Request For Information Right to Information Access to information is a critical enabler of informed expression, participation in governance, and public accountability. View More Transparency & Accountability Disclosure is not enough to bring change to people’s lives—citizen participation and demand for information matter, as do accountability mechanisms. View More Briefing of ''African Freedom of Information Centre'' Institutional Development
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To support our members in making change, we must ourselves be resourced, sustainable, and effective. View More
Right to Information Access to information is a critical enabler of informed expression, participation in governance, and public accountability. View More

Slide Corruption, inequality, human rights violation and under development thrive in secrecy. Lack of access to information creates and exacerbates inequality. E.g governments spend 60% on public procurement yet only 1% of women benefit. Women, youth, people with disabilities and marginalised groups are misappropriately disadvantaged. Slide Be part of us! together we build more accountable and transparent communities. Access to information can be a link to or the difference between life and death. 27 countries lack ATI laws and 27 countries with ATI laws are challenged with implementation. DONATE NOW

Our Impact

Through our advocacy work, citizens have embraced their right of access to information, and used the information to ask the important questions to the government. Same information has been used to monitor projects in sectors of health, water and sanitation, education among others. Stories of success in Ghana, Malawi, Kenya, Uganda and Nigeria illustrate improved service delivery in these specific sectors

Our Impact

Through our advocacy work, citizens have embraced their right of access to information, and used the information to ask important questions to governments.

Same information has been used to monitor projects in sectors of health, water and sanitation, education among others. We have stories of success in Ghana, Malawi, Kenya, Uganda and Nigeria that illustrate improved service delivery in these specific sectors.

Slide Corruption, Inequality, human rights violence and under development thrive in secrecy Women, youth, people with disabilities and other marginalized and excluded groups are misappropriately disadvantaged Slide Access to information can be a link to or the difference between life and Death Lack of access to information creates and exacerbates inequality e.g governments spend over 60% of national budget through public procurement yet women take only 10% Slide 27 countries lack ATI laws and 27 countries with ATI laws are challenged with implementation.

Great Impact

Through our advocacy work, citizens have embraced their right of access to information, and used the information to ask the important questions to the government. Same information has been used to monitor projects in sectors of health, water and sanitation, education among others. Stories of success in Ghana, Malawi, Kenya, Uganda and Nigeria illustrate improved service delivery in these specific sectors
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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 51 CSOs & think tanks across 27 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 network of actors to advance the right of access to information on the African continent

Impact

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