IDC is building links in Africa between governments, civil society, UN agencies and others to drive change.

We have successfully strengthened local capacity and expertise by training and supporting community groups, civil society organisations and policymakers. We are also working to bring ground-breaking African solutions to life.

With political goodwill to support alternatives to detention, Africa is poised to become a leading voice in the movement to end immigration detention and champion human rights – so watch this space!



IDC launches mapping report on immigration detention and alternatives to immigration detention in East and Horn of Africa


IDC and Lawyers for Human Rights form the Southern African Development Community (SADC) regional network on alternatives to detention.


Southern Africa ATD Network is established, and IDC engages with the UN Network on Migration in East and Horn of Africa, Southern Africa, and West and Central Africa, promoting alternatives to detention

Learn more about our work in different regions