About Us


Media Advocacy West Africa (MAWA-Foundation), a nonprofit organization was founded in 2016.

It was started by a team of young persons who were unhappy over the poor accountability discourse in Nigeria’s civic space. And, because, we know, that breeds corruption and erode good governance, we felt there is the need to address that using an organization that focuses on public accountability.

Determined to address poor public accountability discourse, and give voice to the vulnerable groups, which is a major factor eroding accountability, MAWA FOUNDATION was first founded in 2014 as a community media organization focusing on public accountability and giving voice to the vulnerable.

The founders of the organization determined to achieve public accountability, and citizens’ capacity which are key drivers of development in any democratic society, came together and established the Foundation to fill that missing link, and raise the standard of civic engagement.

MAWA works to promote public accountability, good governance, democracy, human rights, peace and security, through capacity building, research, media investigations and advocacy.

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As data-driven media advocate, we ensure that our sourcing is reliable and trustworthy

“No voice is too soft when that voice speaks for others.”- Janna Cachola.

Our founders believe that in all democratic societies, access to information and accountability is key and that is achievable through citizens’ empowerment.