Who we are

The Africa Center for Democracy and Socioeconomic Development (CDS Africa) is a think tank that recognizes the importance of democracy in Africa's growth and development.

We believe democracy is the key to building a fair, peaceful, and inclusive society. Therefore, our work is centered around promoting democracy, civic education and dialogue, policy research, and advocacy.

We aim to generate innovative research to influence policy reforms and create an environment supporting socioeconomic and political development. Join us in our mission to build a better future for all Africans.

Our Mission

To become the lead advocacy platform for democracy and socio-economic development in Africa.

What we do

We lead research, advocacy and initiatives to advance democracy and policies to bring about socio-economic development.

How we do it

We deliver high-quality research, training and advocacy actions to promote democracy and stimulate, support or influence policy reforms to drive socioeconomic development. We pursue our goal inclusively through partnerships with institutions, CSOs, communities and citizens across the globe.