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Centre de Recherche et d’Action sur les Droits Economiques, Sociaux et Culturels (CRADESC)

Dakar, Senegal
Joined February 2021

CRADESC is a Think-Thank and strategic advocacy and interventions platform working exclusively for the protection and realization of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Africa and the Sahel.

Presence in: Senegal
Focus: Community / Customary Land Rights, Economic Empowerment, Environmental Justice, Housing & Sanitation, Land & Natural Resources, Policy Advocacy & Governance

CRADESC works exclusively for the recognition, respect, protection and realisation of economic, social and cultural rights in order to contribute to endogenous, sustainable and inclusive development based on social justice, equity and human dignity.

It is a Center for research and action on legislation, public policies and practices related to social, economic and cultural rights in West Africa and the Sahel.

The objectives of CRADESC are

  • Produce research and valorize local knowledge aimed at the realization of economic, social and cultural rights and foestering their impact on social change.
  • Support and strengthen the capacity of citizens, communities, and civil society organizations for their effective participation and control of public policies and private initiatives related to their economic, social and cultural rights.
  • Support and strengthen the capacities of citizens, communities, and civil society organizations for their effective participation in and control of public policies and private initiatives affecting their economic, social and cultural rights.
  • Provide strategic support to governments and other national, regional and international decision-makers in the formulation and implementation of legislation, public policies and other initiatives related to economic, social and cultural rights.

CRADESC intervenes through different strategies, in particular:

  • Research-Action for Impact
  • Strategic Advocacy
  • Social Mobilisation and campaigns
  • Multi-stakeholder dialogue
  • Public Interest Litigation
  • Training and capacity building
  • Community Engagement and Empowerment

People Associated With This Organization

Fatima Diallo

Senegal  
Centre de Recherche et d’Action...
Joined February 2021
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Economic Empowerment, Environmental Justice, Housing & Sanitation, Labor & Employment, Land & Natural Resources, Policy Advocacy & Governance, Women's Rights
Dr. Fatima Diallo is the Executive Director of the Center for Research and Action on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CRADESC). She is a jurist and legal anthropologist with fifteen years of experience as an academic, international consultant, and development actor. She was Senior Researcher at the University of Cape Town and Deputy Secretary-General of the African Network of Constitutional Lawyers (South Africa) before taking up the position of Program Manager Extractives and Infrastructures for Francophone Africa at Natural Justice.
She is Vice-Chair and member of the United Nations Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Leiden (Netherlands) and a degree from the University Gaston Berger (Senegal).
Fatima Diallo is the network champion (main point of contact) for Centre de Recherche et d’Action sur les Droits Economiques, Sociaux et Culturels (CRADESC).

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