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Overview of the Organization

Fontaine-Isoko is a non-profit organization. Approved by Ministerial Order No. 530/908 of 19.09.2006. Founded in 2006, Fontaine-ISOKO for Good Governance and the Integrated Development was created by women and men committed to working hand in hand in building a just society and bringing positive changes to Burundi and the Great Lakes region of Africa. It is the work of people who acquired their professional experience through various national and international organizations for the promotion of the culture of competence and entrepreneurship, pledge of Good Governance and Integrated Development in Burundi.

The strategic direction is to conduct studies and then initiate programs for the experiential learning through which stakeholders at local and national level, build partnership models then engage as actors in the consolidation process peace, good governance and community development. It is an organization composed of men and women involved in a relationship of constructive partnership for a company built on integrity values, Equity and Excellence by the transfer of skills and attitudes through an approach fundamentally based on participatory researches and trainings in the areas relevant to Peace & Security, Good Governance and Community Development.

Fontaine-ISOKO is slowly making a significant outcomes and impact towards the promotion of equality, peace and integrity for the lives of women and men in Burundi and the Great Lakes region of Africa through recommandations aimed researches, training workshops and advocacy programmes.

The organisation has been involved in supporting and nurturing the involvement of women and young people in politics. Projects include the development and adoption of a violence prevention scheme – “Youth Code of Conduct” – during the 2010 electoral period; research into youth exploitation by politicians; research on the “Impact of women’s participation in local governance,” used as a tool to advocate for women’s quota in local governance; and the creation of “Permanent Framework for Women in Politics,” aimed at supporting women’s political participation.

Fontaine-ISOKO is also working to involve, train and actively engage men in the fight against gender-based violence.



Fountain-ISOKO of NGOs Working Group on Women and Youth for Peace and Security in the Great Lakes Region of Africa

Fountain-ISOKO of NGOs Working Group on Women and Youth for Peace and Security in the Great Lakes Region of Africa is the global voluntary association for the Active non-violence, Gender Equality and Community Development. Its Headquarter is established in the United States of America with a field office in Bujumbura-Burundi (Great Lakes Region of Africa). The Global Leadership of Fountain-ISOKO is made of active members and volunteers who are recruited based on their skills, motivation and availability to implement the vision and mission of Fountain-ISOKO.

At Fountain-ISOKO, Women and Men are engaged in an equal partnership to develop complementary approaches and programs and bring our support to Governments and Stakeholders to:

1. Implement the UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security at both national and regional levels,

2. Strengthern the Civil Society and Youth groups for their full participation in the implementation and the monitoring of the UNSCR 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security at both local, national and regional levels,  

3. Engage "Women and Men", "Girls and Boys" in a partnership model for Gender Sensitive and Active Non-Violence approaches to fight against gender based violence and promote peace at family, community, national and regional levels.

Mission:  Fountain-ISOKO is dedicated to foster peace, gender equality and community development for the people of the Great Lakes Region of Africa using proven and innovative approaches.

Vision:  The Great lakes Region of Africa is a peaceful, free from gender-based violence and prosperous region in Africa.  


1. Develop inclusive approaches for Peace and Security in the Great Lakes Region of Africa.

2. Eradicate Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in the Great Lakes Region of Africa;

3. Empower victims of sexual and gender-based violence in the Great Lakes Region of Africa;

4. Generate community health and socio-economic infrastructures and resources to treat and fully rehabilitate victims and survivors of sexual and gender-based violence in the Great Lakes Region of Africa;


Assess, design and execute programs that allow opportunities for Research, Community Capacity Building, Networking and Advocacy to promote peacebuilding, gender equality, personal and community development, health, wellness, social and economic growth in the Great Lakes Region of Africa.

Members, staff and partners of Fountain-ISOKO are committed to promote UBUNTU ethics-tolerance, compassion, care, solidarity, reconciliation and reciprocity- as adopted by the General Assembly of Fountain-ISOKO. 


Fountain-ISOKO ’s core values are: Equality, Integrity and Excellence


Our key principle:

Do no Harm