About CoDA

A Development platform for discussions and reflections.

The creation of the Coalition for Dialogue on Africa (CoDA) stems from the strong determination of African institutions and civil societies to learn, among other things, best lessons from the recent global financial crisis, the global food crisis and climate change. Born out of the Global coalition for Africa, the Big Table and the African Development Forum, CoDA seeks, within the post-crisis context, to promote a better synergy between various African Development stakeholders through open, direct and inclusive dialogue. In fact, the financial crisis has exposed the magnitude of African development challenges, the urgency for alternative global governance and the need for Africa to totally take its destiny into its hands.

With the strong support of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, the African Union Commission (AUC) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the three institutions behind the creation, CoDA seeks to also ensure long-term effects of Africa’s response to the global financial crisis.