Our values

Impartiality, Independence, Inclusiveness

Our mission

The Kofi Annan Foundation mobilises political will to overcome threats to peace, development and human rights. In most cases the expertise and evidence needed to solve pressing problems such as poverty, armed conflict and poor governance already exist. What holds us back is lack of leadership or political will to identify and deliver solutions. The Foundation mobilises those who are in a position to influence and bring leadership to the world’s most pressing problems.

 

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Board members

Team Members

Alan Doss
Executive Director
Kelcey Armstrong-Walenczak
Associate Communications Officer
Sébastien Brack
Senior Political Officer
Bijan Farnoudi
Head of Communications
Abdelmadjid Haddad
Logistics and general support
Michaelene Kinnersley
Head of Partnerships
Kathryn Kirk
External Relations Officer
Fabian Lange
Project Coordinator
Stephanie Lewis
Travel Coordinator, Administrative Assistant
Li Ling Low
Head of Finance and Administration
Natalie McDonnell
Executive Assistant
Declan O’Brien
Project Coordinator
Tesfai Tecle
Senior Advisor on Food Security
Orla Vandepoortael
Administrative Assistant

Where the money goes

Frequently Asked Questions

I would like to know more about Kofi Annan…

Kofi Annan was the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations (1997-2006), and was the first Secretary-General to emerge from the ranks of United Nations staff. In 2001 Kofi Annan and the United Nations were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace. Read Mr. Annan’s full biography.

When was the Kofi Annan Foundation created?

The Kofi Annan Foundation is an independent not-for-profit organisation, legally incorporated in Switzerland in 2007 by Mr. Annan.

What is the mission of the Kofi Annan Foundation?

The Kofi Annan Foundation seeks to mobilise political will to overcome threats to peace, development and human rights.

How is the Kofi Annan Foundation staffed?

The Foundation has a small secretariat based in Geneva.

How is the Kofi Annan Foundation funded?

The Kofi Annan Foundation is an independent foundation funded by public and private donors. It takes particular care to ensure that funding sources are beyond reproach and that contributions are politically untied. If you would like to support our work, please write to info@kofiannanfoundation.org to find out how to become a donor.

Does the Kofi Annan Foundation award grants or scholarships?

The Kofi Annan Foundation does not make grants and does not award scholarships, grants or funding to outside projects.

How can I invite Kofi Annan to attend or to speak at an event?

Invitations should be sent to info@kofiannanfoundation.org or by post to: Kofi Annan Foundation P.O. Box 157 1211 Geneva 20.

I am a journalist and would like to request an interview with Mr. Annan.

Media requests should be sent to media@kofiannanfoundation.org or by post to: Kofi Annan Foundation P.O. Box 157 1211 Geneva 20.

Can I request an autograph from Kofi Annan?

Mr. Annan appreciates the requests he receives for autographs. However, due to the very high number of requests, he no longer signs autographs.

How can I find out about employment opportunities and internships?

Employment opportunities:
Vacancies are posted when they become available.

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