Guiding Philosophy, Values and Principles

In pursuit of its mission, AFLI will uphold the following values and principles in its work, relate to each other within the organization, her clients and various stakeholders. The values and principles grounded in the organisation’s philosophy include:

Professionalism: Demands, inter alia, a thorough knowledge of one’s field of endeavor as well as demonstration of skill, competence, excellence, high ethical standards, and respect for AFLI clients and other stakeholders.

Cost-effectiveness: All programme activities and joint actions will be undertaken with minimum costs to attain maximum outputs and results.

Consultative partnership: AFLI adopts approach of sharing its plans with its partners to agree on objectives, actions and methods and increase likelihood of attaining results.

Strategic focus: While undertaking activities, AFLI shall put emphasis on actions that it does best to achieve maximum impact.

Equity: Equity and fairness are important principles that underlie AFLI human resources management and development objectives, policies and programmes. AFLI is an equal opportunity employer that believes in implementing a responsive performance-based reward system to attract and retain highly competent and male and female staff. Equity and fairness will also apply to the clients’ access to AFLI services.

Transparency and Accountability: Transparency and accountability underpins the approach of all AFLI management and support to their duties and responsibilities. AFLI maximizes its service capability through responsible stewardships of all entrusted resources. This is complemented by the highest standards, flexibility, innovativeness and expediency in programme implementation. All AFLI personnel are expected to be truthful, reliable and accountable for their actions.

Upholding African culture, taking into consideration the social realities: AFLI shall respect all positive aspects of African ways of doing things including philosophy, values, religion and social and economic relations.