To Advocate for the Passage of 10 Freedom of Information Laws in Africa


Through different approaches, AFIC and its members have successfully supported campaigns in Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Sierra Leone and Cote d’Ivoire. By 2017, the number of African countries with ATI laws has increased from 14 in 2014 to 21 in 2017. It is also involved in supporting advocacy in countries that are yet to pass ATI laws including Ghana, DR Congo, Botswana, Namibia and Mali. While there are 21 countries on the continent with access to information laws, in many cases these are not being well implemented or utilized, and/or they are in danger of backsliding, and 33 countries still lack statutory rights to information.

AFIC long term vision is that 10 new African countries adopt and effectively implement ATI laws in the context of SDGs and AU Agenda 2063. This will be achieved in supporting targeted national level campaigns for adoption and implementation of RTI laws; providing legal analysis of proposed Laws, Bills and Regulations; training AFIC members and partners in advocacy, campaigning and litigation; producing and disseminating reports about the State of RTI in Africa; advocating for OGP countries to commit to ATI and open contracting in their NAPs, and facilitating knowledge sharing among members and partners on campaigning for adoption of ATI laws.