Who we are


Our vision is an African in which everyone can achieve their potentials with government truly serving the people.

Our Vision

To engage African leaders and empower the people towards achieving a sustainable Africa

Our Mission

GLEEHD (Governance, Leadership, Economic, Environmental and Human Development) Foundation for Leadership and International Development is an international organization headquartered in the United Kingdom with an African Secretariat in Nigeria, established to promote the development of Africa.

GLEEHD is an independent, not-for-profit international organization which seeks to promote Africa Renaissance by fostering Good Governance and Democracy, Advancement of Economic and Entrepreneurial Development, Promotion of Human and Children’s Rights, and Advocacy for Youth Development and Participation in Africa. GLEEHD works to achieve this mission by working in partnership with African public institutions, civil society groups, as well as regional and international development partners.

We strongly believe that Africa—rich in human and material resources—can with the right blend of good leadership, equitable distribution of wealth, and academic cum economic empowerment, rise to the top of human and societal development. Robbed of her shine by decades of exploitation and misrule, it is our responsibility as Africans to light up our continent. Here at GLEEHD we have chosen to play a critical role in engendering Africa’s re-birth. Poverty eradication is the greatest global challenge facing the world; and with a large percentage of the world’s poor from Africa, the continent has a big role to play in ending poverty, an indispensable requirement for sustainable development. The bulk of our intervention is focused on our youth and women who make up the majority of our continent’s population and are also, sadly, the most neglected groups of our society. We are investing heavily in them because we recognize that they are endowed with the largely untapped potential and resources needed to reshape the future of Africa.

Formed through a merger of GAAVOHCR (General Action Against the Violations of Human and Children’s Right) Nigeria, Africa Diaspora Youth Forum (UK) and other Diaspora Organisations in 2010, GLEEHD is better equipped to serve as it promotes Good Governance and Socio-Economic Development in Africa.

Our Founding Beliefs

  • Africa has the solution to its endemic problems which are by no means intractable
  • We must treat the cause and not just symptom of Africa’s Problems
  • The Youth of Africa are its greatest asset
  • Pan-African Cooperation is imperative
  • Africa’s Diaspora have an essential role to play in her Development
  • Entrepreneurship and Agriculture is the way forward for Africa’s Economic Development
  • People Centred Investment and Development is the password to Africa’s Progress

Our Creed

  1. Plan before we pledge (inspired by the Lenovo way)
  2. Perform as promised
  3. Prioritise our Organisation
  4. Practise Improving Everyday
  5. Pioneer New Ideas
  6. Perceive Opportunities
  7. Pass the Test of Universality

What We Do

It’s all about creating a Sustainable Livelihood and Social Justice

Inspired by the amazing potential of our continent and energised by the African spirit, we at GLEEHD are working passionately and tirelessly to help Africans achieve Sustainable Livelihood and Social Justice. We realise that our society is held back by a host of challenges that manifest themselves in the poverty and underdevelopment that pervades our land. Thus, we have carefully designed programs and activities around FOUR KEY PROJECT AREAS that form the pivotal structure of meeting our objective of Sustainable Livelihood and Social Justice in Africa.

Our Four Key Project Areas are:

  • Good Governance and Social Justice
  • Economic, Entreprise and Trade Development
  • Children, Youth and Gender Development
  • Climate Change and Sustainable Development