IDIA is a body corporate registered in the Republic of Kenya as a technical, training, policy and
research institution under the Companies Act Cap 486. The decision-making authority of IDIA
vests in the Board of Directors supported by an International Advisory Board consisting of
eminent professionals and development practitioners from the academia, business, industry,
civil society and public sectors. The International Advisory Board regularly audits the quality of
the academic and research programs of the Institute. The Academic Board ensures continuous
review, improvement and expansion of the training and academic programs in accordance
with the law and market demands.
The International Development Institute- Africa is a private value- based knowledge enterprise of excellence providing a wide range of consultancy, research, training and policy analysis services in health and development. IDIA was first established as Africa Health and Development (AHEAD) Management Services in 2002 to provide solutions to Africa’s problems of poor leadership, ill heath, poverty and underdevelopment. Over the years, IDIA has provided services in over 25 countries in the East, Central and Southern Africa Region.