Working for Peace, Prosperity and Conservation in Africa and beyond

Our Goal

To develop initiatives which support African leaders in meeting some of the key challenges facing the continent, including sustainable development, health, conservation and conflict prevention, and bring countries and people together in peaceful cooperation.

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The Foundation takes its name and inspiration from the Brazzaville Accords signed in the Congolese capital on 13 December 1988. A key moment in the history of modern Africa, they were an example of Africans themselves taking the lead in negotiating a peaceful settlement of the conflicts in southern Africa and paved the way for the release of Nelson Mandela and an end to apartheid. The Foundation’s chairman, Jean-Yves Ollivier, who had an important behind-the-scenes role in persuading the key figures to meet in Brazzaville, launched the Foundation in 2014/5.
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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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The traffic in falsified medicines

Since 2017, the Foundation has been committed to helping tackle the growing problem of substandard and falsified medicines in Africa. It recently launched the Lomé Initiative.

Sustainable Development in the Congo Basin

In 2016 the Foundation devised a major sustainable development initiative, the Congo Basin Blue Fund, which is being taken forward by more than a dozen African countries and has been endorsed by the African Union as one of its climate change priorities. It is currently the subject of a major feasibility study under UNDP auspices.

Conflict Prevention

At a meeting in Dakar in May 2018, the Foundation brought together Libyans from across the political spectrum to start an intra-Libyan dialogue. This dialogue is designed to promote rapprochement and reconciliation among the Libyans themselves, which is vital if international negotiations on a political settlement are to succeed.

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.