What We Do
Our work is based around four thematic areas namely;
We seek to have socially responsible governments which are people-centered, result-oriented and accountable to all stakeholders and particularly citizens. Sovereignty belongs to the people, and it is exercised through their elected representatives - the government. Thus, public officials must conduct public affairs in a transparent and accountable manner that reflects the will and the aspirations of the citizens.
Our goal in working with the private sector is to inspire and encourage companies to increase the quality and extent of their contribution to sustainable development by making responsible business practices an integral part of business excellence. Businesses play an important role in the social economic development of any country. They provide taxes to undertake welfare programmes, in addition to goods and services that are vital to the socio economic well being of the people. However, businesses should take responsibility for the social, environmental and economic consequences of their activities. This is by observing principles of accountability, transparency, ethical behavior, respect for human rights and the rule of law.
We seek to enhance the credibility and effectiveness of the civil society sector by encouraging competence, excellence and integrity in civil society practices. The civil society by the fact of being the ‘people’s voice’ should have the capacity to undertake its watchdog role effectively. One of the greatest challenges facing citizens’ organizations is the inability to mobilize sufficient resources to undertake development activities. Ufadhili Trust seeks to enhance the capacity of the citizen’s organizations to undertake their role effectively.
We seek to enhance citizens’ involvement in development and governance through volunteerism, philanthropy and active citizenship. We believe that the East African countries can achieve their development agenda, if their citizens participate actively in the decisions making process. This means that for development to truly reflect the needs, wishes and aspirations of the citizens, it must also be supported by the resources controlled by the people.