CoDA’s work is guided by an independent high-level Advisory Board with a former Head of State as Chairman and a highly regarded African as its Executive Director.

CoDA Advisory Board Members serve in their personal capacity and are selected among the most eminent, distinguished and highest level African and international personalities noted for their professional qualities, their national and international leadership experience, their commitment, and an open approach to African issues. The Chairperson of CoDA is H.E. Festus Mogae, former President of the Republic of Botswana. The Executive Director is Dr. Rahel Kassahun, founder of Africa Unbound.

H. E. Olusegun Obasanjo

Chair of the CoDA Board of Directors

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo served as Nigeria’s head of state twice. Once as a military ruler, from 1976 to 1979, after which he handed power to a democratically elected civilian president-hence becoming the first Military Head of state to transfer power peacefully to a civilian regime in Nigeria and again from 1999 to 2007, as the democratically elected President. Upon leaving office the... Read More