AFIC membership is open to African civil society organization or group of organizations with track record of working access to information, freedom of expression and human rights issues in anyone or more African countries. Membership is also open to research and academic institutions whose core or significant part of their work is promotion of the right of access to information.
Individuals who for one reason or the other are not affiliated to an organization but have distinguished themselves in promoting human rights, good governance and accountability are also eligible to become members of AFIC.
Organisations based outside the African continent sharing similar objectives as those of AFIC can become partners and contribute to the realization of AFIC's objectives but cannot become members.
Profit making or business organizations, political parties and other partisan entities cannot join AFIC. Applicants with known record of criminal or unlawful activity will not be accepted.