WAMECA – Media Foundation For West Africa


Awarding Media Excellence in West Africa

The West Africa Media Excellence Conference and Awards (WAMECA) is an initiative by the Media Foundation for West Africa to promote media excellence in the sub-region. WAMECA is a two-part event: a Conference and an Awards ceremony for journalists

WAMECA 2022: Keynote Speakers

Catherine Gicheru - WAMECA 2022 Key Note Speaker

Catherine Gicheru

Zoe Titus - WAMECA 2022 Key Note Speaker

Zoe Titus

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Award Ceremony

The Awards are opened to journalists from print, electronic and online media in Anglophone, Francophone, and Lusophone countries in West Africa. An Applicant must be West African, working with and for a media organisation(s).

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The conference's main themes include information access, media development, and freedom of expression. Additionally, it includes representatives from governments, ECOWAS, the diplomatic community, development partners, and all of the MFWA's national partners from all 16 West African nations.

WAMECA 2022: Grand Jury

Catherine Gicheru


Selay Marius Kouassi, PhD

Cote D'Iviore

Reyhana Masters-Smith


Hamadou Tidiane Sy


Joseph Warungu