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Want To Know About AFRODAD?

The African Forum and Network on Debt and Development (AFRODAD) was created 23 years ago as a pan African platform and organisation for lobbying and advocating for debt cancellation and addressing other debt related issues in Africa. Today AFRODAD remains committed to contributing to the long term development of the continent through its contribution to finding sustainable solutions to Africa’s challenges in debt, resource management and financial development.

Over the years AFRODAD has created a niche for itself in debt management and has influenced government policies on debt management, economic governance and the management of development aid. AFRODAD has successfully used research and evidence based engagements to reach out to its stakeholders. The organisation has used advocacy, networking and capacity enhancement to reach out to governments, academia and other interested stakeholders.


A prosperous Africa based on an equitable and sustainable development.


To contribute to Africa’s inclusive economic growth and sustainable development through influencing policy change on debt management and development finance anchored on rights based approaches.


To influence African Governments to institute and implement policies and practices for sustainable development and eradication of poverty.

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  • Summer School
  • Regional Dialogue on Curbing Illicit Financial Flows from Africa
  • African Borrowing Charter

featured tab1Once every year, AFRODAD hosts an event that is commonly known as the “Summer School”. You may want to know where the name came from... simple! It takes place when it's hot and dry in Zimbabwe where the AFRODAD Secretariat is based even though we rotate from one African country to another in line with the AFRODAD's Pan-African nature. 

The 2018 Summer School was held in Mangochi, Malawi, 19th to 23rd November 2018. The theme was “Raising the voice against Illicit Financial Flows, Corruption and Inequality in Africa”. The training program comprised up to 40 participants drawn from parliaments, civil society organizations, faith based organisations and media houses.

 For more information click here

featured tab3Debt issues and media: where is the connection?

The word ‘media’ is derived from the word medium, signifying mode or carrier. Media is intended to reach and address a large target group or audience. The word was first used in respect of books and newspapers i.e. print media but with the advent of technology, media now encompasses television, movies, radio and internet. Media of today is playing an outstanding role in creating and shaping public opinion and strengthening society. Media is the sword arm of democracy that acts as watchdog to protect public interest against malpractice as it creates public awareness[1]

Therefore, one of the avenues that AFRODAD is using to increase awareness and reach out to various actors whose contribution is very critical to developing Africa through borrowing responsibly, strengthening national treasuries through domestic mobilization or ensuring that offered loans are for the interest of citizens… is MEDIA.

But there are many other topics of interest to journalists thus there is need to introduce to them issues that AFRODAD is working on and how they matter to them and to the public at large. With the agenda-setting role, they can not only inform but they also speak in an advocacy capacity to “remind” the people in power about their responsibility towards their nations and the people therein.

featured tab2Over recent years, AFRODAD has found it crucial to work with Parliamentarians and other Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to brainstorm on issues of illicit financial flows (IFFs) and how to jointly contribute to stopping such crimes.

The rational for this effort is that volumes of IFFs from Africa are huge and have been increasing over the years. Evidence from literature on the subject of illicit financial flows, including the report of the High Level Panel on illicit financial flows from Africa, argues that if illicit outflows were curbed, and the funds used domestically, the scale of the flows involved would have significant positive impact on development, and this would reduce Africa’s reliance on aid and external borrowing to finance development.


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The Borrowing Charter aims at sustainably balancing public debt levels with the necessity to accelerate inclusive development and enhancing public service delivery in Africa. In other words, the Borrowing Charter aims at contributing to improvements in the transparency of the political, institutional and administrative processes used; and the accountability of the State actors involved in the contraction and management of public debt; the issuance of public guarantees; the selection and implementation of debt financed projects; and the formulation and execution of overall fiscal policy within the context of strengthened legal frameworks and the rule of law.

All the actions and expected commitments set out in the charter are in pursuit of the African shared vision of “The Africa We Want: Agenda 2063” for “A prosperous Africa based on inclusive growth and sustainable development”.


Sucessful Milestone Area

AFRODAD has grown both programmatically and institutionally. The implementation of the strategic plan 2016-2020 is successfully on course. AFRODAD’s presence and impact is steadily growing in Africa and beyond. In order to diligently execute various activities funded by a growing number of exceptional financial partners, accountability measures have been established and they will be respected. Monitoring & evaluation as well as sufficient communication to relevant stakeholders are all part of the plans that the organisation has in place as it moves forward in “influencing African governments to institute and implement policies and practices for sustainable development and eradication of poverty” in Africa by 2020.

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policy engagements and advocacy meetings


Major Recommendations Implimented


copies of the African Borrowing Charter shared with policy makers


Meetings/ Trainings organized by AFRODAD


Comissioned Researches


Policy Briefs


Words From Our Leadership

  • AFRODAD will continue to engage at these different levels while implementing its 2016-2020 Strategic Plan. As a Pan African organization, AFRODAD will shift to target the global level processes but with first priority focus on the African continental level processes, then sub-regional and intergovernmental level going down to the national level which will provide the basis for research and advocacy for development processes agreed on at sub-regional and continental levels.
    Opa Kapijimpanga , Founder and Board Chairman
  • As we celebrate our 23rd year of operations, we are indebted to our national, regional and international partners for standing with us to fight for policy change for the betterment of African citizens. Our sincere appreciation also goes to our funding partners who have been of remarkable support in achieving the successes detailed in this report.
    Dr. Fanwell Kenala , Executive Director at AFRODAD
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We Appreciate Our Funding Partners