About AFIJ

The African Federation of Environmental Journalists (AFEJ) was changed to the African Federation of Intercultural Journalists (AFIJ) and is a network and regional association founded in April 15, 2011, dedicated to promoting education understanding and awareness of the environment and its intercultural mediation through the honest and accurate reporting of local, regional and international intercultural and development issues. It acted as the head of national intercultural journalist forums or media organizations of 42 countries in African region. The AFIJ ad- hoc committee was formed in April 15, 2011. Today, The duty of AFIJ is to build into a strong, independent and committed to promote excellence in environmental cultures journalism continentalwide by supporting intercultural journalists specially Africa through Professionalism, Freedom of expression, Social responsibility, Networking and training.


Professionalism, Freedom of Expression, Social Responsibility,

Commitment, Networking & Co-operation. AFIJ is a nonprofit and nonpartisan, which is a continental body of professionals from many different countries in Africa with different journalists and media grassroots and is the third lab our union representing over one thousand five hundred (1500) journalists and media practitioners in across Africa.

This federation was formed specifically to build strategic frame work and process in order to report the current challenges which are unresolved such as the climate change, conflicts, poverty, droughts and the livelihood crisis in the continent.


To build AFEAJ into a strong, independent and committed apex organization

To promote excellence in intercultural journalism.


To motivate and assist national and regional forums and related bodies to form a strong and efficient network to promote and protect sustainable development through intercultural journalism.


To create and promote awareness on intercultural issues among the public.

  • To provide journalists with information and resources in order to encourage them to write and broadcast on the intercultural journalism issues.

To provide journalists with comprehensive information on intercultural and mediation issues.

To address all the necessary humanitarian needs in the continent and promote impartial accuracy in order to transform the lives of the African people. It intended to take a close look where the livelihood crisis exist and will do ground reporting by working with communities in that areas and improving the current subsist for women and children.

AFIJ on disaster preparedness will provide a forum for global organizations to enhance coordination and information exchange in order to report and raise the emergencies in a timely and efficient manner.

To co-operate with other NGOs and improve the cause of reporting and protecting the peace and intercultural journalism

To encourage greater exchange of ideas and information on the environment and peace issues in the region among journalists.

Organizational Structure – Secretariat of AFIJ

Positions – Regional Directors and General Secretary

International head office will be based in– Mogadishu, Somalia and is a temporary time.

Plan of Operation for year 2016 – 2030

On line Publications on specific issues.

  • Develop and Maintain and AFIJ website.
  • Assist national forums by providing environmental and intercultural resources.

[This includes producing three manuals for environmental peace and intercultural reporting]

  • Expansion and strengthen of AFIJ to all countries in African region.