Our Vision, Mission, and Objectives

Mission of the Centre

CDRC will strive to influence policy makers in Africa to innovate through building bridges from knowledge to power by conducting relevant research and analysis that can also be useful to its global partners.

The Vision of the Centre

To become a center of excellence that strives to bring to the fore an African perspective on regional security, peace and sustainable development on the basis of  critical dialogue and vigorous research with significant contribution for resolving regional and continental challenges.


CDRC’s major objectives are the advancement of development, the deepening of democracy and contribution to the creation of an environment for peace and security in the Horn of Africa, Africa  and beyond in general through dialogue and the promotion of knowledge and rigorous analysis of issues and developments. In exercising this responsibility CDRC intends to focus on challenges of institution building, democratic governance and the rule of law, issues of peace, security cooperation and integration.