Africa Communications Week is an annual global campaign open to communications professionals with an African focus/expertise. ACW’s mission is to empower and equip Africa focused communications professionals with the tools and resources to change the current narratives about Africa.

AfricaCommsWeek is powered by a virtual international team of multi-talented communications professionals who share a vision for transformative change in Africa through strategic communications.

Key Features

AfricaCommsWeek hosts a series of conferences, workshops and webinars around the world to encourage Africa focused communications professionals connect, engage and reflect on the role of communications in Africa’s development.

A special report examining the impact of communications on Africa’s development will be published featuring the research and informed opinions  of communication experts from over 40 countries.

Read more about why we need to critically assess the role of communicators in Africa’s development.

Who is this for?

Communication and PR professionals with an expertise/interest in Africa, from African countries and across the globe

Multinational companies / Government institutions / Academia / NGOs/Civil Society Organisations / Media

What’s in it for you?

Awareness: Communication professionals are invited to critically assess the role of the communication industry in Africa’s development

Networking: A global movement to connect PR and communications practitioners with an expertise/interest in Africa

Partnership: Engage the massive potential, creativity and competences across the African continent


Global Coordination

Advisory Board


Monday 22 May

The Impact of Communications in EU’s Policies on Africa
Hosted by European Commission DG Devco


Live from AfDB Annual Meetings
Hosted by Bleuette


Tuesday 23 May

Changing African Narratives through Diaspora Initiatives
Hosted by African Union Permanent Mission

Wednesday 24 May

Refocusing Communication for Desired Change
JKUAT Multimedia and Development Fest 2017
Hosted by JKUAT School of Communication & Development Studies


Workshop: Communication et Entrepreneuriat
Hosted by Fortius Communication et Chambre de commerce et d’industrie du Tchad


Africa Media in the Diaspora: What’s At Stake
Hosted by Roots Events (French Language Event)


Live from AfDB Annual Meetings
Hosted by Bleuette

Thursday 25 May

Conference: The Role of Communications in Africa’s Development
Hosted by The BBC Company & IE Business School


Webinar: Is the Story Enough? Taking Actions and the Impact on Africa’s Development
Hosted by Resonae Solutions & Take-Out Media


La communication, un levier de développement pour le Maroc et l’Afrique
Organisée par Association Marocaine du Marketing et la Communication

Friday 26 May

Get Involved

If you are a communications professional, scholar or student with an expertise or interest in Africa, we’d love to hear from you!

Join your local team

Organise an event/activity and represent #AfricaCommsWeek in your country

If your country is not listed in the calendar above and you would like to represent #AfricaCommsWeek in your country:

  • send us a quick email at info@africacommunicationsweek.com
  • do not forget to mention “Representing ACW in…” as a subject.
  • let us know precisely what you have in mind – we would be thrilled to help!
  • Follow us in China on WeChat with ID AfricaComsWeek

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