The Foundation for
Democracy in Africa

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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 501c 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 enhance human and institutional capacity, create opportunities that reduce poverty, foster democracy and good governance, and accelerate development in select sectors of Africa’s economy. 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.

Malawi’s incumbent president Peter Mutharika has been declared winner of the 2019 election, having garnered 38.67% of the votes cast, according to results announced by the electoral commission (MEC) on Monday.

The declaration of results was enabled after the high court lifted its weekend injunction blocking the release following opposition allegations of tampering against Mutharika’s ruling party.

Voters in the southern African nation cast ballots for a president and parliament last Tuesday in a bruising race between Mutharika and two former allies, Lazarus Chakwera and Deputy President Saulos Chilima, with results due at the weekend.


5th annual agoa 
Spring Conference 2019

The Trump Administration’s
New Africa Strategy
Remarks by National Security Advisor Ambassador John R. Bolton.
As delivered on December 13, 2018.
Heritage Foundation, Washington, D.C.
This strategy is the result of an intensive interagency process, and reflects the coretenets of President Trump’s foreign policy doctrine. Importantly, the strategy remainstrue to his central campaign promise to put the interests of the American People first, both at home and abroad.
Under our new approach, every decision we make, every policy we pursue, and every dollar of aid we spend will further U.S. priorities in the region.
In particular, the strategy addresses three core U.S.interests on the continent: READ MORE

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Over the past 25 years, The Foundation for Democracy in Africa has carried out a number of programs geared towards promoting participatory democracy, sustainable development and economic growth throughout Africa.

Ongoing programs include FDA’s Institute for Democracy in Africa, the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Civil Society Network, FDA’s annual AfrICANDO conference as well as the biannual US-Africa Air Transportation Summit among others.
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FDA Membership affords you access to a network of development professionals focused on Africa, discounts on participation in FDA conferences and other FDA 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 which are designed to strengthen and enhance democracy, freedom and economic plurality through the continent of Africa.   
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FDA’s work developing and delivering culturally - based programs designed to strengthen and enhance democracy, and economic freedom in select countries in Africa requires considerable financial and human support. 

Your donation will make a difference and will greatly assist us in advancing and implementing our various initiativesand ultimately, make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate and marginalized people on the African continent, particularly, women and youth. 

In addition to donating directly, there are a number of ways to support FDA programming through donating American Express Points, making tax-deductible donations of goods and many more.
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