Congo Initiative’s work is based in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (Congo), and is supported by partner organizations around the world.
We are a non-governmental agency registered in Congo, governed by a General Assembly (board). The General Assembly is responsible for:
- Setting the vision, mission, values, and strategic objectives of the organization
- Ensuring that all activities and programs align with the above
- Approval and adoption of annual budgets
- Oversight of executive leadership
Our executive team in Congo is the Management Committee, and their mandate is to implement the mission-based strategic objectives as determined by the General Assembly.
Both of Congo Initiative’s partner organizations are registered/chartered in their respective countries in accordance with the laws and regulations for non-governmental/not-for-profit entities in those countries. Each partner organization accompanies and supports CI Congo by the following:
- raising awareness about the needs, challenges and opportunities of Congo
- telling the story of what CI Congo is doing to uniquely and distinctively address these needs, challenges, and opportunities
- developing human, financial, and technical resources to equip and enable CI Congo to fulfill its mission and vision
In doing the work outlined above, the partner organizations cooperate closely to ensure that international resources and support always match the priorities and needs of CI Congo.
Congo Initiative USA
Registered and incorporated as a 501(c)3 entity in 2005, Congo Initiative USA (CI-USA) exists to provide individuals, foundations, churches, and public institutions in the USA with access to the work of CI Congo through financial, human resource, and technical investment. A board of directors governs and exercises fiscal oversight of CI-USA. CI-USA staff manage and update the Congo Initiative website and facilitate all general inquiries that come through the site. CI-USA staff cultivate and steward relationships and partnerships with donors, institutions, and organizations throughout the USA who desire to support and participate in the work of CI Congo.
Contact: Justin Hubbard – firstname.lastname@example.org
Congo Initiative UK
Established in October 2015, CI-UK went through the long process of registering as a charity in Northern Ireland and, by extension, the United Kingdom. In February 2019, CI – UK received its registration as a charity (the word ‘Charity’ is recognized in UK law meaning a not-for-profit).
With a full-time Executive Director and a Board of Directors in place, CI-UK aims to come alongside CI Congo with financial and personnel resources from individuals, foundations, and institutions throughout the UK.
Charity number: NIC107268
Contact: Bill McAllister – email@example.com