On the Trust

The Trust on the Rigor of Social Analysis and Dialogue was established to provide essential support so that a wider cross-section of the world, and their local communities, may more accurately understand the ways our civic and political societies are functioning, and thus engage in more transformative conversation. The Trust understands the perennially pressing need for investment in both fact-based analysis of public opinion and civic discourse and highly effective public citizen education regarding the civic operations of the state. The Trust is committed to enhancing both modes of investment across Africa and its global diasporas and in a wide range of societies linked to the most underserved, disenfranchised and marginalized of world communities. And such support has as one of its primary aims an increase in the likelihood and occurrence of accurate and transformative dialogue among civic citizens, with the reduction of a diverse set of national and global inequalities in mind.

 

The Trust's Projects

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The Trust's Finances

The Trust on the Rigor of Social Analysis and Dialogue was established as part of the Declaration of Trust of the Chinyere and Chinelo Ikoku Charitable Trusts, and is subject to the general fiduciary responsibilities outlined in the Declaration. These include stipulations that limit appropriated spending in any given year to no more than 5% of the three-year average market value of the Trust's current principal, with no less than half of such annual spending dedicated to work on continental Africa. It is also expected that spending be overwhelmingly dedicated to directly benefiting low-income and low-resource communities. Such stipulations are in line with best practices to ensure that the Trust continues to exist in perpetuity and that it continues to have assets to carry out its charitable purposes during that time.

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