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Information and Communication Directorate

Information and Communication Directorate

The directorate contributes to the goal of bringing the AU closer to the African people and positioning the AU as a people centred union through the development and dissemination of communication to foster better understanding of the mandates of the AU and its key programmes aimed at promoting Africa’s growth and development. The directorate acts as the Commission’s spokesperson and develops outreach and advocacy programmes.The key roles of the directorate are to:

  • Develop and implement corporate communication programmes for the AU
  • Promote Agenda 2063 and its priority projects
  • Manage and protect the AU brand identity and ensure the correct use of AU iconography in all communication.
  • Manage the official communication channels of the AU including its digital platforms (website, corporate social media channels, corporate mobile applications), the AU Media Centre and the AU Studio.
  • Provide coverage of AU activities at the HQ and in the field
  • Liaise with regional and international media to promote awareness of the AU
  • Review credentials and accredit media to the African Union
  • Organise site visits and tours to the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa
  • Liaise with key regional media partners and associations to promote Africa’s development Agenda
  • Coordinates the implementation of decisions on communication by the STC on Communication & ICT
  • Work with development partners to  enhance skills and competencies through implementation of capacity building programmes for the African media



Leslie Richer, Kenya


Agenda 2063 Women’s Photojournalism Award
May 04, 2021

In line with the African Union Theme for the year 2021

September 19, 2019

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, September 19, 2019: In July 2019, at the 35th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council, the C

July 31, 2019

In line with the decision of the African Union Ministers of Communication and Information Communication Technologies (STCCICT) of 2017, which resolved to, among others, recognize the contributions of journalists towards the achievement of Agenda 2063, five African women journalists have been awarded grants to enable them to produce detailed stories in key sectors of Africa’s development under Agenda 2063. The grants valued at US$10,000 in total were supported by the African Union, the GIZ and the International Organisation for Migration, IOM.

June 13, 2019

The African Union has embarked on communication, visibility and branding activities that have expanded and strengthened its outreach. Through the AU Commission’s Directorate of Information and Communication, the Union has enhanced its internal and external communications functions, to increase efficiency and connectivity with African citizenry and stakeholders, in making available up-to-date information on the implementation and impact of Agenda 2063 projects, programmes and activities.

May 01, 2019 to May 03, 2019

Addis Ababa Declaration World Press Freedom Day 2019 “Journalism and Elections in Times of Disinformation”