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The Citizens & Diaspora Directorate (CIDO)

The Citizens & Diaspora Directorate (CIDO)

The Citizens & Diaspora Directorate (CIDO) is the department responsible for leading the AU’s The engagement with non-state actors through Diaspora & Civil Society Engagement. It works closely with the AU Mission Offices to engage with the diaspora and engages with civil society through the work of the Economic, Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC)

CIOD has a unit that serves as the Secretariat for ECOSOCC) an advisory organ of the AU that provides African civil society organisations (CSOs) with a platform to directly influence AU decision-making processes and institutions



November 27, 2018 to November 29, 2018

The 2nd DFPW is a follow up from the 1st workshop held in December 2016, in Cairo in accordance with Article 3(q) of

December 13, 2016 to December 15, 2016


Department Resources

September 19, 2020

The African Union Commission (AUC) envisions “an integrated continent that is politically united based on the ideals of Pan Africanism an

June 24, 2020

Highlights of the cooperation with the GIZ-project “Support to the African Union on Migration and Displacement”

June 24, 2020

Violent extremism is a global issue.