We use African-centered, participatory and community-oriented methods. We understand that the agents of transformations – African peoples and their communities – are the ones in the best position to define the needs for action.
The projects we implement are therefore based on the action points and needs identified directly by the target groups. Planning and implementation processes of our projects are based on strong participatory and accountable methods aimed at creating empowerment, ownership and sustainability.
We believe in cooperate efforts for transformation. Established and new partnerships enrich the implementation of our research activities and projects, increase their effectiveness and sustainability, and enable multidisciplinary and a wide geographical coverage. Cooperation further contributes to the extension of perspectives and the widening of the networks of our partners and ourselves, hence it strengthens the community of actors engaged in transformation efforts as a whole. ‘Cooperation’ in our understanding is not limited to project partners but extends to the facilitation of cooperation within and between the communities of African people – on the local level, the regional level, the continental level, as well as the cross-continental level. This is in accordance with considering the biological and historical connections uniting Africans and all people with African descent around the world.