The Tony Blair Faith Foundation and the Africa Governance Initiative move to new London headquartersThursday, May 17, 2012 in Africa Governance Initiative
Just a few years after the two charities were set up, the Tony Blair Faith Foundation and the Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative (AGI) are relocating their London headquarters into new premises to accommodate their continued growth.
Ruth Turner, Chief Executive of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, said: “We and AGI need more space to accommodate our operations; something this move will give us. The new headquarters also provide good value for money and give both organisations the capacity to keep growing.
“We are very pleased to say that the Faith Foundation now operates in 20 countries globally, working to promote respect and collaboration between religions, providing education and analysis to understand religion's role in the modern world and breaking down barriers between young people of all faiths.”
Kate Gross, Chief Executive of the Africa Governance Initiative, said: “AGI has also grown rapidly since its first project began in Rwanda in 2008. It now operates in four African countries, with plans to expand further. We work to equip committed African leaders with the capacity to deliver the public services which their citizens have a right to expect, to tackle deep-rooted poverty, and to attract the sustainable investment to build strong economies for the future.”
Tony Blair, who is Patron of both charities, as well as of the Tony Blair Sports Foundation in the North-East of England, said: “I am immensely proud of the work my charities do. So I am delighted that they are expanding their reach and impact. Their relocation together is the next step on their exciting journey.”
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