InterAfrica Group/ Ethiopia (IAG) is an independent non-profit organization established in 1989 with a mission of supporting sustainable development, strengthening democratic institutions, deepening democratic culture and promoting peace and security in the Horn of Africa. Over the last 20 years IAG has cultivated a reputable niche in research and public dialogue on vital development issues, governance and peace building policy initiatives both in the context of Ethiopia and regionally. IAG plays a significant role in the context of regional peace building in partnership with IGAD’s Early Warning and Response Mechanism (CEWARN).
From its inception IAG has primarily implemented highly visible and effective undertakings (i.e. in research, public dialog, networking, project execution and peace building implemented at elevated political and intellectual levels alongside programs targeting local communities. This has enabled the organization to strategically position itself at national and regional levels, where vital political and socio-economic issues are articulated and alternative policy recommendations developed.
IAG’s vision is a Horn of Africa where human rights are respected, democratic culture flourishes and economic development and peace are achievable. The vision envisages a region in which citizens live in democracy, shared and equitable prosperity, and conflicts are resolved peacefully and justly.
IAG has a committed mission to nurture and promote peace, human rights, democratic culture and values, as well as, sustainable economic development.IAG strives to fulfill its mission in general in the Horn, and particularly in Ethiopia through a combination of research, dialogue, advocacy and networking.
Organizational Principles & Values
The core principles and values of Inter Africa Group guiding the individual and collective responsibility are:
Promotion of just governance and protection of fundamental human rights through institutionalization of democratic and inclusive participatory development
Promotion of community aspiration to maintain peace in the cross-border areas and establish peaceful resolutions to disputes and disagreements
Advocating accountability and transparency to create a robust regional peace and security order
Adherence to the principle of gender-sensitivity, equity and empowerment
Supporting equitable and sustainable economic development