First registered in 2007 in Nigeria, & established a permanent office in Uganda in 2009. Our network comprises 46 CSOs & think tanks across 23 African countries. The General Assembly provides overall strategic direction and elects a Governing Council that manages the Secretariat.
An Africa where all citizens can exercise their right of access to information.
Support a pan-African net-work of actors to advance the right of access to information on the African continent.
The theme for this year’s commemoration as announced by UNESCO is, “The Right to Know—Building Back Better with Access to Information.’’
We actively campaign for ratification and domestication of African Union treaties that recognise the right to information, undertake promotional measures to support the implementation of access to information laws.
We aim to promote adoption and implementation of open contracting standards and norms by governments, strengthen capacity of CSOs and other stakeholders to use published data to promote efficiency.
Beyond its programmes, AFIC has become a home to and supported other initiatives that promote public access to information and transparency and accountability at national, regional and international level.