The Foundation for Democracy in Africa (FDA) is a development organization committed to promoting participatory democracy, economic growth and sustainable development throughout Africa.  Founded in 1994, FDA is a 501 c 3 not for profit, non-governmental, non-partisan institution headquartered in Washington, DC with offices in Miami, Florida, USA.

FDA’s mission is to: (1) implement culturally sensitive programs designed to strengthen and enhance the fundamental principles of democracy, freedom and economic plurality throughout Africa, and (2) integrate emerging African democracies into the mainstream of the global economy, thus cultivating the pathway for peace and prosperity in Africa.

FDA carries out its mission by developing innovative and culturally sensitive strategies and programs that are designed to enhancehuman and institutional capacity, create opportunities that reduce poverty, foster democracy and good governance, and accelerate development in select sectors of Africa’s economy. The organization has a proven track record of working with indigenous organizations in developing strategies that remove constraints that impede development. FDA also supports development through education, and by providing hands on technical assistance to existing and future leaders in civil society, government, and the private sector.

Membership Benefits

There are many reasons to join FDA. When you become a member, you become a part of the dynamic changes that are transforming Africa by helping to shape the future of democracy and good governance and advancing development and economic freedom on the African continent. Your support will make a great difference in the advancement and implementation of our various initiatives and a difference in the lives of the less fortunate and oppressed on the African continent.

FDA Membership also affords you access to a network of development professionals focused on Africa, discounts on participation in FDA conferences and programs, as well as, access to our current and past reports on issues around development in Africa.

There are a number of levels of membership that allow you to participate in our programs and projects directed towards strengthening and enhancing democracy, freedom and economic plurality through the continent of Africa.