Africa Freedom of Information Centre (AFIC)

ECOSOC Status: None
Type: NGO working on Crime
Address: Plot 5 Katego Road,
Country: Uganda
Region: Eastern Africa
UN Languages: English, Spanish, French
Other languages:
  • Counselling
  • Prevention
  • Research
  • Training
  • Anti-Corruption
  • Legal Assistance

  • Other:'Human rights, Rule of law, Research and Knowledge Production, Open Contracting, Open Government Partnership, Support to National Access to Information Campaigns, Networking, Information and Resource Sharing, Institutional Capacity Strengthening'
Short description:
Promoting right to access to information and citizen engagement in decision making processes through comparative research, coordinating regional advocacy, facilitating information-sharing and capacity building can be summarized as AFIC’s mission to increased transparency, integrity and accountability among governments, regional and international bodies and provide tools for fighting against corruption.
Main activities:
Research and knowledge production, promotion of ratification and domestication of regional instruments, support to regional multi-stakeholder public contracts monitoring, promotion of legislation and implementation of FOI frameworks on Africa, technical assistance and capacity strengthening of members, publications, projects (GPSA funded open contracting project etc.), organizing and monitoring training's and workshops.
Main achievements:
-African Platform on Access to information working group championed the adoption of the APAI Declaration
-Passing of Resolution 222 by the ACHPR and recognition of International Right to Information Day
-Adoption of the Midrand Declaration on press freedom and model law on access to information for Africa

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