Our Story

The Bridges Institute is an Africa-focused international affairs institute linking the international private sector, government officials, policy makers and civil society leaders to promote democracy, leadership and economic growth in Africa through social development.

Our Mission

  • Promote democracy and good governance on the African continent
  • Enhance perceptions of Africa‚Äôs intellectual capital
By: Strengthening ties between and among African nations, global partners and the diaspora. Bridges will achieve this mission through:
  • Policy dialogue
  • Leadership training and mentorship
  • Project sharing of successful African solutions to global social disparities

Our Approach

  • Encouraging senior leadership to identify annually one key issue facing the continent, assess the problem, suggest solutions, and combine resources in a campaign to tackle the issue.
  • Promoting senior leadership development and mentoring of mid-level up-and-comers.
  • Strengthening perceptions of Africa's intellectual capital by sharing with other regions successful African programs to address global social disparities in education, health, gender equity and economic development.

Areas of Expertise

  • Democracy and Governance
  • Peacebuilding, Women in Agriculture
  • Policy and Advocacy
  • Post-Reconstruction
  • Election Monitoring
  • Civil Society Strengthening
  • Leadership Development
  • Gender Equality and Mentoring