The Africa Drive for Democracy
aims at renewing commitment to the promotion of democratic ideals nationally, regionally and continentally.
About the Africa Drive for Democracy Conference
The Africa Drive for Democracy Conference (D4D) is a convening of the African democratic community aimed at renewing commitment to the promotion of democratic ideals nationally, regionally and continentally. The continent’s first of its kind, the D4D brings together experts, scholars and activists from diverse backgrounds to reflect on the state of democracy on the continent, take stock and appreciate the efforts of many different civic actors on the continent and deliberate on various means to further the struggle for a more democratic Africa.
Objectives of the conference
The Africa Drive for Democracy Conference (D4D) conference has three specific objectives:
To share and exchange best practices in documenting evidence of the democratic trends in Africa against global norms with sufficient local content and context.
Identify opportunities for regeneration and revitalization of the African democratic community including through intergenerational dialogue
To highlight some of the best practices in efforts to push back against democratic decline in Africa including community mobilization, citizen agency, legal action and advocacy.
The Africa Drive for Democracy Conference (D4D) is organized and co-hosted by three partners who have collectively committed intellectual, human and logistic resources to ensure that the event is a success. These include:
CSL is a Tanzania based not for profit organisation that seeks to advance the vision of a just and tolerant society, and a vibrant and inclusive democracy grounded in respect for the rule of Law and justice for all. Based in Zanzibar, the Center works at the interface of advocacy and litigation. CSL was founded to advance a democratic culture in Tanzania where the supremacy of the constitution and respect for the Rule of Law are central pillars. CSL deploys the law to encourage citizen agency in advancing the rule of law through strategic litigation, public education, petitioning, legal research and judicial reviews as well as strategic use of media, especially online media. CSL seeks to advance the development of case law on democracy, rule of law and freedom of expression in Tanzania.
MS-TCDC is a renowned Pan-African Training Centre situated in Arusha, Tanzania, unique in its dedication to high-quality capacity development for social transformation. For more than 50 years, the Centre has offered capacity development, research, and technical assistance to various actors within the civil society, public and private sectors, to enhance their ability to influence democratic governance, equitable, sustainable, and transformative change. MS TCDC's key programmatic areas are democratic governance, human rights, transformational leadership, gender equality, youth participation and climate change governance.
The ISS is an African non-profit organisation with offices in South Africa, Kenya, Ethiopia and Senegal. Our work covers transnational crimes, migration, maritime security and development, peacekeeping, peacebuilding, crime prevention and criminal justice, and the analysis of conflict and governance. Using our networks and influence, we provide timely and credible analysis, practical training and technical assistance to governments and civil society. This promotes better policy and practice, because senior officials can make informed decisions about how to deal with Africa’s human security challenges.