The Movement

Who are we?

Tournons La Page (TLP) is an international citizens' movement, bringing together nearly 250 organisations, which leads and relays actions to promote democratic alternation in Africa.

On the ground, in ten countries (Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Gabon, Guinea, Niger, DRC, Togo) our coalitions are carrying out peaceful and non-partisan actions to contribute to the democratic future of their countries.

In France, the International Secretariat based in Paris supports the coalitions: training, coordination and animation of the network, lobbying and advocacy, media presence, protection of activists...

On 15 October 2014, two weeks before the fall of Blaise Compaoré in Burkina Faso, we launched an appeal, to which many personalities and associations associated themselves.

Tournons La Page (TLP) first saw the light of day in the form of an international campaign launched on 15 October 2014 by an appeal entitled "In Africa as elsewhere, no democracy without alternation" signed by 550 organisations and personalities from Africa and Europe. In 2019, it became an international citizens' movement with a legal existence and elective governing bodies.

Tournons La Page (TLP) is today the international reference network on the issue of democratic processes in Africa.

 

 

Our objectives

Conduct advocacy actions

  • To refuse any constitutional manipulation for personal purposes;
  • To delegitimize authoritarian regimes in the eyes of public opinion and international decision-makers;
  • To stop the endorsement by Western leaders of undemocratic practices in Africa;
  • To ensure the defence of our members in danger;
  • To build a solid expertise and give content to the post-alternation.

Support civil society movements committed to democracy

  • Through networking, exchange of practices and experiences and pan-African solidarity;
  • Through media coverage, relay and promotion of citizen mobilisations;
  • By supporting and protecting movements and activists who are threatened or arrested;
  • Strengthening the capacities of the movement's member organisations to ensure its sustainability.

Governance

Tournons La Page (TLP) is therefore an international citizen movement that today brings together 250 civil society organisations in Africa and Europe, gathered in 11 collectives (called coalitions).

Each coalition has its autonomy in the implementation of its actions and in the definition of its strategy. They are led by coordinators, elected for a 3-year term, renewable once.

At the international level, every three years the International General Assembly (GA) is held, bringing together two representatives per coalition and invited personalities or partners. It is the sovereign body of TLP at the international level and it elects the members of the International steering committee and, among them, the members of the Board.

COPIL is composed of one representative per country and at least three qualified personalities. Its role is to define the orientations of the movement as the guarantor of the vision, values, principles and objectives of the movement.

The Bureau, the executive body of Tournons La Page (TLP), is composed of a President, a Vice-President and a Treasurer.

The movement and its governing bodies are supported in their mission by the International Secretariat, whose role is to animate and represent the movement, protect members and support national coalitions in their activities.

The Board:

  • Marc ONA ESSANGUI - President (Gabon)
  • Jean-Chrysostome KIJANA - Vice-President (DRC)
  • Brigitte AMEGANVI - Treasurer (France-Togo)

The other members of the steering committee :

Jean-Marc BIKOKO - National Coordinator (Cameroon)

Maïkoul ZODI - National Coordinator (Niger)

David DOSSEH - National Coordinator (Togo)

Ibrahima DIALLO - National Coordinator (Guinea)

Jacques SAHAM NGARASSAL - National Coordinator (Chad)

Janvier BIGIRIMANA - National Coordinator (Burundi)

Brice MACKOSSO - National Coordinator (Congo)

Nathalie ZEMO - National Coordinator (Gabon)

Alexandre AMANI - National Coordinator (Côte d'Ivoire)

Ali IDRISSA - Qualified Personality (Niger)

Louise AVON - Qualified Personality (France)

Partners

 Technical and financial partners

 

   

 

 

Members and allies in Europe

CGT (Confédération Générale des Travailleurs)

CRID (Centre de Recherche et d’Information pour le Développement)

Fédération des congolais de la diaspora (Congo-Brazzaville)

Justice et Paix France

Réagir Gabon

Mouvement de la paix

Réseau Foi et Justice Afrique Europe

Survie

Synergie Togo

Peuples solidaires- ActionAidFrance

CFDT (Confédération française démocratique du travail)

ACAT (Action des Chrétiens pour l'Abolition de la Torture)

FIDH (Fédération Internationale des Droits de l'Homme)

CNCD 11.11.11

Centre tricontinental (CETRI)

Culture et progrès

Justice et Paix Belgique francophone

Eurac

Le Monde selon les Femmes

Solidarité Mondiale asbl

Fokus Sahel

Ritimo

Traces

Become a member

Would you like to become a member of Tournons La Page?

Members are integrated into the governance of their national coalition, participate in the definition of TLP's positions and can access all services (communication support, relays, networking, technical and political support...).

Membership criteria

  • Involvement in one or more areas of democracy promotion (citizenship education, advocacy, defence of human rights, promotion of social rights, fight against corruption...) ;
  • An associative/strategic project or personal commitment in line with TLP's vision/mission/values and principles and charter ;
  • Adherence to TLP's charter and values.

Terms and conditions of membership

The organisation or individual who wishes to become a member may :

  • Apply to one of the 10 existing coalitions in Africa;
  • Join TLP at the international level;
  • Create a new TLP coalition: send an official application by email to COPIL International de Tournons La Page with the list of organisations wishing to create a coalition and the reasons for your request.

Registration and payment of membership fees will be done online, via Hello Asso.

The International Secretariat remains at your disposal for any further information: contact@tournonslapage.org