The vision of the MNF is to be a distinguished regional centre of excellence and advocate in the promotion of Peace, Unity and People -Centred Development in Africa and the World through Justice for All.
The mission of the MNF is to advocate for peace, unity and people – centred development in Africa and the world through research, policy advice, consultative exchange and partnership
The thematic ethos of the Foundation is Peace, Unity and People-Centred Development through Justice for All, where as;
PEACE the child of justice, it is understood within a context that recognizes the inequitable distribution of resources, the absence of justice, the denial of social, cultural and economic rights and inadequate civic participation as causal factors of dissatisfaction, confrontation and conflict among and between peoples and nations. Conversely, the apparent and equitable dispensation of justice creates a social, economic and political environment of hope. It is within this environment of hope that the process of peace building prevention and resolution of conflicts are realized.
UNITY is conceived of as a way in which peace is built through the strength of cooperation, collective responsibility and mutual affiliation for both individuals and institutions. Public and private conflicts leading to divisions between communities and nations can be overcome through enhancing the pursuit of unity and peace through justice and the eradication of poverty, disease and ignorance. Issues of concern in the context of unity include regional initiatives for integration, greater African unity, the relationship between Africa and the UN; the International Economic System.
PEOPLE-CENTRED DEVELOPMENT envisages the existence and availability of opportunities for people to actively participate in determining the decisions relating to their lives. To realize this, education that inculcates an attitude of self-reliance, self respect and ethics as well as improving knowledge, skills and techniques is a necessary part of the process of capacity building that strengthens the people’s role as owners and participants. Institutional capacity building is equally essential for improving the people’s capacity for wealth creation and acquisition of the necessary assets (relevant training, access to physical capital and land) for fulfilling a community’s needs and rights.