Who we are
Kemet Boutros Ghali Foundation for Peace and Knowledge (KBG) was established in 2018 by a group of prominent figures of culture and diplomacy. We, at KBG, seek to perpetuate the legacy of the late Dr. Boutros Boutros Ghali (1922-2016). In doing so, we aim to continue and promote his core beliefs of dialogue, free access to information as well as peace and knowledge, all the while emphasizing Egyptian heritage and how it is reflected in Egypt's present strategic importance at the regional and global levels.
Our vision rests on the full enjoyment of each human being of their cultural rights, as guaranteed by the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the Egyptian Constitution of 2014.
KBG is committed to working with the state to ensure that Egyptians enjoy all cultural rights without discrimination based on age, gender, geographic location, religion, financial capacity, or any other ground. Special attention is given to remote areas and vulnerable groups.
Our mission is derived from our name. The word Kemet refers to both the fertile and loamy territory and land of Ancient Egypt; it is a reflection of a multicultural civilization, as old as time, full of wealth and wisdom. The essence of Kemet thus lies in the way in which we have always endeavoured to celebrate all the stratae of culture which we have inherited today.
This consecration of culture can only be manifested in our eyes through peace and knowledge, which take multiple and changing forms.
Peace can be found and cherished within the same family, the same people, peace among nations and cultures, harmony with nature, which enable every individual to realize their full potential.
Knowledge, on the other hand, implies first of all self-knowledge, which opens the gate to an infinite number of possibilities. It also entails knowledge of the world around us, an invaluable legacy of our polymath ancestors, who excelled in various fields such as art, medicine, science, architecture astronomy and holistic medicine.
Our aim, at Kemet, is to revisit this ancient knowledge and to safeguard this intangible heritage that remains very much alive today, and to exercise our freedom to acquire knowledge in order to build on it for generations to come.
In pursuing our mission and committed to advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we, at KBG, strongly believe in peace and harmony, transparency and ethics, protection and promotion of cultural rights and cultural diversity, dialogue and tolerance, equality, inclusion and non-discrimination of age, race, religion, color, gender and disability.