The mission of the Global Livingston Institute is to positively impact the health and vitality of communities in East Africa and inform GLI participants through research, exchange of ideas, and knowledge sharing. For GLI, all roads lead back to a very simple mission: Listen. Think. Act. Before we do anything we must first ask ourselves: have we first listened and spent time thinking, before taking action? We believe this mission has the capacity to help change how people talk and think about international development and East Africa.