AFRODAD joined various stakeholders and regional Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) during the regional conference that took place on July 2-3, 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The two day multi-stakeholder conference emanated from growing concern about southern African countries' rising debt level, which threatens developmental aspirations.    Dr. Fanwell Bokosi, AFRODAD's Executive Director represented the organisation as a panellist on one of tabled discussion topics: 'Public-private partnership blessing or a curse?' with a specific emphasis on the pros and cons of PPPs in the region. AFRODAD through Dr. Bokosi highlighted the other face of PPPs that cannot be overlooked.  He tackled challenges that are associated with PPPs such as very high cost compared to public services and difficulties to negotiate and renegotiate them. They are also risky and they often lack transparency and sufficient accountability. He highlighted that there are very few PPPs that have delivered the developmental outcomes that they set out to deliver. AFRODAD's position is that African Countries that wish to deal with PPPs should demarcate specific projects which require PPPs since financing gaps will always be there and they are not supposed to be financed in a similar manner depending on their nature. African governments should not be pressured to execute such projects in a rush. There is need to plan for what is important and relevant for the betterment of the community that deserves better service delivery and responsible governments.   Through this conference OSISA managed to capture and document experts' views on PPPs and they will be used for advocacy towards African governments.



A prosperous Africa based on an equitable and sustainable development.


To contribute to Africa’s inclusive economic growth and sustainable development through influencing policy change on debt management and development finance anchored on rights based approaches.


To influence African Governments to institute and implement policies and practices for sustainable development and eradication of poverty.

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AFRODAD's work puts people first! As such we are contributing to building an Africa in which governments will strongly play their sovereign role to protect, provide and invest in and for their citizens:

  1. Governments must borrow responsibly so that they do not compromise the wellbeing of citizens and prosterity.
  2. Governments must place domestic resource mobilisation at the center of financing sustainable development goals.
  3. Principles for effective development should be adhered to by both lenders and developing countries.



  1. Accountability and Transparency: AFRODAD is transparent and accountable in its operations and work, and in the ways of obtaining and use of resources.
  2. Diligence: AFRODAD is guided by industriousness and hard work in its conduct, and shall persevere in its pursuit of a prosperous Africa.
  3. Gender Sensitivity: AFRODAD provides equal opportunities to both male and female, and where necessary shall take deliberate steps to promote the interest of women in order to realize an equal socio-economic status with men in society.
  4. Impartiality: AFRODAD  conducts its work with objectivity, neutrality, impartiality, fairness and factual accuracy, detachment from personal views, and in a balanced manner without bias.

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