About Us

AADLC is a partnership of over 13 affiliated learning centers located across Africa. AADLC Affiliates collaborate in holding events that connect people across countries and regions for learning and dialogue on development issues.

Offering a combination of distance learning tools such as interactive videoconferencing and Internet access, and expert facilitation and learning techniques, AADLC Affiliates enable individuals, teams, and organisations working in development around the world to communicate, share knowledge, and learn from each others’ experiences in a timely and cost-effective manner.

The AADLC forms a part of the Global Development Learning Network (GDLN), a global partnership of learning centers that offer the use of advanced information and communication technologies to connect people working in development around the world. The AADLC was established at the Second Regional Meeting of African DLCs, held in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, in May 2003. The main objectives of the AADLC are to:

  • Coordinate a regional approach to capacity building with respective African countries and Development partners, technology providers and educators
  • Promote ethics and champion quality leadership
  • Promote the development and use of content within the region
  • Contribute to an easier access to knowledge worldwide
  • Support and encourage the sharing of experiences and best practices among members; and
  • Widen the network of DLCs in Africa and provide a benchmarking platform.

Our Vision:

To be a Network of Excellence for Capacity Development and Learning Solutions

Our Mission:

The mission of the Association is to fight poverty and to promote development in Africa by developing skills and competencies for the public and private sector, civil society, and academics for the delivery of best quality standard services through cost-effective distance learning using cutting-edge technology.