CDEA is the  reference organization for research and documentation on culture and development within East Africa region. The scope our research is aligned to the three pillars of sustainable development namely: economy,  environment and social.  

CDEA’s strategic objective for in the area of research, is to provide the necessary information about culture and development,  create more awareness amongst the  creative community, civil society, private sector, governing authorities, research entities within and around East Africa to guide them in evidence-based programming.

CDEA also offers consultancy services to development organizations to carry out research  in other parts of Africa.

Currently CDEA has a collection of creative economy publications that we accessed through  and CDEA’s resource centre.  We also disseminate our information through our media platforms.