The Mo Ibrahim Foundation is pleased to announce the creation of the Now Generation Network (NGN) Focus Group for the Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG). This group of seven young and mid-career African professionals, drawn from academia, civil society, development institutions, and private sector, will contribute their diverse expertise to strengthening the IIAG.
Working alongside the IIAG Advisory Council, the group will support MIF’s efforts to ensure that the IIAG remains at the forefront of assessing and enhancing public governance in Africa. Through regular consultation meetings with the Foundation, the group will provide feedback and recommendations on areas such as the inclusion of new indicators, the thematic focus of research reports, and the dissemination and application of the data. Members will also act as spokespeople for the Index around key moments, including the biennial launch of the new dataset.
Abdoulie Janneh, Chair of the IIAG Advisory Council said:
Any meaningful debate about governance in Africa must include the perspectives of younger Africans – the individuals who will manage the continent’s future opportunities and challenges. I look forward to engaging with this group of young African experts, whose insights on the continent’s evolving governance landscape will help to improve the development and application of the IIAG.
Membership of the NGN IIAG Focus Group runs from January 2022 until December 2023. The founding members are:
- Adeelah Kodabux, Mauritius
- Emilia Siwingwa, Tanzania
- Fatou Wurie, Sierra Leone
- Fernandes Wanda, Angola
- Gerald Chirinda, Zimbabwe
- Mandipa Ndlovu, Zimbabwe
- Ma Soukha BA, Senegal
Launched in 2007, the IIAG is a comprehensive dataset that measures the governance performance of every African nation. Between 2018 and 2020, an in-depth review of the IIAG was undertaken to strengthen the tool, providing a completely re-worked framework for future iterations. The next dataset will be launched in November 2022.