Legacy Center for Peace and Transparency (LCPT) is a research and empowerment center whose mission is to promote peace, good governance, democracy and sustainable development. LCPT was established in Minnesota, United States with core operations in Somalia but with foot print in the North Eastern Kenya region. Our aim is to provide capacity building and conduct high quality research that culminates in innovative practical recommendations for policy and practice in the following thematic areas:
- Good governance
- Peace, equality and democratic values and practices
- Sustainable development (in particular, livelihoods)
Legacy Center for Peace and Transparency’s research and advocacy also focuses on promoting and defending civil and political rights, strengthening democratic values and practices. In order to attain these objectives, the LCPT understands the scale of work that must be undertaken by various stakeholders such as governments, target groups, academia, civil society, religious organizations and private sector who must bolster institutional capacities. This is necessary for attainment of Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) in Somalia as well as Kenya. Legacy Center believes that research and development of human and institutional capacity will fast track implementation of economic and social dimensions of sustainable development.
Legacy Center is equipped with highly experienced dynamic professionals with advanced academic accomplishment and professional certifications in Accounting, Auditing, International Development, Economics and Statistics, Financial Management, Program Design, Monitoring and Evaluation and Organizational Leadership in both public and the private sectors. LCPT appreciates the importance of adopting best practices and lessons learnt from organizations working in similar thematic areas hence is keen to continue engaging in partnerships and collaboration.
Mission: To create and strengthen participatory research practices across all sectors in Somalia and Kenya to build sustainable livelihoods and advance culture of peace, civil and political rights.
Vision: A hostility free, prosperous, stable and democratic society where people and institutions in all spheres of society act with integrity, peace and transparency.
Merit: Legacy Center for Peace & Transparency strives for high quality and accuracy in all its undertakings and upshots. To attain this objective, the Legacy Center for Peace & Transparency welcomes constructive feedback on its doings from stakeholders.
Do no harm: An as independent research organization, the Legacy Center for Peace & Transparency will address critical issues for the purpose of promoting good governance, democracy, sustainable development and peace. However, throughout its work, the Center will attempt not to inadvertently cause harm on the delicate situation of Somalia.