Water Journalists Africa, established in 2011 as a not-for-profit media organization, boasts a membership of journalists hailing from 50 African countries, dedicated to reporting on water, climate change, and wildlife across the continent. Our multifaceted approach encompasses the identification of cross-border water, wildlife and climate change data and narratives, the training and mentorship of journalists in environmental, data, and science journalism, and the facilitation of in-depth investigative reporting.

We facilitate connections between journalists, activists and scientists to collaborate on cross-border investigations and maps, which are disseminated through various media outlets on the continent.

Water Journalists Africa plays a crucial role in fostering collaboration among writers from diverse African nations, thereby promoting unity and coherence in addressing the continent’s water, wildlife, and climate change challenges.

One of our notable initiatives is InfoNile, established in 2017 as a geojournalism platform and cross-border network comprising approximately 1000 water and environmental journalists in the Nile Basin. InfoNile employs data journalism and multimedia formats to illuminate water and climate change crises in the region, as well as effective solutions. Within InfoNile, we operate Nilewell, a platform facilitating collaboration between journalists and scientists.

Our latest endeavor, the Apes Reporting Project, launched in 2020, harnesses the power of journalism for the conservation of the African great ape species. Formerly known as the Big Gorillas Story Project, this initiative is dedicated to safeguarding the African great ape species and their habitats in Africa through journalism. It brings together conservation journalists from over 21 African countries where these great apes reside.

Through the Apes Reporting Project, our goal is to enhance coverage of African great ape specie’ conservation and amplify local voices in the international discourse on ape conservation and protection.

We welcome partnerships and support for our endeavors.

Water Journalists Africa is duly registered as an NGO with Uganda’s National Bureau for NGOs (NGO Bureau). Oversight of the organization is carried out by a board of governors and an advisory body, both of which convene regularly to assess the organization’s programs and projects.


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  1. Hello,

    My name is Kremena Krumova, a journalist from the international media group The Epoch Times, based in New York. I am personally based in Europe and work as a Foreign Correspondent of the media.

    My editors from World News asked me to write an article which will be published on Earth Day (April 22), and in this connection to explore the water wars in Africa.

    Would agree to give a short comment about the water wars in Africa, following the questions below. Please when you answer, link your answers to the Earth Day. I would appreciate to have your answers by Wednesday noon Africa time.

    I can call you on the phone or you can send me answers via email.

    I would also highly appreciate if you can send me 2-3 (or if you want
    more) photos, which I can use for the article (related to the insufficient water in Africa and if possible, to the water wars). The photos should be in high resolution, as we are a newspaper as well.

    1) How would you comment this new phenomenon, the water wars in Africa?
    2) Which are most affected regions, when it comes to water supply in Africa? How many tribes/people are affected?
    3) What can the water wars in Africa lead to in the short/long term? What have these wars already caused to people in Africa?
    4) Are these water wars reasonable? Can they be prevented and how? Please, give examples.
    5) What was the most shocking/impressive scene you saw/heard, related to
    the water wars or the water insufficiency? Tell us story water war in Africa you witnessed/heard about?
    6) How do water wars affect the lifestyle of tribes in Africa: their culture, comprehension of nature, nourishing habits? How do the affected tribe members feel about the water insufficiency and the need to engage in war? How do they see their future?
    7) Please share anything else you think is important.

    Please let me know.

    Thank you very much in advance.

    Best regards,

    Kremena Krumova
    Foreign Correspondent
    The Epoch Times
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  2. I hope I’m not too late on this issue. I’ve been wondering what the dimension of these wars that you want us to look at are – is it inter-tribal, community versus government agencies/providers, CSOs versus government etc.

    I’m asking about this because it appears the interest is just inter-tribal. But I’m convinced that when communities and CSOs confront government agencies is their failure to delivery, it is another aspect of the water wars, which deserve attention.

    Thank you.

    Auntie Ama

  3. yes , i am an enviromental journalist in D.R.Congo and report for a weekly “INFO-ENVIRONMENT” .I am also the general secretary at the congolese networkof environmental journalists “RENJE”in acronym so i want to get involved in your work too as i am already doing so .How can i manage?Roger

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