen involvement of Civil Society in  governance, trade, taxation, regional cooperation and development policy advocacy
  • Increase citizens awareness, understanding, involvement and effective participation in governance, extractive sector governance, regional cooperation and development policy, trade, tax and development and practical processes as formulators, implementers or monitors
  • Potentially increase effective advocacy for corrective action, demand for increased resource allocation, better management and compliance to international standards, commitments and national needs
  • Explore or expose linkages between  governance, trade, taxation and other economic growth sectors
  • Provide vital specialized professional assistance as consultancy to CSOs, governments, Donor agencies, development partner agencies, local and foreign private investors, SMEs and business
  • Enhanced engagement, commitment and implementation of national and regional governance standards
  • Practical measures to address poverty through improved governance, increased trade and revenue collection
  • Expanded citizen’s knowledge and participation in governance processes like elections and accountable leadership.

Broad areas of Engagement

  1. Engage in  evidence-based research on governance and development issues and regularly sharing these with the public through our Governance and economic tracker bulletin
  2. Engage in training, public education, mobilisation and learning on Governance, extractive sector governance,  taxation , regional cooperation and economic Development issues
  3. Engage in local and international advocacy as part of a global eco-system influencing governance structures, legal and policy regimes and practices
  4. Engage in conflict and peace building initiatives as proactive measures to mitigate social, economic and political fragility and risks to development
  5. Engage in Consultancy Services and social enterprise as a vehicle towards self-sustainability

Our partnership and working behaviour

Our partnership is based on formal and less formal arrangements. It is driven by trust, clearly shared objectives, coherent vision and framework of responsibilities, willingness, commitment and accountability. Our practical behaviours, attitudes and approaches to work is driven by Accessibility, Authoritativeness, Agility and versatility, Innovativeness and commitment to generation of new knowledge and frontiers. These attributes are emphasised during the recruitment and induction of our members and staff-as ‘non-negotiable style and conduct of work’

The distinct assets we bring to our partnerships and constituency

We provide and demonstrate

  • Solid knowledge and Expertise on the issues we engage
  • Experience, connection and Influence on the actors and duty bearers
  • Motivation and Accompaniment to our partners and clientele
  • Resourcefulness, competence in Methods and Results Management & support

Our Programming and Activities

We prefer an organic programming system which allows us to deliver systematically on a menu of aspirations. We are free in thinking and programmatic approach to contribute towards;

  1. Informed citizens, government and private sector on governance and economic policy issues
  2. Systematic engagement for extractive sector as a resource governance,  tax and development, diplomacy amd regional cooperation,  trade and development as vehicles for economic development and poverty reduction
  3. Facilitative local and international governance structures, tax systems and fiscal legal regimes in place for people centered economic growth, trade and investment, regional cooperation and poverty eradication
  4. Fair international and regional systems creating mutual benefits for development
  5. Strengthened state accountability and compliance to national and regional governance structures and practices
  6. Strengthened capacity of local and international CSO networks to engage in governance, taxation, investment, peace and stability matters
  7. Strategic and innovative ideas in governance, extractive sector management, business and enterprise development, peace, conflict and dispute resolution identified, nurtured, tested and promoted as drivers and options for development
  8. Contribute through training to a pool of competent individuals and professionals in these new and emerging governance areas
  9. Sustainable growth of growth and development of our organisation and our clients through selling our expertise and investing in social enterprise

Our aspired Deliverables

  • More generated information, data and knowledge for use by Citizens, civil society, government and private sector
  • A conduit for experts, researchers and actors to explore new innovations, knowledge and vent their expertise
  • A widened platform for Civil society, private sector interaction
  • Increased awareness, understanding, participation, monitoring of implementation and public resource expenditures, regional cooperation
  • Increased acumen and incentive for compliance to regional and national governance protocols and standards
  • Enhanced policy changes in response to citizens, private sector and faith constituency needs
  • Increased technical collaboration and support between Civil society, private sector and earmarked government and intergovernmental agencies
  • Facilitative environment for peace, stability and investment
  • Strong GEPC’s institutional growth and performance to deliver on its mandate