Kofi A. Annan was the 7th Secretary-General of the United Nations and was the founder and chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation. In 2001, he and the United Nations were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace. Kofi Annan was praised for being “pre-eminent in bringing new life to the organization.” (Norwegian Nobel Committee, October 2001). He died in 2018 after a short illness.
The Kofi Annan Foundation mobilises political will to overcome threats to peace, development and human rights. We assemble those who are in a position to influence and bring leadership to the world’s most pressing problems.
Supporting Elections and Democracy
We advise countries on how to strengthen the integrity and legitimacy of their electoral processes and avoid election-related violence so that elected officials can govern peaceably in a climate of trust.
How we support elections and democracy
Building Lasting Peace
We share insights on peace processes so that others can learn from the best practices of truth commissions around the world. We convene experts to elaborate on state-of-the-art practices of reconciliation.
More about our peace programmes
Promoting Youth Leadership
Extremely Together is our youth leadership initiative. It unites 10 Young Leaders, all active in preventing and countering violent extremism in their communities and beyond.
Discover Extremely Together
We advocate for the transformation of African agriculture to ensure food and nutrition security for all by mobilising leadership and high-level commitment.
How we trigger cooperation around combatting hunger
We remain determined to advance Kofi Annan’s vision for a fairer, more peaceful world. Such was his wish, and such is our mission.
Cephas’ aim is to create something that positively impacts the black community and works to change stereotypes whilst enhancing the community for the progression of the next generation. He's been working to address stereotypes, to help people start their businesses, access different industries and have black men lead on the conversation surrounding their lived experiences. As part of his work with Drummer Boy Studios, he was inspired to create 56 Black Men, a network for black men which does just that.
Southbank Centre is a world-famous, multi-venue arts centre in London, with a dynamic year-round festivals programme and an inclusive ethos. Southbank Centre is the UK’s largest arts centre, founded with the Festival of Britain in 1951. It’s a place where people experience world-class art and culture that stimulates, inspires, educates and amazes. The festival programme encompasses art, theatre, dance, classical and contemporary music, literature and debate. It reaches 6.25 million people a year, and encompasses over 5,000 events featuring world-class artists from across the globe.
Your generous donations help Southbank Centre continue to be a place that is open and welcoming to all, where everyone can have the opportunity to experience world-class art and culture, and where people can discover their own creativity and connect with others.