RFLD’s High Level Engagement with the African Union African Governance Architecture

A CHARM delegation led by RFLD’s Chairperson AGUEH Dossi paid a courtesy visit to H.E. Amb. Salah Hammad, Head of AGA Secretariat at the African Union Headquarters in Addis, Ethiopia.

The delegation was composed by John Gbenagnon – Member of the Programmatic Committee of the CHARM Consortium; Dr Paul Mulindwa – CIVICUS Advocacy Campaign Officer; and Nyasha Mukapiko – Magamba Project Officer.

Discussions were around collaboration between the CHARM Consortium and the African Governance Architecture.


Seven consortium partners from across the African continent collaborate to strengthen the effectiveness and resilience of journalists, media professionals, social media producers, human rights defenders, civil society activists and their organizations, in order to advance more democratic and free societies.

The CHARM Africa program focuses its work on countries in sub-Saharan Africa where civil liberties are hampered. However, there are still spaces for expression, organization and action, including pockets of resistance that can be supported to strengthen human rights and democratic freedoms.

CHARM AFRICA is funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).

The Consortium for Human Rights and Media in Sub-Saharan Africa (CHARM AFRICA) aims to promote and protect human rights and media freedoms in sub-Saharan Africa.

The partnership between CIVICUS, Civil Rights Defenders, DefendDefenders, Fojo Media Institute, The Wits Centre for Journalism, Réseau des Femmes Leaders pour le Développement, and Magamba Network recognizes the role that a free and active media and civil society play in protecting strong, inclusive democracies and promoting sustainable national development.