WHO WE ARE
Parliamentary Network Africa (PNAfrica) is a civil society organization with a Vision of Promoting Open Parliaments across Africa and a Mission of working with Parliamentary Institutions and citizens, including CSOs and the media, to promote transparency, accountability, civic participation, inclusion, and responsiveness in the works of African parliaments.
Since 2015, we have evolved from a Parliamentary Newspaper project that facilitated access to parliamentary information in Ghana, to becoming a globally reputable convener and connector of parliamentary monitoring organizations (PMOs), with our footprints in nearly all countries across Sub-Saharan Africa.
From Western to Eastern, Southern, and Central Africa, we have implemented projects and embarked on initiatives within our four thematic areas of operations namely – Parliamentary Institutions Strengthening and Support; Media and Access to Information; Convening PMOs for Knowledge Management; and Bringing Parliaments Closer to Citizens around the themes of accountability, livelihoods and inclusion.
We serve as Secretariat to the Africa PMO Network (APMON) – a continental coalition of civil society organizations that monitor and engage with their national and regional parliaments; and also coordinate the Africa Parliamentary Press Network (APPN) which brings together journalists reporting from over 25 African national/subnational parliaments to facilitate peer learning and exchanges.
We publish the Africa Open Parliament Index that ranks national Parliaments on the dimensions of openness once every two years. Our Vision is for an Africa where all Countries have Open Parliaments. PNAfrica is headquartered in Accra-Ghana, with a physical presence in Sierra Leone and The Gambia.