Ten years ago, our Chair Kofi Annan established the Kofi Annan Foundation to apply his expertise and experience for the benefit of peace. From our earliest days brokering peace in Kenya to supporting democracy and elections with integrity in Nigeria, to changing drug policies in West Africa and combatting hunger, to helping post-conflict societies back onto the road to peace and empowering young leaders, our small team has not had much respite.
We have spent the past 10 years working on breaking down obstacles to peace, one barrier at a time. We have sought to establish coalitions for change, united in their quest for peace, by mobilising the voices of leaders, citizens, corporations and all those who can make a difference – and that includes you!
After leaving the United Nations, Kofi Annan moves to Geneva, Switzerland and sets up the Foundation
Following widespread post-electoral violence, Kofi Annan’s mediation efforts culminate in the signing of the National Accord and Reconciliation Act in Kenya
The Foundation continues to bring stakeholders together to ensure a fairer and more stable future for Kenyans
The Kofi Annan Foundation works with the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa Forum to combat hunger across Africa.
Kofi Annan and the Foundation publicly lobby in favour of commitments to curb climate change.
The Foundation’s Commission launches the groundbreaking report “Deepening Democracy” to set out how elections can remain the main tool for the peaceful transfer of democratic power.
Kofi Annan with the support of the Foundation mediates in Syria
Why do peace processes fail? The Foundation and ICTJ release a groundbreaking report entitled “Challenging the Conventional”
How do we prevent West Africa’s drug problem from growing further? The Foundation convenes a high powered commission to chart a way forward.
Facilitating the signing of the Abuja Accords to ensure peaceful elections in Nigeria
The Foundation and the Gov of Myanmar convene leaders to produce a roadmap for this violence affected State of Myanmar.
The Foundation’s youth initiative produces a guide for young people on how to counter violent extremism.
At high level conferences, the Foundation calls on Latin American and South East Asian leaders to safeguard electoral integrity.
The Foundation convenes leaders from the tech world and from politics to outline how we may safeguard elections in the digital age.
The road to peace is still long and filled with obstacles, and we need all the help we can get to break down those barriers. That is why we have decided to reach out to all those who support us in our quest.
You can now give directly to the Foundation, or organise your own fundraiser for peace. Donate your birthday, wedding, sport or other event to contribute to peacebuilding around the world – every little bit helps.
We are excited to share that friends of the Foundation, such as Richard Branson, have started donating their birthdays to us on Facebook! Check out his campaign here, and don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more.