ACCE is an African Council for Communication Education. It is the biggest association and forum for media professionals, educators in journalism and cultural studies and associated disciplines in Africa. It has branches in many countries on the continent. The headquarters is in Nairobi, Kenya.
Founded in 1974 by a group of African communication experts as a non-profit and non-governmental organization concerned with communication’s role in national development, ACCE, by the mid 90s, had grown into a formidable body. Every year, it brings together in Africa more than 300 academics, researchers, and media practitioners from at least 80 institutions all over the world to discuss issues of communication education and training; information technology; traditional communication resources; communication and the environment; culture, gender, democracy; and more issues around humanity. The regularly held seminars, workshops, and conferences are among the platforms for its operations across Africa.
In line with its objectives and activities, the ACCE has, in the past, provided advisory services and consultations to many African governments, institutions and organizations in the formulation of national communication policies and communication strategies especially in the area of using communication for development purposes.