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, sustainable development and economic growth throughout Africa. FDA maintains institutional linkages with universities in USA and Africa. Founded in 1994, FDA is a Washington, DC-based non-profit 501 (c) 3, non-governmental, non-partisan institution with offices in Miami, Florida, and several African countries including, Nigeria; Sierra Leone and Liberia.

"The 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.

"In 1996, the Foundation was granted consultative status (special) as a non-governmental organization (NGO) with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). FDA is also registered with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) as a Private Voluntary Organization (PVO). FDA collaborates with the African Union (AU) on programs and projects." [1]


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  1. about, Foundation for Democracy in Africa, accessed February 17, 2010.