The Centre for Data Archiving, Management, Analysis and Advocacy

                  (C-DAMAA)  is a platform for collectin, processing, archiving,

                   and analyzing available data, as well as providing skills for the

                    management and analysis of data, and disseminating

                    results for the research community.

C-DAMAA is the first microdata services centre established in West Africa and second in Sub-Saharan Africa after the DataFirst. C-DAMAA is housed in the Department of Economics at the University of Cape Coast in Ghana.

Established in October 1962, the University of Cape Coast was established out of a dire need for highly qualified and skilled professionals in education to provide leadership and enlightenment. Its original mandate was to train graduate professional teachers in order to meet the manpower need of the country's accelerated education program at the time.

In response to the changing needs of society and those of the entire Ghanaian education enterprise, the University of Cape Coast has expanded its role to include the training of educational planners, administrators, agriculturalists, actuarial scientists, optometrists, information technologists, biochemists, environmentalists, laboratory technologists and experts in commerce, management, tourism, population and family life education, water and sanitation, molecular biology, biotechnology, computer science and livestock system managers.