• A group photograph of participants at the International Interfaith Unconference on the Roots of Religious and Ethnic Intolerance organised by the Centre for Democracy and Development, Abuja and the University of Arizona, USA
  • From right to right to left the Arizona State University team of Ms Hani Mohamed, Prof. Sani Umar and Prof. Mark Woodward during a session at the Uncoference on Religious and Ethnic Intolerance in Abuja
  • Dr.Jibrin Ibrahim of the Centre for Democracy and Development Abuja (CDD) and Dr.Cyril Obi of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) during a session at the planning meeting for a research on "Preventing Unconstitutional Change in Governance in West Africa: The Role of State and Non-State Actors." at the Reiz Continental Hotel, Abuja
  • Director of CDD, Ms Idayat Hassan making a point during the Interfaith Unconference on " The Roots of Ethnic and Religious Intolerance organised by CDD and the Arizona State University

Welcome

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) was established in the United Kingdom in 1997 as an independent, not-for-profit, research training, advocacy and capacity building organisation. 

The purpose was to mobilise global opinion and resources for democratic development and provide an independent space to reflect critically on the challenges posed to the democratisation and development processes in West Africa.

Latest News and Events

CSOs Convey Citizens’ Public Hearing on the Nigerian Immigration Service Recruitment Exercise Stampede

Following the stampede that occurred during the conduct of the Nigerian Immigration Service recruitment exams on March 15, 2014, where over 20 promising young Nigerians lost their lives,  the Say No Campaign-Nigeria, Centre for Democracy & Development (CDD), Brekete Family Radio, and Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) is hosting a

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Communique Issued At The End Of A Two-Day Consultative Roundtable On ‘Mending The Leakages: Africa’s Battle Against Illicit Financial Flows

Trust Africa, Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) and Third World Network-Africa, with financial support from Ford Foundation, held a two-day Consultative Roundtable on ‘Mending the Leakages: Africa’s Battle against Illicit Financial Flows,’ at Sheraton Hotel Abuja, Nigeria from 25-26 March, 2014. The primary objective of the roundtable was

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Tackling Africa’s Illicit Financial Flows

Trust Africa, Centre for Democracy and Development West Africa and Third WorldNetwork-Africa hold a Consultative Roundtable on Illicit Financial Flows

Trust Africa, Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) and Third World Network Africa, held the first day of the two-day Consultative Roundtable on ‘Mending the Leakages: Africa’s Battle against Illicit Financial Flows,’ at Sheraton Hotel Abuja, Nigeria on March 25, 2014.

The meeting which was attended by policy makers within

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CDD holds Second Edition of the Nigeria Political Party Discussion Series (NPPDS) on Party Funding

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), with support from the International Republican Institute (IRI), convened the second edition of the Nigeria Political Party Discussion Series (NPPDS) at Protea Hotel, Apo, Abuja.  The meeting, which was

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Civil Society Worried by Escalation of Insurgency in the North East

TEXT OF PRESS CONFERENCE BY CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS ON THE INSECURITY SITUATION IN THE NORTH EAST OF THE COUNTRY HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 12TH MARCH, ABUJA 

 We welcome you to this press conference called by civil society organizations (CSOs) concerned about the situation in the north-east of Nigeria, where Boko Haram insurgency has escalated. We are

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Civil Society Organisations: Sensitisation for the collection of permanent voters card should continue

Gentlemen and Ladies of the Press,

On behalf of the CSOs Election Coalition that observed the PVC exercise in Ekiti State, we welcome you to this press conference.

The Coalition comprise Women Advocate Research & Documentation Centre (WARDC), Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), African Centre for Leadership, Strategy & Development (Centre LSD), HEDA Resource Centre, New Initiative for Social Development (NISD), WANEP Nigeria, Centre for Democracy & Development (CDD), JPDI, NCWS, International Press Centre (IPC) and Electoral Reform Network (ERN).

As you are aware, a reliable voters’ register constitutes the critical foundation on

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CDD organises a Methodology Meeting on West Africa Perspectives Towards 2015

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) in partnership with the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) is organising a methodology meeting on "Perspectives on West Africa toward 2015". This meeting will hold in Niamey, Niger Republic, on the 3rd of March 2014.

COMMUNIQUE:STAKEHOLDERS’ MEETING ON THE INSECURITY IN THE NORTH- EAST, NIGERIA

COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF STAKEHOLDERS’ MEETING ON THE INSECURITY IN THE NORTH- EAST, NIGERIA ORGANISED BY THE CENTRE FOR DEMOCRACY AND DEVELOPMENT AT ABUJA ON WEDNESDAY 26TH FEBRUARY, 2014

Introduction:

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) held a stakeholders’ meeting to review the federal government counter-insurgency strategies, to identify challenges

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Report on the Planning Meeting on the Crises of Democracy in West Africa: Preventing Unconstitutional Change in Government: A Role for State and Non-State Actors

 

1. Introduction

One of the most important challenges that confront West Africa today is democracy. West Africa, reputed to be the least stable region in the world, is prone to coup and other forms of unconstitutional change of government. For almost two decades, the region has  experienced rising crises of democracy. Beyond democratic deficits that manifest in the form of growing disenchantment and dissatisfaction with government policies, weakening democratic institutions, internal crisis

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Communiqué : Violation de la liberté de la presse au Niger

Le Centre pour la Démocratie et le Développement (CDD) en partenariat avec le Réseau des Organisations pour la Transparence Budgétaire (ROTAB) s’insurge contre la violation de la liberté d’expression et d’Information au Niger.

En effet, depuis le début de cette année, la liberté de la presse est mise à rude épreuve au Niger avec les multiples interpellations dont sont victimes les journalistes. Certains comme Soumana Idrissa Maiga, Directeur de publication du quotidien L’enquêteur et

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Upcoming Events

Event: CSO Citizens’ Public Hearing on the Nigerian Immigration Service Recruitment Exercise Stampede

Date: 16th April, 2014

Venue: Denis Hotel, Wuse II, Abuja

Time:8:00am