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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.


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”.

December 05, 2019

Extraordinary Meeting of Standing Committee of the Economic Social and Cultural Council of the African Union, Nairobi, Kenya, 5 December 2019

African Diaspora Investment Fund (ADIF) Framework Validation Workshop
November 18, 2019

November 2019: The African Union through the Citizens and Diaspora Directorate (CIDO) convened a two-day workshop to

October 31, 2019

Freetown, Sierra Leone – The African Union’s Citizens and Diaspora Directorate (CIDO) held a coordination meeting on improved engagement between civil society and governments in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

October 29, 2019

High level meeting of African Ambassadors of main countries of origin of African migrants works in the Middle East and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)

August 06, 2019

Casablanca, Morocco, 6 August 2019: In line with the African Union(AU) theme of the Year 2019 "Refugees, Returnees a

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




Interview of Ahmed Albashir, Director for Civil Society & Diaspora of the AUC with Afro FM

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