About Us

African Foundation is an independent, non-profit, foundation conducting and supporting Africa Continent related research and analysis, established in 2015, based in Ankara, Turkey. The main mission of the foundation is to advance the partnership between Turkey and Africa Continent and to carry out activities in relation to social, economic, political, educational, and cultural knowledge. It is clear that a new era of the relationships between Turkey and Africa has commenced as it can be observed since the late 1990’s with the increasing number of diplomatic missions, a record number of flights between various numbers of Turkey and Africa locations, comprehensive activities of Turkish government institutions such as YTB and TIKA, and humanitarian activities of NGO’s.



Vision and Mission

Vision



A main vision of Africa Foundation to carry out activities that would support enhancement of the relationship between Turkey and Africa in parallel with rapidly developing formal diplomatic contacts, economic relations, as well as other NGO activities between Turkey and the Continent. Within this framework Africa Foundation aims at addressing a large number of Africans who are residing in Turkey as students, businessmen, and academicians. Furthermore, Africa Foundation will endeavour to support Turkish students and businessmen who are carrying out works in relation to Africa.


Mission



A main mission of Africa Foundation is to support and facilitate dynamic and young populations of Turkey and the Continent of Africa at national and international levels as well as to provide them with opportunities of collaborations.

To advance the partnership between Turkey and Africa Continent and to carry out activities in relation to social, economic, political, educational, and cultural knowledge.


Guiding Principles



  • Africa Foundation aims to carry out activities with all Africa Nations in accordance with the principles of equality and mutual cooperation.
  • Africa Foundation aims at developing relationships with various actors in accordance to fundamental human rights and democratic principles.
  • Africa Foundation carries out all its activities based on the principles of transparency and accountability.
  • African Foundation strives for high quality and rigor in all its activities and projects.
  • Africa Foundation aims at generating social awareness by improving awareness and sensitivity in relation to Africa and Africans.

Organizational Structure

Board of Directors



Hasan Basri KURT

President


Mehmet Gökay ÜSTÜN

Vice President


Bilal YILDIZ

Accounting Member


Zülküf ORUÇ

Member


Ali Osman MERT

Member


İbrahim TIĞLI

Associate Member


Gökhan KARAMAN

Associate Member


Board of Auditors



Selim CERRAH

Member


Cemal ŞEN

Member


Mustafa MENTE

Associate Member