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We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both.

(Louis D. Brandeis)


The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment.

(Robert M. Hutchins)

The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don't have to waste your time voting.

(Charles Bukowski)

Candor and accountability in a democracy is very important. Hypocrisy has no place.

(Alan Dershowitz)

Democracy is not a spectator sport, it's a participatory event. If we don't participate in it, it ceases to be a democracy.

(Michael Moore)

We pledge to resist policies that deprive people of their rights to jobs, homes, quality and affordable healthcare, education, sustainable environment and decent incomes.


Democracy must be built through open societies that share information. When there is information, there is enlightenment. When there is debate, there are solutions. When there is no sharing of power, no rule of law, no accountability, there is abuse, corruption, subjugation and indignation.

(Atifete Jahjaga)



We are open to all those who seek a more just, developed and peaceful Gambia. Join our advocacy. Contact us with your ideas for issues we should address and actions we should take.


Center for Democracy and Development, The Gambia (CDDG) is open to all those who seek a more just, developed and peaceful Gambia. Join our multifaceted training programs to help make a difference.


Do you want to maximize your voice and influence public policy in a way that makes government more open, effective, and accountable? Join us now to express your opinion about government.


Are you concerned about the lack  of development in our country? Join our fight for a Gambia with...good health care systems, quality education, better infrastructures and other social amenities.

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