Africa Data Leadership Initiative


The Economic Commission for Africa raised the flag on data governance by jointly launching the Africa Data Leadership Initiative (ADLI) with Future State and Smart Africa, creating safe space for policymakers, digital rights experts and entrepreneurs to learn together.
The ADLI is a peer network designed for and by African policymakers, consumer rights advocates, and private sector stakeholders to ensure the data economy drives equitable growth and social progress across the continent.
The tripartite partnership is creating a peer learning and exchange network in pursuit of three interrelated and interdependent goals; creating a dynamic “safe space”; building a strong base of expertise; and contributing to broader initiatives.
Leveraging Smart Africa’s and ECA’s existing platforms, the organisations will promote the peer network among their constituents and solicit input to the data governance issues interrogated through the peer network.