About ADI

Established in 2009, the African Democratic Institute(ADI)is non-profit and non-governmental organization based in Johannesburg, South Africa. ADI is geared towards enhancing democracy and democratic values on the African continent.


Build, Uplift and Protect the quality, value and extent of democracy in Africa.


Our mission is to offer proactive and lasting institutional development strategies required for African institutions to transition into more democratic regimes.  We encourage democratic governance through (a) institutional development (b) democracy through education and (c) peace and security dialogue, to allow African institutions to be more accountable to their people. Our strategic interventions target sources of governance/leadership at the continental, regional and state level.