The Afro-Asian Association for Justice Development (AAAJD) is a partnership of two nongovernmental organizations on police and justice reform working in the continents of Africa and Asia. The AAAJD is a not-for-profit and nongovernmental international alliance and works from a multicultural perspective to improve public safety and justice in democratic societies. With its member organizations from two continents, the Afro-Asian Association for Justice Development offers a global perspective on issues of safety and justice, a greater capacity to work across borders, and a larger role for civil society in advancing justice.
The member organisations of Afro-Asian Association for Justice Development are distinguished by their close work with governments to study social problems and explore new ways of producing practical reforms of benefit to ordinary people. Drawing on the knowledge and resources of the member organizations. AAAJD helps public officials identify or develop empirically tested models of respectful policing, quality legal services for the poor, and other good practices that fit local needs. Afro-Asian Association for Justice Development also helps nongovernmental organizations to work effectively with government and play a larger role in shaping rights conscious solutions to problems of injustice.
The Afro- Asia association provides a platform to like-minded organizations working in these two continents to join and expand the reach and range of reform and strengthen the process of justice.
The organizations’ initial resources have been drawn largely from the two member organizations and international donor foundations of the Open Society Institute and the Ford Foundation. AAAJD will be widening its funding as it enlarges its membership to governmental support and corporations among other sources.
The AAAJD is registered with the Nigerian Corporate Affairs Commission as a non-profit organisation and its (accounts are independently audited and published annually.)