Our Aspiration

Our ultimate aspiration is to contribute towards a knowledgable and economically prosperous fair society with reduced poverty by having progressive governance, trade and taxation policies, laws, systems, structures and practices which promote public learning and engagement, national and regional stability, accountability in government and private sector, facilitate trade and busness growth and development linkages for poverty eradication.

Our work seeks to expand current knowledge on governance, extractive sector governance, taxation and development policy. We will leverage partnership for synergies with institutional initiatives in the country and the region where necessary by identifying who is doing what, what are the gaps and convergence points and what are the key contemporary national and international issues on trade, taxation and development. It will also increase the ability of citizens, Civil Society and Private sector to influence ongoing and current trade and taxation policy dialogues with an intention to.

  • 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 Trade, Taxation, regional cooperation and development policy advocacy
  • Increase citizens awareness, understanding, involvement and effective participation in trade, taxation, extractive sector governance, regional cooperation and development policy 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 Trade, Taxation and other Economic growth sectors
  • Provide vital specialised professional assistance and advise to 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 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 applied and evidence-based research on Governance and development issues
  2. Engage in training, Public Education, Mobilisation and learning on Trade, Taxation, Governance, extractive sector governance, regional cooperation and economic Development issues
  3. Engage in local and International advocacy as part of a global eco-system influencing 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 will adopt an organic programming system which allows to deliver systematically on a menu of aspirations. We will be 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 management, taxation and regional trade for poverty eradication
  3. Facilitative local and international governance tax systems and fiscal legal regimes in place for business, 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
  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
  9. Sustainable growth of growth and Development 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