Community, Learning, Service


Community, Learning, Service

Who We Are

a civil society think tank dedicated to the study and propagation of Pan-Africanism.

The Pan-African Dialogue Institute is a network of academics, professionals, civil society and grassroot leaders in Africa and in the diaspora, connecting to contribute to the building of developmental policies and practice in the Continent. As a civil society think tank, the Institute participates in policy formulation, policy analysis, and policy advocacy around social, economic, political, religious and cultural issues, as well as scientific, environmental, educational, legal, gender and business issues, in the interest of sustainable development of the Continent. The Institute seeks to be a broad but unique, inclusive, as well as strategic community that advances the best principles of Pan-Africanism.

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What We do

 Our programs and activities are encapsulated in ten commissions created to foster community, learning and service.

Education in Pan-Africanism: Theory and Practice

Seeking to become the global center for the study and practice of Pan-Africanism, we offer certificate, executive and postgraduate programs in Pan-Africanism.  We publish edited books, journals, and monographs. We undertake regular webinars and convoke cultural events and academic conferences on dialogue and Pan-Africanism.  Through these, we inspire excellence and best practices in Pan-Africanism; promoting African values of community, hospitality, respect for human dignity, diversity, love and solidarity with all, encapsulated in the philosophy of Ubuntu.

Policy Engagements

We engage in local, continental, and global policy analysis, formulation and advocacy, within the threshold of Pan-Africanism; to inform and advise stakeholders and decision-makers in government, intergovernmental and non-governmental institutions in and beyond Africa. We organize regular policy research and dialogues and publish outcomes in the interest of Africans worldwide. Our policy dialogue engagement is multi-sectoral – to generate fresh ideas and perspectives on issues around religion, culture, science and technology, environment, economy, law, politics, philosophy, gender, ethnicity, communication and modern information technology, and so on.

Community Empowerment Projects

We conduct needs assessments to identify, design and implement community projects so as to build and advance the living conditions of Africans. We focus on projects that enhance the health, education, peace and security as well as the environment of the people. We create project models and maintain implementation profiles that testify to our patriotism and best practices in project delivery. Our project development and management teams are intentional in delivering projects that are people-centered and sustainable.

Working with the African Peacemaking Database

We are assisting the development of Africa’s first homegrown database of indigenous and daily peacemaking practices. Currently working in Malawi and Ethiopia, and expanding to the rest of the continent through 2030, our work complements existing international UN peace and justice indexes with a comprehensive people-centered database cataloguing peace at the local levels.

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