Saturday, September 20th, 2014
Africa Institute for Energy Governance (AFIEGO) is a public policy research and advocacy NGO dedicated to influencing energy policies to benefit the poor and vulnerable. Based in Kampala- Uganda, the organization was born out of the need to contribute to efforts to turn Africa’s energy potential into reality; and to ensure that the common man and woman benefits from this energy boom. Through lobbying, research and community education, AFIEGO works with communities and leaders to ensure that energy resources are utilized in a way that promotes equitable development, environmental conservation and respect for human rights.
A society that equitably uses energy resources for socio-economic development.
To promote energy policies that benefit the poor and vulnerable communities.
To empower citizens, particularly the poor and vulnerable, to participate in the making of energy policies at all levels.
To contribute to the pool of knowledge on energy in Africa, through research and documentation.
To empower citizens to demand for transparency and accountability in the management and utilisation of energy resources.
To promote gender equity in the utilisation of energy resources.
To provide free energy-related legal services and paralegal training to vulnerable and poor communities.
AFIEGO’s core values guide the organisation’s behavior, inform its decision making processes and operational activities, and shape the strategies that it pursues in the face of challenges and opportunities. AFIEGO’s core values are:
AFIEGO staff as well as management are guided by the highest standards of international best practices. The organisation ensures impartiality and a fair balance of competing interests, upholding ethical approaches to business in public and in private. The organisation seeks at all times to promote the common good in society.
At all times, AFIEGO seeks to involve local communities, policy makers and stakeholders in its activities. This is done through engagement of participatory approaches to decision making and action-taking at all levels in the organisation and within our networks and partnerships. AFIEGO’s promotion of participation is designed to minimise the power inequalities in human relations that create and sustain poverty and injustices through suppression of alternative voices.
AFIEGO ensures that it undertakes all its work with utmost openness and that the public knows how and why they carry out their activities in a particular manner. The organisation ensures information sharing with stakeholders, government and key players in the energy sector.
AFIEGO and all persons acting in its name and on the organisation’s behalf act in an open and responsible manner. The organisation is desirous of manifesting institutionalised accountable behaviour, contributing to the setting of best standards in corporate responsibility in the non-profit sector. It opens itself up to public scrutiny and takes responsibility for acts of omission and commission. AFIEGO is accountable for funds and resources in its possession to stakeholders and endeavours to uphold both general and vertical accountability
In recognition of the centrality of politics to the development process, AFIEGO’s research and advocacy agenda addresses central political issues of governance, accountable leadership, political transparency and fighting corruption in a non-partisan manner. This is done in such a way that AFIEGO does not align itself to any political party or ideals.