CRIAA SA-DC is an association of development professionals involved on a professional or voluntary basis in international co-operation and socio-economic development of the southern African region and other developing countries.

CRIAA SA-DC was formed in 1996 following the closure of the Centre for Research-Information-Action for Development in Africa (CRIAA) a French NGO based in Paris due to its restructuring.  CRIAA SA-DC secured the continuation of CRIAA’s activities in the southern Africa region and developed into an independent European-Southern African development and consultancy service.