Africa Leadership Institute (AFLI) is a learning, research, and advocacy think tank that also implements socio-economic development initiatives for improved human wellbeing, particularly among peripheral and cross border communities. Registered as an NGO in 2004, AFLI programs focus on addressing the gap in policy research leading to evidence based advocacy, informed decision making, behavioral change, design and implementation of appropriate project interventions aimed at improving livelihoods, food and environmental security, establishing community based information management systems and disaster risk reduction, strengthening community- facility linkages in service delivery and referral systems and contributing to better health and socio-economic outcomes. AFLI’s goal is to ensure that those mandated (obligated) to serve the public, protect people’s rights, make the laws provide services and therefore take key decisions at household, community (Manyatta/neighbourhood), local and national government levels, actually fulfil their obligations.

The Institute also makes significant contributions to enabling the rights-holders or the people they serve, access vital information and expanded opportunities to make choices and good use of the services, favorable policies and non-repressive legal and socio-economic operating environments so created, to improve their individual and collective wellbeing {quality of life}. AFLI through its zonal field office in Moroto municipality has gained significant experience from its current work on a related issue of land rights and complimentary livelihoods initiatives in Moroto district. This is enabling Pastoral communities to use land as an entry point into the emerging economies such as the mineral extractive industries, tourism and wildlife economy, Agricultural and livestock economy and the construction industry. Our Zonal Office in Yumbe is making a contribution on expanding access and uptake of comprehensive HIV/AIDS services among South Sudanese refugees and host communities in West Nile region.