the voice of
design in afrika

Unifying design educators and professionals, partnering with regional and global policy makers to facilitate afrika’s socio-economic development through design

Our Goal

To adopt the Montreal WORLD DESIGN DECLARATION (2017), to better the quality of life for all and to improve and protect our environment for future generations


One People,
One Design.

The central aim of PADI is to stand as a unified body to empower design professionals and facilitate growth in the Afrikan design industries, as well as promoting design education as an essential profession required for the 21st Century.

Are you a lover of design and seeking to partner with like-minded people, impacting Afrika with design? 


  • Southern Africa (+277) 2432 1293
  • West Africa (+233) 24 626 2354
  • Global (+44) 7548 599 057



Kenya/Mozambique/Nigeria/South Africa/Tanzania/Togo/Uganda/
Zimbabwe… more

The Pan-Afrikan Design Institute (PADI) otherwise known as the Afrikan Design Council represents the interest of design professionals, design protagonists and design educators from numerous design disciplines across the continent of Afrika.