Who we are
The African Movement for Democracy (AMD) is a network of young activists working to consolidate democratic unity on the African continent, by rallying Political and Civil Society, youth groups and activists to respond to the crosscutting challenges facing democracy in Africa.
The Movement officially came into existence in Yaoundé, Cameroon on November 11, 2016, launched by a group of young democracy activists from 11 African countries and the USA attending the Movement’s first ever summit themed: ‘Organizing for Democratic Unity in Africa: Opening Spaces for a New Generation of Democratic Political Leaders’. The Movement was born from the need to mount a meaningful response to the resurgence of aggressive anti-democratic forces on the African continent, the limited opportunities for young people’s participation and for cross-border experience sharing, and the need to strengthen democratic unity within and across the regions by promoting sensible partnerships between Political Society and all segments of Civil Society.
The AMD envisions Africa as “a continent where a new generation of leaders promotes, builds, and sustains democratic culture, resilient democratic institutions in united, peaceful and stable societies.”
The AMD has a mission to work towards consolidating democratic unity on the African continent, by rallying Political and Civil Society, youth groups and activists to respond to the crosscutting challenges facing democracy in Africa.
Inclusion and Diversity
National and Regional Integration