MAWA - FOUNDATION
Media Advocacy West Africa Foundation (MAWA-Foundation), a nonprofit organization based in Abuja, Nigerian capital city, founded in 2016, was started by a team of young persons who felt pained over the media focus on commercialization with little or nothing done on public accountability and giving voice to less privileged and disadvantaged groups leaving them to suffer poverty and neglect because they have no voice.
Determined to address gross inadequate public accountability 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 have 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
“No voice is too soft when that voice speaks for others.”- Janna Cachola.