PANOS INSTITUTE GREAT LAKES (IPGL/PIGL), founded in 2014, becomes the newest member of the Panos Network. Headquartered in Bujumbura, Panos Great Lakes serves the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda and Burundi region.

Its mission includes promoting media plurality and the access to an independent, diverse and responsible press in the Great Lakes area. Among its stategies, PIGL works actively at building a legal framework that protects the freedom of the press.

PIGL also works on themes such as public health/HIV, media pluralism, governance, as well as peace & conflicts.