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Monday, 11 February 2013 13:13

The Africa Centre for Information and Development (ACID) is a development organisation and registered in Norway as a charity organisation, set up in 2005 by Africans resident in Norway.  Africa Center for Information and Development is founded to create space for Africans and people of African Descents, to organise autonomously, identify issues of concern to them and speak for themselves.

ACID aims to provide development services for  Africans and people of African descent, to serves as a resource and research forum on Africa and people of African descent, and provides a platform for them to participate in policy and decision making.  ACID has an Executive Board of Nine.

ACID strives to provide solidarity, support, awareness, and to build links with Africans active in the areas of their own development. African groups need avenues to place their own issues on the development agenda, and this is why we aim to strengthen links with African groups in Africa and other parts of Scandinavia. We believe in networking as a vital developmental tool for increased awareness and self-actualisation of Africans.

ACID is founded by two people Ndey Jobarteh and Omar Drammeh after a series of discussion in 2003, Cham Joof and Mamadi Jobarteh were contact and they share the same vision. It took series of discussions, meetings and consultation. In the years they have been living in Norway, they recognised the need for autonomous networks of Africans based in Norway and other parts of Scandinavia, for the exchange of information, resource exchange, skills and expertise sharing, all of which contribute to the empowerment of Africans.  In this way, Africans can develop an innovative a non Eurocentric framework for analysing the role of Africans in Norway, other parts of Scandinavia and in Africa. We can also provide a base for the large amount of expertise and skill of African Migrants. We also see the need to strengthen links in urban and rural communities in our countries of origin, amongst people who are the hardest hit by the economic policies in developing countries.

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