About African Democracy Forum

About African Democracy Forum

The ADF, launched in Abuja, Nigeria, in October 2000, is an African regional network of democracy, human rights, and governance organizations.  The ADF mandate as per its founding constitution is to be an active advocate for democracy, the defense and promotion of human rights, good governance, and the rule of law.

The ADF seeks to ensure that the principles of democracy, human rights, good governance, and the rule of law are fully observed and respected throughout Africa. On the African continent, ADF endeavors to speak on issues pertinent to the safety and security of its members and in defense of democracy, human rights, good governance, and the rule of law. The ADF also seeks to promote the rights of youth and women who have been historically marginalised.

To achieve these desired goals, ADF collaborates with organisations and individuals that work for the defense of democracy, human rights, good governance and the rule of law.

 

VISION

 An independent, sustainable and strategic regional network that advances values and practices of democracy, good governance, rule of law and peace in Africa

MISSION

 To strengthen democracy and human rights civil society organisations and interest groups in Africa

 

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES:

 

  1. To further the recognition and implementation of regional and international mechanisms that promote democracy, good governance and rule of law across Africa
  2. To increase, establish and promote spaces for women and youth to fully and meaningfully participate in democracy, good governance and human rights in Africa for the advancement of their rights
  3. To advocate and promote a culture of human rights and safety of human rights defenders
  4. To support mechanisms for peacebuilding and conflict prevention on the continent
  5. To build ADF’s capacity to become an independent, sustainable and strategic regional network that advocates for principles of democracy, good governance, rule of law, human rights and peace in Africa.
  6. To create and strengthen a platform for exchanges of ideas, information sharing and networking amongst civil society in Africa.