• To become a center of excellence in policy research and leadership facilitation.
• To work in an independent and non-partisan manner.

• To work for increased accessibility and utilization of services and problem solving solutions for improved wellbeing of ordinary people.

In order to achieve AFLI’s’ vision and mission, the Institute has FIVE inter-connected core program areas of interest:

1) Applied policy research and rapid appraisals for evidence based advocacy, informed policy decisions, training and project intervention designs;
• Undertake action based research on topical issues for consensus building, leaders’ and governance institutional performance and citizens’ positive health seeking behaviors’ and wellbeing.
• Parliamentary and other institutions performance scorecards

2) Promote civic engagements
• To establish beneficial partnerships with media houses and practitioners to foster engagements between
leaders and citizens on topical peace and development issues being addressed.
• Build capacities of CBOs and network with other Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in facilitating strategic and structured civic engagements for better project

3) Nurture future leaders (youths) in democratic governance, accountability and community outreach

• Develop coaching and mentorship program for young

• Institute recognition mechanisms for exemplary students’ guild leaders

• Envisioning of Youth and Women led Transformative Leadership Agendas

4) Support to community based Leaders in Accelerated socio-economic development
• Strengthening capacities of community leaders in areas of monitoring, oversight and advocacy
• Building Awareness, enhancing Knowledge and Skills to positively influence decision making and attitudes at Household and Community Level.

5) Facilitate Regional Solidarity and Cross-border initiatives
• Promote a common understanding on historical roots and identity of cross-border communities to attain durable Peace, Security and Development
• Generate consensus among cross-border people and their regional leaders on addressing persistent failures and adopting practical actions for improved wellbeing.
• Promote mutual collaboration between customary and formal leadership structures to enhance behavioral change leading to positive health and livelihood outcomes and economic interdependence.