African Council for Communication Education (ACCE)

Conseil africain d'enseignement de la communication (CAEC)

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Dec 1976, Nairobi (Kenya), when constitution formally adopted by heads of 14 training institutions, following initiatives dating back to meeting, 1961, Moshi (Tanzania UR). Mode of operation decided at meeting of directors of communications training schools, 1974.


Promote journalism and communication education and develop communication resources in African countries; promote awareness among African governments, policy-makers and planners of the role of communication and the mass media in national development; improve quality of communication training and subsequently of communication in Africa; offer a forum for trainers to confer and to plan common training strategies; raise awareness on current issues among communication training institutes; assess common needs and generate common solutions.

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Promotes communication education and development through workshops, seminars, courses and consultations at local, regional and continental levels. Assists in curriculum development at the request of African communication educational institutions and encourages the circulation of the various curricula and course designs among the institutions. Assesses the common needs of educational institutions and generates common solutions to those needs. Evolves a system of accreditation for African communication educational institutions. Facilitates staff and student exchanges. Encourages communication research within Africa. Collects and disseminates information on media development, research and training. Collaborative programmes: Information, Education and Communication (IEC) and advocacy on good governance for poverty eradication, with UNDP and government of Kenya; JourNet, global network for professional education in journalism and the media, with UNESCO. Instrumental in setting up: July 1983, ACCE Institute for Communication Development and Research (ACCE/ICDR), Nairobi (Kenya); Sep 1984, African Regional Documentation Centre on Communication Research and Policies (ACCE/ICDR Documentation Centre), Nairobi, a major communication resource centre specifically to link with COMNET through Africa Network of Documentation Centres on Communication Research and Policies (AFRICA-COMNET), set up 1987 as a basis for ACCE/ICDR Regional Network.


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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 3 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 9 non-governmental organizations.
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality Education



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