AfriHeritage is 3rd Best Think-Tank in Nigeria and among the first 30 in Sub-Saharan Africa

The African Heritage Institution has for the second consecutive time been ranked the third best Think-Tank in Nigeria and 25th in Sub-Saharan Africa. According to 2019 Global Go To Thin-Tank Report release by the Think-Tanks and Civil societies program (TTCSP) of the University of Pennsylvania, USA. AfriHeritage beat 93 other Think-Tanks in Sub-Saharan Africa to retain the 25th position it was ranked in 2018. On this, we say congratulations to AfriHeritage and a big ‘thank you’ to our partners and stakeholders while we work harder to attain higher ranking in future ratings. 

Please use the link below to view the Report:

https://repository.upenn.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi article=1018&context=think_tanks

AfriHeritage Board Meets in Abuja



The Board of Directors of the African Heritage Institution met in Abuja on Thursday December 12, 2019 to review the activities and performance of the Institution in the outgoing year 2019. Part of the agenda was also to approve AfriHeritage’s work-plan for 2020. At the meeting, the Chairman of the Board, Professor Charles C. Soludo admonished the Management and staff of the Institution to continue to put in their best to enable the Institution realize the objectives for which it was established. He thanked the Board, Management and staff, as well as all partners and other stakeholders for working to keep the vision of AfriHeritage alive.


Think-Tank/Research:


AfriHeritage is committed to promoting cutting edge responsive and proactive research aimed at providing the evidence base for policy makers.

Our VISION is a Renascent Africa that is democratic, prosperous and a major player in the global economy.


AfriHeritage Tweet Chat Series: Pioneering Policy Advocacy Through Social Media



AfriHeritage adopted tweet chat as one of its policy advocacy tools, given its popularity with policy actors. AfriHeritage Tweet Chat holds twice a month – 2nd Thursday and last Thursday of every month, between 3 and 4pm. 
The AfriHeritage tweet Chat has come to stay as an effective tool for policy advocacy.

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AfriHeritage canverses for Gender Equality for Development:



Delivering the keynote speech at the event titled: Gender Disparity and Underdevelopment in Nigeria, one of Nigeria’s renowned human rights advocate and frontline gender activist, Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin who is the President of Women Arise for Change Initiative, said adequate and conscious provision must be made to enable the woman to develop and contribute effectively to the overall development of the Nigerian society.


Internet & Society: AfriHeritage Blogs for Development



The AfriHeritage blog provides frequent updates on articles featuring economic trends, politics, research, youth development, gender, ICT, governance and public policy. The blog posts allow for interactions with a wide range of audiences across the globe whose opinions and thoughts in the comment section provide a platform for further engagement and robust discussions. The AfriHeritage blog is a superb source of information authored and edited by AfriHeritage staff, Associate Fellows and seasoned guest columnists. Vetted guest articles from the public which align with the blogs objectives can also be featured.

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BECANS IV Survey: Steady Journey to Conclusion



The fourth edition of the Business Environment and Competitiveness across Nigerian States, also known as BECANS, which commenced earlier this year (February, 2019) with a nation-wide survey/data collection exercise, is making a steady progress towards conclusion. On Monday December 16, 2019, the Technical Working Group (TWG) met at AfriHeritage, the group reviewed and accepted the codding of the collected data. In line with current realities, the group also revised the existing timeline. Consequently, the interim BECANS IV Report is now expected to be released between March and April, 2020.


Our Mission

To provide intellectual leadership in helping Nigeria and Africa think through the emerging economic renaissance

Our Vision

A Renascent Africa that is democratic, prosperous and a major player in the global economy.

Our Programme Areas

Our focus is Applied Economics, Politics and Governance, Peace Studies and Strategic Studies. 


Capacity Building

Staff Roles in Institution’s Performance
Staff capacity development through in-house training which has over the years been part of the organizational culture


News

BECANS IV Report on Track
The 4th edition of the Business Environment and Competitiveness across Nigerian States (BECANS IV) –


Research

Research Communication
Generally, the concept of Research Communication is based on the understanding

Think-Tank/Research:

AfriHeritage is committed to promoting cutting edge responsive and proactive research aimed at providing the evidence base for policy makers.

Our VISION is a Renascent Africa that is democratic, prosperous and a major player in the global economy.

Capacity Building:

We provide training sessions to enhance capabilities and skills for cutting-edge economic, social and political research and policy analysis.

Our MISSION is to provide intellectual leadership in helping Nigeria and Africa think through the emerging economic renaissance.

Direct influence on policy and development outcomes:

We work to directly influence policy and strategy choices and their implementation through policy dialogues and direct participation in policy design, evaluation and implementation

Our Strategic Approach is convening Stakeholder Dialogue on topical issues

Our Programme Areas


Programme Areas


Applied Economics

Under applied economics, we conduct research in the area of applied economics

Governance and Politics

Governance and Politics is a programme area in the institution. The thematic areas include

Peace Studies

Here, the Institution looks at Conflict Transformation (CT) and Terrorism

Applied Economics

Under applied economics, we conduct research in the area of applied economics

Governance and Politics

Governance and Politics is a programme area in the institution. The thematic areas include

Peace Studies

Here, the Institution looks at Conflict Transformation (CT) and Terrorism

Conferences

2017 Conference

Peace Building and National Integration in Nigeria: The Political Economy of Separatism

2018 Conference I

International Governance Conference on The Political Economy of Migration in Africa

2018 Conference II

International Conference on Economics of sustainable Growth in Africa

Conferences

AfriHeritage provides intellectual leadership in helping Nigeria and Africa think through the emerging economic renaissance

2017 Conference

Peace Building and National Integration in Nigeria: The Political Economy of Separatism

2018 Conference I

International Governance Conference on The Political Economy of Migration in Africa

2018 Conference II

International Conference on Economics of sustainable Growth in Africa

Publications

African Heritage Institution, a not-for-profit, non-partisan and independent organization devoted to economic research, capacity building, and networking. Our history dates back to 2001 when we began operations as the African Institute for Applied Economics (AIAE). Until 2012, our activities were focused mostly on social and economic issues.

Then the need for expanded scope became obvious to better account for the range of issues that impact significantly on society. Thus, the new name change in 2013 to African Heritage Institution (AfriHeritage) was unveiled with broader programme areas. We are based in Enugu in the South Eastern part of Nigeria.


Our Networks and Affiliations


Address

AFRICAN HERITAGE INSTITUTION

54 Nza Street, Independence Layout, P.O Box 2147, Enugu, Nigeria

Tel: +234 706 209 3690, +234 908 011 6688

E-mail: info@afriheritage.org

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African Heritage Institution, a not-for-profit, non-partisan and independent organization devoted to economic research, capacity building, and networking. Our history dates back to 2001 when we began operations as the African Institute for Applied Economics (AIAE). Until 2012, our activities were focused mostly on social and economic issues.

Then the need for expanded scope became obvious to better account for the range of issues that impact significantly on society. Thus, the new name change in 2013 to African Heritage Institution (AfriHeritage) was unveiled with broader programme areas. We are based in Enugu in the South Eastern part of Nigeria.