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Civil Society & Diaspora


The Citizens and Diaspora Directorate (CIDO) is responsible for implementing the AU's engagement with non-state actors through the involvement of the diaspora and civil society.


May 22, 2020

Ahead of the Africa Day to be commemorated on 25 May 2020, the African Union Commission (AUC) through its Directorate

May 14, 2020

The African Union Commission through the Department of Social Affairs (DSA) and the Directorate of the Citizen and Di

May 08, 2020

Recognizing that the Covid-19 is spreading rapidly around the world and is now declared a pandemic,

March 01, 2020

Following an invitation, from the African and Arab Affairs Association in the Egyptian Journalists Syndicate, a semin

December 10, 2019 to December 12, 2019

The Economic, Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC) and the Citizens and Diaspora Organization Directorate (CIDO) held the Annual Civil Society Pre-Summit Consultation from 10 to 12 December 2019 at Gaborone, Botswana on the AU Theme of the Year 2020; “Silencing the Guns: Creating Conducive Conditions for Africa’s Development”.

November 13, 2019 to November 14, 2019

Improve higher education and build stakeholder coalitions on education, respectively.

October 23, 2019 to October 24, 2019

THEME: “Recognition, Justice and Development”

September 18, 2019 to September 20, 2019

The Third Intercontinental Youth Forum will focus on the current challenge of rehabilitating and reintegrating (R&R) foreign fighters and other returnees.

August 05, 2019 to August 06, 2019

African Union Theme of the Year

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November 29, 2018
November 13, 2018 to November 15, 2018



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