What We Do

Championing Transitional Justice in Africa

Resource Mobilization for Transitional Justice in Africa

As a principal source of resource mobilization, ATJLF supports and enhances the viability and sustainability of locally led transitional justice mechanisms in Africa. The Legacy Fund has a mandate to ensure the effective implementation of the African Union Transitional Justice Policy and its Roadmap, thereby putting African communities and countries on the path to sustainable peace, justice, reconciliation, social cohesion, and healing after conflicts and periods of human rights violation. A multi-year and multimillion-dollar commitment, generously provided by MacArthur and its US-based partner foundation, the Legacy Fund strengthens civil society’s capacity to engage with and advocate for transitional justice processes in Africa. We focus on resource mobilization for projects that enable victim agency, building technical capacity, and fostering community and strategic partnerships to achieve truth, justice, and accountability for crimes and human rights violations in societies transitioning from conflicts and dictatorships.

How We Work

ATJLF invests seventy percent (70%) of its financial resources and technical capacity to support projects and initiatives that are geared towards rebuilding communities, empowering citizens, and transforming war-torn societies by confronting their past and laying foundations for a peaceful, cohesive society. We fund community-embedded and innovative projects and initiatives that fall within one or all of our thematic pillars, namely; truth telling and truth seeking; reconciliation and communal cohesion, justice and accountability; and memorialization. We support initiatives that are closely tailored to our legacy objectives – initiatives that are meaningful, impactful, sustainable, and have the potential for growth beyond the life of the grant.

ATJLF partners with its grantees to drive TJ promotion in grassroots communities in the focal countries. In addition to this, ATJLF also has strategic partnerships with regional organizations like the African Union Commission (AUC) and the Economic Communities of West African States (ECOWAS). Through these partnerships, we provide technical and financial support to TJ work in the regions and the respective countries.

ATJLF organizes and supports the convening of several virtual and in-person events geared toward the promotion of TJ and reparations in Africa. Examples of such convening are the African Union Annual TJ Conference, and the ATJLF webinar series. 

key outcomes

What makes us diferent?

Community centers

We’ve built 80 centers globally. There, kids get access to education centers, medical offices, libraries, playgrounds and more.

Data-driven approach

We track measurable progress with a research agency to prove we’re making a real impact on our kids.


Programs change by age and country to ensure that our kids graduate healthy, educated, empowered, and employed.