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To accomplish its mission CYI focuses on:

  • Initiate and Support Peace and the National Development in DRC
  • Initiate and Promote Sustainable Reform of the Local Government and Public service in DRC
  • HIV / AIDS advocacy
  • Empower women and youth initiatives and promote children's rights
  • Disarmament, demobilization and reintegration
  • Initiate and implement civic education
  • Promote and work towards Human Rights and Democratic Good Governance
  • Poverty Alleviation and Empowering of people
  • Initiate and promote Rural Sustainable Development Initiatives
  • Advocacy and lobbying in National Budget
  • Support Local, Regional and Global Networks and Partnership


The Congo Yetu Initiative operate as a policy generating body with a think-tank, facilitation, participatory, and management capacity that enables CYI to work with organizations, institutions, civil societies and individuals that share its vision, objectives and interest in peacemaking and peace building; political reforms and their impact on peace; structures for managing conflicts, demilitarization, mediation, and community participation in the entire peace process; policy recommendations and development.

Through strategic partnership, CYI will in the future position itself as a leader in relevant Policy Conflict research and advocacy.


In order for CYI to have a strategic direction, there is a need for a unified, clear vision and mission that defines the organization's mandate and guides its programs and activities. CYI staff members, board and partners have identified the mission, vision and values as follows;


  • Sustainable Peace and Security in DRC
  • Sustainable Development in DRC


Local government and public service reform initiative through justice for all is mandate within which the Congo Yetu Initiative works in its efforts to improve the quality of the people's daily lives and build respect for the various policy areas of good governance and public sector reform in DRC, promoting dialogue, reconciliation, mediation and peace building through oriented training workshop, open forums,

Contribute towards the prevention, resolution and effective management of conflicts by engaging the state and non-state actors in developing collaborative approaches towards lasting peace and enhance human security and sustainable development in DRC.


The following core values will guide CYI's operations and relationships;

  • Honesty
  • Respect of the Dignity and Integrity of humanity
  • Accountability and transparency
  • Respect for and recognition of staff and partners
  • Commitment to innovation, hard work and excellence
  • Respect for the sanctity of human life and environment
  • Solidarity in conflict preventive action, peacemaking and peace building and Development
  • Hospitality
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