(Alliance pour Refonder la Gouvernance en Afrique)
The Alliance was created on the basis of a firm conviction: Africa cannot content itself with patched up, imported models that have only worsened the governance crisis. It is up to Africans, with feet firmly planted in African soil and eyes wide open on the world, to speak out and collectively determine Africa’s future.
Rebuilding governance in Africa is indeed a collective and inclusive task, not just a job for government leaders and intellectuals taught in Western schools. While poor governance is certainly a concern for leaders and intellectuals, it is also a major concern for other types of actors who suffer its effects on a daily basis. Yet these actors are often forgotten when important issues of governance are addressed. The Alliance concept is part of a wider reflection on the crisis in collective action and what can be done about it. It takes into account cultural changes and technical developments, in particular internet. The Alliance is also based on shared responsibilities–one way to combine the autonomy of initiatives with the coherence of the whole.
In keeping with its convictions, the Alliance has developed a vision, ways of working, methods and tools that are shared by all its allies.