The Africa Transitional Justice Legacy Fund (ATJLF) is a grant-making initiative with the ultimate aim of rebuilding communities and promoting survivor agency in transitional societies. We are based in Accra, Ghana and hosted by the Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG).
We support community-based, survivor-led transitional justice projects and processes in Cote D’Ivoire, The Gambia, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, North-eastern Nigeria, and Sierra Leone.
The fund was established by the MacArthur Foundation and another US-based private foundation, to provide transformative and impactful interventions in transitional justice processes in Africa, starting with West Africa.
The ATJLF supports locally relevant and contextually appropriate transitional justice interventions in the countries of focus for the following reasons:
- To rethinking and remodeling transitional justice approaches in the sub-region
- To create positive changes in people’s lives (mainly survivors of conflicts and brutal dictatorships)
- To consolidate existing gains in transitional justice initiatives in West Africa and beyond, through strategic partnerships with continental and sub-regional intergovernmental institutions
- To serve as a route for supporting skills development and knowledge management initiatives of civil society, local and national government authorities and regional institutions, and
- To create lasting positive impacts at country, regional and continental level.
We support African-centered approaches to transitional justice issues and fund context-driven initiatives that empower civil society and communities to engage with governments and local authorities to address wrongs of the past, promote justice for victims affected by conflicts and violence, and advance sustainable peace and good governance in the continent.