Water Journalists Africa (WJA) is the largest network of journalists reporting on water in the African continent. It brings together some 700 journalists from 50 African countries. It was established in 2011 in Cape Town South Africa with support from the UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication.
WJA is legitimately registered as an NGO with Uganda’s National Bureau for NGOs (NGO Bureau)
It is governed by a board of governors and an advisor body. The two bodies meet regularly to review the organization’s programs and projects.
What We Do:
- Publish original collaborative investigative geojournalism projects on undercovered issues of water and environment in Africa;
- Provide story grants to journalists to conduct water journalism projects;
- Mentor and train journalists in water and science communication;
- Create interactive maps and data visualizations on key issues of water, environment, and climate change in Africa.
One of our projects is InfoNile. InfoNile is a collaborative cross-border group of geojournalists with a mission to uncover critical stories on water issues in the Nile River Basin through data-based multimedia storytelling.
To promote public understanding of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) by improving the quality, accuracy, and intensity of reporting on water resources.
To enhance, deepen, and build reporting on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) as a profession.
To enhance the quality of reportage on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM).
Please send a mail to us at: [email protected]
Head Office location:
The Design Hub ,
Plot 3 Bata Close, 5th Street Industrial Area
PO Box 7381,