The Africa Democracy Forum (ADF), launched in Abuja, Nigeria, in October 2000, is an African regional network of democracy, human rights, and governance organizations. The ADF seeks to consolidate democracy in Africa by providing opportunities for democrats to openly express their views while also acting as a platform for mutual support and the sharing of resources. Over 160 organizations and individuals working on democracy issues in Africa currently participate in the ADF activities. The ADF provides opportunities for democrats to speak with one voice as well as a platform for mutual support and the sharing of resources. The ADF is an Africa regional network of the World Movement for Democracy.
The objectives are:
* Monitoring democracy in Africa;
* Working to protect democrats;
* Providing support for the development of information technology in Africa;
* Sharing advocacy skills;
* Training network members;
* Establishing and maintaining dialogue with state leaders and empowering people at the grass-roots; and,
* Encouraging civil society in countries of conflict to use the Africa Democracy Forum to seek support, especially in repressive regimes.