iARi Overview

Mission
To anchor the African Renaissance on Indigenous Knowledge Systems and its innovation so as to contribute to cohesion in South Africa and on the continent for the broadest social and economic upliftment.

Vision
Go aga botho mo Afrika. (To build humanness on the African continent.)

Values
Our organization is built on and governed by three key factors: Integrity, Consultation, and Partnerships.
Through integrity we hope to create sustainable relationships in all our collaborations and impart knowledge that will be impactful.
Through consultation we seek to search for consensus on everything we do;
Through partnerships, we prefer to innovate than reinvent wheels.

Objectives
To represent the ethos of the African Renaissance by creating links between organic and conventional intellectuals for the social and economic upliftment of Africans.
To identify the gaps which manifest themselves as African problems and to find African solutions them.
To contribute to Pan Africanism...

Our Style
Incubation: We will not reinvent wheels. We will search for new ideas from old ones and be creative.
Distillation: In the search for new ideas from the old ones, we will still look for the best ones.
Facilitation: We will facilitate best partnerships so that we can create new and unique ideas.
Innovation: Besides new and unique ideas, we will put new and unique results and products on the table.

With all the projects we engage, we will continuously use the four focal points above so that we are informed by the human condition, by ecology. By the environment and by the economy. We are part of the sustainability revolution.