Right to Access to information is a critical enabler of informed expression, participation in governance, and public accountability. View More Information Transparency Disclosure is not enough to bring change to people’s lives—citizen participation and demand for information matter, as do accountability mechanisms. View More & Accountability Membership Coalitions are critical for increasing the legitimacy of issues, as well as for pulling together critical resources, expertise, and connections with key decisionmakers. View More Development Institutional To support our members in making change, we must ourselves be resourced, sustainable, and effective. View More Development


Strategic Plan

Who We Are

A pan-African, membership-based civil society network and resource center promoting the right of access to information, transparency and accountability across Africa.

Our Membership & Governance

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.

Our Vision

An Africa where all citizens can exercise their right of access to information.

Our Mission

Support a pan-African net-work of actors to advance the right of access to information on the African continent.

AFIC and Partners hold a panel discussion at the UN CSW66

Tackling Foundations of Inequality: Understanding the Barriers to Women’s Participation in Public Procurement in East Africa.



Our Projects

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.

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