Working for Peace, Prosperity and Conservation in Africa and beyond

Our Goal

To help meet some of the key challenges facing the African continent by developing environmental, economic and conflict prevention initiatives that support the UN’s sustainable development goals and bring countries and people together in peaceful cooperation.

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The Foundation takes its name and inspiration from the Brazzaville Accords, which were signed in the Congolese capital on 13 December 1988. A key moment in the history of modern Africa, they led to a peaceful settlement of the conflicts in southern Africa, secured the independence of Namibia and paved the way for the release of Nelson Mandela and an end to apartheid.
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Our people

The Brazzaville Foundation is managed by an experienced Board of Trustees, supported by a Chief Executive and an international Advisory Board made up of highly distinguished individuals whose experience and expertise enable them to give guidance to the Foundation and assist it in its work. Our Patron is HRH Prince Michael of Kent GCVO.
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Our Activities

The Foundation operates as both catalyst and advocate, generating ideas and initiatives and using its network of advisers and contacts to seek high level support and buy-in. It works with its partners to develop and implement its initiatives.
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Sustainable Development in the Congo Basin

The Congo Basin Blue Fund initiative is designed to enable the countries of the Congo Basin develop their economies using the renewable water resources of the Congo and its tributaries rather than the exploitation of forest-based resources.

The traffic in falsified medicines

The Foundation is committed to raise awareness of the growing problem of substandard and falsified medicines, especially in Africa.

Conflict Prevention

The Foundation is supporting reconciliation in Libya by promoting an inter-Libyan dialogue that brings together Libyans drawn from all sides and perspectives.

Elephant Protection Work

Working with the NGO Stop Ivory,
we are promoting the Elephant Protection Initiative in order to stop poaching and halt the illegal trade in ivory.

News & events

Marrakesh meeting on falisfied medicines


The Brazzaville Foundation organised a meeting in Marrakesh (Morocco) on 12-14 June 2019 to discuss its future actions in the fight against the traffic in substandard and falsifiedmedicines in Africa. Over 30 participants, including some of those who are in the front line in the fight against fake ...


Advisory Board Meeting of the Brazzaville Foundation on 4 …


Advisory Board Meeting of the Brazzaville Foundation on 4 and 5 April 2019   The Brazzaville Foundation held its annual dinner attended by Trustees, Advisory Board Members and a number of Friends of the Foundation at the Royal Automobile Club on 4 April. This was followed by the&nbs...


Mr Xavier-Guerrand Hermès steps down as an Advisory Board …


Mr Xavier-Guerrand Hermès has had to step down as an Advisory Board member for health reasons. On behalf of the Foundation, the Chairman, Mr Jean-Yves Ollivier, expressed both his sadness at this news and his gratitude for the very generous contribution that Xavier Guerrand Hermès has made during hi...


Meeting with the Rwanda Health Minister


On 30-31 January Sir David Richmond, CEO of the Brazzaville Fondation, had the honour of meeting in Kigali Dr Diane Gashumba, the Health Minister of Rwanda and Mr Charles Karangwa, the acting Director of the Food and Drugs Authority. They discussed the organisation of a major conference in Kigali la...


Meeting with the Rwandan Food and Drugs Authority


Sir David Richmond will meet the acting Director General of the Rwandan Food and Drugs Authority in Kigali on Wednesday 30 January.  They will discuss the fight against falsified and sustandard medicines in Africa.   


Our chairman's meeting with Russian Deputy FM Bogdanov


Interfax - Russian Deputy FM Boganov, international NGO head discuss Libya settlement.       


Lord Bell steps down as a Trustee


Lord Bell stepped down as a trustee of the Foundation on 9 November for health reasons. The Chairman has thanked him for all his work for the Foundation and especially his help in getting the Foundation up-and-running.  


Call for tender for the prefiguration of the Blue Fund


Prefiguration study of the Congo Basin Blue Fund     The Brazzaville Foundation is pleased to announce that the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has launched a call for tender for the Prefiguration study of the Congo Basin Blue Fund. Another milestone on the path to prese...


The Brazzaville Foundation agrees to delay “Dakar 2"


The Brazzaville Foundation agrees to delay “Dakar 2"   The Brazzaville Foundation is committed to holding a new round of the inter-Libyan dialogue that it launched at a meeting in Dakar in May 2018. However, after consultations with the African Union and its Libyan contacts, the Foundation ...


RT - Jean-Yves Ollivier's Interview

Revues de presse

"Some people may want to kill me because I’m disrupting their plans – conflict negotiator" INTERVIEW  published by  RTSophie Shevardnadze         When we hear about a peace accord ending this or that conflict, we see officials under the spotlight signing dea...


Jean-Yves Ollivier at the Rhodes Forum 2018


Jean-Yves Ollivier at the Rhodes Forum 2018       The Brazzaville Foundation was honoured to be invited to participate in the 2018 Rhodes Forum organised by the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute.  In a panel  which included the former Malian President...


Discover the work of our Advisory Board Members Sundeep Wa…


Discover the work of our Advisory Board Members: Sundeep Waslekar and Ilmas Futehally The latest video from our Advisory Board members Ilmas Futehally and Sundeep Waslekar  and their work at the Strategic Foresight Group ...