WHO WE ARE
Ufadhili Trust is East Africa’s leading proponent of Social Responsibility. Founded in 2001 as a non-profit, support organization under the Public Trust Act (Laws of Kenya), Ufadhili Trust exist to promote a culture of responsible , sustainable and ethical practices among businesses, governments and citizens in East Africa.
In 2017, Ufadhili Trust was also registered as a Company Limited by Guarantee under the Companies Act, 2015, Laws of Kenya.
In 1998, the Ford Foundation East Africa Office commissioned work to explore the idea of self reliance and community – led and resourced development. This work occasioned by the need to reduce dependence on foreign aid. Called Africa Philanthropy Initiative (API), the work involved research, focused discussion and debate on sustainability of development efforts by stakeholders throughout Africa. The efforts resulted in to important ideas, initiative and institutions. Among these institutions was Ufadhili Trust; also know as the Center for Philanthropy and Social Responsibility.
Ufadhili ‘s Vision is to see businesses , government and people in East Africa working for the common good of society ensuring economic prosperity , social equity and environmental justice.
Ufadhili Trust exists to promote a culture of responsible practices among businesses, governments and citizens in East and Southern Africa.
Our Core Values
We believe that;
- Responsible and ethical business is good for the society
- Responsible governments must be transparent and accountable to all stakeholders
- Responsible citizens must be active in society and hold each other accountable for their actions
- All stakeholders have an obligation to prioritise the common good