Home > About Us > Who we are

About Econews Africa

ENA was founded with a vision to grow to be a Pan-African research and advocacy organization which working to bridge the local, national, regional and global information gaps on development issues, on resource management, environmental integrity, globalisation and an overarching need for access to timely and relevant information. It has played this role since her formation in 1992, and its focus has been on strategic development issues facing Africa in the globalisation era such as trade and investment, Structural Adjustment Programmes (SAPs), debt, extractives, international finance, the environment and climate change as well as gender and systemic inequality. ENA is committed to looking for alternatives to the neoliberal model of development.


A Just and Empowered Africa that is in Charge of its Development.


To Inform and Transform Africa’s Development Processes and Systems Through Capacity Building and Evidence Based Advocacy


Integrity: We believe in doing the right thing, the right way and for the right reasons, at all times and in all circumstances. We work in a transparent and accountable manner

Trust: We firmly belief in being reliable as an institution and committed to the cause of facilitating people to shape their development

Justice: We are genuinely concerned and deeply care about people

Teamwork: We believe and clearly know that a prosperous continent is a collective effort and we will forge

partnerships with like-minded actors to achieve this goal.

Sustainability: We have an obligation to the future generations and therefore, we pursue a balance between social and economic development and respect for and protection of the environment.

Our Strategy

  • Promote Good Governance & in the Extractive/Natural Resources Sector
  • Promote Environmental Integrity & Sustainability
  • Promote Fair Trade and Investment Regimes;
  • Institutional Strengthening and Development
  • Capacity Building
  • Networking