AfricTivistes Overview

The African League of Cyber-Activists and Bloggers for Democracy, commonly known as AfricTivistes, is the union of bloggers and web-activists from the continent and its diaspora to promote and defend democratic values, human rights and good governance through digital means. AfricTivistes was created in November 2013 with the aim of networking all the actors of change in Africa in order to bring concrete and appropriate solutions to the major problems that slow down the development and unity of the continent.

company history

The digital as a tool for civic, social and political transformation

AfricTivistes, as a dynamic organisation that covers all African countries, focuses on the consolidation of democracy, not only at the level of each country but also and especially at the continental level. By consolidating democracy, we mean any action towards real democracy, participatory democracy, e-democracy, e-governance and the effective anchoring of democratic culture in our respective countries.

Act for social change

AfricTivistes is committed to intervening directly or indirectly in the various processes of political and social change. It conducts and pilots development projects and citizen involvement in democratic processes. It develops strategies to monitor political leaders in their actions and in the fulfilment of their promises to encourage transparency and good governance. It is a window on augmented citizenship in Africa.

A network of influence, advocacy, empowerment and high impact social and political actions

The organisation is today the most influential youth network in French-speaking Africa, serving as a force of contestation (public policies and governance), a force of proposal (innovative solutions, new citizen dynamics, inclusive projects and approaches) and a force of contribution (empowerment programmes, co-construction and collaboration for an open governance policy). AfricTivistes is made up of several profiles, the majority of which are civil society information actors (bloggers, digital influencers, citizen journalists, etc.), activists, computer scientists, journalists, open data experts, digital technology training experts, lawyers, citizen networks and movements, etc. This strong network has allowed us to develop several areas of expertise:

  • Building and deploying community dynamics
  • Design and integration of high value-added projects focusing on youth, leadership, citizen engagement and social transformation
  • Capacity to mobilise on issues of public interest
  • Strong influence in cyberspace
  • Expertise in digital project management, IT security, open data, media solutions, augmented citizenship, ...
  • Promotion and development of digital content
  • Development and deployment of IT solutions to strengthen freedom of expression and access to information (VPN, private social network, pirate radio cloud, server, ...)
  • realisation
  • applications

Connecting Africa for an enhanced citizenship !